Makkada B. Selah

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  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    KRS-One likes to pick fights. Anyone who remembers anything about the Bridge Wars -- the feud between KRS-One's Boogie Down Productions and DJ Marley Marl's Juice Crew featuring MC Shan that spawned a number of classic hip-hop songs in the early E...

  • 9 years ago

    Every countryside in the Third World has drivers of beat-up pickup trucks who will take hitchhikers to the city. Most of the time the trucks are manned by farmers traveling to and from town to buy supplies, and often livestock like chickens or pec...

  • 9 years ago | Reviews

    Miami's own DJ Khaled has assembled an all-star team, drafting players Weezy fucking baby and Paul Wall as guards, Fat Joe as center, and forwards Pitbull and Rick Ross. There's a bleacher full of screaming bitches; still, the boys are all lookin'...

  • If you like your downtempo with hand drums, maracas, kalimbas, clanging cowbells, and vocalese, classic soul DJ Tommy Bones's African, East Indian, and Brazilian-flavor mixes will have you dancing like the possessed. This Connecticut Yankee gone g...

  • Picture the following on one of the enormous Ultra Music Festival stages: 500 human-size Buddha statues from an ancient temple in Indonesia, some beheaded, some intact. It will happen, at least in two dimensions. In her Aventura studio, Marina Ren...

  • 10 years ago

    Jamaica's independence from England on August 6, 1944, may have been somewhat of a red herring -- the Queen of England's portrait was not removed from the King's House -- but that year did produce Alton Ellis, also known as Mr. Rock Steady. For th...