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It’s pretty common for artists, specifically rappers and big name pop stars, to join forces on one track or another, thereby harnessing their collective creative and popular forces and channeling those forces towards the chart-topping greater good. But these collaborations are never really a surprise. Young Thug makes an entire mixtape with his Atlanta neighbor and mentor Gucci Mane, David Byrne and Saint Vincent link up on the strength of their hair alone, and Ty Dolla $ign and the Weeknd both like to have sex. Sometimes unlikely collaborations are bad—just ask Method Man and Limp Bizkit—but at least they’re interesting. So, in the pursuit of interesting, check out the ten collabs we’d like to see in the near future that probably won’t happen.


So Mac DeMarco and Tyler, the Creator made an ode to hot grandmas

Summer @ Pink (II) is this Saturday, July 12th! Come out to the last Pink House event of the season for music, food/drank and a good time.

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Adi Ulmansky joined us in the KXSC studio for an exclusive interview with DJ A.non.

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We are inside the music, Marc Johns


We are inside the music, Marc Johns



From NPR:

Pianist and composer Horace Silver, who created a rhythmic jazz known as “hard bop” that combined R&B and gospel to go along with his eclectic style of piano playing, has died at age 85, his son confirms.

Silver began as a tenor saxophonist playing in clubs in his native Connecticut, where he was discovered by Stan Getz. He moved to New York in the 1950s, where he switched to piano, formed a trio, and began performing at the Blue Note Jazz Club. He eventually signed on with Blue Note and stuck with the iconic label until the 1980s. Silver performed not only with Getz, but also Lester Young, Miles Davis and Art Blakey.

Bassist Christian McBride told NPR in 2008 that Silver’s music had long been his favorite.

“Horace Silver’s music has always represented what jazz musicians preach but don’t necessarily practice, and that’s simplicity,” McBride said. “It sticks to the memory; it’s very singable. It gets in your blood easily; you can comprehend it easily. It’s very rooted, very soulful.”

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