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Born in Montreal, based in New York. Owner of Fool's Gold records. Half of Duck Sauce. Enjoys figs.
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Le hip-hop sous influence

(3) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 4:34 AM

Je ne connais rien aux drogues. Je n'en ai jamais consommé. Mais au moment d'écrire ces lignes, je négocie un contrat avec un groupe dont l'une des chansons s'intitule Bath Salts ("Sels de bain") et dont l'album s'appelle D.R.U.G.S. Danny Brown, le musicien vedette de mon...

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License to Pill

(42) Comments | Posted May 20, 2013 | 11:08 AM

I don't know anything about drugs. Never tried them. Yet as I write this, I am trying to sign a group with a song called "Bath Salts" and an album titled "D.R.U.G.S.". Danny Brown, my record label's marquee artist, calls himself the Adderall Admiral, openly does...

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Don't Push My Buttons

(317) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 10:25 AM

There's a new buzz-word in the world of DJing: "Button Pushers." As the DJ moves from club booths to festival stages, the equipment has become increasingly varied. And as the lines continue to blur between a DJ who mixes and a producer who presses play, questions of authenticity have been...

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Yauch Rocked: Raised by the Beasties

(41) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 2:05 PM

As music fans, we may have many favorite bands during a lifetime. Many posters on our bedroom walls, many memorized verses. But when the smoke clears, there's usually one band you can look back on and think "these guys raised me, they remained the definition of cool throughout the years,...

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Les musiciens en deuil de MySpace

(3) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 12:25 PM

Les modes en matière de réseaux sociaux évoluent à une vitesse remarquable. Le public en quête de nouveauté peut délaisser brusquement une plateforme qu'il juge désuète. Le réseau MySpace - que les mauvaises langues appellent DeadSpace - est ainsi passé de la stratosphère aux bas-fonds du web. Selon des rumeurs,...

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Mourning MySpace

(98) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 5:45 PM

We're often quick to declare a social network "dead." Sure, plenty of them have come and gone in recent years, but few have had such a massive fall from grace as MySpace, which has come to be known as "DeadSpace." The unpronounceable "My____" logo rebranding did not help. Now it's...

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