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May 2012

Friday 4 May 2012

KNOWSELF & MOVES - Pseudo Freedom in the Age of Manipulation

, 22:39

Japan, among others, is the paradise of hip-hop as we like it. When the Japanese don't release exciting rap albums, they do the same with records from others. Concerning indie hip-hop, for example, we had already noticed the remarkable work done by Hue Records. And though the CD in itself was not...

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Thursday 10 May 2012

WHY? - Alopecia

, 23:07

Here was what the scene which appeared around Anticon and its clones, by the end of the 90's, finally delivered. They did not regenerate rap, as some had expected. No they didn't. But they integrated to rock what they had learned from hip-hop, they completed what people like Beck had started a long...

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Saturday 19 May 2012

J DILLA - Ruff Draft

, 14:43

When people mention Jay Dee, a.k.a. J Dilla, they often talk about injustice. Many regret that this beatmaker, one of the most revered among his peers, starting with The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams, never met the success, and that he died much too early, due to a serious health disease. This...

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Monday 21 May 2012

HAND HELD ASPECTS - From Point A To H

, 22:41

Artistic success works like a lottery. Talent is one of its conditions, but it doesn’t weight much compared with random encounters which will allow such or such to be better exposed than others. And though patience and time help separating the wheat from the chaff, what can they do for grains...

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Saturday 26 May 2012

DARKLEAF - F... The People

, 14:40

Once upon the time, by the beginning of the 90's, in the very deep of L.A.'s underground rap community, there was a cult band named Unity Committee. Those, however, did not live long. They split soon into two distinct entities, and each engaged in very different directions. The first of the two, the...

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Thursday 31 May 2012

ORGANIZED KONFUSION - Stress: The Extinction Agenda

, 22:46

Some, hip-hop purists maybe, prefer the first Organized Konfusion album. With the second, Stress: The Extinction Agenda, they believe the duo was too close to the flavor of the time, when they invited Buckwild and Rockwilder to produce some beats, when they proposed the kind of rap New-York...

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