Let Them Unlearn, Rapper Curly Castro

There are tracks that sound like a stunned body in perpetual fight or flight mode. Its skull reverberates from voices shouting, “get up… get out.” The neighborhood is a kill box and the “Only one way out/of course is man made/looking down the tunnel, endless/don’t see a damn thing,” Curly Castro raps on “Night Terra Fabulous,” off his sophomore project Tosh. He’s the son of Barbadian immigrants who raised him on planet Brooklyn but for years Philadelphia has been his

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TMG Track Picks Weekly 2-18-19

This week, had it not been for Slikback’s Tomo, DJ Muggs & Eto’s “Hell’s Roof,” or Quelle Chris’s “Guns,” the best thing I heard was Breezly Brewin of The Juggaknots on The House List podcast. He gets into Clear Blue Skies, working with Prince Paul on Prince Among Theives, and working as a New York public school English teacher for 15 years. With “Dilla’s House,” producer and DJ, AbJo remixes J Dilla jams and samples as a tribute to the

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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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