How To Be Smarter About… DJ Mustard

“Mustard on the beat, heaux”… If you’re a hip-hop head, you know exactly what this drop means on a track. For those who don’t, I gave my Cliff’s Notes on DJ Mustard to WNYC’ Soundcheck last week. If you didn’t catch the interview on the radio, here it is! Forgive my stuffy, nasal voice. I was fighting off a cold.

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Currently listening to: Run The Jewels “Run The Jewels 2″

Happy Friday! Kick off the weekend with some real hip-hop. Killer Mike and El-P as the collaborative “Run The Jewels” drop their Run The Jewels 2 today. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when real rap is trending on Twitter. No Auto-Tune here.

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SXSW 2015 announcement!

SUPER EXCITED! I’ll be moderating a panel on women in rap journalism at SXSW 2015. This is my very first SXSW (so please send any tips and taco recos) and I’m stoked to be able to talk about women (or lack thereof) in rap media with my friends and colleges. The panel on Wednesday, March 18th features: Kathy Iandoli (Vice, ID, Medium, etc.), Georgette Cline (The Boombox) and Nadeska Alexis (MTV), all awesome, opinionated ladies who have worked all of your favorite rappers.

Info on the panel here and more to come soon… See ya in Austin!!!

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Throwback Thursday! Clique, clique, clique…

It’s Thursday so it’s only right to bring some photos out of the vault for you guys. In college at the University of Michigan, my girls and I called ourselves Mi.STL.Chi (an acronym for Michigan, St. Louis and Chicago) and we thought we were hot stuff. You can’t tell from these throwback flicks?

NO COMMENT on these fashions. Let’s just say, they were poppin’ in the Midwest at the time.

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