Seleeke Flingai

Comments from Seleeke Flingai

Figures that a festival in Atlanta would be the only one in days NOT to have booked Outkast.
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January 15, 2014 on Shaky Knees Festival 2014 Lineup
This may be the best thing written by the human race. About MGMT.
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August 23, 2013 on Watch MGMT Play Letterman
I guess Kanye is having his whole Mos Def "True Magic" moment.
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May 31, 2013 on Yeezus Cover Revealed
It's a melted Jesus piece.
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May 20, 2013 on Check Out Kanye’s Yeezus Album Cover
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.
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May 19, 2013 on Watch Kanye West Do “Black Skinhead” & “New Slaves” On SNL
Agree completely. Great, great album, but not efficient in the least.
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December 7, 2012 on Arcade Fire Working With James Murphy
Strange News on Another Star
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July 25, 2012 on Win Blur 21: The Box (18CD/3DVD Set)
The GZA is in the backseat of that car!
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July 2, 2012 on Santigold – “The Keepers” Video