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Wugazi = Doomtree + Wu-Tang + Fugazi = Awesome

In these days when most are too jaded to even waste their time claiming ‘hip-hop is dead’, the Minneapolis-based Doomtree collective continue to put out exciting releases from P.O.S., Dessa and most recently Simms.  Today they leaked the first track off their Wugazi project.  Joining the likes of Danger Mouse‘s Grey Album and Jaydiohead‘s mixtapes, Sleep Rules Everything Around Me… Read more →

2011.5 (mid) Year in Review

Who does 2011 think it is?  Is it a teenaged, skateboarding gang who wants to shock everyone with stories of murder and rape?  Is it a sensitive singer-songwriter trying to create something that can hold up under the weight of legendary stories concerning abandoned cabins and cancer wards?  Is it ‘transcendental black metal’ or does it rebel against the term… Read more →

‘stripper booty and a rack like wow, brain like berkeley’

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted about a single song, but I feel Frank Ocean’s “Novacane” deserves a permanent spot here…he deserves more than a lost Facebook post. Ocean was transplanted to L.A. from New Orleans when Katrina hit and it was there that he hooked up with the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew. At first… Read more →

‘your imperfection benefits no one’

This guest post comes from Mike Scarola from New York.  Mike sends out a weekly (or monthly) e-mails that resemble the distribution list ILSUDH2 sent out before creating this blog. There’s something about guitar distortion that speaks to me. It started the first time I heard Communication Breakdown from Led Zeppelin. The opening riff hooked me immediately and I’ve been… Read more →