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 the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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