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Future Classic: Nickolas Thee Ruin “Distant Implosions”

I discovered this dude on, under an unfortunate title: “A year ago yesterday, my 20 year old best friend died a natural death.” He had been working on a project titled “Distant Implosions” and I thought I would check  Read more  »

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Future Classic: Kool Keith & L’Orange “Time? Astonishing!”

Taken from Martin Boev’s great MGNT site I wrote an article earlier this month about Kool Keith’s legacy- the way he was able to break common perceptions of rap as an art form. I described his style as eccentric, at  Read more  »

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Future Classic: Adrian Younge & Ghostface Killah “12 Reasons to Die II”

Ghost is a busy dude. Having released 3 projects prior to this one in the last 2 years, his storytelling abilities are dark, lyrical and always entertaining. On “12 Reasons to Die II”, Ghostface and Adrian Younge craft an album  Read more  »

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Forgotten Treasure: Michal Urbaniak “Ecstasy” (1978)

I came across Polish jazz artist Michal Urbaniak about a week ago, after having listened to an old Madlib track titled “What a Day.” It sampled Urbaniak’s “A Day in the Park” off his classic 1978 album “Ecstasy” released on Marlin  Read more  »

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Future Classic: Bilal “In Another Life”

Soul heads have known about Philadelphia’s Bilal since his killer debut in 2001, one of the most influential albums in the Neo Soul movement of the early 2000’s. But it wasn’t until his involvement with Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A  Read more  »