Chris Martins

writer

Biography

  • Waka Flocka Flame Duflocka Rant 2 Download Mixtape Free DatPiff

    Hear Waka Flocka Flame's Incredibly Loud 'Duflocka Rant 2' Mixtape

    Our former cover star Waka Flocka Flame has dropped a brand new mixtape, Duflocka Rant 2, whose album art we can only assume is the Atlanta MC's attempt to be included in SPIN's NBA Jam (40 players and their pop music alter-egos). A solid platter of brash declarations and incredible loudness, the piping hot 17-track set features guest shots from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Ace Hood, and French Montana (on the same track as Frenchie) among others, not to mention production from Lex Luger. DJ Ace presents the thing, and we're pretty sure he's the one who keeps referring to Duflocka as "Flockadu" instead. Dyslexia aside, it's a worthy download. A good Waka mixtape is like a bag full of only the best, most bizarre Jelly Belly flavors. And it's on the house thanks to DatPiff. Stream below.Waka Flocka Flame, Duflocka Rant 2 track list: 1. "Duflocka Rant Pt 2 Intro"2. "Stay Hood" ft.

  • Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Ratings Madonna PETA Iguana Python

    Beyonce's Super Bowl Show Sparks Huge Ratings, PETA Iguana Drama

    Beyoncé's Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance has already done so much. It was thrillingly awesome, first of all. Plus: it caused a power outage, then didn't cause a power outage; gave Bob Lefsetz a reason to masturbate (his words) and our own Brandon Soderberg a reason to stump for independent women; kicked off the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour; and gave Destiny's Child a 600 percent sales bump.Now, according to Nielsen, via Billboard, Bey is on target to have scored the second-most watched halftime show in history with an estimated average of 104 million viewers tuning in. The game itself drew 108.41 million pairs of eyes, though we're guessing they were about 80 percent less leering. Madonna still holds the halftime record at 112.4 million, while Bruce Springsteen is in third with 95.7 million.Mrs.

  • Chance the Rapper 'Juice' Video

    See Chance the Rapper Get Fantastically Freaky for 'Juice' Video

    Chance the Rapper hails from the same embattled rap scene that birthed Chief Keef, but his style goes to show just how diverse Chicago's rising crop of MCs is. In our in-depth summer profile on the city's young stars, we learned that Chance spends a lot of his time listening to "freaky-ass, weird-ass white-people music" (via Beirut or Joanna Newsom) and that Kanye West's The College Dropout changed how he looked at rap. While you may not hear blurting accordion or flurries of harp in the Rapper's latest, "Juice" is wonderfully idiosyncratic, which, yes, is another way of saying that it's rather freaky indeed. Passion of the Weiss points out that the beat is built from a loop of Donny Hathaway's performance of John Lennon's "Jealous Guy," but the truly important part is Chance's striking delivery.

  • Rilo Kiley RKives Unreleased Too $hort

    Rilo Kiley Rarities 'RKives' Will Include Too $hort, Like, Rapping

    Though they've been broken up for nearly three years if you include the hiatus, Rilo Kiley caused quite a stir in December when they cryptically reported to Facebook, "Record is almost finished." They were referring, of course, to their forthcoming rarities compilation, finally revealed to have a perfectly darling title, RKives, and a due date of April 2 via Little Record Company, the (cute cute cute) label of bassist Pierre de Reeder.Fans should be forgiven for forgetting about the B-sides and demos compilation, however, since the band started talking about it all the way back in February of 2010.

  • Local Natives Aaron Dessner Heavy Feet Live Stream

    See Local Natives and Aaron Dessner Shuffle 'Heavy Feet' Live

    Local Natives recorded their fairly masterful sophomore album Hummingbird in Brooklyn at the home of the National's Aaron Dessner, so when the Los Angeles band touched down at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night, it was a bit of a homecoming. That "drum-circle brawn and chamber-pop beauty" our own Rob Harvilla described in his review of the record came to life not only for those in the house, but those in their actual houses around the country thanks to a gorgeous HD live stream that we can all now watch at will for the next couple of days. (The 48-hour re-broadcast began on Monday, February 4 at 9 a.m.

