Chris Martins

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  • Eminem 'Survival' Call of Duty Ghosts Trailer Stream

    Eminem Detonates New Single 'Survival' in 'Call of Duty: Ghosts' Trailer

    UPDATE: Hear Eminem's new song "Survival" with 100 percent less war noise in the SoundCloud clip below, courtesy of Shady Records.The new Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer debuted today. Oh, and it included the first brand new Eminem single to emerge since the Detroit rap legend's 2010 LP Recovery. The hard-grinding "Survival" features an anthemic, guitar-looping beat and the raw rhyme skills of Marshall Mathers, who comes out swinging: "Wasn't ready to be a millionaire, I was ill-prepared / I was prepared to be ill though, the skill was there." One can't help but picture him, cap pulled down low with a fist full of microphone as he lets us know, "It ain't over till I say it's over." Of course, we instead get visuals of geared-up German Shepherds and grenade-lobbing soldiers while the Sounds of War do their best to obscure Slim Shady's fresh bomb-drop.

  • The Civil Wars Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Billboard Chart

    Who Charted? The Civil Wars Notch No. 1 While Robin Thicke Blurs More Lines

    First! Worst New Music recipients the Civil Wars have been rewarded for their shitty effort! So what if the pair's second album, The Civil Wars, is a study in all-too polite Americana that's "terrified of country & western's hokum, avoiding the bloody handprints of Appalachian balladry, and apparently embarrassed by blue-collar specifics." And then there's that whole suspect bit about Joy Williams and John Paul White not being on speaking terms right now due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition." Something tells us the pair will miraculously make up sometime in the very near future now that they've debuted with a firm 116,000 in sales. But hey, at least they kept the unholy Now 47 compilation from taking the throne.2 to 10: Yep, that steaming pop pile is No.

  • The Bangerz Iamsu remix rep that gang

    The Bangerz Lace Iamsu's 'Rep That Gang' With Wobble and Drops

    Considering the title of Miley Cyrus' forthcoming album, it's wise for long-running Bay Area DJ posse the Bangerz to remind the world that they exist right about now. Not that those paying attention ever lost sight of the six-man set, who have been soundtracking the fleet feet of renowned dance crew Jabbawockeez for a decade. The group have a new album out — PRiSM, which is also the score to the dancers' current Las Vegas residency — and in honor of the occasion, they've shared a remix of "Rep That Gang" by SPIN Hottest MC in the Game Iamsu!, who also happens to be an ace producer. For their part, the Bangerz give the Kilt 2 standout a shot of wobble-inducing adrenaline directly to the heart. The end result would party-crash a packed club or rave tent with glee thanks to the massive builds and gnarly bass drops you didn't even realize the thing was missing.

  • Zoe Kypri features on Artful Dodger's

    Disclosure's Remix of Artful Dodger's 'No I Turn You On' Inspires Massive Pie Fight

    England's 2-step OGs Artful Dodger have kept a low profile of late, but the time is right for the duo's return. Their itchy, R&B-addled dance productions are perfectly in vogue once again — just compare 1999's "Re-Rewind" featuring Craig David to the arty house of SPIN favorites Disclosure, and the similarities make themselves known. Considering that, who better to remix the Dodger's latest hit than the Lawrence brothers themselves? The Settle stars have flipped "No I Turn You On" featuring Zoe Kypri, a track that appears on the jam-packed Ministry of Sound compilation, Marbella Sessions, and the Disclosure boys are perfectly at home over the jittery liquid grooves. As a bonus, the revision comes with the above clip, which documents the artful unraveling of a wedding, often in slow-motion.

  • Chris Brown Frank Ocean Lawsuit Cousin Shakeir Duarte

    Chris Brown's Frank Ocean Beatdown May Cost Him Big Money

    As it turns out, Chris Brown's January scuffle with Frank Ocean may wind up costing him more than a written dis in the form of (another) "Versace" remix. As The Wrap reports, a lawsuit has been filed as a result of the incident, which allegedly found Brown and three of his compatriots beating up on Ocean and Ocean's cousin after a discrepancy arose over a parking spot outside of West Hollywood's Westlake Recording Studio. If you'll recall, Brown threatened to "bust" the channel ORANGE singer.The legal action actually comes from the cousin, Sha'keir M. Duarte, and takes aim at both Brown and one of his employees (identifed as "Hood" in the suit) charging battery, assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit battery.

