GRANDGOOD.COM: Standout Rap, 2017 [Mixed by DJ Sheep]

This collection of music focuses on the independent voice in hip-hop, where the tension of selling records to mass markets tends to be less pronounced. This doesn’t exclusively mean unsigned and you’ll note some music from career musicians. But even with long term artists the songs we selected felt less encumbered. Because of my heavy […]

Slate: “This was a year of acute star fatigue”

The Music Club, 2017 Entry 3: This was a year of acute star fatigue by Jack Hamilton # 6ix9ine, Armand Hammer, Cardi B, Chris Lighty, Combat Jack, Jay-Z, SoundCloud Rap, XXXTentacion, For The Record For The Record Slate: “This was a year of acute star fatigue” December 27, 2017 Slate: “What this year’s political-music prodigies […]

(O)ther (P)eople’s (P)osts, 8.26.16

(NOTE: Since O.P.P. took an unexpected hiatus for the last three weeks or so, some of the following links might be old. Unfortunately, we had to cut a lot of links, but significant news (in case you missed it) includes: A Tribe Called Quest reportedly recorded an album before Phife’s death, and Big Boi and […]