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Remember When People Thought Kanye West Would Revive Lauryn Hill’s Career?

Long,longago,inaworldfar,faraway,KanyeWestranawaywith rap’sRookieoftheYear.Westhadbecomeago-tonameindustry-wideforhisproductionknow-how,playing significantrolesinseveralRoc-A-FellahitsincludingJayZ’s2001TheBlueprint.By2004,however,KanyehadbecomeaBoJackson-likehybrid,atwo-talentmegastarstemmingfromtheoverwhelmingsuccessofhissolodebutTheCollegeDropout.

The iPod Shuffle – DJ Envy And Jay-Z’s ‘H.O.V.A.’

OntherareoccasionI’mupandattheradiobefore10AM,it’susuallytunedintoTheBreakfastClub.Whilethemorningshowmightbethemostnotablejoboneachradiopersonality’sCV,Istillsometimesthinkabouttheirpreviousventures.ForCharlemagne,it’dbehisstintinPhilly;forAngelaYee,herworkatShade45.

Zuper – Me Too

yesterdayMusic / Dance & DJ : Versus

Zuper from LA flips The Clipse first single “Mr. Me Too” from their 2006 album Hell Hath No Fury giving it his own modern bass heavy re-do, stream above.

Watch Justin Bieber Get Worked Over By Floyd Mayweather During A Sparring Session

SosupposedlyJustinBieber istakingsomesparringlessonswithFloydMayweather,IsupposebecauseBieberhastodefendhimselffromagangofevilkaratestudentsbentonruininghisromanticentanglementswithElizabethShue.Atleastthat’swheremymindwent.Icould’vewentdirectlytoaworldwheretwoguystrollVegasbeatingwomenwhilenarratedbySeanConnery.

DANCEMICKS

Moss Lime - "Calabria 2014". Montreal's dry-spirited post-punks pay tribute to Enur's club smash. They drain the ephedrine out, steep the tea for too long. It's a little droopy, a little bitter; a song for cracked concrete instead o...

Must Read: Check the Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes for Hip-Hop Junkies

Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus) I’m a hip-hop junkie, straight up. I’ve been one since I was in elementary school, when I first heard Run-D.M.C. and became obsessed with their King of Rock cassette. Fast-forward three decades, and I’m still on the same shit. Sure, I’m an adult now, with a wife and three kids that […]

Mobb Deep's "Survival of the Fittest" Sample Discovered

Three and a half years ago, Bronco of The-Breaks.com unearthed the jazz record Havoc brilliantly dissected to create the classic "Shook Ones" beat. Now we've got a new sample sleuth on the scene, YouTube user SaintsIV, who has uncovered...Show More Summary

Book Notes - Bill Roorbach "The Remedy for Love"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Kevin Brockmeier, George Pelecanos, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee...

Great Job, Internet!: Watch El-P audition cats (and their buttholes) for Meow The Jewels

Pushy stage cat-moms take note: Now that Meow The Jewels has been successfully funded, El-P is officially auditioning feline vocalists to contribute to the album. He invited Mass Appeal along for his first official cat casting call,Show More Summary

U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” Video

As you might have heard, U2 released a new album not that long ago! No? Samsung user? Not to worry! The band is still doing some traditional promotion, including releasing a video for “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” a song about the first time Bono heard Joey Ramone’s voice, and how that voice transformed the [...]

Prince To Play SNL With Host Chris Rock

It’s kinda hard to believe that Chris Rock has only hosted SNL once (in 1996), and that Prince has only performed on the show twice (in 1981 and 2006). But on November 1, Rock and Prince will do the show together. Of course, Rock is a longtime Prince fan: He’s got a good joke about [...]

An Ode to Lady, My Favorite Brazenly Sexual Rapper

In her 2011 music video for "Yankin," the rapper Lady does whatever she pleases. On September 29, the U.S. metal band Mastodon unleashed their video for “The Motherload,” a gratuitously twerk-tastic romp featuring women of color dancing against a Nine Inch Nails-esque backdrop. Show More Summary

Yusuf Islam – “The Devil Came From Kansas” (Procol Harum Cover) (Feat. Will Oldham)

Yusuf Islam has had a big pop cultural presence this year between being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, replacing The Simpsons’ theme music, battling scalpers, performing with the Roots, covering Edgar Winter and being covered by Father John Misty. And he still hasn’t even released his new album, the Rick Rubin-produced [...]

Premiere: Duppy Gun Prod. - “NINJABIKE NIGHT: KEN’S WILDFLOWER [Who Is Your Manager?] (GANGNAM REMIX)”

Duppy Gun has always been a unique experiment, beginning more or less by chance after RVNG Intl. approached future co-founder Cameron Stallones about doing a collaborative album as part of RVNG’s “FRKWYS” series. To make a very long story short, RVNG soon had Stallones and frequent collaborator M. Show More Summary

Review: Foxygen, …And Star Power

Foxygen have distended from tight, trim retro-pop to unkempt, unfocused conceptual goo in less than two years. Read more articles like "Review: Foxygen, …And Star Power" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing. The post Review: Foxygen, …And Star Power appeared first on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.

Whatever Happened To The Dixie Chicks After They Pissed Off AMERICA?

OnMarch9,2003,theDixieChickswerebelovedbyjustabouteveryonewholistenstocountrymusic(andawholelotofpopfans,too).Theirlasttwoalbums,1999’sFlyand2002’sHome,collectivelysoldover20millioncopiesandwonthemfiveGrammyAwards(Istillhaveasoftspotfor“GoodbyeEarl,”thoughthat’slargelythankstoDennisFranzinthemusicvideo).

Stream Swallowed Lunarterial (Stereogum Premiere)

Dark Descent Records exists to make people like me horribly happy. They release music most often described as “metal of death.” That phrase covers all kinds of death metal, from death/doom to war metal (aka black/death) to melodic black metal and beyond, but the awkward phrasing serves as a symbolic beacon, indicating the high likelihood [...]

Montreal band Chocolat releasing new LP, 'Tss Tss' (stream it)

by Bill Pearis Jimmy Hunt is well-known in Montreal and other Franco-speaking regions of Canada where his chanson-style folk, like on his 2010 self-titled solo debut, has made him quite popular. But he also plays more experimental music with his...

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