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The Best SONGS of 2011 – Pt. 2 (July-Dec)

Songs are pretty amazing things. It’s magical that such a small thing can be so powerful. In the blink of an eye a song can make you smile, dance, cry, think, laugh, etc. These are the ones that did all those things for me the second half of 2011.  Read more

[MP3] Shabazz Places – “Swerve… The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding)”

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♫ Shabazz Places – Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

Shabazz Places are a Seattle based hip-hop group who have been getting quite a bit of buzz lately. They keep their group details a secret, preferring for the music to be the focus. Well, when your music sounds like this I can get with that. Their new album Black Up is out now and album-closer “Swerve” is a jam. It has an epic thump and groove that get pounded with what sounds like a typewriter beat, creating a smooth vibe for the verses to play off of. The two other tracks I’ve heard are more experimental and odd, I guess. You guys heard it? Recommended?

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