Tunesday: Freedom

“Wow, a summer playlist called ‘Freedom’?” Yeah. It’s good. And freedom is no joke, so if that’s your attitude this Tunesday, let the wet finger of shame sit in your ear for a hot second. Yay, summer! Though the carefree season is in its death throes, fall is right around
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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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Divine Palace: MC of Shabazz Palaces talks funk, spirituality

Ishmael Butler has been redefining what it means to be cool since his days under the pseudonym Butterfly of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop trio, Digable Planets. Now, reigning at the forefront of modern hip-hop as Palaceer Lazaro of Shabazz Palaces, his musical experiment acts to  liberate a genre confined by
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