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March 2013

Monday 4 March 2013

MIKE LADD - Welcome to the Afterfuture

, 22:59

It had been predictable: sooner or later, hip-hop would have turned progressive. This happened, indeed, by the late 1990's, as one of the major trends behind the indie rap movement. Only a few, however, represented as well as Mike Ladd did this willingness to anticipate the future, to go beyond rap...

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Monday 18 March 2013

KILL THE VULTURES - The Careless Flame

, 22:53

Finally, Oddjobs' end had been a good thing. These rappers from the Midwest have never been as interesting as when they split into two new acts, the fire-raising duo Power Struggle, and Kill the Vultures. The Careless Flame, one of the latter's LPs, confirmed it. After they merged jazz and rap in a...

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Monday 25 March 2013

JESSE DANGEROUSLY - Humble & Brilliant

, 22:40

Jesse Dangerously always deserved more than the nerdcore label he's been associated with. Several releases proved this, already, where the Canadian demonstrated how funny, astute and good a rapper he was. And in 2011, our bearded and bespectacled white MC raised the bar even higher with Humble &...

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