Tag Archives: rap

Kanye via Isaac

I’m writing on Kanye and the videogame aesthetic right now. Sample:

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Interview With Killer Mike and El-P at The Passion of the Weiss

You guys are hitting a point in your careers — especially now that you’re doing Run the Jewels together — where you could be filling that superhero role for kids growing up. What do you hope kids listening to the … Continue reading

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Trinidad James on Riff Raff

The below text is a transcription of an interview of Trinidad James by the excellent VladTV. Interviewer: Have you ever met Riff Raff? Trinidad James: Yeah! Riff Raff the truth. [. . .] TJ: Riff Raff’s been doing this way … Continue reading

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I Had A Post At W.A.R.N.

I just realized that I never said anything about this on the blog: I had a post go up about Riff Raff over at We Are Respectable Negroes a couple weeks back. I talk about the recent Hot 97 interview with … Continue reading

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Riff Raff on Interpretation

So that is an interview where Riff Raff talks about his work ethic and about how he coming up in the world of rap. But he also talks about audience reception of his songs. I’ve transcribed Riff Raff on haters … Continue reading

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Riff Raff and Haters

In an interview with VLADTV, Riff Raff was asked about haters. It starts at about 1:53 into the video. How do you deal with haters? I don’t. That’s the whole deal. I don’t deal with them. Because no matter what … Continue reading

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On Riff Raff or Swag Rap or Pure Aesthetics

“When the world was born, everybody was naked.” – Riff Raff Look–I know my hip hop well enough to talk through some broad structures. I am not an expert. Inevitably, whenever someone stakes an opinion on rap or hip hop, … Continue reading

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House of Bees Volume 2 is Coming

I don’t have anything riveting to give you today. My partner got off work early today, and that has meant a lot of sitting on the couch watching the shamefully interesting Burn Notice and not doing what I meant to do today … Continue reading

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Music Time 31

This is Scroobius Pip’s opening track from Distraction Pieces, one of my favorite albums from this year (I am going to have to make a list at some point, I guess). I don’t have a lot else to say, other … Continue reading

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Current Times 21

1. Uno Moralez does great art. Look at it. Some of it is amazing creepy. 2. You can download all of Mousrat’s/Scarecrow Boat’s music at this link. Now you can jam out to a Lil Sebastian memorial tune. 3. Feminist … Continue reading

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