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And you definitely won’t hear about the Revolution on Facebook either. It’s basically not even a thing anymore. RIP Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)

Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62:

“You can go into Ginsberg and the Beat poets and Dylan, but Gil Scott-Heron is the manifestation of the modern word,” Chuck D., the leader of Public Enemy, told The New Yorker in 2010. “He and the Last Poets set the stage for everyone else.”

Gil Scott-Heron, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” [Buy Small Talk at 125th and Lenox (1970)]

Kanye West, “Who Will Survive In America” [Buy My blah blah blah Fantasy (2010)]

Gil Scott-Heron, “On Coming From A Broken Home (Part 2)” [Buy I’m New Here (2010)]

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Pitchfork gives Kanye’s new album a 10

Today, Pitchfork gave Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a 10.0. Considering that, if Wikipedia is to believed, they’ve only given nine non-reissues a 10 since they opened shop in 1995, that’s a big deal, whether you agree with their tastemaking qualifications or not. I mean, they only gave a music a 6.8.

I’ve listened to it once through, and I’m cautiously optimistic about Pitchfork‘s crowning of this album as great. It’s certainly the first hip hop album in a very long time without a bad track. But a 10…

As a result, the record comes off like a culmination and an instant greatest hits, the ultimate realization of his strongest talents and divisive public persona. And since the nerd-superstar rap archetype he popularized has now become commonplace, he leaves it in the dust, taking his style and drama to previously uncharted locales, far away from typical civilization.


Kanye West, “Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Bon Iver, Rick Ross & Nicki Minaj)”

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Adding to our hate list: Big Z

At Noise Narcs, we hate 16-year-olds. They’re loud. They’re prone to flash mobs. They use words we don’t understand. They drive faster than the posted speed limit. They’re always hitting their balls on our lawn. In fact, there’s only one thing we hate more than 16-year-olds: 16-year-olds who disguise their age.

A few weeks ago, we got an email from Zach Caraher, who identified himself as a producer from Philadelphia with a new mixtape dropping on September 22nd. So hey: I like the music and things from Philadelphia, so I gave it a listen. And it’s pretty darn good, even had me toe tapping to a goddamn Jack Johnson song. Only one thing Zach forgot to mention: he’s sixteen. Damn kids, always thinking that old people don’t know how to use Google.

So, Zach aka Big Z Rap Remixes, keep your damn ball of our lawns. And the remixes coming.

Big Z Remixes, “No Good With Faces (ft. Jack Johnson and Too Short)”
Big Z Remixes, “Forever (ft. Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne)”

[Download the remix album Slow Down]

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