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Article: Beauty by beatmakers

“Instrumental hip hop sucks. Ban it forever.” SF Weekly editor Philip Mlynar doesn’t fear the use of hyperbole to express why his eardrums shiver when he listens to instrumental hip hop. It’s “the banal meandering stepchild of hip hop”; “sample-based Chinese water-torture”.
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Article: Southern Renaissance

WillPower has only been in town for a couple of hours, but it’s already apparent that it’s going to be a long night. William Washington has been working feverishly for this day: A showcase of his singer Nikkiya at the New Brookland Tavern accompanied by
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Article: Bebop for B-Boys

I think the much-maligned ‘jazz rap’ thing never really made it to a full-fledged genre. If funk and soul are hip hop’s parents, jazz is kinda like an uncle who drifts into town now and then, sleeps on the couch, bums hip hop’s cigarettes and tells stories about the good old days.
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