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Vintage Video: Talib Kweli And Friends at Fat Beats Circa 1998

DJ Eclipse continues to drop vintage gems. Here’s footage of a fresh faced Talib Kweli participating in a cypher at the NYC Fat Beats location in 1998. Joining him in the session are L-Fudge, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Skam2 & A.L. Skills. Kweli spits a verse that that contains lines that would eventually end up on tracks […]

Great Job, Internet!: In space, no one can hear these ambient loops from Alien, Star Wars, and Blade Runner

Hot on the levitating heels of those Harry Potter soundscapes—which finally give honorary Hogwarts alumni the house-affiliated ambient soundtracks they’ve always craved—Dangerous Minds has collected a bunch of extended loops of background noise from other favorites of genre cinema. Show More Summary

Les Big Byrd (ex-Caesars) released debut LP on Anton Newcombe's label, touring Europe w/ GOAT (dates, streams)

by Bill Pearis Swedish musicians Joakim Åhlund and Frans Johansson each had their own careers going when they started making music. Frans was in post-grunge band Fireside; while Joakim spent time in both Caesars (remember "Jerk it Out") and Teddybears...

7 Questions With The Knocks About “Classic,” Working With Friends & Their Debut LP: Interview

It all started from a knock on the wall. Hailing from New York City, electronic duo The Knocks – consisting of Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson – chose there name after people would bang on their walls because the two would make tracks in their room and be too “noisy.” But then again,... More »

Watch: D/P/I - “02 - B.I.D.”

D/P/I’s fuk’d video for “02 - B.I.D.” will induce blynken and nods, but no wynken. Can’t sleep to this; can only fish for more head space to process. YouTube decided some guy named Eric Church should follow up Grey-Day’s shit. Chanced images, indeed. “02 - B.I.D.” is off the upcoming Commie (HA!) album MN.ROY on Leaving Records. Show More Summary

How The Ferguson Police Department Went From Unknown To Most Hated

TheFergusonPoliceDepartmenthavebeenaclassiccasestudyinpublicrelations.Orbetteryet,hownottoexecuteproperlypublicrelations.FromthemomentwhateverhappenedinthemiddleofthestreetSaturdayafternoonbetweenDorianJohnson,MichaelBrownandthecop whofiredthefatalshots,FPDhas sincebecomethemostscrutinizedlawenforcementdepartmentinAmerica.

Taylor Swift To Perform At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Were you getting worried that Taylor Swift would never, ever be getting back on stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? Stay fearless, Swifties — she’s coming back for more. The Red singer-songstress revealed that she’ll be performing at the 2014 MTV VMAs during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night.... More »

Michael Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” Video Makes It’s History-Making Debut On Twitter

Michael Jackson made history again last night (August 13) when his “A Place With No Name” video became the first to premiere on Twitter. Directed by Samuel Bayer, the choreography-heavy visual for Xscape‘s official second single is comprised of behind-the-scenes/unused footage from 1992?s “In The Closet”, archival clips of MJ and new dance scenes staged... More »

IBMA Awards Nominees Announced; Americana Goes to Auckland; Esquire Streams Otis Gibbs’ New Album

2 weeks agoMusic / Country : The 9513

The IBMA Award nominees were announced last night. The full list of nominations can be found here. Hall of Fame inductees: The Seldom Scene (original lineup), Neil Rosenberg Album of the Year: Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins – Hall of Fame...Show More Summary

Michael Jackson – “A Place With No Name” Video

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A video for Michael Jackson’s “A Place With No Name” from his posthumous album XSCAPE has been released by his estate and label, Epic Records. It premiered on Twitter tonight and was simultaneously broadcast in Times Square in New York. The video was previewed before its release on tonight’s episode of So You Think You [...]

Drake’s OVO Dynasty Starts With Majid Jordan And PARTYNEXTDOOR

WhenDrakeclaimedKanyeWesttobehisonlyrealcompetition duringhispromorunforNothingWastheSame,itwasn’tjustnotable for thesupposedshadethrownatgenerationalrivalKendrickLamar.Forone,DrakeandKanyearetwoofthemostconstantly improvingandexpandingartistsinrap,mademenwhoaresimilarly unsatisfiedwithtreadingwater.

Iggy Azalea’s Pre-Fame Pop Song “Nothing Like Me” Surfaces Online: Watch The Britney-Tastic Video

Before finding fame as a rapper, Iggy Azalea briefly tried her hand at dance-pop. The Australian hitmaker recorded a sexy club-banger called “Nothing Like Me” prior to signing with Grand Hustle and probably forget all about it. Until someone posted the Britney Spears-channelling video on YouTube. (Think “Womanizer” filmed on an iPhone). Of course, bloggers are... More »

Ariana Grande’s Ex Cheated On Her With A Man, References It On “Break Your Heart Right Back”

Ariana Grande believes one of her ex-boyfriends cheated on her with another guy and references the event in My Everything cut “Break Your Heart Right Back”. (Is this Jai Brooks shade?) “Originally it was going to be about a boy who cheats with a girl,” the pint-sized diva told Attitude magazine recently. She then decided to make... More »

Listen: Hot Chip covers Arthur Russell’s “Go Bang”

A groovy rendition set to appear on the forthcoming compilation, Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell.

Zero 7, one numeral short of double-O status, ask for a virgin martini ahead of new EP Simple Science

D’aw, Garden State. For many, the movie was their first exposure to Zero 7, as Zach Braff’s character initially dealt with his existential crisis by starting a controversial Kickstarter campaign to fund his already affordable purchase of antidepressants. Show More Summary

Newswire: Michael Cera released a surprise album last night

Joining a growing number of surprise album releases, last night Michael Cera threw another on the heaping pile at Bandcamp with the 18-track experiment, True That. Attention was first drawn to True That when Jonah Hill tweeted a link...Show More Summary

Premiere: Lily Taylor - “Across The Hills”

In collaboration with visual artist Sean P. Miller, Lily Taylor has released the first single “Across The Hills” off her upcoming album Ride, due later this month on Pour le Corps on LP and CS (pre-order here). Ride comes at listeners...Show More Summary

Column: Art Fetish: July 2014

Art Fetish: July 2014 by Reed Scott Reid on 08-13-2014 This month’s roundup of the salubrious, the cheeky, and the embodied includes Nep Sidhu’s Afrofuturist calligraphy, Shawn Reed’s starry-eyed psych nouveau, Filippo Fiumani’s tales-in-tats,...Show More Summary

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