Video: Ka - Off the Record

I'm sure this video resonates with those that received their introduction to quintessential nineties rap through vinyl records and tape decks. My first rap album was Puff Daddy's No Way Out, on CD (fml), and it's a shame to Read more

Marmalakes - Dolores

I was in bed reading the The Movie Goer by Walker Percy the other night when "Dolores" came up on a recent playlist I made. I had to put down the American classic and listen a little closer to Chase Weinacht's Read more

Toony TuneS & Captn Dan - Popadock

Wordplay Saturday. You might be out in the sun, swimming or riding your bicycle, but I'm the house listening to rappers Toony Tunes and Captn Dan. I don't know where they came from, put them in my ears, Read more

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Yuna – “Thinkin Bout You” (Frank Ocean Cover)

On by Alex Mitchell In Videos | comment  

Aye Yuna, I’ve been thinkin bout you too, girl. Where u get all dem mouth instruments?

For real though, “Thinkin Bout You” is probably my favorite track off Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. I’ve been on Frank’s nuts like Romney on meme lists, but I haven’t heard too many good covers or remixes off the album tracks. So, I was stoked to come across this. Not to mention, Yuna does it all with voice loops.

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

On by Alex Mitchell In Music | comment  

It’s really a shame we haven’t posted about Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange release by now. We knew it was going to be on another level after hearing his Pyramids release a month ago, Novocain a year ago, and so on. There’s not much more to articulate now other than that the 24-year-old has transcended his generation. He puts the world on a pedestal - more like a silver tray in a McDonalds bag – and directs our attention, for once, to something larger than a self-obsessed personality.

Here’s one of my favorites, Sweet Life -