Chris Martins

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  • OutKast Tour Dates Festivals 2014 Live

    Here's a Boat-Load of OutKast Festival Dates

    The first major music headline of 2014 was a doozy: OutKast are not only reuniting, they're playing 40 or so festivals this year. We know about Coachella, Governors, Hangout, Firefly, Sasquatch, Forecastle, and Drake's OVO. Now you can add a whole bunch of others to that growing list. Rolling Stone has shared 23 of the duo's pending appearances and we've got the itinerary below. In other news, the iconic Atlanta rappers have been dabbling in the world of film and television. After a couple years of waiting, we can finally see André 3000 play Jimi Hendrix in the All Is By My Side biopic. And we've also just learned that Big Boi will be featured on a mixtape commissioned by HBO's Game of Thrones.

  • Futuer Pharrell Pusha T 'Move That Dope Video' Tyler Hat

    Pharrell Shouts Out His Hat in Future's 'Move That Dope' Video

    Future's video for "Move That Dope" not only features the Honest song's guests Pharrell Williams and Pusha T — it includes cameos from Tyler, the Creator, ScHoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, and — most importantly — Pharrell's hat. The "Get Lucky" hooksmith, Oscars performer, and G I R L-dropping solo star here appears in rapping-ass Skateboard P mode, handily keeping pace with his peers as they lyrically unveil a D-boy's fantasy. Meanwhile, the Benny Boom-directed clip features a sub-plot that involves a high-speed police chase and a van full of surprises. Oh, and there's that part where Williams shouts out "the Gandalf hat" as he points at that glorified mountie-topper.

  • ScHoolboy Q 2 Chainz 'What They Want' Video NSFW

    ScHoolboy Q and 2 Chainz Go to NOLA for 'What They Want' Video NSFW

    ScHoolboy Q and 2 Chainz travel to Louisiana in the video for "What They Want." They visit an above-ground cemetery, stalk a church with dudes wearing skeleton masks, and even take one of their newfound friends to New Orleans strip club She She's. Of course, there's plenty to celebrate — the song hails from Q's Oxymoron, an intriguing post-gangsta inquiry that also happens to be the No. 1 abum in the nation right now. For his part, 2 Chainz has been jet-setting of late, with his "Mainstream Ratchet" video dropping on Wednesday chock full of footage shot in Jamaica and, yes, lots of wobbling rear ends.

  • Lil Boosie 'The Ride Home Freestyle' Video Prison Free

    Lil Boosie Returns to Rap With 'The Ride Home Freestyle'

    As reported, once-imprisoned Southern rap star Lil Boosie is free and set to appear at a press conference on March 10. But the 31-year-old MC's legions of fans likely don't want to wait to hear from the Louisiana MC born Torrence Hatch. Thankfully, they don't have to. Boosie's Twitter and Instagram accounts are active again, but the most exciting output so far comes via YouTube. He's now uploaded two separate minute-long clips tellingly titled "The Ride Home Freestyle." Seen above, the first one kicks off with the words, "Man, it's time to take off jail clothes, go get my Boosie fade," because who wouldn't be ready for a nice haircut after five years of prison? Below is part two, which includes the line, "I smile when I do a crime." Revisit SPIN's special report on Lil Boosie's Life Behind Bars. Via Passion of the Weiss.

  • Tobacco 'Eruption' Stream Ultima II Massage Album

    Hear Tobacco's Lewd and Goopy 'Eruption'

    "It's a nice fucking day and I'm feeling fucking good." So says Black Moth Super Rainbow boss Tom Fec on his latest song as Tobacco. On May 13, Ghostly International will release Ultima II Massage, the first album attributed to that name since 2010's Maniac Meat, which came via Anticon. The first taste of the thing is as grotesque and sickly poppy as we could have hoped. Heard below, "Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)" features wobbling beat-work, blasts of strange synth, "Loser"-like acoustic guitar jangle, and, of course, Fec's creepy Vocoder'ed voice. Track list below too — remember "Lipstick Destroyer"?Ultima II Massage track list:1. "Streaker (ft. Notrabel)"2. "Good Complexion"3. "Video Warning Attempts"4. "Eruption (Gonna Get My Hair Cut at the End of the Summer)"5. "Lipstick Destroyer"6. "Self Tanner"7. "Face Breakout"8. "Blow Your Heart"9.

