Atlanta to Atlantis: An Outkast Restrospective (via pitchfork)
Ten years after from their last major record, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, we trace Big Boi and Andre 3000’s path from Southern vanguards to the most universally beloved rappers in the world with a career-spanning essay followed by separate pieces on each of their six albums.
I wrote a short piece about Stankonia for this.
3:03 pm • 5 November 2013 • 2,631 notes
Egyptian Lover - Red Bull Music Academy Lecture
If you ever wanted to watch me squirm uncomfortably while a Los Angeles hip hop pioneer makes sex jokes then today is your day. There is some good information about Ice-T, 808s, spinning records backwards, etc., etc. in there too. Egypt later apologized for drinking two margaritas before the interview.
I also spoke to Ohio funk legend Steve Arrington of Slave who is not a rapper but who has been sampled by rappers. More importantly he is a tremendous talent, an incredible human, and a fan of James Taylor’s honesty.
1:21 pm • 7 June 2013 • 62 notes
Pitchfork: Hall Of Game - Super Ugly
I wrote about rap sonics and cleanliness and such in my latest Pitchfork column.
2:54 pm • 29 March 2013 • 63 notes