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Last week I both checked a major event off my Bud Light Bucket List and experienced Nirvana. But first let me back up.     

 

It’s senior year of college and I’m visiting Labeling Men Art Director Eric Fulcher in his hometown of Race City, U.S.A. “Harold h...

TonyDark is a Houston-based hip-hop producer whose recently-released The Strange Sounds of Vincent Stevens Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 have been making waves on the Internet. I don’t casually compare beat-makers to the late J Dilla, but TonyDark’s old school, minimalist style ev...

“What color is the number seven?” I ask Theo on the phone last Wednesday. This is the first time we’ve talked since May, just before Theo said bye to LA to recharge back home on the East Coast for a few months, just after he DJ’d Labeling Men’s one year anniversary par...

A few months ago, I wrote about the colossal high that accompanies summer’s imminence, pointing to the evaporation of winter’s gloom and the pleasures of wearing jorts. Sadly, the laws of physics dictate that every high is followed by a low. Ok, I made up that up; I’m...

I opened last week’s column by announcing that “the Internet is filled will amazing music that no one listens to.” This week I spoke to 22-year-old Detroit rapper Dante Trice, who belongs to a collective they call “Unknown Records,” he explains, “because no one knows w...

I featured Chaz Allen, or Chazzzy, on this column a few months ago after falling in love with his mash-up “Coco Chanel.” Based on lazy reporting, I mistakenly stated that he’s 17. I begin our interview by asking him if he is in fact that young. He tells me he’s 20. I f...

For nerdos like myself who wiped out my entire iTunes collection upon purchasing a premium account, it hits like a knife in the chest when I realize a trill track hasn’t made it to Spotify. Luckily, Soundcloud exists to heal my first world wounds. I mainly use Soundclo...

 

In my Top Music Videos of 2014, I wrote that I want every movie that I see to be a music video. Be Steadwell – or B Steady, when she’s making music – seems to agree. While holding an MFA in film, Be tells me that her draw to film stems from music, her first love. “I t...

A men’s fashion website might not be the obvious location for a compilation of songs addressing cunnilingus, but I'm not paid to be obvious.

 

Oral sex is among the most commonly addressed subjects in hip-hop. Given male rappers’ obsession with having women perform what...

After talking to both AmirSaysNothing and Jon Hope within the span of a few weeks, I’m starting to think that maybe hip-hop is headed in a new direction. Both up-and-comers wish to distance themselves from the fronting, the clichés, and the disregard for authenticity t...

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