TMG Track Picks Weekly 2-11-19

If you're in Japan, happy holiday. Enjoy your Monday off. To everybody else, here's a playlist to help get you through. This week's soundtrack has Rico Nasty showing off her diverse delivery, cadence, and unmatched confidence. Royce da 5' 9" separates himself from victims disguised as opportunists. In an interview below, Killer Mike talks about his new show Trigger Warning and black capitalism. Tina Snow is warming my heart with her icey performance on "WTF I Want." Elzhi's remake of

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TMG Track Picks Weekly 2.4.19

We always making history, except that this month the woefully ignored contributions that black people have made to this planet will be suddenly elevated. To usher in the celebration we got Noname wrapping rhymes around some minimal funk and jazz grooves. In 1974, Angela Davis sounded like she's talking about today. Saba and Chance The Rapper kill it on "Logout." From the makers of the HBO show Random Acts of Flyness, comes a short film and collaboration with 24-year-old, old

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Marley Marl and the Social, Economic, and Political History Surrounding Hip-Hop’s Origin

Photo by Bradley Lalo Hester In October of last year, DJ and producer Marlon Williams, better known as Marley Marl, was here in Tokyo spinning at Speakeasy, a locally known mobile dance party that’s featured numerous pioneering DJ’s. Partygoers had him signing their vinyl copies of his classic singles like “Biz Is Goin' Off” (1987). He was kicking it with loving fans, taking flicks, and the party’s promoter, Brooklyn Terry, brought him a sparkling cake to which the crowd sung him

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