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Crazed Afrykan’s 2014 Hip Hop Predictions

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  1. Kanye West will have a disagreement with Kanye West and will repeatedly accuse Kanye West of not having all the answers #bipolar
  2. In addition to being the King of New York, Kendrick Lamar will also claim to be the last King of Scotland. Many Scottish rappers will take offense (including Forest Whitaker) and respond with terrible diss records #Sensitivethugs
  3. Jay-Z will strike a simultaneous deal with Samsung, MLB, Barneys, and Universal. Going forward, all 2014 Robinson Cano homeruns will be streamed exclusively on Samsung phones with Barney’s phone cases during Live Nation concerts at the Barclay Center every time Beyonce releases a secret album #I’mabusinessman #youwereserioushuh?
  4. Drake will release a menstrual inducing song and for some inexplicable reason, name it after a hardcore rap group. #again #wutangforever #M.O.Plovesyou
  5. Pusha T will make a song about drug dealing #enoughalready
  6. Rick Ross will make a song about drug dealing #enoughalready
  7. Wiz Khalifa will make a song about drug using #munchies
  8. Juicy J will get caught buying drugs from Rick Ross and Pusha T for a recording session scheduled with Wiz Khalifa #fullcircle
  9. In an effort to appeal to Asian markets, Snoop Dogg will change his name to Snoop Panda and release the international smash “Ginseng and Juice”. This will lead to groundbreaking sales of his original album Doggystyle. Unfortunately, some Asians will be angered when they find out Doggystyle is not a cook book #poortaste #addsalt #imsorry
  10. The most hardcore rap song of the year will feature either Miley Cyrus or Lady Gaga #hippop
  11. In the most confusing case of racism ever recorded, Eminem and Macklemore will exchange blows when Eminem refers to Macklemore as a “Honkey a$$ N*gga”. #Reverse-reverseracism #straightracism?
  12. Kanye West will claim to be a genius at toilet paper design and end all his concerts explaining how executives at Charmin refuse to take his calls. No one will give a …#Sh*t #sortalikenow
2014 hip hop predictions

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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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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.

A sonic departure from his last album, the Grammy-winning Look Now, Clockface 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 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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