Steven Goldstein

New York native, journalism student at Northwestern University (Chicago). I write for The Source, HipHopDX, KevinNottingham.com and other hip-hop sites.

Listen: Dun Deal and Young Thug Link Up Again on “Treasure”

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Young Thug’s stirring ascent doesn’t happen without Dun Deal, the popular Atlanta trap deejay and architect behind “Stoner.” Thug’s tonal wailing and syncopated flows are perfectly backed by Dun’s heavy synth and whirring 808s, and on their latest joint “Treasure,” both sound more urgent than ever. “Treasure” is the first release from Dun Deal’s upcoming […]

The HTC One M8 Is Finally On The Market

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HTC has officially dropped its latest phone, the HTC One M8. Last year’s most critically-acclaimed Android phone has its successor. The HTC One M8 was released to the market Wednesday, and the improvements are subtle but substantial. The M8 One features a bigger screen, a longer battery life, louder speakers and, most significantly, new motion […]

Jared Allen Signs With The Chicago Bears

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Last December, the Chicago Bears were a fourth-and-eight stop away from claiming their first division title since 2010. Aaron Rodgers promptly hit Randall Cobb for a game-winning 48-yard touchdown. Looks like the front office got the memo. The Bears made another major move to retool their defense Wednesday, signing perennial Pro Bowl defensive end Jared […]

Ten Places You Need to Hit This Weekend While at SXSW

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The Source breaks down where to eat, drink and catch a set this week. SXSW is the largest music festival of its kind in the world, but those accultured to Austin know that it would be criminal to only come for the performances. As SXSW increases to more than 20 thousand registrants this year, the […]

Exclusive: Saba Premieres “Secondhand Smoke” Video

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The Chicago emcee drops a visual from his upcoming COMFORTzone mixtape. It’s hard not to notice the disparity between Saba the producer and Saba the emcee. The former is inclined to lay back on woozy bass and coruscating keys; the latter can’t seem to sit still for more than four bars, ready to launch into the […]

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 To Be Released This Month

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Images of the new Nike collaboration have hit the Internet. Jordan Brand, the undisputed king of on-court kicks, will drop a historic in-house collaboration with Nike’s SB skate line later this month. It’s an untraditional pairing between the two, but peep a look at the dope new design before you jump to any conclusions. Jordans […]

Iggy Azaela Talks “The New Classic,” Touring with Beyoncé and Hustle Gang Collaboration

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The Source spoke with the Australian emcee Wednesday. Next Tuesday is a big day for Iggy Azalea. After more than two years of production, promotion and pushbacks, Azalea’s debut LP, The New Classic, will finally be available for pre-order throughout the web, official assurance that her April 14 release date stays stationary. The New Classic was originally slated to drop […]

Return to The Fifth Dynasty: A Look Back At “Things Fall Apart”

Return to The Fifth Dynasty: A Look Back At “Things Fall Apart”

“Inevitably, hip-hop records are treated as though they are disposable. They are not maximized as product, not to mention as art,” concludes “Act Won,” the foreboding intro track from Things Fall Apart. It sets the stage for the brooding assault on mainstream industry and the self-referential rumination on Black culture that is The Roots’ seminal LP, which turned […]