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Cool Hunting's 24 Songs for 4/20
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' (aka Nasir Jones) seminal debut album Illmatic, which remains equally relevant today. The record—permeated with thoughtful and poetic lyrics, performed in Nas' trademark gravelly and passionate voice—is...
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Prince: Controversy
For this week's #PrivateJam, DJ Spooky—the man who exemplifies the idea of the disc jockey as artist and creator of new music—cited Prince's epic seven-minute jam "Controversy" as the song he'd be "really embarrassed to be caught doing air guitar to...
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Junior Parker: Taxman
Tuesday, 15 April was Tax Day in the States, and depending on where residents fall on the country's economic scale, some received a small chunk of change in return for year-long investment while others had to give up some hard-earned cash. To punctuate...
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Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You
Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness that gives even the most familiar track a...
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Zabriskie Point Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
A cult-classic counterculture film by Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni (of "Blowup" fame), "Zabriskie Point" is heralded for both its cinematography and stellar soundtrack, which ultimately inspired the Pink Floyd song, "Us and Them." The RSD...
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Harry Nilsson: Rarities Collection
While wildly known for his Kermit-approved tune, "Coconut," Harry Nilsson's true brilliance is oddly not that widely celebrated outside of music nerd circles (also despite his Beatles backing). But for those who love the Bushwick-born artist, RSD's...
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Nas: Halftime
Before Nas became the legendary MC that he is today, the inimitable rapper went by the slightly harsher (if not more lyrically correct) moniker, Nasty Nas. In '92 the young up-and-comer was tapped to contribute his song "Halftime" to the soundtrack...
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Grateful Dead: Family Dog at the Great Highway
On April 18, 1970, the Grateful Dead took a break from incessant touring and returned to their stomping ground of San Francisco to play an all-acoustic show at local promoter Chet Williams' small venue, known as Family Dog at the Great Highway (FDGH...
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The Replacements: All Shook Down
Forming in the final year of the '70s in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Replacements ushered in the '80s with their critically-acclaimed (if commercially unsuccessful) American indie rock sound. In 1990, a year before disbanding, they released the stripped...
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ListenUp: Record Store Day
The Replacements: All Shook Down Forming in the final year of the '70s in Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Replacements ushered in the '80s with their critically-acclaimed (if commercially unsuccessful) American indie rock sound. In 1990, a year before...