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Aesop Rock + Homeboy Sandman= Lice! (Freeee)

Two great rappers, one free ep called Lice. Wait for it…let it burrow into your head. And just because it’s free doesn’t mean they cheated on the talent, production by Blockhead, Dj Spinna, and more. Big ups to Jeremy Fish for the cover art too. Bacon and eggs.

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#1 Rap Song Goodie Mob “Cell Therapy” (Well, 20yrs Ago…)

Who’s that peekin’ in my window???

Goodie Mob. Had a couple great albums and then a couple that just didn’t click once a lead member left to make more good music, some dubious life choices, and some straight up evil shit (the Cosby effect?). But hey, if we transport back 20 years, according to the Billboard charts things were all gravy for the Goodie Mob crew.


Hump Day: Missy Elliot Bounces Back

Yea. I was saving this one. Saving it for a day I needed it and what do you know? Hump day seems to be just the right time. Missy Elliot finally comes back with a new single and accompanying video and to no surprise she doesn’t miss a step. Press play.

For a more in depth interview and what she’s up to check out i-D magazine’s exclusive. And for a list of what I love about Missy, she’s-

fun without the vapidness

conscious without the pretension or facade

thuggish without the ignorance

pop without being diluted

feminist without having to scrawl it on her forehead cuz she just IS

a rapper without having to have the prefix “female” affixed to it


KidX- WebsterX and Q the Sun Drop it On Us

Yea, I grew up in the sprawling MKE area so I’m partial to the hip hop that bubbles up from around these parts but that don’t even matter, KidX brings some all around, universal cosmic slop to the table.

Fashioned around Radiohead’s Kid A, WebsterX and Q the Sun pick up the past and drop it in the now. Enjoy.


Beat This

Bored on your black Friday/post T-day slump day? Check out some hip hop history from ’84, care of BBC. Legit.

Beat This: A Hip-Hop History (1984) from Dave Chino on Vimeo.