HIPSTER RAP: YAY OR NAY?

Ah yes, the hipster rap phenomenon most commonly attributed to bloggers and their compulsive need to order and organize everything into meaningless labels and trends. It started with the emergence of acts like The Cool Kids, Kid Sister, Kid Cudi, Mickey Factz, Mikey Fresh and on and on…(basically everyone I’ve featured on this very blog, … Continue reading

From Hipster to Hippie

With summer finally here, everyone is yearning for any and all opportunities to spend their days bathing in the sun…and dancing without abandon at miscellaneous reggae and world music outdoor festivals. Lucky for us, the Bay has no shortage of free concerts and today marked the 10th annual Power to the Peaceful festival @ Golden … Continue reading

Bang This In The Whip

Here are this week’s BANGERS: Mickey Factz feat. The Cool Kids “Rockin N Rollin” Mickey Factz once said: “I’m the savior of the Bronx, King of the blogs, and leader of the galaxy and basically what I do is create the greatest music ever.” WOW! Who gets away with that? Mickey Factz. I seriously can’t … Continue reading

The Hype Machine

Wait, motherfuckers make trailers for their mixtapes now? Holy shit! The Hype Machine is in full effect. Although, I’m not convinced Kid Cudi said much of anything. Something, something “the game is changing” something, something “It’s all me”. If I’ve learned anything about successfully generating hype, it’s that you don’t have to say ANYTHING substantial to … Continue reading