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Best Slime, 2015

December 22nd, 2015

thug

Fuck a lake I got fish here. Read more…

Best Rap, 2015

December 17th, 2015

future2

Whatever that fuckin’ means. Read more…

We Opened a Record Shop

June 19th, 2015

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My friend 12manrambo and I just opened a small record store here in Oakland, CA. It is called Park Blvd Records & Tapes. The address is 2014 Park Blvd, up the street from the old Parkway Theater and around the corner from Lake Merritt which is the greatest lake. You can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, the World Wide Web and Facebook. If you are in the Bay Area we are open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12pm to 7pm. If you are not in the Bay Area we will be putting together a little online shop eventually and then you will be able to lie and tell people you went to the Bay Area even if you didn’t. If you are somehow still checking this site the online store is open now.

Best Rap, 2014

December 16th, 2014

thugquan

I’m going fishing with these little bitty shrimp dips. Read more…

Mr. Fresh Goes To Washington

September 24th, 2014

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Trouble Funk f/ New York Incorporated Live @ The Maison, New Orleans 8/16/14

Or Washington comes to Mr. Fresh, to be more accurate. A few weeks ago I had a chance to see DC go-go pioneers Trouble Funk perform alongside Mannie Fresh in his hometown, the last great American city of New Orleans. The show, presented by Red Bull Music Academy, was pegged to the tenth anniversary of The Mind Of Mannie Fresh, which seems like a rather inauspicious cause for celebration. While it is his only major label solo album, and a very good one at that, The Mind Of remains a relatively slept on work from a producer with a gang of widely revered classics under his belt. But it proved relevant not so much in influence or visibility but for what it does musically. There have always been throwback threads running through Mannie’s work – he modeled the Hot Boyz after the Furious Five, for instance – but The Mind Of might be his most explicit attempt to rationalize those influences with early ’00s rap music. Read more…

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