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Fade, No Fade

Fade, No Fade will be a weekly post where I pass judgement on random happenings in the music world. How does it work? It’s simple, things that are awful and terrible will get faded. 490 more words


Nas: Time Is Illmatic

Damn, I feel like this year I’ve been checking a lot off my bucket list. BLESSED.

Last night, I got to witness my favorite rapper perform my… 546 more words


"I'm nasty at it, so hand me the five microphones like they did Illmatic."

So, this is why I can’t go to bed early.

One day I’m going to be a music director & people are going to listen to my playlists. 12 more words


Who Was The True King of New York?

On August 11th, 1973, a beautiful thing was made on 1520 Segdewick Ave., the Bronx. Through the Bridge, through the ‘I Used to H.E.R.’, where Ice Cube claimed hip hop started in the West Coast, (which isn’t completely wrong; one of the biggest movements in rap started here), it is undeniable it started in New York, and there its nucleus will sit. 1,834 more words

Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers

“Up from the 36 Chambers”

In 1993, straight from the Island of Staten, came the Wu-Tang Clan with their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang. And the rap game hasn’t been the same since. 547 more words

Old School

It Ain't Hard To Tell - Illmatic at 20

The album’s cover has a seven-year-old Nasir Jones, a preternaturally adult glare on his face, transposed over the Queensbridge projects. In the music, Nas darts around in memory.

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