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Homeboy Sandman: Fat Belly (video)

When you name a song “Fat Belly,” there’s obviously not some deeper meaning to decipher or literary metaphor to unravel: Homeboy Sandman is a fan of food and…

Zilla Rocca: Neo Noir

When I emerged from my hibernation – don’t call it a comeback – one of the first people to welcome me back was Zilla Rocca, Philly’s noir-hop Mad…

Eric Steuer: The Best Way To Tell You Is To Say It In A Rhyme

  You might remember Eric Steuer (aka Cuzzo D.) from his “Bad at Rap” mix – one of the most incredible/terrible things you’ll listen to – and now…

Meanest Man Contest: Everything Worth Mentioning

If you’ve been paying attention over the years, you’ve probably already heard/collected a good portion of the new Meanest Man Contest album, Everything Worth Mentioning, coming out Oct….

Open Mike Eagle: Middling (and July 11 show at Crescent Ballroom)

Well, now you’ve done it. You’ve gone and pissed Open Mike Eagle off. And in a mere three minutes and seven seconds, he’s scorched every last feeble rapper…

Vampire Weekend: Step, as inspired by Souls of Mischief’s Step to My Girl

Musical synergy works best when you least expect it, offering a sense of surprise and inspiration all at once. I knew the guys in Vampire Weekend were fans…

DJ Nu-Mark: Don’t Play Around (feat. Aloe Blacc and Charles Bradley)

I’ll forever have love for Jurassic 5, so even six years after the L.A. hip-hop idols broke up, curiosity pulled me back in (and now they’re on the…

Cadence Weapon: Hype Man (video)

Lately, I’m constantly reminded of albums I overlooked or neglected to pay enough attention to in 2012. Cadence Weapon’s Hope In Dirt City falls into the latter category….

Cuzzo D. of Not the 1s: Bad at Rap mix

It takes a special type of dedication – a sick and twisted dedication – to seek out and collect bad rap for the past 25 years. Eric Steuer…

New Serengeti: Breaking Vows

Every year in December, as I comb over my favorite songs to include on a year-end CD to give to friends — Spotify is too easy; an 80-minute…