Mark Baumer reviews Drake’s Nothing Was The Same in the only way that a Drake album should be reviewed: with almost no description of the actual music.
While the majority of underground rap now groans and pines for ’90s-inspired artistry and sociopolitical awareness––”Where’s the real hip-hop?” being a key question––Fat Tony’s raps flaunt his smarts but also bear an easy appeal. Smart Ass Black Boy is out now.
An interview with Justin Pearson about the Che Café days and replays, writing books, and practicing avoidance. The evasive noisecore frontman on sincerity and art.
Ian F. Svenonius discusses his new book, Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group, a satirical instruction manual slash insightful lesson in Capitalism from the late greats. His book tour brings the new title (and perhaps a séance or floating chair) to 529 Bar in East Atlanta, Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 pm.
A revealing interview with the Young Family circus, aka Sam Pink and Kelly Schirmann, with new insights into the McDonalds conspiracy and the truth behind the sad dance-pop apocalypse––and the creative process that produced their first full-length album, King Cobra.