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An Exclusive Interview with HXLT, Formerly Hollywood Holt

HXLT is how Chicago’s eclectic musician Holt is spelling his name these days. The reason why is one of the few things I didn’t think to ask him about, but I imagine it’s to make you wonder how it’s supposed to be said, to get you thinking, to ultimately make you remember it....
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REVIEW: KANYE WEST: THE LIFE OF PABLO

Sometimes even the best artists lose their mojo. Sometimes even the best artists fall prey to their big egos. Sadly, Kanye West has done both with his new album, The Life of Pablo. But did we really need a new album to learn these things about Kanye? Probably not. It was pretty obvious...
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#albumoftheday = SAUL WILLIAMS: MARTYRLOSERKING

The wonderful thing about checking out new music is that sometimes, on rare occasions, you come across something so fantastic that you can’t believe you’ve lived your life so far without it. It’s that whole “where have you been all my life” factor, and that’s precisely how I felt the first time I...
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RIDICULOUS AUDIO: B.o.B: FLATLINE


EDITED TO ADD: Around 11:30 this morning (January 27th) I was posting a new review and when I reloaded the main page I saw that the soundcloud player for this track was gone, which almost certainly means that it was deleted from Soundcloud. Perhaps he regrets expressing...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PSY: 칠집싸이다 THE 7TH ALBUM

Are you among the 60 million people who’ve seen the zany video for Psy’s big comeback song “Daddy” yet? If not, click play above already! Do it! Suffice to say that Psy is back with his crazy dance moves, amusing sight gags, and lots of general weirdness. The song isn’t bad either. Actually, the...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LNDN DRGS: AKTIVE

They might be called LNDN DRGS — London Drugs, get it? — but they actually hail from California. Their music is the perfect marriage of Jay Worthy’s relaxed rap delivery and producer Sean House’s jumpy bass lines and globs of old school synth. Together, they make music that’s both modern and retro all...
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KILLER RAP: APATHY: “RAP IS NOT POP”


A little while ago I wrote an article called 5 Rap Artists You Must Hear Now. Or something like that. I'm too busy focusing on this killer song by Apathy to check. But, yes, Apathy was on that list. And, seriously, he's one of...
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#songoftheday / REVIEW: Drake – “Hotline Bling”


Let's face it, Drake's last album, If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, wasn't nearly as good as his previous, Nothing Was The Same. The beats didn't compare and Drake sounded rather uninspired. But we're thrilled with his new single, "Hotline Bling." He sounds like...
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