How NY Hip-Hop Died On 9/11

 |  September 11, 2013
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what is cultural memory? news stories and internet videos are 3-minute clips. toddlers of the millennium can use a tablet before they know how to speak; instant fame has shrunk from the designated fifteen minutes to a few. the cycle goes: reality show star to porn debutante to burnt-out addict in 2 years. simply put, we’re tired of remembering so we gave up on it.
 
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Mixtape Download: Kool A.D. “51″

 |  April 24, 2012
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The indie blog darlings of Das Racist have been testing the waters of solo-stardom. Back in January Heems released “Nehru Jackets” on his Greedhead label and now Kool A.D. has dropped his own solo debut 51, via Mishka NYC. The reception for “Nehru Jackets” having been overwhelming positive, expectations run pretty high for the group’s (arguably, but really there’s no argument) better half. 51 features guest spots from Heems, (or Himansu, as I imagine his parents say) and the dudes of Main Attrakionz. It’s also 12 tracks longer than I want to listen to at once, but check out some choice tracks below or hit the link below for the full download.  Props to Mishka on this tape.

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