New Video: Future’s “Absolutely Going Brazy”

If you’ve been in the market for an epilepsy test and some sub-par Future, you’re in luck. The Atlanta rapper debuted the video for “Absolutely Going Brazy”, a collaboration with producer Tarentino of 808 Mafia notoriety. Flickering between images from Future’s tours, “Absolutely Going Brazy” takes the sing-songy flow Future embraced on 2017s HNDRXX and threads it into a trap-beat laced with xylophones repetitive vocal melodies. Check … Continue reading New Video: Future’s “Absolutely Going Brazy”

Ben Simmons’ infectious play is the guiding light for the Philadelphia 76ers

If you have even a halfway developed perspective on NBA basketball you already know Ben Simmons is something special. It’s like that time McDonald’s debuted the Reese’s McFlurry; no matter how skeptical you were, every time you pulled up to the drive-thru and saw the orange and brown mix-ins on the menu, you smiled, and your heart was at ease. You already know Simmons has … Continue reading Ben Simmons’ infectious play is the guiding light for the Philadelphia 76ers

MED and Guilty Simpson revive J Dilla on Loyalty – EP

What’s the best way to build hype for an album? Some would say gathering a bunch of your favorite contemporaries in some secluded Wyoming getaway and making sure TMZ speculates the ins and outs of the forthcoming tunes. If that’s not your style, then actually releasing music before even more music drops might be an effective strategy. MED (aka Medaphoar) and Guilty Simpson chose the … Continue reading MED and Guilty Simpson revive J Dilla on Loyalty – EP

Book Review: Suburban Erasure

This review was originally published at MIT’s CoLab Radio. Read the original here. Before there are institutions and regulations, there are people, places and cultures. The importance of these three things is paramount in understanding the immeasurable amounts of research that comprises Suburban Erasure: How the Suburbs Ended the Civil Rights Movement in New Jersey. In just under 200 pages, Dr. Walter D. Greason composes a historiography … Continue reading Book Review: Suburban Erasure

Indie Spotlight: GannonNwar’s Live From Public Housing

For the third release of the four-part series Live from Public Housing, Brooklyn’s Gannon Nwar is, as he raps on Public’s “Make It Back”, “focused on the nuance”. Taking inspiration from Pharrell, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes and others Nwar is a double threat, serving as the executive producer and the sole voice across the series. In line with the EP’s title Public, each of the … Continue reading Indie Spotlight: GannonNwar’s Live From Public Housing

Three outstanding outcomes from DeRozan, Ibaka and Casey’s ejections

The best thing to happen to the Toronto Raptors this season are their 52 wins. But not for the reason you’d think. Sure, 52 wins have clinched the Raptors a playoff spot. It’s even the second-highest mark in team history, and there are still 12 games left. The real reason winning in Toronto is great however, is it lets you fly off the handle when … Continue reading Three outstanding outcomes from DeRozan, Ibaka and Casey’s ejections

Weekend Spins 3/17/18

Weekend Spins is back with another quick rundown of Friday’s notables. From a birthday celebration to a salute to a city tested by flood waters, TripleOT has the hook up for your music needs. Chuck Strangers – Consumers Park Don’t let the eerily dark intro to Consumers Park paint your only picture of Chuck Strangers. Reminiscent of the pitched-down vocals from Bastard-era Tyler, the Creator … Continue reading Weekend Spins 3/17/18

Chris Paul has legendarily sticky fingers and no one seems to care

The NBA is a brotherhood. Players are quick to shout-out others successes, as evidenced by Josh Richardson’s levitating after a Rodney McGruder three.    Levitate levitate levitate… A post shared by Brandon Johnson (@bjtripleot) on Mar 15, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT Surprisingly, that same brotherhood has seemed to ignore a career milestone for one of the league’s most vocal players: Chris Paul. During Thursday’s game … Continue reading Chris Paul has legendarily sticky fingers and no one seems to care

August Greene Unearth the Roses from the Concrete – Review

If Kendrick Lamar is this generation’s refreshing kale-berry smoothie, then August Greene is its deep-roasted coffee. Augmented by a certain maturity that no artificial sweetener could replicate, the supergroup formed by Common, Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper is continuing the story freshly laid by 2015s To Pimp A Butterfly. That’s not to say August Greene is late to the race called black expression – quite … Continue reading August Greene Unearth the Roses from the Concrete – Review

Jamal Murray reinsipres Lakers' bloodlust

Jamal Murray re-inspired bloodlust in 20,000 Los Angelenos

Visitors to the Staples Center haven’t had much to cheer for since April 13, 2016. Kobe Bryant’s final game set in motion a new era in Los Angeles, one guided by youth and rebuilding that is taking years to manifest into a winning product. Little did they know, Jamal Murray was to become a local fan favorite. Three months ago in Denver, Murray nonchalantly dribbled … Continue reading Jamal Murray re-inspired bloodlust in 20,000 Los Angelenos