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Bret McKenzie review – Flight of the Conchords comic goes beyond funny

The Observer 21 Nov 2022
As one half of New Zealand’s self-proclaimed “fourth-most-popular guitar-based digi-bongo a cappella-rap-funk-comedy duo” and a composer of tunes from the likes of the Muppets and the Simpsons, Flight of the ConchordsBret McKenzie is best known for singing songs laden with jokes.

From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists

The Observer 20 Nov 2022
the emotionally sensitive lover, the funk virtuoso, the pop genius, the guitar hero, the experimental electronic pioneer ... Ricocheting between jazz, P-funk and mile-a-minute rap, 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly plays like a college-level thesis on the diasporic history of African American music.

A new start after 60: I joined a garage band and found my inner punk

The Observer 31 Oct 2022
As she approached her 60th birthday, Cathy Loughead made a short list. She wanted to learn a new skill, and go on an adventure. But deciding what sort of adventure was tricky. She imagined something physical – “a mountain somewhere” ... The meeting was on a Sunday afternoon. “I thought ... “It just wasn’t fulfilling.” ... She preferred house, funk and rap ... Tell us.

This week's new releases: Radcliffe gets weird, 'Lopez vs. Lopez,' 'Enola Holmes 2' and more

Elko Daily Free Press 31 Oct 2022
Big Fish Theory” is a collection of hip-hop with dance, techno, pop, and funk influences by Long Beach, California’s Vince Staples ...Sir Lucious Left Foot” marked the debut solo rap and funk album of Outkast’s Big Boi ... "Sir Lucious Left Foot" marked the debut solo rap and funk album of Outkast's Big Boi.

100 best albums of the 21st century, according to critics

The Gonzales Inquirer 29 Oct 2022
The fourth album by rap duo Run The Jewels explores themes of oppression, police violence, and systemic racism, mixing feelings of rage with solidarity ... "Sir Lucious Left Foot" marked the debut solo rap and funk album of Outkast's Big Boi ... and mix of rap, soul, and pop sounds.

Southern Smoke Festival's Return a Huge Success

Houston Press 25 Oct 2022
Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. Because of the pandemic, Southern Smoke's fall charity festival was last held in October 2019 ... Photo by Lorretta Ruggiero. There was also musical entertainment from Robert Ellis, Me Nd Adam and Houston's DJ G-Funk, who also helped out with rap artist/burgermeister Bun B's improvised performance. Our own Jesse Sendejas Jr ... .

Columnfortably Numb: Psych Rock For October Reviewed By JR Moores

The Quietus 24 Oct 2022
Next up, King Charles. 33 1/3 ... Apart from an extravagant funeral! Right?! ... Finally completed, Changes' title track sways mellowly at first before Mackenzie bursts into his Oz-hippy equivalent of G-funk rap bars ... Then they try to incorporate a touch of doo-wop because, well, who's going to stop them? Elsewhere, 'Astroturf' dabbles in soul-funk ... Gasp!.

Bob Raissman: The NBA is back and so is Stephen A. Smith ripping Knicks’ culture

The Mercury News 22 Oct 2022
The only thing that will definitely change during the NBA season is the calendar year. As far as the media is concerned, controversy, and dysfunction, always lurks inside every locker room and front office. Off-court scandals, and media feuds, are just a shot away ... … Bob (Rapping Roberto) Costas brought the funk to TBS Guardians-Yankees Game No.

The ’70s Was a Very Funky Decade.

Slate 15 Oct 2022
Funk by the ’70s was the cutting edge of Black pop music, prefiguring disco and rap—and offering headier concepts and more outlandish costumes than rock ... .

The 1975 bring back Yacht Rock, Brian Eno channels folk horror – the week’s best albums

The Daily Telegraph 14 Oct 2022
Any sense that these Californian funk ... Several tracks (Tippa My Tongue, Bella, The Drummer) nail the RHCP USP of funk/rap/rock fusion with exceptional groove, while Peace And Love in particular extravagantly covers the mainstream-radio earworm specs of 2002’s By the Way era.

The eternal harmonies of Nate Dogg live on in L.A. Nobody did it better — ...

The Los Angeles Times 13 Oct 2022
A soul barer and a tireless collaborator, Nate Dogg was the preeminent rap vocalist of the 1990s ... By 1998, the year his solo album dropped, Nate Dogg had established himself as the reigning rap vocalist of the era, the embodiment and voice of the subgenre G-funk (naturally, the G stood for gangsta) ... “G-Funk Classics” was sheer sprawl.

Columbia To-Do List (Oct. 12-Oct. 18): Pitbull, Post Malone, State Fair, SC Pride, oh my

The Post and Courier 12 Oct 2022
HANNAH WADEPOP/RAP ... Grammy-winning bilingual rapper Pitbull borrowed and/or assimilated Southern rap, west coast g-funk, reggaeton, party pop and crunk to devise a Latin-infused club-friendly sound that dominated charts in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Easy Life – ‘Maybe In Another Life…’ review: soulful snapshots grappling with post-pandemic strife

NME 06 Oct 2022
It doesn’t take long to reach the heart of Easy Life‘s second album, ‘Maybe In Another Life…’ ... the warm rap cadences of Mac Miller, and flecks of Dâm-Funk’s bubbly smooth grooves ... ‘Silver Lining’’s low-key funk suggests The Internet, or even ‘Malibu’-era Anderson .Paak; the whimsy, however, is all Matravers’ ... Easy Life ... Details. CREDIT ... Label ... .

10 Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Albums

What Culture 06 Oct 2022
With a back-catalogue as star-studded as RHCP, any list is guaranteed to ruffle some feathers- so be warned!. The Chili Peppers journey from funk, punk-rapping Hollywood street rats to bonafide stadium fillers was an unlikely one. Their brilliance, however, was always there ... 10. The Getaway ... Next ....

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