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Inside James Ferraro’s Elevator at MoMA PS1

What a musician’s major museum debut can tell us about the art of muzak James Ferraro (b. 1988): musician, jokester, conceptual artist. Currently “on display” at MoMA PS1 in Queens is Ferraro’s installation, 100%. “On … read more »

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Download DJ Drama and Don Cannon’s Boondocks-Inspired Mixtape

On April 21, Adult Swim’s staple series The Boondocks — “the wittiest, most ruthless satire of Black culture on television since Chappelle’s Show” — will return for a fourth and reportedly final season. And to … read more »

POSTED April 16, 2014 10:07PM IN ART+CULTURE NEWS, MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , , , , , , ,
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Video: Lucas DiPasquale Covers Popcaan Shockingly Well, Jamaicans Rejoice

It may be the slight dip into summer temperatures New York experienced this past weekend, or the wave of debate following Vybz Kartel’s conviction, but I’ve been on a vintage dancehall binge, crossfading between tabs … read more »

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Video: Sky Ferreira, “I Blame Myself”

Sky Ferreira just released a video for the most undeniable song on Night Time, My Time, “I Blame Myself.” The Grant Singer-directed clip winks at ’90s gangster rap videos and Ferreira’s real-life arrest, and features … read more »

POSTED April 16, 2014 10:23AM IN MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO 0 Comments TAGS: ,
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Interview: Haim

HAIM talks about their recent projects and always writing Since their FADER cover and the release of their debut album, Days Are Gone, the Haim sisters have been keeping busy. In between touring around the … read more »

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Are Beyoncé and Jay Z Headed Out On Tour Together?

Like they say, it’s going to be an unusually hot summer: According to Page Six, Beyoncé and Jay Z have a conjugal 20-stadium tour planned for this summer. The power-couple already have about a dozen … read more »

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Stream: Future, “Honest” Album

Fresh off rocking alongside Outkast at this past weekend’s Coachella, Future Vandross tosses out a full stream of his sophomore effort Honest via MTV Artists. You can pre-order the album on iTunes now and surf … read more »

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HBD, Illmatic: Check Nas’ 2003 FADER Cover

Nasty Nas is serving Henny-soaked nostalgia this summer celebrating the twentieth anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic. It’s an album so pronounced in form and ceaseless in slit-eyed authenticity that generations of rap fans still … read more »

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Jim Jarmusch’s New Movie, Only Lovers Left Alive, and How the Music Creates the Cool

Live from the screening and celebratory concert of Jim Jarmusch’s 11th film Jim Jarmusch’s three decades of films bear, on a surface level, all the marks of a director with a fractured headspace. Since Permanent … read more »

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Pharrell Invites Everyone He Knows to His Coachella Set

Pharrell confirmed his reputation as an all-star collaborator when he brought out a panoply of his artist friends during his Coachella set. Despite a sandstorm and subsequent low visibility, the singer/producer soldiered on with his … read more »

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