Young Black And Gifted (Azariah x Kidd Called Quest) – “The Second Coming” (Album Review)

Young Black and Gifted, the rap duo comprised of Azariah on the mic and producer Kidd Called Quest, dropped “The Second Coming,” a fourteen track album that dives deep into the thoughts, struggles, and passions of a young black man and father. Azariah has a slower delivery akin to some of what many consider the Gold School Legends. Personally, his voice reminds me of Shai Linne (a name I expect few of you to know), with a hint of Andre 3000. During my first listen, I wasn’t terribly impresse...
Tags: Reviews, Jazz, Kidd, Azariah, Shai Linne, Young Black, Young Black And Gifted, Kidd Called Quest

The Corner Podcast: Fighting on a Corner Against a NoName on Fight Island

Discussing the murder of Rayshard Brooks, J. Cole vs noname, "Fight Island" and more.
Tags: Jazz, The Corner, Podcasts & Mixes, Rayshard Brooks J Cole

Revenge of the Truence – “H1n1” (EP Review)

Revenge of the Truence is a hardcore hip hop duo from raps mecca, New York City. Consisting of Tay Dayne and MuGGz, the pair has been building up a strong following due to the success of their releases Saints on Swivel and Midnight Run. Their newest EP “H1n1″ is produced by highly respected veteran beat maker Endemic Emerald. The culmination of these three has resulted in possibly their best project to date.  Lyrically, both members of ROT slaughter the microphone on every chance they get....
Tags: Reviews, New York City, Albums, Jazz, Saints, Tay, Revenge of the Truence, Tay Dayne, Tay Dane, Muggz

Gathering And Honoring – And Playing – The Music Of The Death Camps

Francesco and Grazia Lotoro have spent their lives collecting and cataloguing “symphonies, operas, scores and songs that were composed and performed under conditions so horrible one imagines that music would have lost its ability to encourage and to soothe.” Their project now: To raise money for a “citadel” that is “known formally as the Istituto di Letteratura Musicale Concentrazionaria [and] is to include a museum, a library and a theater, at a cost of roughly $45 million.” – The New York Tim...
Tags: Art, Music, Francesco, 06.21.20, Grazia Lotoro, Istituto di Letteratura Musicale Concentrazionaria

Noname Apologizes For J. Cole Response Track: “My Ego Got The Best Of Me”

A few days ago, Noname released a new track called "Song 33." It was a response to J. Cole's recent "Snow On Tha Bluff," which referenced a tweet Noname sent out calling out some of rap's biggest stars for not speaking up about the recent protests. It was a quietly confident … More »
Tags: Music, News, J. Cole, Noname

The Music Of The Revolutions

Music that unites protestors is not new, and it wasn’t new in the 1960s either. “Music at protests reminds dissenters of their humanity, even when the powers-that-be attempt to strip away their personhood. It gives strength. It takes the mind away from a place of fear and pain, and focuses the body to resist. And at times, the music is the only way the message can be shared.” – OPB (Portland)
Tags: Art, Music, 06.20.20

K-Pop Stans Take Credit For Ruining Trump’s Tulsa Rally

Donald Trump held a rally in Tulsa, OK last night with a disappointing turnout. Sources told The New York Times that Trump was "furious" at the under-attended event. At least a third of the 19,000-seat BOK Center arena was empty, even though Trump's campaign boasted that over a million people had tried to … More »
Tags: Music, News, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, BOK Center, Tulsa OK, Tulsa Rally

Tom Petty’s Family Blasts Trump For Using His Music At Tulsa Rally

Tom Petty's family have issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign after the late Petty's "I Won't Back Down" was played at a rally in Tulsa, OK last night. The family wrote a statement that was posted to Petty's social media pages that reads in part: "Both the late Tom … More »
Tags: Music, News, Trump, Tom, Tulsa, Tom Petty, Petty, Benmont Tench, Tulsa OK

J. Alexander Kueng, One of the Cops Who Killed George Floyd, Spotted Out Grocery Shopping After Being Released on Bail

One of the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s murder is back in the public eye. J. Alexander Kueng was out shopping for groceries at a Cup Foods in Minnesota when someone recognized him and confronted him, and recorded the encounter on their cell phone. look who my sister caught at Cub Foods in Plymouth. J. Alexander Keung, one of the officers who lynched #GeorgeFloyd in cold blood. — josiah (@jk3rd_) June 21, 2020 The woman behind t...
Tags: Videos, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Viral Videos, Jazz, Plymouth, Floyd, Lane, Cub Foods, Kueng, Minneapolis Police Department, Thomas Lane, Chauvin, Hennepin County Jail, George Floyd

Watch Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Elvis Costello, & More Perform For Preservation Hall Benefit Livestream

Last night, the New Orleans institution Preservation Hall held a livestream benefit show for the the Preservation Hall Foundation and the musicians of Preservation Hall. It was a mix of pre-recorded performances and new material. The big finale was a performance by Paul McCartney and Irma Thomas doing "When The Saints Go Marching … More »
Tags: Music, News, Paul Mccartney, New Orleans, Irma Thomas, Paul McCartney Dave Grohl Elvis Costello, Preservation Hall Foundation

Moguls in their lifetime: The making of SA Hip-Hop Story

This new docu-series by Diliza Moabi, which began airing on SABC1 at the beginning of the month, allows the new generation to lead in telling their stories
Tags: Music, Documentary, Hip-hop, Friday, Diliza Moabi, Docu-series, Ikaye Masisi, Kwelagobe Sekele, Ndabaningi Mabuye, SA Hip-Hop Story: Blow Up or Cave, SABC1, Sabelo Mkhabela, Wanaya Films, Zubz the Last Letta

Kurt Cobain ‘MTV Unplugged in New York’ guitar sells for $6m

Nirvana frontman’s 1959 Martin D-18E sold to Australian who will put it on tour, with proceeds going to help struggling artists The guitar used by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain during the band’s famous MTV Unplugged in New York concert has sold for more than $6m (£4.8m) at auction.The 1959 Martin D-18E featured in the grunge group’s performance in November 1993, five months before Cobain’s death aged 27. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, New York, US news, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Martin, MTV Unplugged, Cobain

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