Rob Ford On The Beat
In an effort to have a team of producers travel to Austin, Texas for SXSW, the Beat Academy of Toronto held a fundraising event. As a special surprise, Rob Ford came out to present the team with a plaque and try his hand at creating a beat. He also came out to Pusha T's "Numbers On The Board" in case anyone was left doubting his realness.
UPDATE: A video with clearer audio
Slava P is a writer living in Toronto. He was there.
Twenty Years on and "Girls and Boys" is the Smartest Move Blur Ever Made
It was twenty years ago today that Damon Albarn taught the world that all you really needed to create a social spectrum-spanning anthem of the people was “girls”, “boys” and “love”.
Welcome to Koch Boyz, Where We Document What French Montana and the Koch Brothers Are Up To
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India Diaries: My Grandmother's House Is a Tchotchke Zone
Tchotchke means trinket, you idiot.
Dean Blunt's Video for "Mersh" Is Brilliantly Half-Assed
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Insult to Injury: Week Ending 3/7
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Kanye West and Crustpunk: Together at Last
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Isaiah Rashad: Motion Activated
We spoke to the TDE signee about his debut project, practicing practice and suicidal thoughts.
An Interview With Mother
Two weeks ago, a new Brooklyn band called Mother dropped their first track, "Easy," on Soundcloud. Within a week, "Easy" had received 60,000 listens and hit the top ten of Hype Machine.