Jay-Z Plots Next LP, Mastodon's Cover Art + More

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Jay-Z / Mastodon's Brent Hinds (Photo: Ben Hider/Getty, Jay-Z; Christie Goodwin/Redferns, Hinds)
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  • Jay-Z has revealed he's already begun work on his next studio record and has laid down two tracks so far, including a collaboration with Odd Future's Frank Ocean. "I know exactly the tone and the whole feel of the [next] album," he said. "It's different. It's not weird." Jay's collaborative set with Kanye West, titled Watch the Throne, is due out this summer. [AllHipHop]

  • Handsome Furs, the synth-pop act featuring Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner and his wife Alexei Perry, have released a very-NSFW video for single "What About Us," which is borderline pornographic. Check it out below, and stream the group's excellent new album Sound Kapital here.

  • Ever wonder what Beyoncé looks like while lounging around in white lingerie?Watch the video for her single "Best Thing I Never Had," from her latest album 4.

  • DJ Shadow has teamed up with Afrikan Boy on a track from his September album The Less You Know, The Better. Head here to stream the clattering hip-hop jam "I'm Excited."

  • Arctic Monkeys -- current SPIN cover stars -- have released a video for "Hellcat Spangled Shalalala," from their latest album Suck It and See. Check out the clip, which has the grainy, nostalgic feel of an iPhone Hipstamatic photo, below.

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