Paid Dues 2012

Paid Dues 2012

This is one Paid Dues I’m excited to check out. Not just because of the headliners, but because of everyone else on the line.  Ab-Soul, Swim Team, Trek Life, Curtiss King, TiRon, Ayomari and Noa James hosting- who wouldn’t want to check…

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Kone – The Tractatus

Listening to Kone’s The Tractatus is like reading a good essay or book. Not sure if it’s the little bits of narratives injected in between tracks, or because it’s instrumental music with an organic flow to it. Either way, you…

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SXSW: Exploded Drawing XIII

SXSW: Exploded Drawing XIII

My man Butcher Bear is based in Austin and  this time a year he’s in “GO” mode. This year he’s got some of the Cali fam in the (iN)Sect Records and Pugilista Trading Co. with Blind I For The Kids…

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SXSW: GKR X Mint Collective

SXSW: GKR X Mint Collective

It’s SXSW time and lots of shows to see. Grown Kids Radio and The Mint Collective have teamed up to do a killer showcase… for 5 HOURS! I’m in the middle of changing my flight times just so I can…

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Boombox: Producer Showcase vol.12

Boombox: Producer Showcase vol.12

It’s that time again…BOOMBOX! This Saturday March 3rd is their producer showcase. I really dig the producers showcase because you get a chance to hear some stuff that might not be on a project yet. Boombox will have Swiff D from Pac…

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Union – Analogtronics

Union – Analogtronics

 What do you get when you have two Parisian producers, one a big Dilla fan and the other a Herbie Hancock jazz lover? Well OJ & Gold (Union) would say Analogtronics and I would tell you it’s some good music. With some…

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James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

James Pants – Sludge: Sorrows Pt. II

I wasn’t much of a James Pants fan…until I heard Sludge: James Pants Beats Sorrows Pt. II, 2006-2010. It was almost like I discovered something for the first time and realised there was an ample supply. This cat can make…

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Black Spade – The Sweetest Revenge

Now this is what I’m talking about. There are a few artists and albums that are on my phone and never get deleted… Black Spade is one of those artists. A while back I ran into him at the LA vs.…

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John Robinson – Gifted

John Robinson – Gifted

A friend of mine told me, “if a rapper has to curse every other word…they’re not a rapper.” John (JR) Robinson is a rapper for sure! The Gifted is one of those albums I can play with my mother in…

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