2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

Finally.  As I belatedly promised on my last post, I wanted to share my top five albums of 2015.  It was a solid year, with a range of quality listens from Grande Marshall to Omen.  Did I fail to include some amazing mainstream gems, including To Pimp A Butterfly? Absolutely.  However, my year-end round-up aims … Continue reading 2015: The Year’s Most Rotated Joints

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Back In Steady Rotation

In a moment of philosophical banter, my friend recently pointed out that doing a task 90% of the time is a chore while doing it 100% of the time is easy. His advice reminded me of how a wise man once noted that "discipline is freedom".  Both of these delicious morsels of knowledge would have been better wasted on someone … Continue reading Back In Steady Rotation

Summer 2015’s Best Listens Part 1: July Cranks Up The Heat

It is freakin' hot outside today.  It was hot out yesterday and it's going to be hot again tomorrow.  Shit, at this point it's been downright toasty for nearly two weeks.  Summer in New England is a roller coaster of weather, ranging from pleasantly cool evenings to oppressively humid afternoons that pave the way for massive thunderstorms. … Continue reading Summer 2015’s Best Listens Part 1: July Cranks Up The Heat

Spring 2015’s Best Listens

Like any drain that isn't frequently cleaned out with a powerful chemical agent, an unwelcome amount of sludge can start to amass over time.  Over the last few months, since I've dedicated valuable blog space to my rambling musings about life, featured guest posts about live shows/relevant topics, and shared farfetched perspectives on the ever changing … Continue reading Spring 2015’s Best Listens

In Steady Rotation Gets Live

The last few months have been a whirlwind of extensive traveling, workshops and networking, and other spontaneous adventures.  In the interest of continuing to answer all prospective experiential inquiries in the affirmative, I ended up seeing some pretty dope hip-hop performances from February through May.  The highlight was most certainly the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, … Continue reading In Steady Rotation Gets Live

I Can’t Breathe

Winter's been tough.  After Boston's ill-fated pact with the devil, ensuring that the Patriots glided towards their umpteenth Superbowl victory, the forces above chose to punish us with one of the most brutal winters in recent memory.  We received over 110 inches of snow fall, crushing all records before us and simultaneously pushing our dear city to … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe

In Steady Rotation: A New Year in Digital Digging

For the very few followers that regularly check this blog for its intended purpose, which is to bring you quintessential hip-hop music, discovered and reviewed monthly, you've probably realized that it's been notably quiet for several months.  My travel-clogged holidays and expanding work schedule have both impeded my ability to actually lose myself in the expansive world … Continue reading In Steady Rotation: A New Year in Digital Digging