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Gabe ‘Nandez Finds a Home in Hip-Hop

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“There’s an old West African tradition of the griot,” says Gabe ‘Nandez, flashing a couple of gold teeth and nursing a coffee at the indoor Essex Market in Manhattan. “It’s like the version of the medieval bard who’d transmit history and culture through music. I wanted to nod to my half-Malian ancestry, and nod to where I feel hip-hop is traced to: It’s this very ancient form of journalistic storytelling reporting through music, which is hip-hop, you know what I’m sayin’?”

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The Best Hip-Hop On Bandcamp: July 2019

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July’s selection of new rap essentials on Bandcamp include the latest misadventures of the genre’s most endearing oddball, dub-influenced hip-hop vibes direct from the U.K. and a project inspired by the relationship between the iconic Clarks Wallabee shoe and hip-hop culture. We also get familiar with a rapper infatuated with freaky plague doctor masks.

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