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Crazed Afrykan’s 2013 Hip Hop Predictions

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  1. Trinidad James will have a run in with little known rapper Tobago Jack over who stole whose style from whom. Many gold rings will be misplaced during the melee
  2. Biggie Smalls and Tupac will attempt a joint hologram concert that will erupt in hologram violence when one hologram’s entourage fires hologram shots at the other hologram’s entourage. Hologram Suge Knight will be spotted fleeing/flickering from the scene
  3. After many years of service and dedication to the hip hop community, Rick Ross will be promoted to sargent.
  4. 2 Chainz will have one of his chains snatched by an angry fan for crappy lyrics but in an act of defiance, will continue to make terrible music under the moniker “One Chainz” #”Onechaaaainz!”
  5. Dr. Dre will not release the mythical Detox album but will instead market a new service where he comes to houses and disciplines misbehaving children. It will still be called Beats by Dre
  6. During a show in Cancun Mexico, one of Nikki Menaj’s butt cheeks will be mistaken for a piñata and will be beaten until it explodes, revealing all sorts of candy coated treats
  7. Kanye West will give birth to his first child and upon seeing the baby’s head, will proclaim, “Doc, I’ma let you finish but Beyonce’s baby was way hotter…”
  8. Lil’ Wayne will grow an inch and will have to be addressed as Medium Wayne going forward
  9. Someone will go to jail
  10. Someone will come home from jail
  11. Someone will go back to jail
  12. Jay-Z will purchase 3% of a basketball team comprised strictly of rappers who used to hustle
  13. Busta Rhymes will rhymes faster than he has ever rhymes before.
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Crazed Afrykan is a writer / hip hop producer (Nas / Damien Marely) and aficionado of hip hop culture. For over 30 years, he has gained personal introspective into the motivations, rhymes and reasons for one of the most revered genres in modern music. He is also a smug, smart ass with a perplexing penchant for alliterations. You’ve been warned.

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Self-Serving Interview with Electronic Device Does Little to Advance Musician’s Career

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Two men that look suspiciously alike meet outside a fictitious Brooklyn hot-spot – six feet apart.

MC Krispy E: Very nice to meet you. (squints) Have we met before?

Electronic Device: Maybe?

MC Krispy E: Is the rest of the band joining us?

Electronic Device: (pause) I am the rest of the band.

MC Krispy E: You are Electronic Device? What’s that about?

Electronic Device: Uhm, yeah, it’s like a pen name. You know what that is, right?

MC Krispy E: I have some idea.

Electronic Device: It was actually the name of one of my dad’s companies back in the day before…

MC Krispy E: (looking at his watch) Wonderful. So… it says here you have a new single called “All Things Come to an End” inspired by the death of your brother.

Electronic Device: Yeah, after my brother died I recorded songs as a form of therapy in his old bedroom in Staten Island.

MC Krispy E: And now I read that you have cancer. Am I supposed to feel extra sorry for you?

Electronic Device: Uhm…

MC Krispy E: It sounds like this album is going to be super depressing.

Electronic Device: It’s not, I swear. I was looking for some happiness while recording these songs, there’s not much of an agenda beyond that.

MC Krispy E: What kind of music is it?

Electronic Device: I wasn’t really thinking about influences while recording, but listening back I hear some Concrete Blonde, some Cracker.

MC Krispy: So bands no one is interested in?

Electronic Device: What the hell, man?

MC Krispy: Sorry, it’s almost like I can’t help it.  What’s the single about?

Electronic Device: I hate saying what a song is about because everything is up for interpretation.

MC Krispy E: Humor us.

Electronic Device: I can say that “All Things Come to an End” has multiple narrators, some of which are unreliable.

MC Krispy E: (stares)

Electronic Device: And that one day I was at my Dad’s house and when I turned the corner into the hallway my Dad thought I was my brother for a moment, which was super sad because of course I couldn’t be.

MC Krispy E: And then you wrote a whole song about that.

Electronic Device: I guess so. When you put it that way…

MC Krispy E: (yawning) Tell us when the single come out.

Electronic Device: The single is out now. The album comes out in 2021.

MC Krispy E: Well, good for you. And good luck with that cancer thing.

Electronic Device: Yeah, you too.

MC Krispy E: Thanks. What?

Recording as Electronic Device, Brooklyn artist and writer Eric Curran releases his debut record "Two Dull Boys" in 2021.

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Elvis Costello Hey Clockface

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Hey Clockface is the 31st studio album by singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Costello recorded the record in Helsinki, Paris and New York, often allowing musicians to improvise around his vocal.

Largely a sonic departure from his last record, the Grammy-winning album Look Now, the new record does shuffle in some Tin-Pan Alley style tracks, but also includes  more  experimental moments like “No Flag” and the spoken word “Revolution #49.

With no tour on the horizon, Costello is back to work on more material and recently released a special vinyl edition of his classic 1979 album Armed Forces.

“I’ve got no religion. I’ve got no philosophy. I’ve got a head full of ideas and words that don’t seem to belong to me. – No Flag”

Recording as Electronic Device, Brooklyn artist and writer Eric Curran releases his debut record "Two Dull Boys" in 2021.

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McCartney III is Coming Up!

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McCartney III is the 18th solo album by ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, scheduled to be released on December 18th 2020 by Capitol Records. Like the first two self-named McCartney solo records in 1970 and 1980, McCartney III features Paul on all instruments.

McCartney III promises to be a return to form for Paul, who wrote, produced, and recorded the record in quarantine.

Recording as Electronic Device, Brooklyn artist and writer Eric Curran releases his debut record "Two Dull Boys" in 2021.

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