Welcome to The Backyard

Welcome to Backyard Collusions, where you will find original articles and content on topics such as politics, music, and anything else that we find interesting. Explore the Politics section for articles analyzing the important issues of our day, and thoughts on our collective past, present and future. The Music section offers discussion on current events and …

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Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata to Bandana

Five years ago, Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs (A.K.A. Gangsta Gibbs) and producer Madlib dropped Pinata, a west coast, gangster hip hop album that was hailed as a modern classic by many upon release. Before the release of Pinata, Madlib had collaborated with a rapper of this caliber for an entire album only once before- …

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Oxymoron: Five Years Later

Five years ago, this week, ScHoolboy Q dropped his third studio album, Oxymoron, an album full of grimey, west coast jams. Oxymoron finds ScHoolboy at his best, mixing gritty gangster paraboles with catchy, infectious choruses and melodies on songs like “Collard Greens” and “Man of the Year”. It is his tightest, and most fully realized …

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