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Nicki Minaj Bros Down in Cameo-Filled ‘Come On A Cone’ Video

As if on cue, Nicki Minaj returns to remind us she's a rapper. A ferociously unhinged one, at that. Onika Maraj recently wreaked havoc — with help from Cassie — in…
Marc Hogan / October 22, 2012

See Bruno Mars’ Excellent Michael Jackson, Billie Joe Armstrong Impressions on ‘SNL’

Unorthodox Jukebox is the title of Bruno Mars' forthcoming album, and it could also aptly describe the most memorable part of the pop singer's appearance…
Marc Hogan / October 22, 2012

Stream Indian Handcrafts’ Sidewinding Sludge-Pop Opus ‘Civil Disobedience For Losers’

This past July, SPIN's Christopher R. Weingarten deemed Indian Handcrafts' "Bruce Lee" a "prog-glurp masterwork" that could "give chills to fans of Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic…
David Bevan / October 22, 2012

Sole and Ryan Hemsworth Dis White Dudes, HoloPac on ‘Letter to a Young Rapper’

"Not from the old school or from the new," begins Sole on the Ryan Hemsworth-produced "Letter to a Young Rapper." The cult indie-rap icon has…
Chris Martins / October 22, 2012

Mr. MFN eXquire Drops ‘The Man in the High Castle’ Mixtape Against UMG’s Wishes

It's only been a week since Mr. MFN eXquire's Power and Passion EP was announced — due November 6 via Universal Republic — but the…
Chris Martins / October 20, 2012

No Trivia’s Friday Five: Brick Squad’s Ice Burgandy Is in Love With His Wallet

No Trivia Friday Five Reading List: Victor LaValle's The Devil In Silver. It's like Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, if you sent…
Brandon Soderberg / October 19, 2012

The Rolling Stones Cover the Beatles in 1965 ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ Clip

The Rolling Stones cover the Beatles' "I've Just Seen A Face" and "Eight Days a Week" in a teaser clip from the upcoming 1965 Ireland…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

Watch Swans Tear Into ‘The Apostate’ Live in 12-Minute Video

The No Wave destroyers in Swans are a terrifyingly good sight to behold live. While there's no substitute for seeing Words of Wisdom-giver Michael Gira…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

Flying Lotus and Mr. Dibiase’s ‘U Never Give’ Is a Long Lost Dilla-fied Gem

Flying Lotus and fellow Los Angeles beat scene bubbler Mr. Dibiase team up on "U Never Give," a long lost soulful head-nodder that recalls the…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

Chief Keef Releases Raw ‘Love Sosa’ Video, Previews Energetic ‘Go’

Keith Cozart, a.k.a. Chief Keef, is technically just a kid, a fact that crashes down hard when his name comes up in connection with gun…
Marc Hogan / October 19, 2012

Crystal Castles Preview Ecstatic New Song ‘Telepath’ Live, Off Delayed ‘(III)’ Album

Crystal Castles' songs, even when they were of the chirpy 8-bit variety, have always been dark and implicitly violent. Consequence of Sound points to live…
Marc Hogan / October 19, 2012

WHY? Play Boring Old People in ‘Bitter Thoughts’ Video

It's fair to say the new WHY? video for Mumps, etc. standout "Bitter Thoughts" is inspired by the Seventies, but perhaps the age bracket more…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

A$AP Rocky Raps About Girl ‘Problem’ With Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar

UPDATE: The SoundCloud upload shared by Drake's blog no longer works, so we've embedded a YouTube version instead. Also, while Octobers Very Own identified the…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

Bruce Springsteen Debuts ‘Forward’ Obama Song at Rally With Clinton

Bruce Springsteen shared the stage with a famous saxophone player yesterday, but the late Clarence Clemons' nephew Jake and his E Street Band-mate Eddie Manion…
Marc Hogan / October 19, 2012

Local Natives Return With ‘Breakers’ Off January LP ‘Hummingbird’

We've heard so little from Local Natives since the Los Angeles band broke out back in the summer of 2010. And now, suddenly, there's a…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

Hear How to Destroy Angels’ Glitchy ‘Keep It Together’ Remixed By Dave Sitek

Earlier this month Trent Reznor helped Dave Sitek ring in his new label Federal Prism by providing a remix for the imprint's inaugural single. Now,…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

See Green Day Rock Irving Plaza in 20-Minute Live Video

Between Green Day's fifth appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards and Billie Joe Armstrong's unfortunate breakdown at iHeartRadio in Las Vegas, the Nor Cal…
Chris Martins / October 18, 2012

Rap Release of the Week: Big Sant’s ‘MFxOG’

Big Sant is like the bizarro-world version of Big K.R.I.T. He's stocky instead of lean, gifted with a gruff guttural shout rather than a sing-song…
Brandon Soderberg / October 18, 2012

Sigur Ros Declare ‘Fjogur Piano’ Video Winner of Mystery Film Experiment

Sigur Rós have selected a winner in their Mystery Film Experiment, and, like many things associated with the chilly post-rockers, it's beautiful and unsettling.
Kyle McGovern / October 18, 2012

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Leak: SPIN’s Impulsive Review

Every rapper likes to think they've got their whole city on their back. As if, just by being a talented artist from some loaded locale…
Brandon Soderberg / October 18, 2012
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