Seleeke Flingai
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 +1Posted on Jan 15th, 2014 | re: Shaky Knees Festival 2014 Lineup (9 comments)

Figures that a festival in Atlanta would be the only one in days NOT to have booked Outkast.

 +1Posted on Aug 23rd, 2013 | re: Watch MGMT Play Letterman (22 comments)

This may be the best thing written by the human race. About MGMT.

 +3Posted on May 31st, 2013 | re: Yeezus Cover Revealed (24 comments)

I guess Kanye is having his whole Mos Def “True Magic” moment.

 +1Posted on May 20th, 2013 | re: Check Out Kanye's Yeezus Album Cover (3 comments)

It’s a melted Jesus piece.

 +16Posted on May 19th, 2013 | re: Watch Kanye West Do "Black Skinhead" & "New Slaves" On SNL (85 comments)

I think it’s entirely understandable why he would be angry. He’s a participant in a music industry that has an agenda on what popular music is released and when, like a well-oiled machine. And while he may be bathing in money and Kim Kardashian’s you-know-what, as an artist who is incredibly successful, he not only has to deal with the successes that such a position entails, but also the unending criticism, paparazzi, expectations, and industry coercion that could drive any person mad.

I find it good that he’s channeling this “celeb/artist anger” in making angry music as opposed to becoming a drug addict like so many other artists who have crumbled under the weight of artistic value vs. industry-manufactured commercial appeal. And in hip-hop, where the industry is fueled by black men but run by white men, the idea of “new slaves” is nothing new, but nonetheless important and interesting. All because he has a lot of money doesn’t mean the structure that gave him the money is not exploitative and wrongheaded.

 +2Posted on Dec 7th, 2012 | re: Arcade Fire Working With James Murphy (10 comments)

Agree completely. Great, great album, but not efficient in the least.

 0Posted on Jul 25th, 2012 | re: Win Blur 21: The Box (18CD/3DVD Set) (372 comments)

Strange News on Another Star

 +3Posted on Jul 2nd, 2012 | re: Santigold - "The Keepers" Video (1 comments)

The GZA is in the backseat of that car!