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Album Review | Joell Ortiz - Monday

There is something incredibly beautiful about watching Hip-Hop mature and grow. Over the years we have seen the maturation of Jay-Z, owning his dirt on 4:44, Bun B become a man and kanye do whatever it is that Kanye does.But for the most part artists don’t always embrace their longevity in the same way. Mainstream is a young man’s game, and for some looking to stay relevant, it’s tempting to attempt to keep up.

Musique | 5 chansons à écouter au Liban

Beyrouth. Le nom fait rêver les amoureux du Proche-Orient et des voyages. Comme en témoignent les bâtiments criblés de balle de la capitale de ce minuscule pays bordé à l’ouest par la Méditerranée et niché entre la Syrie, et l’Israël, le Liban est encore fortement marqué par une guerre civile (1975-1990) et un conflit armé de 36 jours avec Israël (2006).  

Music | The Carnaval Novelty Song: Scourge of Brazil

Every year some idiot-savant comes up with the feelgood hit of the Brazilian summer, a cartoonish earworm with the subtlety and nuance of a vuvuzela, which is blasted out of every car window and soundsystem, covered, spoofed and memed to death until Carnaval ends - at which point it is immediately consigned to the graveyard of history, as everyone sobers up.