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Mind Inversion Exclusive: Lucas Dix Weighs in on Hip-Hop in 2012

Posted in Year in Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Tim Althaus

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Top 10 Albums (no particular order)
Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, m.a.a.d. City
“Swimming Pools (Drank)”

Kendrick Lamar has the Outkast factor.  I can listen to his songs, intently focusing on the lyrics while getting lost in the scenes he vividly describes, or I can zone out, not pay attention to what he’s saying and dance to the beat while singing along with the incredibly infectious hooks.  GKMC feels like 3 Stacks and Big Boi rolling through Compton with Caine and O-Dog from Menace II Society.

Standout Tracks:  Money Trees, Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe, The Art of Peer Pressure, Swimming Pools (Drank), The Recipe Continue reading

Mad Decent Block Party Announces the Chicago Leg

Posted in Music News, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 by Eric Gilardi

I have been waiting for the announcement in anticipation to see who will be performing for the Mad Decent Block Party presented by Puma in Chicago this year. I was pumped to make the 5 hour drive to go to the free show beforehand and thought Chicago would be getting Major Lazor or Zed’s Dead to headline but it looks like we got hooked up with co-headliners. Two of my more favorite underground acts of the year are in charge of legitimizing this bill. I am sure that Tanlines and Action Bronson will not disappoint the crowd this year. If you do not have these two albums I suggest you go get them and then quit complaining about the lineup.

Some other good acts joining the block party are Keys N’ Krates and the Icky Blossoms. I was hoping for a little more womp in my lineup but I will have to do with the de-womp in my lineup this time around. It is free, it is in Chicago and if you haven’t RSVP’d and you are planning on attending go over to Mad Decent Block Party’s homepage and make it happen. One last question though, where is Diplo if he is putting this event on?

*Nadastrom was added to the lineup and 12th Planet is headlining.