Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned what I think about taking pictures at concerts. I take more of a photojournalists approach to the art form, preferring to show images that capture the moment as it was. I do not understand the obsession with double exposure shots, vivid editing that changes the colors to appear much brighter than they actually were, or Prisma filters that make … Continue reading Music.Defined. Best Photos Of 2016

Digable Planets at Pitchfork Festival

The on-again-off-again reunion tour that Digable Planets sometimes treat fans to hit Chicago today  and delighted a huge afternoon crowd with their style of 90’s hip-hop. Butterfly, Doodlebug, and Lady Bug Mecca seemed to be able to pick up right where they left off in ’94. The chemistry makes every track feel like a summertime jam. Teenagers were dancing in the crowd despite not being … Continue reading Digable Planets at Pitchfork Festival

Shabazz Palaces-Black Up

 Shabazz Palaces has been the low-key version of Odd Future since the beginning of 2011. Shrouded in mystery and with almost zero hype, they’ve delivered an album that could change hip-hop in ways that I thought couldn’t be done anymore. There are references obvious and obscure, heavy influence from the 70’s soul, and a feeling of confidence that shines brilliantly track after track. Masterminded by … Continue reading Shabazz Palaces-Black Up