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Mac Miller wakes up to deeper artistry on ‘GO:OD AM’

Mac Miller moves away from his “Donald Trump shit” into a deeper, more developed aesthetic in his newest album, GO:OD AM. The rapper evolves from his frat-boy persona found in previous albums, and uses his recent struggles with addiction — briefly discussed in his last mixtape, “Faces” — to explore
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Ilaf’s edge: The sharing of cultures

“m’A” I stared at the comment on my Instagram post, dumbfounded. I didn’t know whether to be pleased or offended, so I settled for confused. “m’A” stands for “Mash’Allah,” an Arabic phrase used to express joy. I stared at his reply, curious as to why an Asian Buddhist was using
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Weekender Picks

Get sucked into this wonderful reddit thread documenting the best quotes from Rafi, the sick and twisted character from FX’s The League. Some of my favorites include: “JUKEBOX!!! I’M GONNA PUT 7 DOLLARS WORTH OF HOOBASTANK IN IT!” “Thinking is pointless, like motorcycle helmets.” Or, this great interaction: “Raffi: I
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Goin’ Off: 10 Albums for the hip-hop layman

Ten albums for the hip-hop layman. This list has been my burden, my baby. I’ve carried it for the last month or so. Consider this the document of my labor. It began with a serious debate between me, myself and I and my knowledgeable counsel, who shall remain nameless. The questions
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When holograms meet hip-hop: Tupac at Coachella?

As most of you know, this past weekend was the first weekend (there are two of them now) of the perennially sold-out and much talked about Coachella in Indio, California. Hip-Hop fans were in for a treat, with a performance from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G, 50 Cent,
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Sample Sundays: The Eminem Show

Sample Sundays (it’s author, really) has made, admittedly, another alarmingly atrocious mistake. An egregious infraction in it’s planning (there really isn’t one — and if I didn’t say anything, you wouldn’t have noticed … let’s be honest). I have failed to mention, if my elephant’s memory serves me correctly (as
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