Watch: Kinetica – “Alquile” Music Video
Watch: Kinetica – “Alquile” Music Video
Lost & Found
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Watch: Kinetica – “Alquile” Music Video

Kinetica, a singer, songwriter, and beat-maker hailing from Chile, has released the official music video for her dance-pop anthem, “Alquile,” that offers her perspective on the struggles of keeping up appearances in the social media generation. Kinetica,...

DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal
DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal
Lost & Found
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
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DJ Mr. Rogers Plays Rhythm Roulette with Mass Appeal

Mass Appeal took a little trip to Houston to film an episode of Rhythm Roulette with H-town hero, DJ Mr. Rogers, and it turned out great. When Mass Appeal hit me up and asked who they should tape with in Houston, DJ Mr. Rogers was...

SMNTCS Spring Mixtape
SMNTCS Spring Mixtape
Playlists
Saturday, 28 April 2018
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SMNTCS Spring Mixtape

The official SMNTCS Spring Mixtape. Just hit shuffle. Did we miss a song? Let us know in the comments!...

Protected: Chopped & Blue
Protected: Chopped & Blue
SMNTCS Conversations
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
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Protected: Chopped & Blue

There is no excerpt because this is a protected...

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...

The Suffers – “Do Whatever” Video
The Suffers – “Do Whatever” Video
Lost & Found
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
438
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The Suffers – “Do Whatever” Video

The Suffers released a music video for their new single, “Do Whatever” today, and it may or may not feature a cameo from yours truly. The song is the second single off their upcoming sophomore album, Everything Here, due out July 13th, the release date...

My 2017 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Ballot
My 2017 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Ballot
Music
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
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My 2017 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Ballot

Every year I have the privilege of voting in the annual Village Voice Pazz and Jop music critics poll– created by legendary music writer Robert Christgau and first run in 1971, it’s the longest-running poll of its kind, and a great way to aggregate the...

Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity
Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity
Stories
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
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Pharrell, N.E.R.D., and Serendipity

We all gotta start somewhere. It’s Fall of 2010, I’m 20 years old, and had just been handed the reigns to Texas Student TV’s hip-hop  show, which I’d renamed Longhorn Hip Hop; N*E*R*D* was opening for Jay-Z in Austin and had a speaking...

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...