The Hip-Hop Cultural Tourist Examination

October 31, 2013 2 comments

tourist Syllabification: (tour·ist) Pronunciation: /ˈto͝orist/ noun 1a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure:the pyramids have drawn tourists to Egypt 2short for tourist class Courtesy of the Oxford English Dictionary. Yes, the King’s English all up in this bitch.     INTRODUCTORY ESSAY  Cultural tourism in hip-hop—it’s a touchy subject. Before we delve into […]

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MJF Mixtape: August 2013

September 1, 2013 No comments yet

The temperature is dropping to something more breathable these days. Fall is encroaching but August had some hot new albums from the likes of Washed Out and Earl Sweatshirt, a surprisingly interesting mixtape from Trinidad Jame$ and lots of great singles from electronic producers, rappers, and indie groups alike. Featured on here you’ll hear the likes of Dillon Francis ft. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Teen Daze, […]

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JoJo: The Anti-Miley?

August 27, 2013 6 comments

Performing last night at Vitamin Water and The FADER’s #uncapped music series, JoJo was exactly the sort of palate cleansing I needed after the abandonment of God and all things good in the world that gave way to whatever the hell Miley Cyrus was doing at the VMAs. Once the smoke cleared, and with them […]

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OUTLOOK FESTIVAL: MY TOP TEN

August 22, 2013 1 comment

Ladies and Gents, Boys and Girls – Outlook is finally around the corner. And if you, my global friends are unable to board a flight to Pula, Croatia next week, worry not, as I will be your trusty eyes, ears, brains and bits. Live vicariously through me, I promise we’ll all have a good time. […]

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MJF Mix: July 2013

August 1, 2013 No comments yet

Follow @kayyyak Sweet July. You were magical, you were inspiring, but most importantly you gave us the official video for  Type of Way. Our blog-father Marc insisted I included Rich Homie Quan a few months back. I didn’t buy it. But with summer in full effect, I began to feel some type of way that […]

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