Tag Archives: Timbaland

A Conversation with Action Bastard

A few weeks ago, a tweet by Jay Cue of NRK sent my world into a temporary tailspin. I was introduced unsuspectingly to the world of Action Bastard, a young Baltimorean emcee/producer with a pension for dense, clever, often cleverly offensive rhymes … Continue reading

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Just in case you forgot Eminem used to be really dope…

There was a time when Eminem was so hot that Missy Elliott gave him his own damn track on her album. She contributes a “chorus” and half raps half speaks at the end of the song, but it feels as … Continue reading

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Me I’m Supa Fly, Supa Dupa Fly

Graced yesterday afternoon with a little soul, so why not continue the trend today. Here’s Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” If any of this sounds familiar, well, this is why: Peebles is not nearly as celebrated as she … Continue reading

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On Empire State of Mind, New York Anthems, and The King of New York

NOTE: This is not a completed treatise, just a collection of thoughts for the moment. I certainly plan on revisiting this subject once I’ve organized my mind a bit better, but I just wanted to get this out. It is … Continue reading

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