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Is Tyler, The Creator really all that famous? I’m not sure that he is. He’s internet-famous, certainly, and underground-popular, but he’s not Jennifer Aniston. To hear Tyler himself tell it on Wolf, though, he can’t walk through an amusement park or a Target without being mobbed by fans who want to take pictures with him. More »

Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men’s II because who didn’t? A year later I nabbed Mariah Carey’s Daydream on CD, mesmerized by the tree swing party that was the… More »

BLOG GAME BRYCE HARPER in the mix again for videos of the week, and you know exactly where this is going (nods head toward top of the post). But, there’s some other stuff worth talking about too, videos with much less overt references to the JFK assassination. Shall we? More »

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Odd Future @ The Echo, Los Angeles 12/1/10

When the lyrically divisive and button pressing though unquestionably gifted Tumblr-centric Los Angeles rap crew Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All played their first show in NYC, most every media outlet in the city had a delegate present (shout out). Already known though laid bare that night, Odd Future orbits around rapper/producer/mainbrain Tyler, The… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2010 - 11:10 am

James Pants – “Darlin'”

James Pants will play all your instruments then play with all your styles. The electronic producer has been active on Stones Throw for a bit via various singular dispatches, though he’s readying a proper full-length for that label for Spring 2011. The first track is “Darlin’,” which sets phased and sliced Suicide keys (he’s intoMore »

By: Amrit Singh / November 11, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Jack White Plays Conan Premiere, With Conan

Yesterday afternoon I enjoyed this John Roderick column about the insidious, pernicious effects of drug-taking on artists, and the flawed myth that they create a sustained, heightened state of creativity either because of their consciousness altering, or because they give said artists the “persecuted feeling they crave,” a “sense of exclusivity and resistance to authority.”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 9, 2010 - 8:29 am
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