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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. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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