- Another Crunk Cartology: if you happened to miss Ghislain Poirier’s African hip-hop mixes, you really need to track those down. For another perspective on the whole back-and-forth, see Daara J’s Boomerang thesis.
- Droid brings the latest blogariddimic spectacular: an hour of early 90s dancehall, an underappreciated but overwhelming (and deeply influential) era for reggae music — easy skanking gives way to bomp-bomp banging as flip-tongue DJs go to vocal and conceptual extremes (e.g., the opening Papa San cut is mindblowing; why don’t we hear more dancehall dramatizations along pantomime lines?)
- Blood & Fire inna digital download style !!
- Mad EP virtually drops distorted pastoral dreams via netlabel insidesmusic
- You may have caught pbWolf’s V-day mix last week, but you prolly missed the nicely mixd’n’mashed love affair offered up by Summaville’s own gNotes over @ El Canyonazo‘s spot for internat’l hip-hop Gnawledge. Sweet beats for lovers —
- Oye!: Afro-Pacific hip hop from Colombia
- Blame it on Steinski (Blame it on Hua)
- 50 incredible rap songs: ohword?!
- “these are troubling signs”: JA’s
witch‘homo’ hunt continues —
“Jamaica has lost its way if men think they can openly flaunt being gay without any consequences. We don’t want that kind of open gay life in this country,” the woman said. [link]
- what the drilly with that though?