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When first meeting the young, up and coming music producer, Dansonn, you wouldn’t automatically think, “hip hop producer.” Yet, Dansonn has continued to inspire and create unique, original beats that he pulls from his love of classic hip hop and (twist) classical music...

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While I’m normally thirteen steps ahead of everyone, on occasion I’m late to the game. Some examples include: Outkast (who I got into in college), Notorious B.I.G. (who I got into after college), and Carly Rae Jepson (who I got into months after “Call...

 

“My first plane ride was a one-way to somewhere I’d never been before,” 20-year old rapper Ohana Bam says to me over the phone last Thursday, with a relaxed enthusiasm he maintains throughout our conversation. He’s telling me about his move from Chicago to LA this pas...

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...

Crazed music addicts and generally neurotic individuals like myself are trapped by an undying compulsion to perpetually categorize, list, evaluate our music libraries – “best rock songs of the 1970s,” “best hip hop tracks,” “best Modest Mouse songs,” “best road trip so...

New York rapper SHIRT’s Twitter page grandly announces him as: “PERSON RAP DESIGN VISION.” Accordingly, his talents range wide – in addition to rapping, SHIRT is a designer and visual artist. I reached out to him after falling in love with the most recent track on his...

“I believe in the law of attraction,” Amir tells me last Tuesday over Jameson Gingers. “You can will anything you want into a reality.” We’re sitting in glowing red booth at The Dime on Fairfax, where just few days ago, Amir carried the dance floor at the Labeling Men...

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Ya ya ya the new Drake is great, but as a fickle-Franny who’s always chasing the next big thing, I’m losing it this week (along with the entire Internet) over previously unknown Post Malone’s phresh new track, “White Iverson.” Accord...

 

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Don’t ask me who won the Super Bowl, but I damn well know who won the halftime show. As I worship Missy like it was 2002 and I would love nothing more than to run Katy Perry over with a bus, watching Ms. Elliott steal Sunday’s show fe...

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