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Steph Blasnik: What Nas’ “Hip Hop Is Dead” Taught Me About Life
From dropping on the scene in 1994 with Illmatic, perhaps his most revered work, to his most recent project, Life Is Good, Nas has brought to the mic unique and thought provoking pictures of street life in NYC as a poor, young, black male. While, recently named “the greatest lyricist of all time” by CNN, it is Nas’ ability to tell a story and/or vet a concept, which gives his music a self-proclaimed “universal” characteristic, allowing it to resonate far beyond the hallways of the Queenbridge apartment buildings where he grew up (the largest public housing development in America).
via dandere-noxian: “I drew this little comic on a recent experience with someone who was 89% matched to me.”
Improv emphasizes showing over telling, a principle that often manifests in a technique known as “the invisible game” on Key & Peele. The central joke of these scenes is ladled out, beat by beat, but never spoken of. “The audience loves to figure things out,” says Key, who has extensive professional acting experience and a unique physicality honed by emulating silent masters such as Chaplin and Keaton. “They love it when a performer leaves a trail of bread crumbs for them, and they get to participate in the comedy.”
Innovation through improvisation: How Key & Peele busted the forumla and created something new
This is one of the better comedy-process articles I’ve read in a while.
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Arrested Development Season 4 TRAILER!
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I’ve always enjoyed KSIA, and I enjoyed this single when I first heard it awhile back. I have since revisited this song and holy fuck. It is tasty.