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Ghiath Matar is dead. That’s the first thing Rory Ferreira wants you to know on “who told you to think??!!?!?!?!,” his most recent album under the moniker milo. Since 2011, Ferreira has had a steady output of mixtapes and albums, both as milo and as Scallops Hotel, and he has always seemed comfortable orbiting the rap world with his Hellfyre Club compatriots, unconcerned with popular opinion. Milo’s raps are stubborn and rich in literary...
Each week brings news of new development somewhere in Brooklyn. That's just the city we live in. This is particularly true in the epicenter of glassy development that is the new Williamsburg, where it seems every time a artisanal cocktail gets made, a Manhattanite picks up the keys to a $4,000/month 1-bedroom apartment. But beyond the problem of what the development means—for the neighborhood, for the borough, for the future—it's worth considering on the...

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