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PÉROLAS NEGRAS

It’s what Rio-based rap trio Pearls Negras used to be called, in their nascent stages, in 2012, after they met at drama school and formed a crew: Mari, Jeni, Alice. They lost a member—Andressa, Alice’s sister, who decided she didn’t … Continue reading

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BAD BITCHE$ BOMB FIRST

The following is the thing I wrote to accompany my 2011 Pazz & Jop ballot but did not get published on the Village Voice because of various time suckage issues. BUT IT IS STILL IMPORTANT cuz it addresses thoughts about … Continue reading

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THE GOD TIOMBE LOCKHART b/w WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES

Cubic Zirconia Take Me High from Tiombe Lockhart on Vimeo. My interview with the inimitable Tiombe Lockhart of Cubic Zirconia in Scion’s Dance Fanzine is now outtie (along with profiles of Falty DL, Dillon Francis and French design house Ill-Studio). … Continue reading

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HEAR ME TALK ALOUD PON THE INTERNET

OH AND. If you are dying to hear said bitching sailor voice, on the radio it comes off more like “a high-pitched man doing Quiet Storm.” You can experience this spectacular audio beverage every Saturday on East Village Radio (dot … Continue reading

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O HELL YEAH I’M FANCY. MARY J. BLIGE, SWIZZ BEATZ AND RAPTUROUS ATONALITY.

I have to talk about ‘Fancy.’ I know I am L8, but I can’t stop thinking about it, mainly because every time my morning alarm goes off, the various ‘rhythmic’ NYC stations to which I’ve programmed the clock radio — … Continue reading

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OH, LARRY!: KANYE WEST IS HAVING HIS LIZA MINNELLI MOMENT

Kanye West has reached total skeevemaster flex status, and I’m not saying that because his GOOD Friday singles covers are full of naked/bloodied/dead whitegirls (SEEN IT) or because his wangpiece is all up on your laptop screen (SEEN IT). I … Continue reading

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STOP LOOKING AT ME: CLAIRE AND I CHAT ABOUT “RAPE GAZE”

Last week a tiny corner of the internet was having a small public quasi-freakout over the term “rape gaze,” a fake genre term used to connote an even tinier corner of music that is beat-based, generally depressed, slovenly, greasy (hairwise) … Continue reading

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