  • Nick Cave Bad Seed Jubilee Street Video Ray Winstone

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Enlist Hollywood's Finest for NSFW 'Jubilee Street' Video

    Nick Cave's world is a place of poles: sinners and saints, good and evil, kind acts and dirty deeds — the latter occasionally dolled out from poles, as it were. One gets the feeling that "Jubilee Street" is home to more than a few dank venues sporting well-shined, ahem, vertical banisters, but the lead character in this Bad Seeds song is more the "takes her work home with her" sort and, in the video above, her primary client is a corpulent suited man who clearly knows he's in the wrong part of town. Actor Ray Winstone (The Departed, Cold Mountain) plays that part while John Hillcoat (The Road) directs. Both, of course, were on hand for Cave's 2005 feature film-writing debut, The Proposition, and the clip for "Jubilee Street" captures a similar level of grit without employing even a bit of gore.

  • Lady Gaga Tour Rider Pink Pubic Hair Mannequin

    Lady Gaga's Obnoxious Tour Rider Includes Mannequin With Pink Pubes

    It's a testament to Lady Gaga's guile as the rising supervillainess Queen of the Universe that just as the Internet shows signs of being bored by her antics, the dastardly details of her August 6 court deposition are revealing themselves. As noted last week, the Mother Monster's former best friend and assistant Jennifer O'Neill is suing Gaga for more than $300,000 for unpaid overtime hours. It's unclear whether her claims are bogus, but the Lady has taken the low road, characterizing her ex-employee as a "hood rat" who's just upset that she can no longer suckle at the champagne teat.As if that batshit transcript wasn't enough, Celebuzz has tracked down an additional document from the trial: the Queen's tour rider, which is as obnoxious and opulent as you'd expect for someone who needs an entire team of people to help her find a single toothbrush.

  • See Pulp Sass Out 'After You' on James Murphy-Assisted Single

    See Pulp Sass Out 'After You' on James Murphy-Assisted Single

    Pulp's almost forgotten We Love Life-era B-side, "After You," has been experiencing an astounding second life. When we first heard the thing, we noted that it offered a glut of "reasons to keep coming back for more," but that was before we learned that the disco-blasted track had been fittingly produced by LCD Soundsystem glitter-guru James Murphy. Now, 12 years on from the last Pulp album and sessions that birthed the song's demo, "After You" is up on iTunes. Meanwhile, for immediate gratification (since this is Pulp we're talking about here), you can watch Jarvis Cocker and co. perform the new old one on England's The Jonathan Ross Show Saturday night — their first TV appearance (despite what the host says) since the last one.

  • Chief Keef Manager Dro Parole Violation Gun Range Interview

    Chief Keef's Manager Says Embattled MC Isn't a 'Bad Person'

    In a new interview, Chief Keef manager Rovan "Dro" Manuel explains that his 17-year-old client is not "a bad person," he's just "got a lot of stuff he needs to learn." For instance, that when you're on probation for pointing a firearm at a police officer, it'd be unwise to shoot a video interview whilst shooting guns at a gun range. Two weeks ago, the Finally Rich rap star was sentenced to two months in juvie for doing precisely that, an explicit violation of his parole."Sometimes you gotta let kids learn the hard way or get burned sometimes before they can wake up and smell the coffee," he told Best of Both Offices rather fairly. And then, very optimistically: "I think Keef makes some pretty good decisions, you know?

  • Four Tet 'The Track I've Been Playing' 24 Words TEXT022

    Hear Four Tet Go Tribal on 'Track' With Incredibly Long Title

    In August, Four Tet rounded up his recent batch of dance tracks via the amply strong long-player, Pink. But while those outside of the London beat scene are still working to digest those "variously spongy, mossy, downy, wispy, and woody" tracks — each of which was very sensibly named, it should be noted — the man born Kieran Hebden has served up a brand new platter of minimal grooves with an incredibly maximal name:"The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room."To unpack the track's handle for the uninitiated, the "Joy" in question is house-stepping Animal Collective fave Joy Orbison, who delivered an excellent podcast to electronic music magazine Resident Advisor (the "RA Mix") in October.

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