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Tag Archives: Adult Swim
In the midst of my Hamlet-like soliloquy I neglected to note that Jun “Nujabes” Seba died last month from injuries related to a car accident. The Japanese producer made over a decade’s worth of downtempo and instrumental hip-hop. My familiarity … Continue reading
Last Tuesday, Definitive Jux became the latest indie rap label to collaborate with frat-boy icon Adult Swim. With Definitive Swim, it follows successful online releases from Danger Doom (Occult Hymn), Chocolate Industries (Chocolate Swim) and Stones Throw (Chrome Children 2). As with those efforts, Definitive Swim is a free download.
The microsite for Definitive Swim also features streaming audio of all ten tracks and an animated video for "Flyentology," the new single from El-P’s upcoming I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead. The song, which isn’t included in the download, features vocals from Trent Reznor; the clip is directed by Mundo Fase’s Daniel Garcia and Nathan Love. You can visit the microsite here.
Stones Throw has done it again. Today the fan-friendly indie rap label will issue Chrome Children 2 for free. It follows Madlib & Talib Kweli’s Liberation, an internet-only EP posted on the Stones Throw website for just a week (and is no longer available).
Much like its predecessor, last fall’s Chrome Children, this compilation is a collaboration with frat-boy haven Adult Swim. The first edition sampled from the label’s roster; Chrome Children incorporates close associates like Four Tet, Dabrye and West Coast hip-hop legend Arabian Prince.
Chrome Children 2 will only be available on Adult Swim and Stones Throw for a month, so get your download pronto.