  • Bishop Nehru 'Appalled' Aaron LaCrate Video Bacon Milkcrate

    Bishop Nehru Raps With a Mouth Full of Bacon in 'Appalled' Video

    We've previously wondered about the preternatural abilities of 16-year-old New York rapper Bishop Nehru, but now we know his secret. The spinach to his precocious Popeye is bacon of course. In the three-minute clip above for "Appalled," a song from Aaron LaCrate's Milkcrate Athletics Mixtape, the young rhymer sits in front of three plates stacked high with cured pig-strips. While attempting to perform the song, Nehru douses his meal in syrup and chomps piece after piece of the salty meat, mostly neglecting to rap in time with the gritty track. We don't blame the guy, of course. And besides, as Pitchfork reports, he's just confirmed a full-length project with his stylistic godfather DOOM, so he deserves to treat himself. LaCrate's new release also includes cameos from Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Bun B, Cool Kids, and others. Also, here's this:

  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Theme Flying Lotus Thundercat

    Watch 'Aqua Teen Hunger Force' Go Space-Rap With Flying Lotus

    Flying Lotus' love affair with Cartoon Network continues to pay dividends to fans of gloriously weird music and animation. The Los Angeles-bred beat auteur teamed up with his bass-wielding Brainfeeder bro Thundercat to record the latest theme for Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which, as part of a running gag, will be known as Aqua TV Show Show for its tenth season. Episode one aired over the weekend, and the new intro can be seen above. The noirish clip finds Master Shake, Frylock, and the "little homie" Meatwad dressed as jazz-funk beatniks while the music treads a similar path. Lotus, in his Captain Murphy cartoon-rapper guise, provides a quick rhyme to kick off the festivities.

  • Rhye '3 Days' Video Woman Album Vintage Showgirls

    See Rhye's '3 Days' Sex Romp Paired With Vintage Showgirls Shots

    If you haven't yet been introduced to Rhye, slip into something a little more comfortable and dim the lights. These international smooth operators specialize in exceedingly silken tones. Toronto singer-player Mike Milosh sounds like Sade (no joke) and his Dutch-bred producer counterpart Robin Hannibal has a knack for xx-level subtlety. Their recent Innovative Leisure debut Woman was remarkable for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it finds these two losing themselves so completely in a wonderfully "womanly musical sphere — a transatlantic art-house impression of quiet storm soul." One of the album's highlights is "3 Days," a song about a sex binge that our host predicts will end in one of the lovers devouring the other completely.

  • CBGB Trailer Iggy Pop Taylor Hawkins Movie Venue

    'CBGB' Trailer Paints Punk's History in Broad Strokes

    After more than two years of rumors, confirmations, Harry Potter character cameos, and flexed Foo Fighters abs, we at last have a trailer for CBGB, the forthcoming biopic (more or less) on the iconic New York punk club. In the two-minute clip above, we see Alan Rickman as founder Hilly Kristal, Foos drummer Taylor Hawkins as the eternally shirtless Iggy Pop, and Swedish actress Malin Akerman as Blondie's Debby Harry. Also: the Ramones, Talking Heads, Lou Reed, and Patti Smith.The preview casts the venue's scrappier charms in a comedic light — cockroaches and electricity malfunctions make for good sight-gags — while its monetary woes and rising fame provide the necessary drama. "50,000 Bands. One Disgusting Bathroom," goes the previously reported tagline. And as was also noted, the space's actual toilets and cash register will be featured.

  • Robin Thicke Blurred Lines Billboard Chart No. 1

    Who Charted? Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Fills Two Slots at Once

    First! Robin Thicke is, officially, the hottest bitch in this place. By being "crass, corny, comic, and yours for the night if you'll have him," as our reviewer Keith Harris wrote, the 36-year-old pop star turned in Blurred Lines, the album Justin Timberlake was too damned famous to make. Following the record-breaking dominance of the LP's titular lead single over on the Hot 100 songs chart ("Blurred Lines" has been No. 1 over there for nine consecutive weeks now), Thicke's full-length offering has plunked itself down atop the mound. Still, his 177,000 copies sold doesn't quite measure up to Timberlake's week-one sales for The 20/20 Experience, which fell just shy of a million. Still, it's Thicke's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since he entered just over a decade ago.2 to 10: Um, Five Finger Death Punch, who you're not required to know exist, hit No.

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