Around the Voice: Actor Donald Glover Can Rhyme Better Than Joel McHale

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Donald Glover's flow is serious, so stop laughing at his jokes
Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.

An in-depth look back at N.W.A. frontman Eazy E resides in Phoenix New Times.

SF Weekly goes deep with indie darlings of the moment the Morning Benders and Washed Out, the glo-fi equivalent.

Great titling (Arkansas Bo Is The Best Unemployed Rapper In Dallas), and Ted Leo reflects on his prolific career in the Dallas Observer:
"Being able to step off that hamster wheel where you can't really see what's up around the bend but only what's coming at you fast, it helped me get a little bit of perspective about the whole thing, the whole thing meaning the last 20 years of my life," Leo says. "I think, in a weird way, it opened up the songwriting for a little bit more of just me using my voice and not maybe feeling like I had to say something."
In City Pages, Trip Shakespeare gets the band back together.

Village Voice went to Mexico for the MtyMx fest, Community scene-stealer Donald Glover is also just a rapper, Edd Hurt recalls his 1981 conversation with now-departed Alex Chilton, and Dan Weiss has a spot-on line about the XX:
The big white "X" on black that comprises their album cover (title: xx) is the sort of cult branding that evokes a mass of NIN T-shirts, and their goth-friendly haircuts would be happy to comply if only the group didn't pledge allegiance to Aaliyah and Ma$e first.
Plus, shopping with Gang Gang Dance's Lizzi Bougatsos!



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