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September 2013

Monday 2 September 2013

BUCK 65 - Secret House against the World

, 23:21

Released in 2003, Talkin' Honky Blues was Buck 65's second album for Warner, and the first to really sound like a major label record. It was the first, also, to be thoroughly advertised. There, Buck 65 completed his evolution toward pop and rock sounds, and was marketed this way: as the rapper who...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

CESCHI - They Hate Francisco False

, 23:20

Over time, Julio Francisco Ramos, a.k.a. Ceschi Ramos, or just Ceschi, has become a key member of the indie rap scene. Based in Connecticut, but close to the West Coast Underground, he collaborated with people as diverse as Myka 9, Sole, Noah23, Bleubird and K-the-I???, and he managed to federate...

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Sunday 15 September 2013

CYPHA 7 - Got Struggle!

, 12:08

How many records like this? How many of these small masterpieces, released at the wrong time, in the wrong place? How many never reached the right audience, the right ears, and ended in the dustbin of the music history, just because they lacked the right media coverage? First and foremost, how many...

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Tuesday 24 September 2013

LISTENER - Wooden Heart

, 23:03

Let's set the stage: a certain Dan Smith, a.k.a. Listener, an MC and founding member of Deepspace5 - a central band of the Christian rap galaxy - came back in 2010 with two new friends, a bassist (Kristen Smith) and a drummer and guitarist (Chris Nelson), and with a big moustache. Seven years after...

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