Chris Martins

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  • Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire 'Kismet' Mixtape Download

    Mr. MFN eXquire Disses Obama, Big-Ups Booze on 'Kismet' Mixtape

    Mr. MFN eXquire is back with another mixtape that his label probably wouldn't approve of. Kismet was released today and features collaborations with Danny Brown and Flatbush Zombies, among others, alongside production credits that include Los Angeles funkstress Georgia Anne Muldrow and, well, Curtis Mayfield (technically a sample of "Give Me Your Love").Last month we heard the Power & Passion B-side "Illest Niggaz Breathin'" — that Mortal Kombat-ripping track appears in the new set, alongside highlights like the well-crafted Queensbridge throwback "Cherry Raindrops" and the glistening left-field freewheeler "Orbz a.k.a.

  • The-Dream Beyonce 2 Chainz 'Turnt' Video NSFW

    The-Dream Should Just Start a Porn Company Already

    The-Dream has released yet another very NSFW video in order to promote his very good new album IV Play. The latest song to get the softcore porn treatment is "Turnt" featuring Beyoncé and 2 Chainz, who must have been busy the day the above clip was shot. It's a good thing they weren't on hand — there was clearly a shortage of clothing on set at the time, and nearly every item in the wardrobe seems to malfunction at one point or another.This latest clip arrives following similarly blue videos for "Pussy" featuring Pusha T and Big Sean and "High Art" featuring Jay-Z. But rather than ask his famous friends to guest in his videos, Terius Nash seems to exclusively cast young women with a predisposition to being mostly nude and slathered with oil.

  • Beck 'Defriended' New Albums Acoustic Studio Independent

    Beck Is Working on Two New Albums, Hear 'Defriended' Now

    Beck is apparently at work on not one, but two new albums, both of which are slated to be released independently. Rolling Stone cites "a music industry source" close to the mercurial musician as confirming that he's parting ways with the Universal Music family as he prepares the previously announced acoustic set and an official studio follow-up to 2008's Danger Mouse-assisted Modern Guilt.The news comes with a brand new Beck song, which won't be part of either release. "Defriended," streaming below, features disembodied sung vocals, rattling guitar strums, and a battery of surging effects — an electronically infused psych-pop ballad à la Animal Collective.

  • Joe Goddard Mara Carlyle 'She Burns' Hot Chip Video

    See Joe Goddard Make a Beautiful Corpse Sing in 'She Burns'

    "I can't believe what I have done, I only wanted some fun." Taken on its own, that couplet from the new Joe Goddard single "She Burns" isn't particularly heavy. But sung by a beautiful corpse who gives literal meaning to the term "deadpan" in the video above, the line becomes infinitely more haunting. While the Hot Chip producer handles the beat from off-camera, London singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle plays the body. She coos with understated grace and taps her finger to the ruminative track while a pair of morticians prepare her mostly immobile form for her own funeral. The visuals are equally imbued with black humor and a genuine queasiness as Carlyle is injected with embalming fluids and gussied up — she's even given fresh flowers to hold near the end. As an ace remixer, Goddard has similarly dusted off and set to dancing tracks by Dirty Projectors and Jessie Ware of late.

  • Puscifer All Re-Mixed Up Six Mix-a-Lot Alain Johannes

    Puscifer and Sir Mix-a-Lot Collaborate at Last on 'All Re-Mixed Up' LP

    Maynard James Keenan's shock-rock strangeoids Puscifer will be remixed by Sir Mix-a-Lot on a forthcoming full-length dubbed All Re-Mixed Up. In other news, remember Sir Mix-a-Lot? Indeed, the ass-obsessed Seattle MC-producer who gave the world "Baby's Got Back" is mounting a comeback on August 27 via his "F.U.B.A.R. remix" of "Conditions of My Parole" from the 2011 Puscifer album of the same name, as Antiquiet reports.In fact, all 12 songs from the industrial-ish group's second LP are getting reworked.

