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Ghetto Palms 127: Jillionaire / TOK / Poirier / Schlachthofbronx / Swappi / Soca Rave / Exclusives!!

While I was digging into the green revolution in Detroit, the ghetto palms world kept right on spinning, so here is a quick catch-up: about the time NY was getting into Christmas bashment, Brazil set … read more »

POSTED January 26, 2011 1:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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GP 126: Collie Buddz /Gyptian / Vybz Kartel / Busy Signal / Wayne Marshall

Omitted from my Ghetto Palms reading list a few weeks back was a coffee table book I got for my birthday called Detroit Disassembled. Built around Andrew Moore’s revelatory photos, it features nuff ghetto palms … read more »

POSTED January 13, 2011 1:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,
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GP 125: Special Guest Selector Tasha Rozez / 2010 in Dub

I wanted to do something special for this first Ghetto Palms of 2011. I’ve been rapping with Tasha “the wickedest lady DJ ‘pon the road” Rozez of Toronto’s Gunz n Rozez soundsystem about doing a … read more »

POSTED January 5, 2011 1:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 124: Exclusive Rihanna x Vybz Kartel / MIA / Natalie Storm / Shadetek

When I took a little side trip into book-world last week— drawn into Eden’s alley by the color of ghetto palms under fluorescent lights— I left part of my brain behind, where its been compiling … read more »

POSTED December 15, 2010 2:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 123: CHLLNGR / De Tropix / Jahdan / Bunji Garlin / Rita Indiana

I must pass 500 ailanthus trees— commonly known as the humble ghetto palm, which gave this column its name— on the way from my building to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. But the ailanthus has barely had … read more »

POSTED December 8, 2010 2:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 122: Chief Boima / Banana Clipz / Champeta!

Several things happened in the Ghetto Archipelago recently that caught my ear/mind. For instance: the University of the West Indies held a conference on cloud computing to float the idea of transforming the whole Caribbean … read more »

POSTED December 1, 2010 3:00PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (6) TAGS: , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 121: Wildlife! / Truck Back / Tun Up riddim

Another week, another killer ’90s throwback riddim coming exclusive from another one of my favorite production houses, um, trucks. Another field of heavy deejays touch down on one of the most audacious beats to come … read more »

POSTED November 18, 2010 10:31AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 120: Serani / Future Fambo / Dancehall Again!

Daseca again! Everybody’s favorite makers of gun-drop, Island pop, and dubstop snapped back this week with a new riddim that is decidedly not a hybrid or micro-genre of anything except in the sense that they … read more »

POSTED November 11, 2010 10:30AM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 119: Bounty Killer / Banana Clipz / Rita Indiana / Natalie Storm / Lionfish

It’s time again for headlines from the Ghetto Archipelago. Read on to find out the latest developments in dancehall, cumbia and other invasive species. Starting from the top of the globe and working down: The … read more »

POSTED October 22, 2010 12:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , , , , , ,
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Ghetto Palms 118: Deevani / TVB / Busy / Bunji / Skinny Fabulous

In every Ghetto Palms sector there are certain artists who are my go-to artists, the standard-bearers of the sound, always right at the cutlass-edge of their respective genres. These are them: Fuego f. Deevani and … read more »

POSTED October 14, 2010 6:45PM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , , , , ,