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Catch the Strange, Sparse New Shabazz Palaces Album Stream

We first caught the teasing, metallic strains of Shabazz Palaces’ album opener “Dawn in Luxor” as the atmospheric backdrop to Kenzo’s SS ’14 campaign video starring MC and producer Ishmael Butler. Now, finally, their full … read more »

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Clash of the Super Heroes: The “Drake vs Lil Wayne” Tour Trailer is Tight

Mr. Miyagi and Daniel. Piccolo and Gohan. Lulu and Ace Boogie. Students often become teachers, especially in the hierarchal rap world where seniority is both a gift and a curse. Nowhere is this constant ebb-and-flow … read more »

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Flying Lotus Is Releasing a New Album Called You’re Dead!

Flying Lotus is a man of many talents. Quite aside from cementing the LA beats scene with his label Brainfeeder, over the last couple of years he’s collaborated with Earl Sweatshirt under his rapper alias … read more »

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Spotify Is Joining Forces with Viacom, Hopes To “Bring Back the Music in MTV”

Behold, the days of scrambling to Shazam your TV while teary/sexy Teen Mom or Dating Naked montage sequences play are nigh. Viacom, the owner of cable channels like MTV, VH1 and BET, is teaming with … read more »

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Kanye Says New Album This Fall: “I think most likely September”

Ten days after Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Italy, writer Zach Baron interviewed the rapper for GQ. That conversation, which is now available online in its entirety, finds Kanye discussing his thoughts on Yeezus … read more »

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Jessie Ware Announces New Album, Tough Love, Featuring Miguel, Dev Hynes & More

Earlier this month, pop chanteuse Jessie Ware, following up her acclaimed 2013 effort Devotion, released the single “Tough Love.” Yesterday she unveiled Tough Love as the album title, too, along with the pensive album art … read more »

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Watch a 19-Year-Old Kanye West Freestyle At Fat Beats

Yeezus wasn’t even a word and Kim K was still in high school when Kanye West, still trying to earn his street cred, popped into the now-closed Fat Beats storefront in Greenwich Village in August … read more »

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MTV Announces 2014 VMA Nominees, “Turn Down For What” Only Gets Four

It was an explosive year for music videos, but Beyoncé takes the cake (and the most VMA nominations) for her visual album, snagging eight total nominations for Best Video, Best Female Video, Best Collaboration, Best … read more »

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Warm Up Recommends: Vatican Shadow on Robert Hood

“Robert Hood’s Motor: Nighttime World 3 has the power to make me lose my sense of time altogether.” Every Saturday throughout New York’s long hot summer, MoMA PS1 presents Warm Up, the museum’s annual courtyard … read more »

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Watch Drake’s Opening Monologue and Other Highlights From Tonight’s ESPY Awards

Right about now, the boy Drake is on stage at L.A.’s Nokia Theater yupping it up with the who’s who of sports as host of this year’s ESPY Awards. During his opening monologue, he took … read more »

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