Friday, August 15, 2008

Clipse / NY Times

Onstage, Pusha T of Clipse is part nostril-flaring snarl, part wild-eyed abandon, part lip-licking anticipation. Though he’s a highly technical rapper, he never appears to be thinking too hard; instead, each complicated rhyme arrives with force and determination. More so than most young rappers, and certainly more so than most veterans, he raps as if he still has something to prove. (continue at

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Billy Bob Thornton interview in Time Out

The credits for the self-titled debut CD from the country-rock trio the Boxmasters may list its drummer and lead singer as one W.R. “Bud” Thornton, but there’s no mistaking the Southern-fried voice emanating from the speakers. It belongs to the man who gave us Sling Blade, Bad Santa and a few good years of outlandish tabloid fodder when he was married to Angelina Jolie. On tour to promote the double album, Thornton, 53, called us in advance of his band’s Monday 18 gig at Highline Ballroom, which the actor-musician promises will be “a big, loud hillbilly show.”
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