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Video: Kelly Rowland f. Lil Wayne, “Ice”

Kelly Rowland gives a sort of NSFW visual treatment to her summer collaboration with Lil Wayne, “Ice.” The video features Rowland gyrating in litany of hair styles and bedroom costumes, as well as her blue, … read more »

POSTED November 14, 2012 11:24AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

Watch Joey Bada$$ on Fallon

Last Friday night, Joey Bada$$ made his television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Backed by The Roots, the Brooklyn young gun performed “Waves” from his 1999 mixtape. Along with his Pro Era crew, … read more »

POSTED November 5, 2012 10:25AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: ,

Stream: SBTRKT, “Terminal”

Over the past couple months, SBTRKT has released a number of short, studio sketches (see: “Gloss,” “Gamelena”). “Terminal” is the newest, a transient song that feels like the soundtrack to an imaginary Mario Bros. underground … read more »

POSTED October 2, 2012 12:22PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

Video: Zebra Katz, “W8WTF”

Zebra Katz keeps it dark in his videos. The clip for “Ima Read” featured him as tyrannical school disciplinarian—cheekily flipping the word “read” from its tell-off slang etymology to something more literal—and white-masked backup dancers … read more »

POSTED August 31, 2012 12:00PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , ,
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Chris Brown Injured in Bar Fight with Drake

Around 4AM this morning at New York City’s WIP club, Chris Brown and Drake got into an altercation, NYPD confirm. Brown was out to celebrate Teyana Taylor’s signing to G.O.O.D. Music, and Drake was in … read more »

POSTED June 14, 2012 11:26AM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (8) TAGS: , , , ,

The XX to Tour America This Summer

After a few small shows in London where they debuted new music, The XX are currently making their way through Europe. North American fans need not fret, though, as the band has announced that will … read more »

POSTED May 22, 2012 10:14AM IN MUSIC NEWS TAGS: ,

Hear M.I.A.’s The World Tomorrow Theme Music

On Friday, we reported that M.I.A. will be crafting the theme music for WikiLeaks founding editor Julian Assange’s new talk show, The World Tomorrow. Listen to it above—she made the backing beat that Assange speaks … read more »

POSTED April 17, 2012 10:54AM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Star Slinger f. Stunnaman and Lil B, “Bad Bitches”

Star Slinger links up with Lil B and his pal from The Pack, Stunnaman, for “Bad Bitches.” It’s a dynamic track, but B and Stunnaman manage to make the lackadaisical air of the Bay shine … read more »

POSTED April 5, 2012 10:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , ,

Nardwuar vs. Action Bronson

Last week at SXSW, Action Bronson linked with Canada’s ever-stringent researcher Nardwuar. This conversation teeters slightly less toward Nardwuar’s usual brand of past-mining of his subject, but we do learn that Action is sweet on … read more »

POSTED March 21, 2012 3:30PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Usher, “Climax” (Prod. by Diplo)

Usher and Diplo’s Valentine’s Day jam, “Climax,” reconfigures its place in your life as Spring Fever anthem with this new, Sam Pilling-directed video. The clip is drama-packed and the narrative’s, uh, climax can make you … read more »

POSTED March 9, 2012 10:21AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,