Don’t You Forget About Me!
You know after Kanye’s acceptance speech our Miss. Ash was going to have something to say… Miss Ash: Although he had no reason to throw a full-on tantrum this time, Kanye West still managed to act like a complete douche at the 2008 Grammy Awards last night. How you gonna scold the entire Grammy orchestra [...]
She’s Not There After seeing “I’m Not There” yesterday, my reaction to the film as a whole was a mixture of “huh?” and “eh” plus “good music”. I cannot, however, say enough about the frighteningly realistic portrayal of the “troubadour of conscience” by Ms. Blanchett. Her depiction of him at his most ornery was so [...]
Iâ€™ve been in love with creating mix tapes since I was in the 5th grade (1987- whoah). Iâ€™d just throw on whatever caught my fancy at the time (The Replacements anyone?) and shove the cassettes into my friendsâ€™ hands, confident that theyâ€™d enjoy them as much as I did. I was thinking about my birthday [...]
You know how Miss Ash be finding random shit… Mos Def performing the R&B classic Poison. Shit is hot!, download the track.
While searching MySpace Music for Radiohead’s “Idioteque” from their beloved album “Kid A”, I stumbled upon an artist by the same name. This KID A happens to be a talented 19 year old woman from Virginia who blends sassy, jazzy vocals and bangin’ beats into something uniquely her own. Her EP “Night//Vision” was released on [...]
When MC Pearl Dragon friend requested me on Myspace I thought to myself “Oh no, another no-talent band request”. Then I went to his page (www.myspace.com/thepearldragon), listened to his tracks and saw Spank Rock MC Naeem Juwan’s full endorsement. I see why. Pearl was asked to open the West coast leg of Spank Rock’s tour. [...]
French label Kitsune has put out 4 electro-indie (I think Iâ€™ll call it â€œeclectroâ€) compilations. So far, number 4 is my favorite. When I first heard it, the version I had was just a promo mix and the songs were in a different order and flowed really well. The last song was â€œBe My Friendâ€ [...]
I must admit that until somewhat recently I viewed â€œgraffitiâ€ as nothing more than the thoughtless yet selfish doodles of bored teenagers who felt powerless in the world. Well, maybe thatâ€™s partly true still but I have since gained an appreciation for the sentiment behind it and the artistry as well. Although it pains me [...]
Self-described â€œpainter and drawerâ€ on her website stellaimhultberg.com, the artist was born in Seoul, South Korea and was raised in South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She came to the United States to study Industrial Design at California State University. After that, she designed furniture, products and toys. She has since moved to New York [...]
Ok, I will admit, I was a little excited when I saw that Discobelle (a mostly fabulous music blog), had posted some new tracks from Uffie. Afterall, â€œPop the Glockâ€ was kinda catchy in that talentless, uber -trendy, whitegirl rapping over cool beats sort of way. Though Iâ€™m no coroner, after listening to the two [...]
Amanda Blank gained notoriety for her lightning quick mic skills on Spank Rock’s 2006 banger “Bump mp3″. Featured on collabos with Pase Rock (“Sexy MF”) and Plastic Little (“Crambodia mp3“), there’s no doubt the wispy white Philly girl in acid washed jeans (and ghetto nails) can really hold it down. Words By:Blac Ren,Miss Ash
Without mentioning the extensive list of highly popular and highly untalented songstresses these days, there is one current singer who is deserving of real praise: Leslie Feist. With the quiet self-assurance and raw vocal talent of Lucinda Williams, Chrissie Hynde, Aimee Mann and Nathalie Merchant, Feist makes her own unique musical contribution. After purchasing her [...]
Touring like mad, relative newcomers “Thunderheist” have burst into the ears of those in the know. Hailing from Canada and Comprised of MC Isis and DJ Grahm”Zilla”, their sound conjures images of a cocksure yet playful MC Lyte in a spaceship (fueled by Grahm’s infectious eletronic beats) heading to other planets. Their name is a [...]