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By   |  31 October 2013 10:30 am  |   Reviews
My1stChemistrySet

If you read any interview with Boldy James, you’ll learn he didn’t pay school much mind because he was smart as shit. He’d gathered most of what he needed to know by the 7th grade. Mostly when people tell you that sort of story, they’re full of shit. Boldy’s confidence is warranted, though, and his swagger doesn’t seem to come at the expense of others. It’s not really even swagger; he tells it matter of fact, and backs up any assertions he makes about himself with his work on My 1st Chemistry Set. Now hit the jump to check out the review in its entirety – Spotify album stream included.

 

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By   |  17 October 2013 11:27 am  |   Editorial
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There is a lot that we want to remember from the BET Hip-Hop Award, such as Kendrick‘s already-legendary verse during the cypher. This is event is not about the winners, it’s about the performances and the cyphers. Check out our favorite videos of the night after the jump:

 

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By   |  20 September 2013 22:16 pm  |   Editorial, Featured Posts
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I know, I know.. this column’s been on hiatus for a minute, but we’d like to consider it more of a sabbatical than a complete absence, as rap nerdery is never truly on vacation. That said, yours truly along with our faithful compadre Nathan from Refined Hype have decided to get the ol’ band back together for another exciting edition of Friday Flips. So go on, hit the jump as we break down the sample history on Jackie Moore‘s “With Your Love” and its use on Flatbush Zombie‘s “Club Soda,” produced by Erick Arc Elliott, and Planet Asia‘s “Right Or Wrong,” produced by Evidence. Let the back flips begin…

 

Jackie Moore – “With Your Love”

 

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By   |  18 September 2013 17:09 pm  |   Reviews
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After months of waiting, Flatbush Zombies highly acclaimed Better Off Dead is finally out for us to sink out teeth into. But what’s the end result? Hit the jump and find out, but peep the Action Bronson assisted “Club Soda” before you do anything else….

 


 

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By   |  15 September 2013 22:30 pm  |   Editorial
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Why is being “gay” still a big deal within Hip-Hop? Plus tracks from Flatbush Zombies, Action Bronson, Chiddy Bang, Diamyo, & more on this week’s Heroes & Super Villains’ column.

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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