From my time at Pitchfork Music Festival this past weekend in Union Park in Chicago. Without these folk, this festival couldn’t have been possible. From mothers and young children hawking water to festival-goers from sun up to sun down, to local rappers hustling mixtapes and CD’s outside the gates of the park, to scalping tickets and flipping them for 300% their original worth, these portraits hold more significance than the context they were taken in. I dedicate this album for the real MVP’s of the weekend.
A critical article exploring the various aspects of Memorial Day, America’s hazy relationship with cultural memory and history, and fault-lined narratives on belonging and citizenship.
My tales retelling my experience with Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” art installation in Domino’s Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, NY.
Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.
I hit up my boy Mensa Kondo, a D.C.-native fine artist, to see if I could come through to chill with him at his spot and rap about his latest projects, plans for the year, and peep these super rare Yu-Gi-Oh! cards his art students gave him that afternoon. Check the goods.