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May 28, 2019

by Joe Biglin Kicking the Canon Music

Lil’ Kim | Hard Core

The adage coined by Charlotte Whitton — that women must work twice as hard to be considered half as good as men — was repeatedly validated as women began to make serious gains on men in 20th century art. Take the rap game: it…

May 28, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Nav | Bad Habits

Last month, we had some fun goofin’ on Lil Skies. Sadly, I’m here to report there’s little to no fun to be had with Nav’s latest, Bad Habits. A self-described “brown boy with a bag,” the Punjabi-Canadian rapper has finally reached #1 on Billboard…

May 28, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Little Simz | Grey Area

2018 was one of the biggest years for rap in America — from blockbuster artists to up-and-comers to the underground — and 2019 shows no sign of slowing and no shortage of new hip-hop. Take it as a sign of high praise that a…

May 28, 2019
by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Rico Nasty | Anger Management

Rico Nasty comes in guns blazin’ to tear the Navs of the world a new one on Anger Management, screaming in admonition about “same thing… different day,” on the opening bar of “Cold.” For half the verse, she rips through lines at a breakneck…

May 28, 2019
by Greg Cwik Music Obscure Object

BIG|BRAVE | A Gaze Among Them

“Things are changing,” William Basinski told Pitchfork in 2012. “If the world ends on December 21, I’ll be perfectly happy with that. Who knows what the fuck is going to happen. But the old systems are crashing, and the patriarchy is falling away, and…

May 28, 2019
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