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What Would Meek Do? | Issue 10

August 6, 2019

SoundCloud junkies Paul Attard and Joe Biglin run down some rap releases from the months of June in the latest What Would Meek Do?. This tenth official issue features takes on some new faces (Lil Nas X’s 7 EP; Polo G’s Die A Legend; and GoldLink’s Diaspora), some established veterans (Gucci Mane’s Delusions of Grandeur and Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s Bandana), and a meme rapper/Biglin Fave™ (Yung Gravy’s Sensational). For our Kicking the Canon pick this issue, Joe decided to take…

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#KickingtheCanon by Paul Attard Music

2Pac | Me Against the World

Had he not been murdered more than two decades ago, Tupac Shakur would have turned 48 this month; he would be in the third decade of his career, and probably still releasing an album every two years or so. He would also, very possibly,…

June 27, 2019
by Paul Attard Film Retrospective

Don’t Be Young | Lou Ye

The literal translation of Don’t Be Young‘s Chinese title, “Wei Qing Shao Nu,“ means “Emotional Young Lady”— and it is, in many ways, a more than appropriate title for Lou Ye’s debut*. But the film’s stateside-given name serves a more theoretical purpose connected to its…

May 14, 2019
#PopRocks by Paul Attard Music

Schoolboy Q | Crash Talk

Patience is a virtue that most hip-hop fans don’t possess, and one that they don’t really need to; it’s generally been accepted that in order to stay relevant against the seemingly endless cavalcade of face-tatted SoundCloud youngsters, an artist has to consistently flood the…

May 10, 2019
#StreamingScene by Paul Attard Film

Dhayam | Kannan Rangaswamy

Billed as “the first Indian film to be shot inside a single room,” Dhayam proves that some ideas are so inane that just maybe they aren’t enough to sustain a film. (In any case, there are multiple shots used throughout Dhayam involving the cast…

May 1, 2019
#KickingtheCanon by Paul Attard Music

Nas | Illmatic

In 1982, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five released what’s largely considered the first ‘conscious’ mainstream rap single, “The Message,” a harrowing seven-minute journey into the hellish existence of project housing and the means one must utilize to escape it. Freedom from this infernal…

April 26, 2019
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