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Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team ( Big Money,   Michael ParrThe Packet Man  &  Dr. Z ) created a lengthy (and pretty intense) podcast about being record geeks, a topic that’s pretty much the reason this podcast even exists. Then Big Money’s Macbook shit the bed (why am I talking about myself in the third person?), taking the podcast with it. After a couple weeks to regroup, the team is back and we’re talking about another topic near and dear to our hearts: nostalgia. This article is a good jumping off point for the podcast , as all three […]

Revolutions On Air Gives It Up For The Greatest NY DJs Of All Time

Revolutions On Air Gives It Up For The Greatest NY DJs Of All Time

A new documentary gives props to the DJs at the center of a musical revolution.

De La Soul Still "God It" On New Track

De La Soul Still “God It” On New Track

While we wait for a full-length album, De La Soul gets an assist from Nas on a new track.

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

(2015, Episode 4) Last week, I posted the first portion of our 2-part series celebrating all that was great (and a few things that weren’t) about 1990. While the first part focused heavily on film and TV, most of this second part is dedicated to our bread and butter-music. Here’s some of what gets discussed by  Big Money , Michael Parr , Dr. Z and The Packet Man (Michael Cunningham) in this episode: The Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Scandal: And how no one thought it odd that people who barely […]

"Today Today Today" Heralds James Taylor's First Album Of New Material In Over A Decade

“Today Today Today” Heralds James Taylor’s First Album Of New Material In Over A Decade

The original JT returns with his first album of new material in almost a decade and a half.

On The Horizon: New Frank Ocean Album Scheduled For July

On The Horizon: New Frank Ocean Album Scheduled For July

Praise Jeebus! New Frank Ocean music soon come!

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

De La Soul Kickstart Their New Album With Crowdfunding Campaign

Pos, Dave & Maseo are finally delivering that new album…check the details on De La Soul’s upcoming project.

Five January Releases That I'm Looking Forward To

Five January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To

Ne-Yo is one of several big-name artists dropping new albums in January. Check out my thoughts on this and four other upcoming releases I’m looking forward to.

New Episodes Of UnSung Begin Next Week

New Episodes Of UnSung Begin Next Week

More episodes of “UnSung” kick off next week, starting with one featuring the Super Freak himself, Rick James.

Set Your "Lampshades On Fire": Modest Mouse Is Back

Set Your “Lampshades On Fire”: Modest Mouse Is Back

Indie rock vets Modest Mouse return with “Lampshades On Fire,” heralding their first new album in eight years.

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

Damien Rice Announces Spring 2015 Tour

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

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With "Ruckus In B-Minor"

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With “Ruckus In B-Minor”

Clan (still) in da front!

Reviews
Let Miguel Pour You A Hot Cup Of "Coffee"

Let Miguel Pour You A Hot Cup Of “Coffee”

Miguel wants to get into your pants.

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

25 Years Of Fear Of A Black Planet

If you were to ask me to list my favorite rap albums of all time (hey, there’s an idea for a future list),  Public Enemy’s Fear Of A Black Planet would be near the top of that list. The album broke new ground sonically and lyrically, and should be an essential part of any hip-hop fan’s collection. As a 13 year old who was already knee deep in hip-hop when Fear came out, the album was a watershed moment in my […]

Set Your "Lampshades On Fire": Modest Mouse Is Back

Set Your “Lampshades On Fire”: Modest Mouse Is Back

Indie rock vets Modest Mouse return with “Lampshades On Fire,” heralding their first new album in eight years.

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.

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

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

Frank Ocean is back…or is he?

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?

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.

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With "Ruckus In B-Minor"

Throw Up Your Ws: The Clan Is Back With “Ruckus In B-Minor”

Clan (still) in da front!

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson Establishes Identity; Sings Her Ass Off on JHud

Jennifer Hudson gets delightfully retro on a surprisingly good new album.

Rock The Vote With Andre Cymone

Rock The Vote With Andre Cymone

Before you go to the polls next Tuesday (and especially if you weren’t planning to go,) Andre Cymone would like a word with you.

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

A Diva Disaster: The Queen Of Soul Stumbles With Covers Collection

No, Aretha. Just…no.

Features
Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 6 : More Nostalgia; Exploring The Reissue Theory

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 6 : More Nostalgia; Exploring The Reissue Theory

I bet you can’t wait until the deluxe reissue of this podcast, coming your way in 2035. With bonus footage!

A New Video From The "Unstoppable" Lianne La Havas

A New Video From The “Unstoppable” Lianne La Havas

If you haven’t discovered Lianne La Havas yet, now is the time.

bLISTerd: Ranking Each Of Mariah Carey's #1 Hits

bLISTerd: Ranking Each Of Mariah Carey’s #1 Hits

Mariah’s long list of chart-toppers, ranked from worst to first.

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

Blerd Radio Podcast 2015 | Episode 5: Back In The Day (Part One)

The Blerd Radio team ( Big Money,   Michael ParrThe Packet Man  &  Dr. Z ) created a lengthy (and pretty intense) podcast about being record geeks, a topic that’s pretty much the reason this podcast even exists. Then Big Money’s Macbook shit the bed (why am I talking about myself in the third person?), taking the podcast with it. After a couple weeks to regroup, the team is back and we’re talking about another topic near and dear to our hearts: nostalgia. This article is a good jumping off point for the podcast , as all three […]

bLISTerd: Ranking Every Song To Hit #1 In 1990

bLISTerd: Ranking Every Song To Hit #1 In 1990

I rank every song to hit #1 in 1990. Let’s kick it!

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990 (Part 2!!)

(2015, Episode 4) Last week, I posted the first portion of our 2-part series celebrating all that was great (and a few things that weren’t) about 1990. While the first part focused heavily on film and TV, most of this second part is dedicated to our bread and butter-music. Here’s some of what gets discussed by  Big Money , Michael Parr , Dr. Z and The Packet Man (Michael Cunningham) in this episode: The Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Scandal: And how no one thought it odd that people who barely […]

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990! (Part One)

Blerd Radio Travels To 1990! (Part One)

Part one of a two part podcast celebrating Ninja Turtles, Cop Rock & Graffiti Bridge! Yep, we’re taking you back to 1990.

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 2: Blerd Lines?

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 2: Blerd Lines?

The Blerd Radio team weighs in on the “Blurred Lines” controversy in the latest podcast.

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 1: The Neo-Soul Podcast

Blerd Radio 2015 | Episode 1: The Neo-Soul Podcast

We’re talking Erykah, Jill, Angie, Lauryn and more in our neo-soul podcast.

Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson's "Knees"

Flyte Brothers XXIX: Howard Johnson’s “Knees”

Get funky with Howard Johnson + Jam & Lewis in the latest Flyte Brothers column.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 18-B; 2014 In Review (Part Two)

The final Blerd Radio podcast of 2014 has arrived. Happy New Year!

Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day's "Fishnet"

Flyte Brothers XXVIII: Morris Day’s “Fishnet”

The Time reunites (kinda?) for a Morris Day #1 smash.