In honor of J Dilla’s Birthday we played a purely Dilla set today and talked a bit about his life and impact on the Hip Hop community.
We also had to the chance to get The Narcicyst on the phone lines to talk about the huge Mtl Hip-Hop conference happening on Feb.14th called ‘Slang Democracy Rap: Deciphering the Cypher’
Oh, the repeat button. Definitely one of my favourite buttons, to the annoyance of my brother, and probably every person I’ve ever lived with. What is it about an album or a song that makes me need to hear it over and over again? I’ve always had this kind of obsessive relationship with music, which I’m sure anyone reading this can relate to. Any second of the day that I could potentially be listening to music, I’m doing it. I blast the stereo and keep my door open so I can listen in the shower, I’m the person who keeps their headphones on in stores, because let’s face it, the music on my Ipod definitely wins over what plays in malls. I always want to know HOW other people listen to music. Do they repeatrepeatrepeat like I do, needing to hear the same sounds over and over, or do they flow from album to album? Do they keep everything on shuffle and spend more time looking for a song they want to listen to than listening to it, or do they pop on an album and know right away where they’re going to end up? What about new music? I know whenever I get a new album it can take me a while to find the time to sit down and really listen to it, all the way through. I’ll have it on in the background and maybe something will spark and I’ll try and find that song/moment again and I’ll end up really losing myself getting into the album.