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Rise of the Android

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"ArchAndroid" feels like the spearhead moment destined to cement Monae in the grey area of the overused labels “conscious” and “commercial.”

Sa-Ra Creative Partners: The Age of Love

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Fitting then the trio Sa-Ra Creative Partners fourth release Nuclear Evolution: The Age of Love, has been one of the most highly anticipated offerings for this year. Nuclear Evolution. The Sa-Ra Creative Partners installment coming in with 23 tracks featuring many of their creative partners,...

Hollyweerd: Close Encounters with the WeerdKind

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Hollyweerd, may just be, by all accounts, the most unorthodox element to arise in the hip-hop scene as of late: One of the members actually plays an instrument and wants to be a teacher. Outside of the Roots or J Live respectively, in terms of...

Brittany Bosco: Bravo for Bosco

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From jump when looking at the packaging of the Spectrum EP, you can’t fight the urge to sit in, listen to, and play with the varied landscape of sound on this all too brief introduction. On Spectrum the second EP from Bosco (The City of...

Proton: Magazine Dreamz

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Most music today, but not all, is pretty much disposable. It’s sad, knowing that the balance between classics and hot joints will be determined by the current generation of listeners, who buy women dranks now so that they can “superman” them later. As I get...