Written by | September 22, 2015 6:16 | No Comments

A snarky put down of hip hop entourages with a pretty good hook and, of course, Future rapping “What a great time to be alive”, and Drake putting the breaks on what hip hop JV teams think they are getting – B+

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Written by | July 28, 2015 14:06 | No Comments

I was listening to DS2 again and maybe I underestimated it, my problem with rap is the aggressive silliness of the sex drugs and money world has grown so old, bad lyrics throw me out of sound I really like: “flip flops I just had some bitches and I made ’em lip lock, I just took a piss and I seen codeine coming out, We got purple Actavis, I thought it was a drought”

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Written by | July 25, 2015 11:07 | No Comments

Apparently people don’t get out much in LA -not one but two riots occurred as fans tried to get into a free Future concert. Future?? “Reports said some 700 fans lined up outside the club, which has a capacity of 500, with the hopes of nabbing a wristband for free admittance into the show. Scores of fans spilled out into the street and blocked traffic, prompting L.A. sheriff’s to shut down a portion of the Sunset Strip at around 3 p.m. They moved it to the House Of Blues, and that was also cancelled. Wait a second… DS2 Future???

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Written by | June 1, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

I am sick of writing about how great the new Old 97’s Most Messed Up is so I’ll tell you how great Lydia Loveless’ Somewhere Else is instead. Between the two, this is probably the greatest double of the year. It is like what we thought Kanye West and Kendrick Lemar were gonna do at MSG when kendrick forgot to show. This is so great it beats out Governors Ball for show of the week. Webster Hall on Tuesday June 3rd. It should be epic.

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Written by | May 8, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

“Only five albums have racked exactly 13 weeks at No. 1. In addition to “Frozen,” they are: the original Broadway cast recording of “Hair” (in 1969), the Monkees’ self-titled debut (1966), Judy Garland’s “Judy at Carnegie Hall” (1961) and Enoch Light/Terry Snyder and the All-Stars’ “Persuasive Percussion” (1960).”

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Written by | May 3, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

I’ll say two things about NEEDTOBREATH, I keep forgetting they are born again Christians and I am still listening to their album with various degrees of pleasure. I’ll see this about Iggy -I underestimated the album earlier this week. I’ll say this about SZA, I overestimated the album when it was first released.

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Written by | April 25, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Rodney Crowell makes an appearance with a hat in the ring country song of the year, as do the bluegrass Seldom Scene, the Stampfel album is a real treasure and Bruce releases a fair EP. I guess Bruce got the memo: keep your name out there.

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Written by | October 26, 2013 0:04 | No Comments

Ever since I caught Drake on SNL I’ve been hunkering to see him on stage and this set list is tasty indeed. I don’t know Drake’s material as well as I know Kweey’s so if I seem a little vague that is why. But I do know I am shocked he isn’t performing one of his greatest songs, “Over My Dead Body”.

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