Still Here

Girl Talk's joyful mash of hip-hop, ’80s rock, and many genres in between combines for fresh new hits.

Talking about Girl Talk, The New York Times feels it's necessary to explain that hip-hop uses sample loops, but then throws down “At times the album sounds like a cleverly programmed K-tel compilation.” Aren’t more readers familiar with how rap works than the TV compilation album parent company?

Girl Talk is already planning his final show: a 2012 Mayan ruins party to last 24 hours. "It's the day when solids become liquids and liquids become plasmas," he says, and I have no idea what that means.

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of 2017). His articles and essays appear in a variety of magazines, including GQ, Travel + Leisure and The Paris Review, and he’s written opinion pieces for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Guardian. More information can be found at his website. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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