‘Turn Off Your Brain and Just Trust Instinct’: Q-Tip on the Evolving Sound of Hip-Hop

For those of you who are into Hip-Hop (and longer reads)!

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A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth album, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, is a reminder of how much time has passed. As Noisey editor Kyle Kramer notes, it brings Phife Dawg’s voice back from the dead, uses familiar samples, and has that unmistakable Tribe groove. But the hip-hop group’s final studio album also marks now, and for many fans is very much relevant and political, especially given its release the day after the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

Kramer talks with Q-Tip about being egoless and instinctive — and staying true to himself and to Tribe while evolving with the sound of hip-hop.

I think you have to always look ahead, in anything. We sometimes become creatures of habit, and we want to continue to do things that we maybe have enjoyed or that strike a particular chord that we’ve experienced a long, long…

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Reflections on April Fool’s Day

By Rali Chorbadzhiyska London, Sofia, Athens - no one was safe from being tricked on April Fool's Day! Although not an official holiday, 1st of April has been an important date since the 19th century! Therefore, we've decided to share our favourite practical jokes by big companies done throughout the years! Google Google Chrome or Google Gnome?! … Continue reading Reflections on April Fool’s Day

The Topicality of Afro-Surrealism Today and Forever: A Critical Analysis of the ‘Afro-Surreal Manifesto’ by D. Scot Miller

  By Rali Chorbadzhiyska A few years after the coining of the term ‘Afro-Surrealism’ by Amiri Baraka in the 20th century, D. Scott Miller writes the movement’s manifesto in 2009.[1] Miller outlines the newness of Afro-Surrealism by also defending its engagement with past influences. He accounts for the politicising of the aesthetics with the prefix … Continue reading The Topicality of Afro-Surrealism Today and Forever: A Critical Analysis of the ‘Afro-Surreal Manifesto’ by D. Scot Miller

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Fans of Jodi Picoult’s touching stories and engaging characters? Our favourites by her include ‘Handle With Care’ and ‘My Sister’s Keeper’. ‘Leaving Time’ is a beautiful read is on our reading list! We liked this succinct and intriguing review (beware of spoilers). We urge you to give it a try even if it is outside your comfort reader-zone! 🙂

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The book alternates between Alice the Elephant Keeper and teen dleaving-timeaughter Jenna, who wants to find out how her mom died. So she talks to the psychic. There are multiple narrators for Jenna’s half of the book, and only some are interesting.

And then (spoiler) not quite, but ‘it was all a dream’ twist ending. Nothing is as it seems. There are clues to The Truth but they are all carefully explained away each time. Very annoying.

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