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April 2015

Tuesday 7 April 2015

CENTA OF DA WEB - Beyond Human Comprehension

, 22:37

In 2001, when Def Jux had released Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein, the label had been at its height. With this record, it had definitely established its fame, notoriety and credibility. It had become the main herald of the indie rap era, impacting an audience not limited to hip-hop. However, no-one on...

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Saturday 11 April 2015

TOCA - Toca

, 16:25

For Toca, serious matters had started in 2004, with one of these CD-Rs Cali's indie rap scene was fond of, by these times: a rock and rap crossover record named Dancing with Skeletons. Later on, the band had promised a real album, but it took months, and then years, before anything was released. The...

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Monday 13 April 2015

TOMMY V - Travel Size Drawing Board

, 23:04

Thomas Valencia, a.k.a. Tommy V, is a known name to anyone familiar with Los Angeles' post-Project Blowed scene key players, by the end of the 90's. This rapper, indeed, had been close to the Shape Shifters, and more particularly Awol One. And in 2001, he had released an album, Quarter Life Crisis,...

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Monday 27 April 2015

COMPILATION - Bassments of Badmen Vol. 2

, 23:09

Before talking about today's main topic, let's start with a bit of contextualization: a long time ago, in 1996, when Hand’Solo was created, it all started with the first Bassments of Badmen compilation. Just when underground hip-hop was starting to emerge all over Northern America, the Canadian...

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