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What You Missed Over Xmas: New Lady Gaga, Cat Power, xx and More

Demos, outtakes, and lost tracks - plus Lil Wayne's thoughts on the NBA

By: SPIN Staff // December 26, 2011

While you were Christmas-ing, Lady Gaga, Cat Power, the xx, and Frank Ocean were unleashing new music. And Lil Wayne rolled out a new online sports chat show that is Weezyrific. Here’s what you missed:

Cat Power’s “King Rides By”
A seven-minute redo of her 1996 What Would the Community Think track set to visuals of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao working out. Download the track from Chan Marshall’s website and all proceeds will go to the Festival of Children Foundation and the Ali Forney Center.

Lady Gaga’s “Stuck on Fucking You”
A literally boozy’n’bluesy number Gaga recorded on the tour bus while “wasted” after a show in Minnesota. “Fernando on guitar, Paul on Drum Machine. I wrote, sang it, and freestyled the last minute + a half of the song,” she tweeted.

The xx’s “Open Eyes”
A beautiful, hushed demo from the U.K. duo’s sessions for their upcoming second album.

Frank Ocean’s “4 Tears”
A silky but brief weeper from the Odd Future crooner’s Tumblr (which is where you can hear it).

Weezy’s Sports Corner
A new way for Lil Wayne to share his impressive knowledge about the NBA, NHL, and college sports (via Miss Info).