- Biz Markie's playable postcard
Leor Galil, Reader music writer, is obsessed with . . .
Lukach, "Move" According to Liel Leibovitz of Tablet magazine, an overweight, scruffy-looking rapper named Lukach recently helped revive Israel's hip-hop scene. The dude hooked me with his single "Move," a banger whose squelching synths and hollow boom-bap snare give Lukach's raw flow a sinister edge—no grasp of Hebrew required.
Biz Markie's playable "Just a Friend" postcard Boston label Get on Down has been on a roll lately with the Fat Boys pizza box and a handful of Wu Tang solo-album reissues, and its project with Biz Markie keeps up that streak. Get on Down recently reissued 1989's The Biz Never Sleeps as a picture disc, and the package includes a "Just a Friend" postcard with circular grooves pressed right into Biz's face that will play the tune like a flexi single if you toss it on a turntable. I'm waiting till I have a few close friends nearby before I give the card its first spin.
Bargain Bin Blasphemy A Tumblr user calling himself (or herself) "the Blasphemer" buys old and presumably cheap Christmas albums and pop LPs and gives them black-metal makeover. I never thought I'd say Wayne Newton looks evil, but that was before I saw him on the cover of While We're Still Young with corpse paint and blood on his face and a battle-ax in his hand.