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Rearward Glances and Real World Chances: A Review of Rilgood’s Mixtape Kingdom

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Rear-view mirrors allow drivers to see rearward facilitating informed driving decisions; at least that is their purpose in our culture. Rilgood is from Nigeria. Yorùbá culture originated from Nigeria. Santeria is partially derived from Yorùbá religion. In Santeria, however, looking backwards is sometimes regarded as incautious because it keeps present obstacles that should have been relinquished.

Kingdom, Rilgood’s newest mixtape, is that rear-view mirror music. Kingdom is hazardous to listen to because throughout the mixtape Rilgood fits into view distracting glimpses of  realization, disappointment, bliss, and gloom similarly experienced by motorists taking poorly timed debilitating glances at rear-view mirrors. He caresses the low-spirited and sunken production[1] with simple lyrics that invite reflection which may lead to awareness, a rubbernecking accident, or both.

Kingdom is slick. Your pause button better have anti-lock brakes or else you’ll have a hard time turning Rilgood’s latest project off. On his mixtape, its apparent Rilgood doesn’t vaunt himself, but I am unsure whether he held back more than he should have. As such, his mixtape is a paradox and that momentous tension is what keeps me from getting tired of it. I can’t figure it out. – Droopy

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Listen to Kingdom below:

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[1] By Woodro Skillson, The Gift, Rilgood, Dot Da Genius, Kechphrase, Dave Maxwell, Flick James, RC Bankwell, 88-Keys, and Keyboard Kid.

The Aspiring Me in New York City

Friday, April 26th, 2013

I interviewed The Aspiring Me a few weeks ago. If you missed it, you can read the interview here.

I got word that he is performing at the Tender Trap 245 S 1st Street Brooklyn, NY, via this very fluid and clear cut freestyle. In the song he also shouts out THE T.R.O.Y. BLOG and yours truly.

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He really killed the beat. So much that the actual SoundCloud sound wave frequency looks like a scar on the computer screen.

There is a lot going on in this freestyle.  (more…)

Biz Markie “Live at Q Club, NYC (1994)”

Monday, October 4th, 2010

The last few weeks I’ve found myself listening to a lot of Biz Markie. Old albums, new reissues with bonus material, even a couple vinyls. I’ve also dug out some cd’s that I got in trades way back in the day. This is one of my favorites. It’s a DJ set from Biz in 1994 at Q Club in NYC. Please keep in mind that this is a live recording of Biz spinning records, interacting with the crowd, yelling and basically doing whatever he felt like doing that night.


enjoy,
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