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Just remember ALL CAPS: celebrating MF Doom

Beneath the nacreous mask was an MC of many identities. MF DOOM, Viktor Vaughan, “your favourite rapper’s favourite rapper,” or just simply “Doom,” Daniel Dumile (Doo-mi-lay) went by many monikers. Fitting, as he was in fact as much a protean and elusive figure as his many masked identities suggest. The announcement of his passing last […]

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MIKE’s ‘Weight of the World’ matches experimental production with vulnerability

Four stars. Rooted in both the sprawling, densely packed metropolis of New York City and the limitless virtual terrain of the internet is the fervently DIY and non-conforming Hip-Hop collective sLUms. Formed back in 2015 by a group of ‘kids who are lost and became lost together’, as they put it in their 12-minute online […]

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Sparklehorse track ‘Ninjarous’ is unearthed

It has been almost ten years since the death of Sparklehorse front man, Mark Linkous, and as such, this collaborative track with rapper MF Doom and producer Danger Mouse should be seen more as an unearthed artefact than a contemporary contribution to each artist’s discography. The track feels unfinished, which perhaps explains its failure to […]