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- Digable Planets fracture, cancel tour posted on March 22, 2009
- Superlists!: Top Ten Femcees posted on March 24, 2009
- The Plug One Q&A: Flying Lotus posted on June 10, 2008
- R.I.P. Paper Thin Walls posted on August 29, 2008
- Zion-I tour dates posted on February 25, 2009
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- Warp loves labels posted on December 15, 2008
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Category Archives: News
You’ve read about it on your favorite blogs and websites. You watched the crazy teaser videos that ripped off the Brad Pitt flick Seven. You downloaded the free MP3s. Now it’s time to wipe away the drool, because the Meth, … Continue reading
Rhymesayers road dog Brother Ali kicks off another North American tour next month in support of last year’s excellent US. L.A. upstart Fashawn lends support. Publicity stuff: This spring, acclaimed Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali will set out on his second … Continue reading
In April, Lupe Fiasco embarks on a monthlong tour of major markets in support of his forthcoming album, We Are Lasers. Or is it called Lasers now? I’m not sure. B.O.B., the talented ATL artist who will finally (fingers crossed) … Continue reading
When was the last time I posted a “Wrap Up”? I can’t remember… Google shuts down music blogs, Internet deems the action “musicblogocide” (guardian.co.uk) MTV/Viacom, Real Networks spins off Rhapsody (multichannel.com) MTV no longer known as “Music Television,” now known … Continue reading
This track dropped in spring 2009 under the title “Kids (MGMT remix),” but for obvious reasons it was retitled “Opposite of Adults.” Okayplayer.com uploaded an Onsmash.com embedded clip, but I did a little research and found an official version. Taken … Continue reading
Remember DJ Spinna’s Sonic Smash from last summer? He finally completed a video for one of the tracks, “Get On Down.” New jacks Fresh Daily, P.SO and Homeboy Sandman provide raps. Directed by Pacool for Chancleta Films. Spotted via Okayplayer.com. … Continue reading
Hmm…not exactly Nocando’s cleanest lyric, but it will do. And the video is very imaginative. Busdriver shows up for a co-sign. Directed by Kyle Gray. Edited by Humberto Hidalgo. Taken from Jimmy the Lock.
Okay, some dudes front on Joell Ortiz. But the fact is he actually made a good album (The Bricks: Bodega Chronicles), and most rappers haven’t. So there. This video is very sweet…it reminds me a lot of rap videos from … Continue reading
Wale and K’naan on the same tour? Sounds like a good idea.
Hip hop DJ turned throwback soul loverman Mayer Hawthorne is headed back to the U.S. for another run of dates. The spring tour ends with an appearance at Coachella.
Chicago duo Kidz in the Hall is kicking off a tour later this month to support its forthcoming third album, Land of Make Believe. Dubbed the “Crowd Control Tour,” the run also features 88-Keys, Izza Kizza and “Atlanta brave” Donnis.
Little Brother has announced the track listing for their final album Leftback, which drops April 20 on Hall of Justus/Traffic Entertainment Group: With production from the likes of Khyrsis, Denaun Porter, Zo!, Symbolyc One, J. Bizness and King Karnov, LeftBack … Continue reading
You know how I feel about embedding players from other sites, but I don’t feel like searching for a non-affiliated version of this clip. Cyhi da Prince and Pill (who kills it) drop guest verses. Taken from Kanyeuniversity.com.
As the 2010 music season heats up, don’t forget about Sage Francis. The Providence, Rhode Island poet, rapper and iconoclast is returning with his first album since 2007’s Human the Death Dance. Set for release via Anti- on May 11, … Continue reading
German producer Michael Fakesch, formerly of glitch pioneers Funkstörung, has collected his sundry remixes for like-minded folks into the Exchange collection. It drops March 5 on Musik Aus Strom. Here’s an explanation: Michael Fakesch used to be one half of … Continue reading
Okay, this one is for my NorCal heads. Lots of shots of the Mission District and Market Street in this one. And Richie Cunning has a decent flow. But what’s up with the Ferris Bueller meme? Directed by Trevor Traynor … Continue reading
This isn’t really on the hip hop or soul tip. The sound veers towards Kid Cudi’s electro-pop side. But it’s a nice tune, and the video is extraordinarily creative. “Symphonies” premiered on IFC’s new program “Automat” last night.
Jern Eye rhymes with Spank Pops and J Billion at the Golden Gate Bridge, with other San Francisco landmarks thrown in. Nice beat by Jake One. Directed by Lorenzo Escalante. Taken from the album Vision.