Crate Dig: The De Jure, The De Facto, The Glory of Britney Spears’ Tribal Gospel

So… in the years and miscellany of months since Britney Jean… many dramatic learning scenarios have unfolded… for the shown world, and both a one Miss Britney Jean Spears, and mutually exclusively, myself #swiperitsnotaboutyou #iknow #itsalwaysbeenaboutdora #yesiknow #everypopstarisdora #igetit #keepitmoving #peoplearetryingtoreadhere #anyway Much like Britney Jean, said Spears nor myself have anything to prove in…

re:code.fm :: Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

Whatever it was that N.E.R.D. was in search of: Lupe Fiasco found with his 2007 release The Cool. What is Cool? Cool is a living contradiction. Lupe adopts the nature of the cool, through and through; rather than avoid the gilded crux of our modern phantasm, Fiasco clutches to it like an insomniac and the…

YinMotif: Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer

Dirty Computer … this synesthetic venture through the ArchAndroid’s akashic record, despite any and all attempts at erasure, remains an impenetrable audio-visualized experience of the rogue post-robotic mediatrix’s life lived … to the fullest extralegal extent of natural order. This record, feels like excavation, reveals by vivisection, and establishes through manifest reverie, Monáe’s living mnemonic…

TrapperKeeper: Spice Girls’ “Never Give Up On the Good Times”

What’s old is new. Nothing says fresh and familiar like a Trapper Keeper – whether keeping the trap under control, or keeping daily assignments and doodles within the fold – one thing kidults could always count on to keep the world right was the Trapper Keeper.

A.V. Hub: Justice’s “Civilization”

Every now and then nowadays, between orchestrated glitches in the spectacle space, it’s worthwhile to take time, break time, make time to remember those we’ve lost en route to creating a more profitable union… that gated community upon the dollar bill *a moment of silence for civilization* #alldayimemeaboutscene Culture – Commerce = Civilization From Brazil’s…

re:code.fm :: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

In 1998, Lauryn Hill released a cultural landmark – one part enemy of the state, one part love story – which entirely rewrote the curriculum for hip-hop on the brink of a new millennium. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is H.E.R. story – of hip-hop and its truest personification. Lauryn recorded The Miseducation to resurrect…

“Intelligence is the Steal…” Biorythmic: Britney Jean

I’ve spent the past two years since Femme Fatale mastering the art and science of global media and communication with Britney as my canon. I don’t really need to prove anything, and apparently neither does she; because Britney Jean founds and finds itself in that, it breathes … I appreciate Britney Jean. Holding the thread…

Electric World Life: Sandbar 45 …

“You know when a famous person dies, and there’s those kids who say the celebrities didn’t die – they just post on a remote island somewhere… Welcome to Sandbar 45.”   Amidst the scattered debris of yachts and planes lost at sea, there lies an island where lost celebrity lives. It’s a pristine parallel universe…

About Her Inner Quicksilver Scene : Edie Sedgwick

“I would like to turn the world on, just for a moment … just for a moment,” so spoke Andy Warhol’s brightest burning – and arguably quickest dimming – Superstar, the girl on fire, the Poor Little Rich Girl, Edie Sedgwick. As much as April 20th is the unofficial holiday celebrating the blurred, covert cool,…

re:code.fm :: Britney’s Blackout

2007 climaxed the greatest American tale since The Civil War, and Britney Spears’ Blackout was our living soundtrack. Just as Spears was our brown-eyed girl of misfortune, Blackout is the requiem of our American Dream. Britney was an ideal created in our own image. Our image, our perception of our self worth, in the past…

re:code.fm :: M.I.A.’s Arular

Where we left off with the sonic schizophrenia of Kenna’s face, we now delve into the social schizophonia scape of M.I.A.’s 2005 debut take: alee, Arular. M.I.A. mirrors the past – leading by sample – and marks the future. From sound to sentiment to style, she lays the groundwork for the new underground of which…