Around the Voice: Actor Donald Glover Can Rhyme Better Than Joel McHale
|Donald Glover's flow is serious, so stop laughing at his jokes|
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!