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June 2012

Monday 4 June 2012

ALL NATURAL - No Additives, No Preservatives

, 23:18

The story of All Natural is the same as for many other indie rappers. There we had, by the end of the 1990's, a promising band coming from a place, Chicago, by then mostly known for one single rapper, Common. These guys had started negotiating a contract with the excellent Wild Pitch records, until...

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Wednesday 13 June 2012

BUSDRIVER - Temporary Forever

, 23:11

This is a natural phenomenon. Each time we understand that an artist with a tremendous talent and potential will never take off, once we see that he will stay a well-kept secret for the happy few, that he will forever release imperfect albums and miss his appointment with fame, we also realize that...

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Tuesday 19 June 2012

POWER STRUGGLE - Arson at the Petting Factory

, 23:25

One day, people will discover Oddjobs again. Because, through the 5 years of their existence, they delivered quite regularly good quality albums. Because they ran alongside some indie heavyweights, like Cannibal Ox, Aesop Rock, Atmosphere and Eyedea, and that, consequently, crate-diggers of the...

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Monday 25 June 2012

BORED STIFF - Explainin' / Timeless

, 23:12

Freestyle Fellowship, Hieroglyphics, Hobo Junction, the Log Cabin / Mystik Journeymen / 3 Melancholy Gypsys / Living Legends family… These bands laid the foundation of the West Coast Underground hip-hop scene, but they never reached the level of success or exposure they deserved. And what about...

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