Don’t Stop: Old School Raps New School Flow
Jan02

Don’t Stop: Old School Raps New School Flow

Don’t Stop is the newest EP from one of our long-time contributors, Cee Jay. He gives us an artist’s-eye view of the tracks, which he describes as “old school raps [with] new school flow.” He also shares the first video off the EP, Dynamite (Rock Tonight), a funky, get-hype track with some head-bopping brass. I dare you to try and sit still while listening. Don’t Stop EP   Wake up   Wake up is a song that...

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Top 15 Albums of 2015
Dec28

Top 15 Albums of 2015

What an incredible year for music. There have been a number of projects that have either pushed the boundaries of genres or simply been wonderful additions to them. While my list IS admittedly hip-hop biased (the Bjork & Tame Impala albums were GREAT though), there are several projects on here that blur that definition and a few that aren’t hip-hop at all. Anyway, let’s get’s started! 15. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment...

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2014 Hip Hop: What mattered?
Dec29

2014 Hip Hop: What mattered?

Every year people make lists noting the best and worst of what was created that year, but what results more often than not is a list of favorites. This list is an honest attempt at remembering what music mattered this year. Although these are numbered, please don’t think of this as a competition. However this list is sequenced now, I could easily change it tomorrow depending on my mood. This is less of a list and more of a...

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Nicki vs Iggy
Nov20

Nicki vs Iggy

Nicki Minaj, for better or worse, is one of music’s biggest stars. With hits like Super Bass, Starships and features like Bang Bang or straight hitters like Monster where she drops the hottest verse on the track; love her and that fake ass or hate her, there’s no denying her star power. On the other hand you have Iggy Azalea, the wonder from down under. With a delivery that evokes memories of MC Lyte or Charli Baltimore...

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Must See Acts of EDC Las Vegas 2014

Ladies and gents, boys and girls, Insomniac heard your cries and has developed a solution to all your Massive woes. I’m talking about that frustrating lack of cellphone service when these events reach half capacity. Then again, I doubt that one cell tower was ever designed to handle 25,000 people. Take the total number of people going to EDC a night, and divide it by the 4 major carriers. Sounds about right. Now, after...

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Why I Love EDM
Feb05

Why I Love EDM

I discovered my first Electronic Dance Music (EDM) track through Xanga back in ’04. This was before mollies blew up and Tiesto’s In Search of Sunrise was at its peak. The era Darude’s Sandstorm swept across the nation and DJ Encore, DJ Sammy and the Global Deejays was popular.  My friends and I would bump tracks from Cascada as we’d do canyon runs in Malibu, cruise down PCH and sneak out after curfew. Before I knew it 10 years passed....

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