New album due out in April! I’m so excited about this I don’t know whether to shit or go blind.

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A Playlist

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1. The Roots: Kool On

The thing I love about The Roots is that I love their albums more with each listen. It’s not that it’s not love at first listen, just that with each listen the subtleties and nuances become more apparent. Anyway, this track has been in heavy rotation due primarily to Greg Porn’s wordplay in the first verse. Continue reading

Janelle Monae

I’ve been kinda missing Ms. Monae lately so imagine how excited I was to find video of her performing at the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Concert AND this quote from her: Continue reading

Song of the Day

It’s Feist remixed by Beck. You just can’t go wrong.


Song of the Day

It’s Florence… AND THE MACHINE



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Song of the Day

I cannot say enough about Shara Worden aka My Brightest Diamond. I’ve previously discussed her concert with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra that blew me away and I don’t say that lightly. Her voice, lyrics, and musical composition are simply amazing and awe-inspiring. The lead single from her new album is the song of the day.

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Fake Ghostface Killah: Comedic Genius

I don’t know who this is, but they are a comedic genius. Someone has been blogging as Ghostface Killah and it is f’g hilarious. The blog was temporarily pulled down after Wu-Tang’s corporate arm (how weird/dope is that?) objected to a Watch the Throne review. The complete review is high comedy and contains choice bits like:

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Who Gon’ Stop Me?

Since Watch the Throne is on Spotify, I’m checking it out ahead of schedule. I haven’t listened to it enough to say anything other than it sounds pretty good. But when I get to track 9, “Who Gon’ Stop Me?” I can’t help but think of this:

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Umm…Yeah…So This Happened

Normally, I don’t post on the weekend, but this could not wait until Monday. Continue reading


I’ve talked about artists covering songs before in this space but mostly in very specific instances. However, I’ve been thinking about what makes cover successful or unsuccessful. I’m sure it comes down to a few things and at the risk of sounding like Simon Cowell back in his American Idol days here are my thoughts and examples.

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