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Our Interview With Mrs. Paintbrush (Jackson of Grand Buffet): The juiciest Seinfeld mind-melds

My first memory of Jackson, aka Mrs. Paintbrush, dates back 10 years to the Fuck Clear Channel tour stop at Cane’s (RIP) in San Diego. Opening for Sage Francis, Grand Buffet stole the show with their batshit banter, satirical sweatshop raps and synchronized headbanging. At one point frontman Jackson squeezed a lemon into his eye while delivering a between-song monologue that had something to do with the Chicago Bulls holding their offseason training camp inside of the Egyptian pyramids.

For the better part of two decades, absurdist banter, subversive bars and...

BUCK 65 IS THE MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD

All photos were taken by Elastic Muse.

A stone's throw from the small crowd gathered in downtown Manhattan to mark the two-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Canadian rap legend Buck 65 walked onto the Irving Plaza stage ready to crush, kill and destroy for the better part of an hour.

Over the past few months, Buck has been sharing riveting daily stories from his travels on the facebooks. There's one about riding a...

AFROPUNK 2013: SAUL WILLIAMS IS THE KING OF BROOKLYN; DANNY BROWN STILL LIKES WEED

*All photos by April Siqueiros.

Afropunk 2013 drew a diverse Brooklyn crowd of varying piercings, skateboard lengths and socioeconomic statuses for a gathering of retro rockers, socially-conscious emcees, preacher's sons and a dude from Detroit whose life is a never-ending stream of blunts and blowjobs. Spontaneous dance circles of multifarious origins broke out over the weekend and were far more entertaining and skillful than the typical crackers-on-drugs-dancing-in-mud displays most festivals are keen on. I was also refreshed by Afropunk's lack of neon headdresses, war paint, and floral wreaths, my favorite irrational festival pet peeves of late.

On day one, I caught the last bit of indie rap veteran Jean Grae's set before NYC's...

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