Album Discussion: High-Loops & Higher-Loops by Iman Omari

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Whether this can be called underrated or overlooked or whatever, I want to talk about an excellent beat tape today from Iman Omari. Produced by him and mixed by Doc Adam, this album was two previously lost EPs come to light to form one beautiful release. You may not even realize they’re two different releases, but that speaks for the wonderful cohesion in the production and mixing presented. Continue reading “Album Discussion: High-Loops & Higher-Loops by Iman Omari”

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Thoughts On: “Crown” by Run the Jewels

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“Crown” is one of the more interesting singles to pop out  from 2015, and it’s also one of the more compelling from hip hop and music in general. Run the Jewels were a fantastic duo already taking the music world by storm with their debut, and their second release only confirmed the serious political fury they present with “Crown.” Continue reading “Thoughts On: “Crown” by Run the Jewels”

Picks of the Week: 12/09/16

As the year draws to a close, so does the quantity of music. This week, however, chooses some gems from the rough. From different sides of the spectrum, these two picks hold their cultural and musical roots while presenting them in astonishing and inventive ways. Continue reading “Picks of the Week: 12/09/16”

Interview: A Time with Lukepi

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Our next short text interview today is with Lukepi, a friendly and massively experimental artist from the U.S. Most known for label releases from UK’s Question Records, California’s Neetspeak label, and Ireland’s Smirk Sounds, Lukepi’s music is an artistic collage between sampling, beat instrumentals, and electronic rhythms that will take anyone on a wild journey. Continue reading “Interview: A Time with Lukepi”

Picks of the Week: 10/22/16

On this weeks little treasure trove adventure, we’ll discuss some experimental stabs from Poppy, a world internet phenomenon, and taking a break with a fictional video game soundtrack afterwards with Equip. Before we start, this week’s primary pick has to go to Prism Lite’s rendition to lo-fi hip hop instrumentals. Let’s take a gander! Continue reading “Picks of the Week: 10/22/16”