Columnist Gavin writes about Hellfyre Club’s latest release Dorner vs. Tookie over a beer and a shot.
I have to admit I had a hard time writing this piece to begin with. When I was initially presented with the task of writing about Gliffics and his song, Burgundy Walls, I didn’t know where to begin. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to write the piece.
From the humble beginnings of stoned drawings of paper bags and Mac’s Speak program to building his own sidekick, Taylor has maintained a singular vision of what his Computer Jay project was to become.
Nacho’s smile flashes gold as he shifts his weight from one foot to the other, an old habit from days gone by as a high school athlete, and blows into his hands to warm them on this cold, damp Seattle evening.
Is “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” a classic? I think youth dictates those terms. Classic records always seem to be the ones that impact you the most when you are still malleable. They are records that change the way you think about the possibility of music and the expectations you have for other artists and their endeavors. I’ll leave that decision to kids that have never heard “Illmatic” (an album which as great as it is still has “One Time”, a song skipped by me to this day) and people paid for their opinions on what makes for good music.