Justin Hampton

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  • 11 years ago

    For the rest of us, language flows in a straightforward neural pathway before it reaches our tongues. Not for Aesop Rock. The New York City MC's cryptic and poetic lyrical flow has earned him critical acclaim and a worldwide following, and he has ...

  • 12 years ago

    For the rest of us, language flows on a nonlinear yet generally straightforward neural pathway before it reaches our tongues, picking up a few personal significances and even trace bits of wit if we're lucky. Every so often, though, a few people s...

  • 12 years ago

    Global dance music has taken a hell of a beating over the past year or two. Once poised alongside rap to totally eclipse a rock-music field caught in the post-grunge doldrums, all sorts of white boys with guitars are starting to drown out the acid...

  • 12 years ago

    According to the urban laws of gentrification, artists and social misfits generally tend to bring a mixed bag of blessings when they move into the 'hood. They add to the local color and do wondrous things to their spaces, but higher rents, baby-to...

  • 12 years ago

    If anyone alive could bring legitimacy to the sound of your average nightclub, it's progressive house mainstay Paul Van Dyk. Though the German producer has frequently and publicly repudiated the term, his work helped validate trance music with an ...

  • 13 years ago

    In conversation, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller of electro-rock duo Adult. come across as a modular unit, the modern update of American Gothic's catatonic Midwestern archetypes. They break away from their daily routine of running their own rec...


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