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Tunesday: Revived for the Summer

Welcome to the summer edition of Tunesday! For the next two months or so, I strive to be your musical curator, aspired tastemaker and an alliteration-loving advocate of all things aurally awesome. Finding new music is easily one of the best, most underrated feelings in the world, so I hope
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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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Azealia Banks Releases New Track

Azealia Banks started hype with her release of “212” last fall, and her deliciously raunchy rhymes have gained huge interest in proportion to the work she has released. Her tracks drip with dance beats, guilt-free usage of the C-word, and quickness topped off with just enough cockiness. In the past
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This Week in Sound: 2012 Grammys Edition

So guys, about last night… Yup, the Grammys have come and gone once again this year. We got to see everything from the dance party led by David Guetta and Deadmau5 to the Beach Boys reunion performance, to Chris Brown dancing around on stage with some flying squirrels — I
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Jay-Z and Kanye West: WATCH THE THRONE

Although the reigning kings of hip hop have everything money can buy and some that it can’t — Grammys aren’t for sale, right? ― Kanye West and Jay-Z display their adamant abstinence from complacency in their collaborative effort Watch the Throne. The twelve-track LP was born from two artists who
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