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May 2013

Monday 6 May 2013

BIZZART - Bloodshot Mama

, 23:17

With such an alias, this one laid clearly his cards on the table. Arthur Arellanes III's music, indeed, was both bizarre and arty. Once a spoken word artist belonging to the California's underground hip-hop scene – the guy played sets with Blackalicious - Bizzart explored further the nerdy,...

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Saturday 18 May 2013

MAC LETHAL - Irish Goodbye

, 10:57

A long time ago, Mac Lethal, a white rapper from Kansas City, received some praise. It was by the beginning of the 2000's, when he won or was second to several editions of the Scribble Jam contest, and was sponsored by Jay Seagraves' Hip Hop Infinity, a reference webzine for the indie rap scene,...

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Thursday 23 May 2013

ELIGH & AMP LIVE - Therapy at 3

, 23:23

Though all Living Legends records have not always been flawless, the solo career of Eligh was, for a long time, nothing less than exemplary. Starting in the second half of the 1990's with good albums like As They Pass and Gas Dream, it reached its apex in the 2000's with some gems, first...

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Saturday 25 May 2013

SANKOFA - Interview

, 15:59

Now located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but of Australian origin, Stephen Eric Bryden, a.k.a. Sankofa, started his career by the second half of the 1990's, as a member of the Society of NIMH, along with Spon, JON?DOE and Kashal-Tee. He released some strong records, like the White Collar Criminals's...

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Wednesday 29 May 2013

SERENGETI - Family and Friends

, 23:02

It's been a while since Serengeti joined the indie rap scene. Since Dirty Flamingo, in 2003, he's been particularly prolific, releasing up to 4 albums in one single year, in 2006, including the conceptual Dennehy. For a long time, though, the Chicago rapper, whose real name is David Cohn, has played...

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