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  • Why Is Macklemore in ScHoolboy Q's Psychedelic 'Collard Greens' Video?

    Why Is Macklemore in ScHoolboy Q's Psychedelic 'Collard Greens' Video?

    "Collard Greens," the first single off of L.A. rapper ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album, is a song about (surprise!) smoking weed. So the video is exactly as trippy as you would expect, with Q's disembodied head forming a kaleidescope pattern in pitched-up contrast, alongside shots of him and collaborator Kendrick Lamar partying with a bunch of people. Also Macklemore. Macklemore (who collaborated with ScHoolboy on "White Walls") is just in the corner of the party looking goofy as hell.You'll also notice the text "#Oxymoron" flashing into the video — that's the title of Q's new album, his first on Interscope. "Collard Greens" is the third song released from the record so far, along with "Yay Yay" and a snippet of a new track at the end of the director's cut of Kendrick's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" video.

  • Listen to Future Tell the Truth on Gritty 'Honest'

    Listen to Future Tell the Truth on Gritty 'Honest'

    Future — who we sat down with in January — released his debut album Pluto last April, but he's already recorded its follow-up, Honest, scheduled to drop November 26. This year has been one of ubiquity for the Atlanta Auto-Tune re-revivalist, who's ruled rap radio with crooning hits "Love Me," "Karate Chop," "Bugatti," "Tapout," and — exhale — "U.O.E.N.O." And don't forget Ciara's career-saving "Body Party," which Future co-wrote.

  • Queens of the Stone Age, kings of the Bud Light Stage

    Watch Queens of the Stone Age's Entire Blistering Lollapalooza Set

    On Friday night (August 2) California desert-rock goons Queens of the Stone Age hit Lollapalooza — which we loved — in the wake of their new number one album Like Clockwork... Though Josh Homme didn't perform his infamous cover of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," his own album's lead single "My God is the Sun" was a worthy highlight, and he was as acerbic on-stage as ever. Of course, if you read SPIN's recent extensive interview with the band mastermind, that won't come as a surprise. Below is our own Christopher R.

  • Ryan Hemsworth

    Ryan Hemsworth Couples Britney Spears With A$AP Rocky on 'Thuggin' Noise' Remix

    The math on this one is simple: the vocals of A$AP Mob's Rocky-featuring "Thuggin' Noise" laid over Britney Spears' twinkling ballad "Everytime." Girl Talk didn't bury mash-ups dead, but he did render useless any post-Night Ripper hyper-kinentic Frankesteins, including his own work. So — as is the Hemsworth soft-touch M.O. — his remix of the Lords Never Worry mixtape opener eliminates the intimidation from Rocky's words and the drama from Britney's in favor of a wistful sort of sweetness. It is rap music for bed time, which is certainly not a bad thing. Of course, Hemsworth's most recent EP was dubbed Still Awake, and his new '90s-checking LIZ collab is called "Day N' Night," so maybe it's a permanent sort of twilight he's aiming for.

  • Drake

    Drake Goes Phil Collins on Synth-Poppy 'Hold on We're Going Home'

    Drake often blurs the line that separates rap and R&B, but his new single "Hold on We're Going Home" is something else entirely: a plunge into foggy synth-pop. The track was premiered on Toronto radio this morning (via Hip Hop N More), and it finds Drizzy in full croon, pushing past the boundary established by previous hits "Find Your Love" or "Marvin's Room" (or even Alicia Keys' "Un-Thinkable," which Drake wrote and provided uncredited vocals for). Featuring the previously unknown duo Majid Jordan, the song cuts sharply against the aggressive myth-making of "Started From the Bottom," leaving recent tracks "The Motion" and "All Me" to bridge the gap.2013 has been dominated by backward-looking pop (see: "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky") and if "Hold on We're Going Home" hits the pop charts it will fall right in line, even if it pushes the retro-timeline into the 1980s.

  • Willis Earl Beal in Australia

    Willis Earl Beal Inhabits Lana Del Rey's 'Black Beauty' in Fantastic Musical Response

    An example of how fast things move nowadays: Chicago singer Willis Earl Beal uploaded a version of Lana Del Rey's "Black Beauty" to his Soundcloud, which he is calling "A response to Lana Del Rey from Willis Earl Beal." The original Del Rey track of unknown origin leaked just a few weeks ago, but Beal nonetheless found time to re-do the track, which sees Del Rey singing about a troubled man unable to see the beauty and happiness in life. In his version, Beal assumes that role, echoing much of the lyrics of the original. But his version instead imbues the track with a bit of warmth and quiet strength, thanks mostly to a fantastic vocal turn.Beal will release his new album Nobody knows. on Sept. 10 via XL, which sports a collaboration with Cat Power.

  • Kid Rock burglar home invasion gates van reward arrest

    Kid Rock's $5,000 Reward Trips Up Home Invader on Crutches

    One of two things will happen if you attempt to burglarize Kid Rock's home: he will shoot you or he will write a blog post featuring images of you from his security camera and offer a $5,000 reward, thus generating tips that will lead to your arrest. According to CNN, an unnamed 43-year-old Michigan man rammed a van through Rock's front gates on July 31 before walking up to a building on the property and failing to get inside. Luckily for the perp, he was merely apprehended by authorities after Rock posted about the story on his web site under the headline "Don't mess with a Motherfucker Like Me" because it could have been way, way worse:Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in. I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives.

  • Pusha T joaquin phoenix beat kanye my name is my name

    Beats by Cray: Pusha T's New Album Will Feature a Beat by Joaquin Phoenix

    Kanye West's studio sessions over the past handful of years have often been about as absurd as the rest of his life. Yeezus featured pop-ins from characters as disparate as Salem's Jack Donoghue and M.I.A.'s ex-husband Ben Bronfman while the Watch the Throne studio sessions included a cameo from Russell Crowe. But Pusha T's upcoming G.O.O.D. Music debut album will feature Kanye's most bizzare crossover yet: a beat produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix. That is according to Pusha himself, who told Vibe that West slid him the beat in June after the two went back to retool his album."One of those beats was from Joaquin Phoenix, and it's probably gonna be ... I want it to be the intro to my album," he said. "When I heard it I knew it was mine, man. Soon as I heard it I was like, 'Listen.

  • Migos streets on lock mixtape download

    Download Migos' Victory Lap Mixtape 'Streets on Lock'

    Atlanta chirp-rap trio Migos (though functionally a duo at the moment with member Offset in prison) are one of the big rap stories of 2013. Their mixtape Young Rich Niggas is one of the best rap full-lengths of the year and Drake's remix of their ascendant hit "Versace" has helped propel it onto the Billboard charts, quickly shooting them into the genre's upper stratosphere (a heady trip that SPIN chronicled last month). They're now looking to keep the momentum going with Streets on Lock  a collaborative mixtape with homie Rich the Kid that you can download from Livemixtapes.

  • Postal service ben gibbard last shows break up

    The Postal Service Give Up? Ben Gibbard Says Band Played Its 'Last' Shows

    This weekend in Chicago, The Postal Service played what could be their final shows ever. On Saturday afternoon, Ben Gibbard tweeted that the band's set at Lollapalooza that day and Sunday night show at Metro for an official festival afterparty "will be our very last. Please come celebrate with us!" According to Pitchfork, a rep for the band would only say that those concerts were the last ones scheduled at the moment.Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello formed The Postal Service in the early 2000s as a side project separate from Death Cab For Cutie and Dntel, respectively), releasig their only album Give Up in 2003. That album has come to be regarded as a classic in some circles and became Sub Pop's second-ever platinum album last October.

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