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...

Ladybug Mecca’s Brookzill Mix – Featuring Me!
Ladybug Mecca’s Brookzill Mix – Featuring Me!
Lost & Found
Thursday, 18 August 2016
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Ladybug Mecca’s Brookzill Mix – Featuring Me!

Q: What’s something Erykah Badu and I have in common? A: We’re both featured on Ladybug Mecca (of Digable Planets) new mixtape, released ahead of her new group Brookzill’s upcoming album, Throwback to the Future.  Earlier this year, I lent my voice...

Drake’s ‘Codeine Views’ Arrives via The Chopstars
Drake’s ‘Codeine Views’ Arrives via The Chopstars
Lost & Found
Friday, 05 August 2016
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Drake’s ‘Codeine Views’ Arrives via The Chopstars

Some Most music just sounds better slowed down, and that includes Codeine Views, which Drake just premiered via the OVO website. Being from Houston, I love the way Drake educates folks about our culture– like always making sure his albums get the Midas Touch...

Brookzill!’s New Song “Saudade Songbook” Is So Good
Brookzill!’s New Song “Saudade Songbook” Is So Good
Lost & Found
Friday, 05 August 2016
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Brookzill!’s New Song “Saudade Songbook” Is So Good

We love to see worlds collide, and that’s exactly what’s happening on “Saudade Songbook,” the new single from Brookzill!— a collaboration between Ladybug Mecca (of Digable Planets), Prince Paul (of De La Soul), Don Newkirk (a De La...

The Suffers Take Us To “Midtown”
The Suffers Take Us To “Midtown”
Lost & Found
Thursday, 28 July 2016
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The Suffers Take Us To “Midtown”

In the music video for (SMNTCS favorites) The Suffers‘ “Midtown,” which premiered on Solange’s Saint Heron, lead singer Kam Franklin finds herself face-to-face with a lover from her past. The video deals with the mush of feelings we feel when...

Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing
Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing
Stories
Sunday, 17 July 2016
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Parquet Courts and Bun B: A Likely Pairing

On July 14th, 2016, Bun B joined Parquet Courts on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to debut their remix of the Courts’ “Captive of the Sun.” Sifting through tweets on Twitter, folks just couldn’t believe these two worlds had collided;...

Young Fathers “Only Child” Okayafrica Performance
Young Fathers “Only Child” Okayafrica Performance
Africa
Saturday, 18 June 2016
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Young Fathers “Only Child” Okayafrica Performance

While in New York City for a month-long stint of filming sketches for An Ode To Hannibal Buress, I was asked to help film an acoustic performance of Young Fathers’ “Only Child” for Okayafrica. A sister channel of Okayplayer, Okayafrica specializes...

Anik Khan is a “Renegade” on New Single
Anik Khan is a “Renegade” on New Single
Lost & Found
Friday, 17 June 2016
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Anik Khan is a “Renegade” on New Single

Anik Khan is a SMNTCS favorite who makes us believe in the Brown Alliance that Q-Tip once rapped about– and his new single, “Renegade,” is only serving to strengthen his impressive sophomore season. The Bengali-born, Astoria, Queens-raised MC is the...

SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D
SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D
Stories
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
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SMNTCS Stories: Introducing My Dad to Chuck D

By the time this picture was taken, Chuck D and I had met and interviewed several times, most recently for the UGK documentary. For some reason, he kept saying yes to my interview requests. I was 20 when we first met. At that age, you...

SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B
SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B
Stories
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
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SMNTCS Stories: Helping Drake Surprise Bun B

Drake and I have the same mentor: Bun B. I always wondered when we’d get to meet, and under what circumstances. Our first meeting ended up happening because of seeds I had planted several years prior, here’s the story… One sunny L.A. afternoon, I...