Turn Up Tuesday Two-Fer

Kendrick Lamar – “untitled 02 06.23.2014”

P.O.S. ft. Allan Kingdom, Astronautalis, Eric Mayson, Kathleen Hanna, Hard_R, Lydia Liza, Lizzo, and Nicholas L. Perez – “sleepdrone/superposition”



Turn Up Tuesday: The Life of Pablo (duh)

Yeezy dropped his album over the weekend and – no surprise here – it’s fantastic. My favorite track is “Famous,” which is the diss track to end all diss tracks (sorry, Drake). Another notable track is “I Love Kanye” which is poised to become the greatest self-esteem anthem of our generation.

Pitchfork gave the album 9/10 and Kanye himself gave it 30/10, so that averages out to 19.5/10 – not too shabby!

Unfortunately the album is currently only available on Tidal, but fortunately you can sign up for a free trial which gives you 90 days to figure out another way to acquire the album (as of yesterday, Kanye claimed the album will only ever be available on Tidal and never for sale on iTunes).

Turn Up Tuesday: B96 is back (sort of)

Any lifelong Minnesotans remember the glorious radio station that was B96. The station sadly closed down in 2009 and ever since then, the twin cities airwaves have been devoid of an all hip-hop radio station (although of course 89.9 KMOJ plays amazing hip-hop during Tite at Nite and there are a couple alright throwback hip-hop stations).

Fear not, for as of 3 pm today Go 95.3 was launched with Mr. Peter Parker, one of the legendary DJs of the good old B96 days, as its music director. They’ll be doing exclusively hip-hop with a focus on local artists. #blessed

It is streaming online here.