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January 2019

Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

Glass | M. Night Shyamalan

There’s a lengthy, terrific scene in Glass, in which the protagonists — three people with extraordinary abilities — are confronted both by each other and by a psychologist who is determined to prove to them that they aren’t superheroes, that they’re merely insane.…

January 17, 2019
by Greg Cwik Kicking the Canon Music

Lust for Life | Iggy Pop

The first of the two albums that Iggy Pop and David Bowie recorded during 1977, The Idiot is, in a sense, a David Bowie album, just one with Pop providing lyrics and vocals: Bowie dominated the production, sort of using the sessions as practice, honing the…

January 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Blueface | Famous Cryp

In a mere two months, L.A. native Blueface has already become more influential and artistically important than 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., and Michael Jackson combined. One listen to “Respect My Cryppin,’” — the most significant single released thus far in his short, yet already…

January 13, 2019
by Gina Sancricca Music What Would Meek Do?

Saba | Care for Me

Saba is a Westside Chicago rapper who operates within (and often collaborates with) the creative company of Noname, Phoelix, Smino, Mick Jenkins, and Jean Deux — all being Windy City natives representing artistic ambitions that mirror Chance the Rapper’s, in terms of production styles…

January 13, 2019
by Ryo Miyauchi Music What Would Meek Do?

DaBoii | Neva Lookin Back

The first taste of the ever-cocky DaBoii’s latest solo project — outside his group, SOB x RBE — came back in May, with “Onna Gang,” a track showcasing an unmistakable Bay Area slap, and one on which the rapper boasts, “90s baby, middle-fingers to the new school.”…

January 13, 2019
by M.G. Mailloux Music What Would Meek Do?

Noname | Room 25

A lot has changed for Noname since the release of her 2016 debut mixtape, Telefone, a release that afforded her a promotion from ‘friend of co-signer Chance the Rapper’ to something of a minor star. Much of that project’s success and popularity can be attributed to a sincerity that eludes…

January 13, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Famous Dex | Dex Meets Dexter

Famous Dex has penned some of the most insane, exuberant SoundCloud rap to date — tracks like Dex Meets Dexter‘s two singles, “Pick It Up” and “Japan.” The former of these features a simultaneously bouncy and tip-toeing beat that, combined with Dex’s explosive and erratic flow, creates an intense synergy…

January 13, 2019
by Paul Attard Music What Would Meek Do?

Chief Keef | Back From the Dead 3

Actually, fuck it: Chief Keef does need that stuntin’ break after all. Almost immediately after releasing one of his most consistent projects in five years (The Cozart, in all its insane, EDM-heavy glory), here goes Sosa destroying any and all good will we might have built up for…

January 13, 2019
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