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Phillip Mlynar

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Onyx Reminisce About The Tunnel: "Blood and Moet on the Floor!"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Back in 1993, Onyx helped hip-hop take a turn to the grimy side with the then-quartet's Bacdafucup album. Just over 20 years later, the original mad faces ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    Riff Raff: "We Are Getting Special Cases That Glow in the Dark"

    [Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] Riff Raff was meant to deliver his long-anticipated debut album, Neon Icon, earlier this week. Alas, tragedy struck when an incident at the manufacturing pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Tek From Smif N Wessun Would Rather Be Riding Dirt-Bikes

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Earlier in the month, the Brooklyn-based rap duo of Smif N Wessun dropped a slinky, six-track reggae-infused EP. Titled Born and Raised, the project has the vene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Kosha Dillz's Guide to Dining With Gangsta Boo

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. The usually hyper-local Tweets is Watching takes a broader view of the world this week as we cast our Twitter-based questions in the direction of Kosha Dillz, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    The Beatminerz Are Too Old to Dress Up For Halloween

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Twenty years ago, the Brooklyn hip-hop group Black Moon released an album titled Enta Da Stage. It was a project underscored with production from The Beatminerz, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Mr. Len's Guide to Surviving a Catfish Situation and a Zombie Apocalypse

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Mr Len recently released The Marvels of Yestermorrow, a project that he guarantees is "the most comedy you'll get from an instrumental record ever." On the basis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Pete Rock Would Not Pay $500 For One Of Kanye West's Snakeskin Hats

    Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Pete Rock releases his collaborative project with the retro-tastic Camp Lo duo next week. Titled 80 Blocks From Tiffany's Part 2, the freebie download is inspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Prodigy of Mobb Deep Drank More Than a Swimming Pool's Worth of Hennessy In the '90s

    Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. "The Albert Einstein album sounds like the future of hardcore music," says Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy about his collaborative full-length project with the produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Talking Louis C.K., South Park and Popcorn With Talib Kweli

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Talib Kweli is gearing up to release his fifth solo album, Prisoner of Consciousness, on May 7th. The project features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: The Complete List

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: 10 - 1

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Top 20 NYC Rap Albums of All Time: 20 - 11

    Any list of the Greatest New York Rap Albums of All Time is, essentially, a list of simply the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time. The genre was invented here, after all, and over the years -- from early days to Golden Age and onward-- the city's hip-hop history has been an embarrassment of riches. Fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Jean Grae Picks Christmas Sweaters For Talib Kweli, Sean Price and Pharoahe Monch

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Jean Grae is one of the world's most talented twitterers. When not lighting up her timeline with talk about Christmas sweaters, the Great Yam Debacle and the fol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Meat Guns, Weed Brownies, and Riesling: Our Conversation With Roc Marciano

    In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Next week, Roc Marciano will release his exceptional new album, Reloaded. It's a fitting success for Roc Marcy, who used to count himself a part of Busta Rhymes' Flipmode Squad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Sean Price: "Cornell West Is the Devil"

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.Sean Price is Twitter rap royalty. The Brooklyn-based M.C. is followed by your favorite rappers and his own timeline sparkles with a bunch of endearingly uncouth j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Smoke DZA on Old School Harlem Dust Smokers, The Canadian Border Patrol, And Whether 2Pac Is Alive In Cuba

    Editor's note: In Tweets is Watching, Phillip Mlynar will ask local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline. Smoke DZA is the Kushed God. Calling Harlem home, the weed connoisseur rapper has cultivated a fine crop of fans and can boast an army of 65k faithful Twitte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    People Who Died 2011: The Year In Obituaries

    Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. ​In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: New York City's Best Dive Bars

    ​Sometimes, New Yorkers need a drink. Not a cocktail, not mixology, not a libation or a concoction, but a drink, plain and simple. Good think they live in New York City: throw a stone, and you'll find a place to drown your sorrows on the relatively cheap and/or DL. But how to separate the divi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    This Week in the Voice: Subprime Candidate - Inside Rick Lazio's Biggest Wall Street Deals

    ​In 2007, current New York gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio was a JPMorgan Chase executive, one who sent emails like all the other JPMorgan executives. The difference, though? Some of Lazio's emails -- which the Village Voice has now obtained and published -- show the details of just how inv ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2010

    Michael Jackson and Hip-Hop

    Guess which one of those things didn't die this year

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