/Tracks: Elzhi – It Ain’t Hard to Tell

Former Slum Village rapper Elzhi just released his new music video for “It Ain’t Hard to Tell,” a tribute to Nas, and one done incredibly well.  Strong rhymes, good use of old Michael Jackson samples, and some great directing by Michael Castelaz, this song is the early favorite for Cut of the Summer.  Also, with … Continue reading

/Tracks: Knowmads

Here’s a Knowmads freestyle from March 6, 2011:

/Tracks: Explosions in the Sky: Postcard From 1952

After a two year hiatus, Explosions in the Sky is back with their newly released EP, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. This album features six great tracks including gems like  “Postcards From 1952”  and “Human Qualities.” Take Care, Take Care, Take Care is business as usual for Explosions with songs that feature the same … Continue reading

/Tracks: Tony Allen – Afro Disco Beat

Sheer mastermind and long time drummer for Fela Kuti’s band Africa ’70, Tony Allen knows how to drop some serious beats.  Find the closest loudspeaker, plug this hot fire in and turn these good vibes up for everyone to hear.  This is non-negotiable.

Famous Youtube Singer Who I Had Never Heard of Before but Who Is Remarkably Talented, IMHO

This girl has a fantastic voice, and her piano buddy kicks awesome.


Seattle-native Knowmads can drop a line like fishing.  River Runs Deep is this hip-hop duo’s most popular song on Youtube.  Here’s that vid: And here’s an ill live version of the same song: I first got turned onto Knowmads over Christmas 2010, and I think they’re sick.  Definitely one of my favorite musical ensembles out … Continue reading

Starf*ckers Part 2

For today’s Starfuckers installment, we’re bringing you their song Biggie Smalls.  It is good.  See which one of their songs we liked yesterday here.

Starf*ckers Rock

Portland, OR band Starfuckers is really good.  They have this one song that made it onto a TV commercial, but some of their other stuff is even better.  We’ll post 1 new Starfuckers song in video form every day until we’ve gone through all of them we like. Today’s video: Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second