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Birth of a Blog

From the Fringe has officially become a reality – proof that my promises do hold merit…they just might not be fulfilled for a couple of years. hah. But hey, get excited. If this goes as envisioned, its gonna be pretty sweet. For those of you new to the concept, I’ve written a brief description on the “About us” page.

But here goes the first blog post. And what better way to start off than with some classic Roots? That’s right Illadelph Halflife, the 1996 Rap epic from one of Philly’s most accomplished and experimental music groups. The album itself is extremely diverse in content, style, and feeling (in a way a metaphor for what I hope this site will become). The Roots have much to explore, ranging from political and civil rights to simple, entertaining wordplay. But for me, the Jazz vibe is what makes the album. Its the perfect kickback record – lyrically serious enough to stand on its own but also relaxing enough to provide some chill ass background tunage. This is real Hip-Hop, with an actual band rather than sampled beats. I know the Roots have sold out lately by kicking it on Jimmy Fallon, but hey, we know its all about the 90’s Roots.

– Chris


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