  • How to Dress Well 'Words I Don't Remember' Stream

    Hear How to Dress Well's Majestic 'Words I Don't Remember'

    Last we heard from How to Dress Well, the sensitive soul born Tom Krell was busy basking in the minimal majesty of an ancient Bill Callahan cover. But now he's back to the gooped-out purple-hued R&B that we know him for. Above, press play on "Words I Don't Remember" and watch the man's face subtly shift in the same manner of his silken coo.Krell shared a few words with Pitchfork: "This song for me is about love, trust, commitment... and what happens to these things and, like, what happens to really real love when sentimentality is so co-opted and ruined. What remains of true love in this world of simulations?" No word yet as to whether or not this'll land on a proper follow-up to 2012's Total Loss.

  • The Birds of Satan Taylor Hawkins 'Thanks for the Line' Stream

    Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan Go Full Scuzz for 'Thanks for the Line'

    With a name like theirs, the Birds of Satan should need no introduction, but the fledgling band is only just spreading its wings. Led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (he of the no shirts and the blonde locks), the group has let loose the first full song from their April 15 eponymous album. "Thanks for the Line" is a scuzzy '70s classic rock track with the sort of chug that'd fit in just fine on a Queens of the Stone Age or Eagles of Death Metal album. Stream it below, and review the full info for the album, which includes appearances from Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Pre-orders are currently available through iTunes and come with an instant download of this monster jam:

  • Taylor Hawkins The Birds of Satan 'Thanks for the Line' Stream

    Taylor Hawkins' Birds of Satan Get Scuzzy on 'Thanks for the Line'

    With a name like theirs, the Birds of Satan should need no introduction, but the fledgling band is only just spreading its wings. Led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins (he of the no shirts and the blonde locks), the group has let loose the first full song from their April 15 eponymous album. "Thanks for the Line" is a scuzzy '70s classic rock track with the sort of chug that'd fit in just fine on a Queens of the Stone Age or Eagles of Death Metal album. Stream it below, and review the full info for the album, which includes appearances from Dave Grohl and Pat Smear. Pre-orders are currently available through iTunes and come with an instant download of this monster jam:

  • Dum Dum Girls Bret Easton Ellis 'Are You Okay' Video Film

    Watch Bret Easton Ellis' Short Film for Dum Dum Girls' 'Are You Okay'

    We always knew Bret Easton Ellis had a thing for Huey Lewis, but the American Psycho author has been expanding his musical horizons of late. There was the series of collaborations with Kanye West (the Yeezus trailer, the music of The Canyons, the podcast, that in-progress script) and now we've got an 11-minute music video treatment written by the man for Dum Dum Girls' "Are You Okay" (presented by Vice and MOCAtv).That song hails from the Los Angeles group's inspired new album Too True, of course. Here, however, it scores a psychological thriller starring singer Dee dee Penny and actor Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead, United States of Tara). Hit play above to enter this eerie world brought to life by director Brewer (Alt J, Purity Ring). Also, to get another look at the wild desert mansion that appeared in Le1f's "Hush Bb" video.

  • Louisahhh 'Night Clubbing' Maelstrom Stream Bromance Traces

    Hear Louisahhh!!! and Maelstrom Go 'Night Clubbing' for Bromance

    The goal of Bromance Records, founded by producer Brodinski, is to connect artists who may not have otherwise wound up in the same room (or on the same track) together. House and techno practicioner Louisahhh!!! and left-field rave-ist Maelstrom are the perfect example of the theory in action. When she, hailing from New York, moved to his native France in 2013, the label boss suggested they meet up. One day she appeared at his door "like some techno foreign exchange student," as Bromance puts it, and the rest is ... well, audio. You can hear the pair's latest collaboration below: "Night Clubbing," from their March 17 Bromance #15 EP. The track combines a hard and steady bass beat with glistening synth hits, arpeggiating sequencers, and Louisahhh!!!'s own voice: "It's subliminal, it's sublime / Brilliant, a thrill divine." Indeed.

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