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9 items from 2013


Big Words Steers Clear of Caricatures and Comes Just Short of Excellence

16 July 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

"Everybody's on that rap-mogul shit, right now," says John (Dorian Missick), a middle-aged It guy who went by the moniker Big Words in the '90s, during the golden age of hip-hop. He and his group Dlp were the next big things, influenced by De La Soul and battling their label to protect the integrity of their music. Now scattered in different directions, living wildly different lives (one of the group is out of the closet), and not having spoken in years, the trio is reunited by fate on the night of the 2008 presidential election, as Barack Obama is set to make history. Writer-director Neil Drumming's dialogue-driven feature is exasperating because it comes so close to being excellent. Full of ideas on art, politics, relationships, and the construction of identity, it's that rare film i »

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De La Soul premieres trippy music video for 'Get Away (Feat. The Spirit of The Wu)'

29 May 2013 12:27 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

De La Soul have now added visuals to their comeback single "Get Away (Feat. The Spirit of the Wu)," as the three originators can be found deeply embedded in a Rubik's Cube. "The feel is definitely gritty, hard and sounds like a Wu record, so out of inspirational respect, we included featuring 'The Spirit of the Wu' in the song title," Posdnuos told Rolling Stone of the track "Get Away." Check out the cool clip below: the song is the first to arrive from "You're Welcome," their new album due this fall. As previously reported, De La Soul's "You're Welcome" will be »

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Ray Manzarek Dead -- Stars React to The Doors Co-Founder's Death

20 May 2013 11:50 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Ray Manzarek -- keyboardist and founding member of The Doors -- has died at age 74.Manzarek passed away at 12:31pm at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, according to a statement published on The Doors' official Twitter account.Manzarek and Jim Morrison formed The Doors in 1965 after a chance meeting in Venice, California. The Doors would become one of the biggest rock acts for years, until Morrison's death in 1971.Celebrities took to Twitter to pay tribute to the rocker. Read their Tweets below:Slash ‏@SlashRIP Ray Manzarek words cannot express...Pete Yorn @PeteYornRIP Ray Manzarek. Turn up light my fire. m.tmz.com/#Article/2013/05/20/ray-manzarek-dead-th... …Elijah Wood ‏@woodelijahThe End. Sad to hear of Ray Manzarek's passing.Questlove Jenkins ‏@questloveThe End tmz.me/Z8NFMH ... #TheDoorsDJ Maseo (De La Soul) @DeLaSoulsDugoutR.I.P Ray Manzarek (The Doors) De La sampled The »

- tooFab Staff

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The Measure

26 April 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Thumbs up: Zara, Little Mix (yes, really) and Adam Driver. Boo hiss: Off-the-peg shirts, Great Gatsby fashion and macaroons

Going up

Cassie The R&B singer's new mixtape RockaByeBaby is perfection. Download it for free now.

Zara's box blazer Zara always give good blazer, but this one's particularly Emmanuelle Alt'esque. Cut perfectly for a nice bit of shoulder robing, too.

Little Mix's How Ya Doin' A reworking of De La Soul's Ring Ring Ring. We've given up trying to hate it.

Adam Driver Off our screens now Girls is over, but recently cast in "dark family comedy" This Is Where I Leave You. The wait will be tough.

Reflective fabrics Now on Vans x Carhartt collab. At Ashish and Nike for AW13. Time to shine.

Going down

Flapper fashion flap Less than a month to go to The Great Gatsby. The pressure…

Marilyn Monroe footwear Launching in September. »

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The Measure

26 April 2013 11:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Thumbs up: Zara, Little Mix (yes, really) and Adam Driver. Boo hiss: Off-the-peg shirts, Great Gatsby fashion and macaroons

Going up

Cassie The R&B singer's new mixtape RockaByeBaby is perfection. Download it for free now.

Zara's box blazer Zara always give good blazer, but this one's particularly Emmanuelle Alt'esque. Cut perfectly for a nice bit of shoulder robing, too.

Little Mix's How Ya Doin' A reworking of De La Soul's Ring Ring Ring. We've given up trying to hate it.

Adam Driver Off our screens now Girls is over, but recently cast in "dark family comedy" This Is Where I Leave You. The wait will be tough.

Reflective fabrics Now on Vans x Carhartt collab. At Ashish and Nike for AW13. Time to shine.

Going down

Flapper fashion flap Less than a month to go to The Great Gatsby. The pressure…

Marilyn Monroe footwear Launching in September. »

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Listen to De La Soul's new song 'Get Away,' a comeback homage to Wu-Tang

17 April 2013 1:58 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Irony included, De La Soul sampled Wu-Tang Clan's "Intro" to reintroduce themselves to the masses on new song "Get Away." As previously reported, it's the first time since 2004 that Kelvin Mercer (aka Posdnuos), David "Dave" Jolicoeur (aka Trugoy) and Vincent "Maseo" Mason all showed up in the same place at the same time to making an album, marking this tune a bonafide turn at a comeback. The legendary hip-hop trio get dark on this “Get Away (feat. the Spirit of the Wu),” a good-will return to music-making in an uncharacteristic villainous tone. As the crew's DJ says, it takes square »

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De La Soul releasing first song in 9 years, calling modern hip-hop 'redundant'

5 April 2013 3:59 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

De La Soul haven't released a new song in nine years, and so it seems they want their first new opportunity to soap-box a little on a subject they know well: the state of hip-hop. The rap pioneers will drop "Get Away (feat. the spirit of Wu-Tang)," the first in a series: they plan to release a new track once a month for a year, through YouTube and social media. According to Rolling Stone, "Get Away" will be a reintroduction of the trio to today's listeners, but with a catch. "It's pretty much reflecting on the state of hip-hop at this »

- Katie Hasty

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10 Best Female Rap Artists

26 March 2013 1:39 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Female Rappers have existed as long as Hip Hop itself but it took a while for them to be established on the scene. Roxanne Shante was one of the first female rappers to score success back in 1984 during the Roxanne Wars between Utfo and DJ Marley Marl. I think she really set the bar for female rappers in terms of quality of rapping.

Once considered rare and exotic, female MCs are plentiful in rap now and my top 10 Female Rappers can hold their own with any male rapper out there. New and exciting female artists are emerging on the scene all the time and adding spice to the world of Hip Hop. I have compiled for you a list of who I think are the best female rappers who have worked in the industry. If I have forgotten any of your personal favourites please drop me a line in the comment box below. »

- Clare Simpson

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LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, De La Soul, and DJ Z-Trip announce package tour

20 March 2013 12:45 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In a move that should satiate at least some '90s hip-hop enthusiasts, LL Cool J, DJ Z-Trip, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul have announced a joint tour together. The Kings Of The Mic tour kicks off May 23 in Tucson, Arizona and is partially in support of LL’s new record, Authentic, due out April 30. Tourmates Z-Trip and Chuck D are featured on the record's lead single, the truly horrible “Whaddup,” which the trio will no doubt play live each night, because they’re cruel sadists who hate their fans. On the other hand, attendees »

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