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Interview: Frank Nitt

Interview: Frank Nitt

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Frank Nitt, new curator of the late great J Dilla’s catalogue, speaks with Emerald about what that new job title entails, label ownership, and “Dilla Day”.

Interview: Netherfriends

Interview: Netherfriends

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An interview with Netherfriends, the guy who tours a lot and records a new song every time he’s in a new city. 50 songs, 50 states.

Interview: Gonjasufi, The Root Has To Remain Rooted

Interview: Gonjasufi, The Root Has To Remain Rooted

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An intimate audio interview with Gonjasufi about struggles within the music industry, staying true to who you are as an artist, and the roots of Hip-Hop music.

Sexpertise: Cuckolding With Mistress Alley

Sexpertise: Cuckolding With Mistress Alley

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Sexpertise: An introduction course to cuckolding with Mistress Alley.

Interview: Glass Cloud

Interview: Glass Cloud

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Glass Cloud is an American metal-core band from Hampton, Virginia formed by Jerry Roush, Joshua Travis, Travis Sykes, and Chad Hasty started in late ’11.

Interview: Ro BLVD’s “Heart Pounding Panic”

Interview: Ro BLVD’s “Heart Pounding Panic”

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Ro BLVD teams up with a slew of artist (some known and some soon to be known) to bring forth this project full of amazing production and grand talent.

Interview: Dominique Larue’s ‘diem

Interview: Dominique Larue’s ‘diem

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Dominique Larue links up once again with D/Will to finish Seize the Day. “diem.” is a follow up to Miss Larue’s 2010’s “Carpe” and all she states in her interview with GrungeCake it’s her “favorite work to date.”

Review: Appelsap, Not So Sweet

Review: Appelsap, Not So Sweet

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Because of my impulsiveness, I decided to wait until I was absolutely sure of what I felt about Appelsap before publishing raw thoughts, so I didn’t. I decided to write a whole new version, so I am fair in my report.

Interview: Haz Solo

Interview: Haz Solo

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Haz Solo, a Milwaukee-based emcee and producer exports more music than most of your favourite [indpendent] artists weekly!

Interview: My Name Is Kay

Interview: My Name Is Kay

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Kay Bouitilier, a dazzling young lady from Canada singing her soulful pop and spitting her wicked rhymes, completely won me over.

Interview: Low Leaf

Interview: Low Leaf

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Low Leaf, the multi-instrumentalist singer, talks to Mark Werner about the simple things in life. Spoiler alert: She likes the smell of armpits.

Recap: Movement Detroit 2012

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Here’s some coverage on Movement Detroit 2012 from yours truly.

Richardine Bartee for the New God: Portrait Project by Elizabeth Waugh

Richardine Bartee for the New God: Portrait Project by Elizabeth Waugh

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The New God is a book of portraits in progress, scheduled to be published in 2013. It is a portrait of a generation engaged in creating the future from nothing, emerging triumphant and beautiful from war and recession. The work portrays the spiritual and unstoppable face of my generation.

Interview: Joop, Like The Perfume But Not Really

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Joop, often stylized with capital letters, is the real name and stage name of disc jockey and producer from The Netherlands.

Interview: Van Ark

Interview: Van Ark

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For a man whom wears many hats, he seems to keep it all in order. Van Ark has many shades to his musicianship. We are only scratching the surface.

Interview: Jon Connor

Interview: Jon Connor

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Labeled as “The Peoples Rapper”, Jon Connor is third generation musical talent with the triple threat abilities of writing, producing, and performing.

Review: Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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Kirkland reviews Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for GrungeCake.

It’s all about timing: A night with Michael Kors

It’s all about timing: A night with Michael Kors

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Image: Stephen Sullivan (WWD), Originally published via this link Last night at 92Y, I listened to Michael Kors talk about his beginnings in the fashion business, his marriage to Lance LePere, working with celebrities and his start with reality television show “Project Runway”. With all mentioned and more than I was unable to catch, he believes that there is such thing as balance in the business and that one can truly have it all. I find him truly inspirational. Michael Kors, born Karl Anderson Jr., grew up in suburban Long Island and worked at WWD, a magazine that he remembers on the newsstands in Merrick. He sold his first sketches to his friend's father who owned UFO Jeans. Kors recalled his friend's father “Can we buy those sketches?” He bought the sketches and Kors was paid on the spot. He was just 16-years-old. It really goes to show it is really about who you