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despot1. Despot – Look Alive

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During what can be seen as a very successful scholastic career of standing on various corners and hurting people, Despot sought a creative outlet and found it in the small rapping nooks of New York City. … With the work ethic of a hairbrush and the wit of a new sock, Despot and Blockhead have been working on a debut full length since Despot began to lose his hair. Blockhead will handle the majority of the production on this album with some dear friends stepping in to make whatever sounds we have not made yet.

This song was produced by RATATAT and is a breath of fresh air in the midst of the metamorphosis of hip hop.

herbaliser2. The Herbaliser – Mr. Chombee Has The Flaw

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Though this song is from around 1997, I really enjoyed their influences from hip-hop, groove, funk, and jazz.

xx3. The XX – VCR

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The LP of their debut self titled album is out already. VCR’s soft opening is welcoming and leads me into their steady guitar riff, which persists with slight variation throughout the song.

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