I strongly dislike Celebrity Gossip but…

is this forreal? I know it’s problematic to give a fuck but it feels like the perfect “marriage” to stage. I’ve always been partial to Nicki for her theatrics and every Drizzy verse that refers to her (or his “lust” for her) is beyond painfully performative. In some ways this would be an appropriate publicity … Continue reading

Cee-Lo “F**K YOU!”

How brilliant is Cee-lo for this one? In a matter of weeks, he’s accumulated over 3 million (!!!) hits on YouTube. Apparently, we all share the same strong urge to melodically sing “F**K YOU!” to someone resisting our love. Beyond the brilliant use of humor, this joint has an addictive quality to it — as … Continue reading

Only Few Become Lightning

“light up the sky and live for something / only few become lightning”

24 Hour Karate School Visual Mixtape

While we continue to wait in thick anticipation for (the very elusive) “24 Hour Karate School” to drop September 7th (fingers crossed!), let’s take a moment to appreciate Ski Beatz’s “work-in-progress” process. Now, I’m the first to criticize the emergence of trailers for music videos (mediocre ones at that) but the above “visual mixtape” demands … Continue reading

Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop

The architecture of the contemporary city is no longer simply about the physical space of buildings and landscape, more and more it is about the synthetic spaces created by the digital information that we collect, consume and organise; an immersive interface may become as much part of the world we inhabit as the buildings around … Continue reading

Madlib Medicine Show No. 8 :: Advanced Jazz

The Madlib Invasion continues with the 8th installment of the Madlib Medicine Show aptly titled “Advanced Jazz”. In January, Madlib launched his ambitious once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series of “original hip-hop, remix, beat tape and jazz productions” alongside “mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta’s 4-ton* stack … Continue reading