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March Picks.


Weird month for hip-hop. Awesome month for fusion.

  • No Gang Colors, Honorary Cop: 6 and a half minutes of death rap-informed, black metal screeching. What Salem thought they were doing. What all you bleeding edge Tumbrlin’ fuckboys should be repping. Special guest appearance by Terry Gross!
  • Clams Casino, Instrumental Mixtape: Lil B’s buddy does the best post-glitch record in a while and the first makes-you-wanna-cry instrumental hip-hop since, Donuts. Appropriately, Clammy Clams cares little for either sub-genre. My interview here.
  • Rittz, White Jesus: When he complains about mexicans talking shit about him in spanish. When he raps about how his job makes him want to shoot himself. When he makes fun of his ex’s new boyfriend’s sandals. The opposite of smarmy, frat-rap.
  • Wiz Khalifa, Rolling Papers: Pilot Talk gone pop. A bizarre, confusing, frustrating but ultimately addictive listen. Probably helps if you have nothing invested in Wiz like me. Dedicated fans shouldn’t be disappointed though. Really good!
  • The Weeknd, House Of Balloons: Anybody listening is already a fan of Drake so dead the “fake” talk. Makes the liquor-fueled, date-rape-ish, aspects of modern r&b really clear. Just as self-aware and experimental as The-Dream, but a little meaner.

Written by Brandon

April 1st, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Posted in 2011

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  1. That Clams mixtape is far too good. The Wiz on the other hand, I do not think deserves the hate some critics have given to it. I do not even really enjoy the album too much, but honestly most of the songs sound so similar that if you could enjoy “Roll Up” or “The Level” then it would be hard to believe someone could hate the rest of the album as if it is the worst thing ever.


    3 Apr 11 at 11:33 pm

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    10 Jun 12 at 1:16 pm

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