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BADBADNOTGOOD: An Act Worth Waiting For [Concert Review]

BADBADNOTGOOD turned out to be a pretty cool reward after an awkward start to the Northside Music Festival — for me, at least. Apparently, press passes don’t work at the Brooklyn Bowl where Talib Kweli and Questlove were playing. So,…

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Thank God For The Water[s]: Speaking With Mick Jenkins

Mick Jenkins arrives to the studio at 10:00 a.m., hours before plenty of Chicago rappers even consider getting out of bed. I meet him prior to one of his sessions, less than a month before his anticipated project, The Water[s],…

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Four Weeks Later, I’m Still Processing Soundset

Starting out as a festival solely highlighting Rhymesayers artists and their underground rap contemporaries, Minnesota’s Soundset Festival expanded to include a roster ranging from Rhymesayers’ roster to other underground/indie rappers to classic and mainstream acts in its 6th edition. Soundset…

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From The Crowd To The Stage: Introducing Rhymesayers’ Newest Signee, deM atlaS

deM atlaS has made waves as of late since signing with Rhymesayers Entertainment. For someone who dropped his first solo tape just over one short year ago, deM’s success is striking: releasing a new video-aided single, hitting the road with…

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Maya Angelou’s Legacy In Hip-Hop

High above the carpeted floors of my old high school library lived the imprinted names of history’s honored heroes, gleaming an opulent gold and somehow projecting the presence of those individuals onto us students far below. One  such name, Maya…

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Potholes Interview: Director Jeff Broadway Discusses His Documentary Of Stones Throw Records

While globally recognized brand names – Apple; Google; Nike – remain staple sights in everyday life, the music industry contains its own set of historic and respected organizations. In the indie and corporate music world, few record labels garner more…

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Jay Electronica Promises New Album, Do You Believe Him?

Over the weekend, on his YouTube channel, Jay Electronica was asked if a recent Tweet of his was referring to the release of his album. It simply stated “ps, we are going to try and burst the heavens open on…

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Potholes Interview: Alex Wiley Opens Up About Honesty, Television And ‘Village Party’

Alex Wiley is cruising down a California freeway near Los Angeles when he answers my phone call. Beside him sits his dear friend and consistent collaborator Kembe X, who mans the steering wheel as the two compadres enjoy weather uncharacteristic…

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XL To Release Posthumous Gil Scott-Heron Album On Record Store Day

During the recording sessions of Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here back in 2008, the musician also recorded a choice selection of minimalist renditions of previously released material. Backed simply by a piano, Scott-Heron chose a beautiful collection of tracks to…

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Luck-One Discusses Art, Life and Politics In New Interview

Luck-One is a well-regarded underground rapper from Portland, OR who recently relocated to New York City. 28Hundred Media caught up with him for an interview at his crib in Harlem and then tagged along to the Pyramid Club in Manhattan’s…