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Kendrick Lamar, "The Colbert Report",  And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar, “The Colbert Report”, And Life-Affirming Music

Kendrick Lamar is the illest cat out right now. Check his appearance on “The Colbert Report.”

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

The 2014 Blerdy Awards: Praising The Best Music of 2014-Mostly

Adding my voice to the year-end lists…with a twist.

Catch "The Rhythm" With MNEK's Latest

Catch “The Rhythm” With MNEK’s Latest

Another dope joint from MNEK. Check out “The Rhythm.”

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For "The People"

Always On Time: De La Soul & Chuck D Join Forces For “The People”

De La Soul and Chuck D on the same track? Long Island is definitely in the building.

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning "Heads"

Check The Technique 2: A Must-Have For Discerning “Heads”

A must-have for every hip-hop fan on your Christmas list.

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With "Memrise"

Frank Ocean Teases New Album (Maybe?) With “Memrise”

Frank Ocean is back…or is he?

Blerd Appreciation: Living Colour

Blerd Appreciation: Living Colour

Hey kids…these guys are a lot more than CM Punk’s entrance music.

Random Thoughts: Ferguson Edition

Random Thoughts: Ferguson Edition

I’ve been thinking recently about thought suppression. I’m pretty sure anyone who has been through a traumatic incident has done it, even if they’re not aware of it. Something painful or uncomfortable pops into your head, you reflexively think of something else to try to eliminate that painful feeling as quickly as possible. What may seem like general absentmindedness to the casual observer may actually be a lot more involved than that. What’s my point? I’m not sure, actually. (updated: […]

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let's Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

Blerd Radio 2014: Episode 16B: Let’s Go To The Hall (of Fame) (Part II)

The Hall of Fame is cool and all that, but THIS podcast has an AARON NEVILLE impression.

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Some Way Out Funk Courtesy Of The Legendary Steve Arrington

Have you had your funk today?

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

Damien Rice hits the concert trail. Check the article for dates.

Completely Random Song Of The Day: Cause & Effect's "You Think You Know Her"

Completely Random Song Of The Day: Cause & Effect’s “You Think You Know Her”

You can enjoy the silence…or you can play the lone top 40 hit for synth duo/Depeche Mode clones Cause & Effect.