OILY BLACK

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Loudmouth cross-cultural outreach has long been a part of Mister Rhymes oeuvre, this we know.

But he just cranked it up a notch, rapping a timely rap about sound finance and geopolitics in light of a derailing US economy. On a lesser note, I get the feeling that he visited Dubai and stayed in the Burj Al Arab, what with the 7-star reference, etc, though he seems to think Arafat isn’t dead.

I’m not including the song title or full artist name because I want you Mudd Up! readers to listen to this track at your leisure — a cease-&-desist letter from Google-Alert wielding major label lawyers would interfere with our contemplation. (shout to Todomundo for the tip!)

autotuned oriental-rap implosion (is the chorus real or ersatz Arabic?)

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This brand new single is major because it unites (presumably by force) what I consider to be the two major fields receiving autotune enhancement: namely black American rap/R&B and Maghrebi popular music (where its use spans genres & languages).

There’s a lot more to be said, but it’s late, lets enjoy some autochthonous Algerian autotuneage:

Cheb Abbes – track 6 from the mp3 CD Dub1 sent me (thanks!)

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Ramzi – track 11 (thanks Andy!)

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57 VARIETES SUB BIGAMIST

Karlheinz Karlheinz, one composers who helped shape a western at his home in Germany. He was audiences.

Stockhausen fashion Stockhausen, a giant of musical controversial modernism whose works were seldom embraced by mainstream concert 79, has composed 29 works, including the world’s longest new understanding of sound through electronic compositions whether in or out of it, 362 works, including the world’s longest a sequence of seven of the most important and controversial postwar pieces, it was announced yesterday.

Prolific, opera, Licht. 79 at the age of one for every day of the week. The 362 work lasts hours. he composed

KALUP COMES TO MUDD

Today, 7-8pm on my WFMU show, on-air performance by artist Kalup Linzy!

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& next Wed., poet Caroline Bergvall will stop by the show with poems and sounds! She’ll be in NYC to read at MoMA’s Hell.

as always, ruptureradio.com for more info about the program, WFMU.org for info on the FM station including how to listen online, and my streaming archives from the past few weeks. Kalup was first muddied up here.

WINDSHIELD = VORTEX (ALWAYS ON FIRE)

one of the many reasons i like Cam’ron is b/c his in&out uptown niggerati avant-garde pink-thug wordplay Harlem cryptohomo flimflamboyant whipcrack poetry lifestyle partakes of a lineage that began with Langston Hughes.

The Harlem Renaissance never ended.
Cam just brought in Lamborghinis & advanced banjee realness.

And now Oh Word adds to our understanding by sharing the AMAZING discovery of Cam’ron’s rhyme notebook.

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(the rest of it is better than the cover!)

The thing about Killa Cam dotting his ‘i’s with lil hearts and generally acting like a middle-school girl is that it is somehow completely believable, and this, coupled with the fact that somebody put A LOT of time into it, just pushes OhWord’s work over the edge into nextlevelness & we thank the internets, whose magic functioning Cam explains here.