Category Archives: Hip Hop

Top 10 Albums from 2013

These are the 2013 albums I listened to most, which means they’re also the ones I probably liked the best. In reverse alphabetical order. Kanye West – Yeezus: This would be at the end of my list if it was ranked. … Continue reading

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KILL SCREEN

HEADS UP! Just in time for the cool, cruel autumn, Jean Grae has released a track from her upcoming album Gotham Down, and it is something! Set to a scary minimalist beat and featuring some of the densest wordplay I … Continue reading

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Frank Ocean and the Politics of Heartbreak

As you may be aware, singer/songwriter/wolf gang member Frank Ocean recently posted a moving story to his tumblr about his first love, a love that didn’t go the way he wanted it to and left him brokenhearted. The person with … Continue reading

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Nicole’s Top Albums of 2011

My 5 Favorite Albums. 5. Wild Flag It was a really good idea to put Mary Timony’s guitar and Janet Weiss’ drumming  together.  The combination is heavenly. 4. Lupe Fiasco – Friend of the People: I Fight Evil mixtape Download for … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco: Friend of the People

The other side of being the enemy of the state… Your favorite rapper’s favorite #Occupy-er (or at least long-time supporter) dropped a free mixtape just in time for US Nakba  Turkey Day. And you can have it! Download here! I … Continue reading

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Lupe Fiasco & Erykah Badu at the BET Awards

#OccupyAwardShows? Check it out. That’s all. It’s late. No further comment needed now. We can talk later. xo (More Lupe. Some Occupy performances.)

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Some Musical and Other Artistic Highlights from Occupy Wall Street & Beyond

I don’t really care about celebrities, but I do care about artists, and a lot of great ones are getting involved with Occupy Wall Street and the other Occupations popping up in new cities every day.  I apologize to less … Continue reading

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