Le1F: Gaudy, Gritty, and Rap

Khalif Diouf ‘s (Le1f) music is truly a representation and expression of his complex identity. Le1f grew up in New York City, surrounded by progressive music and ambitious peers. He frequented “Balls,” lavish dance room scenes and drag shows, a part of NYC’s LGBT sub-culture. He experimented with producing and making electro beats for various […]

TBJ’s Favorite Records of 2012: Das Racist

On December 3, 2012, we learned that Das Racist broke up. A video of Heems surfaced from a stage in Germany claiming that Das Racist is “not a band anymore.” Kool AD confirmed the news by tweeting “quit das racist 2 months ago and was asked by our manager not to announce it yet.” Dapwell […]

Drew and Jen’s South by Southwest 2012 Wishlist

Two years ago in 2010 I flew down to Austin, Texas to embark on an debacherous, adventurous week at South by Southwest Festival. I was covering the music portion of the festival as a college journalist. The week was positively arduous and long, with hardly any sleep and excessive amounts of alcohol. I carried my […]