SMNTCS Originals

Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Speaking At The MOVE 2017 Conference

I had the honor of receiving an invitation from ACCESS (Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services) to speak on a panel at the MOVE 2017 conference. The panel was to be about Arabs in Hip Hop; I’m half-Arab and have worked with a...

When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
SMNTCS Conversations
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview

As part of my ‘When I Create’ interview series, I sat down for a talk with one of my favorite artists, Angel Deradoorian, stage name: Deradoorian, for a fun talk that covers topics such as: one of her recurring dreams, how she creates new music,...

DJ Candlestick Chops Flying Lotus’ “Dead Man’s Tetris”
DJ Candlestick Chops Flying Lotus’ “Dead Man’s Tetris”
SMNTCS Originals
Friday, 06 October 2017
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DJ Candlestick Chops Flying Lotus’ “Dead Man’s Tetris”

On the third anniversary of Flying Lotus’ odyssey of an album, You’re Dead!, we’re giving you DJ Candlestick’s chop of “Dead Man’s Tetris” featuring Snoop Dogg and Lotus’ rapping alter-ego, Captain Murphy. The remix is...

DRANK: Thundercat Chopped And Screwed
DRANK: Thundercat Chopped And Screwed
Music
Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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DRANK: Thundercat Chopped And Screwed

UPDATE: Order Drank by Thundercat & The Chopstars (DJ Candlestick and OG Ron C) on vinyl here to experience Thundercat chopped and screwed.  Chopped and screwed torchbearers, OG Ron C and DJ Candlestick (of the Chopstars), have finally released...

Parquet Courts x Bun B’s “Captive Of The Sun” Arrives
Parquet Courts x Bun B’s “Captive Of The Sun” Arrives
Lost & Found
Friday, 17 February 2017
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Parquet Courts x Bun B’s “Captive Of The Sun” Arrives

It’s been a long time comin’, but it’s finally here, the official “Captive of the Sun” remix by Parquet Courts featuring Bun B, and the Chopped Not Slopped remix by DJ Candlestick & OG Ron C. Yours truly has been credited as...

My Village Voice Pazz & Jop Best of 2016 Ballot
My Village Voice Pazz & Jop Best of 2016 Ballot
Music
Thursday, 26 January 2017
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My Village Voice Pazz & Jop Best of 2016 Ballot

One really cool thing I have the honor and privilege of doing is voting in the historic, annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll, and 2016’s ballot was easily the toughest to-date. So much good music came out. You’re also allowed to vote for a...

Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
SMNTCS Conversations
Monday, 28 November 2016
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Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated

While I was in Vancouver, Nardwuar the Human Serviette invited me onto his radio show at CiTR in the amazing new Student Nest at the University of British Columbia for a guest DJ mix and interview. It was a true honor and pleasure! Nardwuar is one of my favorite...

DJ Khaled Was An Orlando Magic Ball Boy
DJ Khaled Was An Orlando Magic Ball Boy
SMNTCS Originals
Thursday, 29 September 2016
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DJ Khaled Was An Orlando Magic Ball Boy

Did you know that DJ Khaled used to be a ball boy for the Orlando Magic? Did you also know that he used to hustle his mixtapes to the team’s players– like Shaquille O’Neal? Probably not because he’s never talked about it before. Thankfully, my...

The All Star Tribute to UGK Documentary Series
The All Star Tribute to UGK Documentary Series
Music
Monday, 30 May 2016
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The All Star Tribute to UGK Documentary Series

My first big project was the All Star Tribute to UGK documentary series. I made two of ’em. You might be asking, Who is UGK? I’ll tell you who, the god damned UnderGround Kingz. Pimp C and Bun B aka the Pimp and the Bun aka Tony Snow and...

Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Music
Thursday, 21 April 2016
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Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this phenomenon we call Prince’s Purple Rain. On June 25th, 1984, six months after Michael Jackson’s Thriller premiered on MTV, the world was introduced to Prince, the icon....