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

Just Blaze x Jay Electronica Live @ Yoshi’s SF

Lately San Francisco shows have been particularly saturated with rhythmically challenged white people who confidently mis-quote Gang Starr (RIP Guru!) lyrics and furiously nod their heads…off beat.

Never Ask For Water From A Stone

“never ask for water from a stone”

Visual Wizardry: Exhibit A

Let’s kick things off with a contradiction! I pledged not to rewind into the past but alas (yeah, that rhymes), I think these visuals need to be engaged.

Ready Or Not, Here I Come…

My trusted readers, I appreciate all of your love and support throughout the recent dry spell of updates. I got caught up in the tide of life but I have returned with renewed energy and momentum moving forward.

BlakRoc and Black Dante Speaks

Admittedly, I have been sleeping on the highly anticipated collaborative BlakRoc album bringing together the disparate sounds and styles of Mighty Mos, The Black Keys, Raekwon, Jim Jones, Q-Tip, RZA and many more

Nneka Ft. Jay Electronica “Walking” (J. Period Remix)

At this point, my unbridled enthusiasm for all things Jay Electronica is self-evident. Indeed, his latest feature on this hypnotic Nneka “Walking” joint (to be included on her and J.Period’s upcoming mixtape The Madness (Onye-Ala) slated to drop tomorrow Tuesday December 15) is no exception.