Daily Archives: October 28, 2015

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Concert Review: Chance The Rapper

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There have been a lot of issues with Spotify, streaming, and many other aspects of the digital music age lately.  Big name artists have become more outspoken about music corporations and their ability to make money off of someone else’s art without paying them back for it and a lot of people seem to be left in a state of “how do I make money?”  U2’s response was to forcibly download their album onto every iPhone on the planet, which supposedly proved that they were not in it for the money, but left no one particularly happy.  A certain country/pop artist who is not exactly in desperate need of any more publicity had her world famous remarks about Spotify, but in the midst of all this controversy, there’s one particular genre that has truly embraced the mentality that artists do not make music so that “people can pay for it;” hip hop.  From Run The Jewels’ crowdfunded, for-charity remix album to Big K.R.I.T.’s insane datpiff collection (a free mixtape downloading website), many a hip hop artist has taken it upon themselves to put their audience and art in front of their chart placement and moneymaking.  Perhaps at the forefront of this mentality, is the collective Social Experiment ensemble headed by Donnie Trumpet and the one and only Chance the Rapper.  I had a chance to see this group play last week and the amazing results of their live set are rooted in their grassroots, “not in it for the money” mentality. Continue reading

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CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS::: October 27, 2015

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Hey folks,

It’s our funding drive! Things are crazy busy around here, so I’m gonna keep this short today — gotta run and take a shift in the phone room pretty shortly…

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xo
joni

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ckut top 30 – october 27, 2015
1. ought – sun coming down – constellation CC *
2. drainolith – hysteria – nna tapes CC *
3. darius jones 4tet – le bébé de bridgite – aum fidelity
4. jerusalem in my heart – if he dies, if if if if if if – constellation CC *
5. u.s. girls – half free – 4AD CC Continue reading