I know I haven’t written in awhile. It’s because life is nuts and so is work. But you know what makes it better? Tunes. So, onto Graves. I don’t know much about him, in fact, just learned about him today, and I forgot the path I took to find him. God bless the internet. Well, […]
I was just revisiting this tune from the Luke Cage Soundtrack. It’s a big one.
Amerigo Gazaway is a mash-up genius. Whether he’s mashing up Fela Kuti with De La Soul or Marvin Gaye with Mos Def, he always does a superb job blending things that you never thought belonged together. This time he’s combined the classic guitar-driven blues of B. B. King with Houston rap legends The UnderGround Kings […]
A lot of best-of lists suffer from terrible recency bias, including mine. I’m going to try and stay away from it for 2015, but with so much fantastic music being released every week it’s a tough ask. My criteria for the list are: Does it have repeat playability? Does it trigger an emotional or physical […]
One of the most famous (or infamous) samples used by the mighty Dr. Octagon was from his tune “Bear Witness”. Straight up at 0:10 is “Creatin’ rap music ’cause I never dug disco…” Historically attributed to Chuck D of Public Enemy, this line and a host of others throughout Octagon’s tune are actually from a […]