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Friday, the 13th: A Look Back at a Day in French Infamy

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As I liked to do, I stuck my head out of the window to inhale some of the city, the cafe below and maybe a hint of the dogshit that was surely not… Continue reading

To: Me, From: September 11

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As arbitrary as anniversaries are and have become in this content demanding era, music celebrated two very important dates with the 15th anniversary of Jay Z’s “The Blueprint” and the 25th of Nirvana’s… Continue reading

No Love Lost on Scott’s Birds

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Scott’s get high persona overshadows his search for love on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Hip-Hop: Defined

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The other day I started writing about how hip-hop (its fans especially) have changed over time. After the first paragraph I realized that my argument about fans and the genre changing was pretty… Continue reading

To Beef or Not to Beef?

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Isn’t it ironic how the one rapper who’s gotten the most shit in the history of rap for being soft  has found himself in more beef than chopped onions in a meatloaf. (Or,… Continue reading

YG Welcomes Y’all to the Old West

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For relatively new rap fans, the hoodsta ways of the West Coast, presented by YG, may be refreshing when put against the backdrop of contemporary rap. With the release of “Still Brazy”, Compton… Continue reading

Fuck Yo Album Release

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As a music journalist of sorts, I find myself scouring blogs and websites and whatever else I come across to find new music and other content from the hot artist at the time.… Continue reading

Drake’s Views Is Not A Classic Album But That’s Ok…

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  I write this piece with my favorite new album playing in the background, which by happenstance is Drake’s new project; the album formerly known as Views from the 6.   Leading up… Continue reading

My Last Mamba Moment

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Damn, after 20 years of marvelous efforts, Kobe is done. I sat around at my house yesterday for a bit thinking about how I’d celebrate “Mamba Day”, which I realized while walking Downtown LA… Continue reading

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Aubrey-er

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During a New Year function that  saw an unexpected and weirdly heartwarming Birdman-Tunechi reunion, Drake ended his set during the celebration with an announcement that the long anticipated -by most, anyway- Views From… Continue reading