  • Miguel Leg Drop Brain Damage Lawsuit Billboard Music Awards

    Miguel's Leg Drop May Have Caused Brain Damage, Victim's Attorney Says

    The woman on the receiving end of Miguel's infamous Billboard Music Awards "leg drop" may have suffered brain damage. This according to Khyati Shah's attorney Vip Bhola, who made himself known last week when he told E! News that his client has been experiencing "difficulties" since the incident. In a new chat with TMZ, he elaborated: "Some of the difficulties she's experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury."In a moment that's been heavily GIF'd since, the singer-producer was performing "Adorn" at the BMAs on May 19 when he attempted to leap from the main stage onto a catwalk-type structure. He barely made it to the second platform, seemingly kicking one woman and landing on top of Shah.

  • Pony Bwoy 'Aevum (Time Crawls)' Stream

    Pony Bwoy Dabble in the R&B Divine With 'Aevum (Time Crawls)'

    Pony Bwoy combines the R&B-addled approach of singer-rapper Jeremy Nutzman and the electronic pop strangeness of producer Hunter Morley — a pair of longhair Minneapolitans with ties to the extended Bon Iver clan (via Marijuana Death Squads and, um, Spyder Baybie Raw Dawg). Their forthcoming LP debut is due this summer on Totally Gross National Product, the label co-run by Gayngs founder Ryan Olson, and you can hear the first taste of it below.The word "ævum" describes the theoretical space inhabited by angels and saints that bridges heaven to earth — a place where temporal ties are shed — and Pony Bwoy's "Ævum (time crawls)" occupies a similarly weightless space. Nutzman's disembodied vocals flit in and out of existence amidst choral coos, skittering percussion, and cloudy-yet-bright sonics.

  • Vic Mensa 'Orange Soda' Chance the Rapper Save Money

    Enjoy Vic Mensa's 'Orange Soda,' More Fizzy Song-Rap From Chance the Rapper's Crew

    Vic Mensa hails from the same self-sustaining Chicago crew that gifted us Chance the Rapper, and the young MC is similarly bursting with potential. The Save Money scion lets his true colors show on "Orange Soda," a track whose sing-song style and soulful backing recalls the sunny psychedelic work of the Pharcyde. Still, this song inhabits a corner that's thus far been the exclusive domain of Chance's incredibly good Acid Rap mixtape — Vic appears on the heartfelt highlight "Cocoa Butter Kisses" — and speaks volumes to the groundwork that this crew was laying while the rest of us were sleeping.The video above finds Mensa handily playing master of ceremonies while backed by a crack live band, one in full-body orange Spandex. He and his pals (check for Chance) also do a lot of hanging out (on stoops, on roofs, in rooms) while pioneering new ways to enjoy the song's titular substance.

  • Kate Boy 'The Way We Are' Video

    Watch Kate Boy Vogue Dramatically in 'The Way We Are' Video

    Kate Boy's arrival couldn't have been better timed considering the band's sonic proximity to the Knife circa Silent Shout. While their elder Stockholmies move on to high-energy rave-ups and droning dirges (via April's SPIN Essential Shaking the Habitual), this Swedish act continues to put their own spin on a sound that's well missed. Their January Northern Lights EP has delivered a handful of highlights — namely "In Your Eyes" and the excellent titular track — followed by "The Way We Are," released last month. That elastic and darkly hued track now gets its very own music video, and the focus is once again on Australian vocalist Kate Akhurst. She purrs and howls while the dramatic lighting and image-mirroring play with the concept of duality. Also, there's fun with fluorescents and an outfit that might best be described as Tomb Raider chic.

  • Hodgy Beats 'Untitled 2' EP Mixtape Stream

    Hodgy Beats Croons, Swaggers, and Shreds on Streaming 'Untitled EP 2'

    Los Angeles rhymer Hodgy Beats has made his name as the alternately swaggy and shreddy voice of MellowHype, Odd Future's often aggro and occasionally evil rap duo. But the 22-year-old MC does just fine without his usual partner in crime/baby's godfather, Left Brain. Last year's Untitled EP featured production from the likes of Flying Lotus, Alchemist, and Juicy J, and served as a solid stage for the man's no-bullshit rapping-ass raps. Now we have Untitled EP 2, which continues the trend but adds a couple of twists: like early leader "Years," several of the tracks include R&B-style singing from Beats, and a pair of them find the guy fronting his own imaginary hardcore band. While the production credits have yet to be released, Trash Talk screamer Lee Spielman does his thing on "Goodbye" and Brain adds his baritone raps to the spooky trunk-rattler "Karateman."

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