Jordan Sargent

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  • Download RL Grime chief keef Love Sosa Remix

    Download RL Grime's Heavy Riffing 'Love Sosa' Remix

    Chief Keef's "Love Sosa" is a marvel of open space, a song that quietly creeps along on rattling hi-hats that hit like tip-toes. L.A. producer RL Grime, on his new remix of the song, splits it open with huge, headbanging synth riffs that ready the song for modern bass drop-obsessed DJs. The DNA of the track is altered, but in a pleasing way.Keef, meanwhile, was most recently in Paris recording with Kanye West, and has steadily been releasing new tracks off his allegedly forthcoming new mixtape Bang Pt. 2. 113219:song:Love Sosa (RL Grime Remix) :

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    No, Really, the 'Thrift Shop' / 'No Scrubs' Mashup Is Very Good

    Like Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," mashups are unkillable. But unlike Macklemore's "Thrift Shop," we might as well embrace them. So, then: TLC's "No Scrubs" and "Thrift Shop" mashed up! Though there's little to no reason for this to exist, what it does offer is a sly commentary about a whack thrift shop joker trying to holler at fly girls. Macklemore is the scrub. Yes, Macklemore, they're talking to you.Plus, it's Friday.

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    Watch Vampire Weekend's Bottle-Popping 'Ya Hey' Lyric Video

    Vampire Weekend have released "Ya Hey," the third single from upcoming LP3 Modern Vampires of the City, and it's as delightfully Vampire Weekend as you'd expect. For one, the song is named "Ya Hey," a not-so-sly Outkast reference from a band that has never shied away from pop-culture references. The video, meanwhile, is limited to slow-motion footage of bottle-popping from a rooftop that overlooks New York City's Chrysler Building. It's also likely to be the first lyric video to prominently feature a question mark.Modern Vampires of the City will be released May 14. They recently played a live-streamed concert Roseland Ballroom in New York, directed by Steve Buscemi, and ran through two new songs ("Diane Young" and "Unbelievers") on Jools Holland. They'll also play SNL for the third time on May 11, with Kristen Wiig as host.

  • Robin Thicke Goes Dubstep for Will.i.am-Produced 'Give It to Me'

    Robin Thicke Goes Dubstep for Will.i.am-Produced 'Give It to Me'

    Butter-smooth R&B singer Robin Thicke has never been a star, but it looks like he's gonna go down swinging in 2013. Riding the buzz of his Pharrell-produced, T.I.-featuring single "Blurred Lines" — which is his biggest hit in years, and also just happens to have the most hilarious video of the year — Thicke played his new song "Give it to Me" on the Sway in the Morning radio show today. Featuring verses from 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, Skateboard P's ice-rattle cocktail-soul has been swapped for producer Will.i.am's spacestation dubstep. Despite the garish style switch, Thicke's soft voice coats those drops like a mist.

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    Hear SpaceGhostPurrp's Drowsy 'Fuck Lames'

    SpaceGhostPurrp has kept things relatively low-key since last year's Mysterious Phonk: The Chronicles of SpaceGhostPurrp, but he slipped a new song called "Fuck Lames" into the Twittersphere late last night. With its barely there beat and hazy distance, it has the veneer of a track that was aimlessly fiddled with while the rest of the world slept. But it's also delightfully dense, with piano notes intermittently floating above the surface of the din and a heavy-lidded chorus that slides calmly over an omnipresent screwed vocal sample. Thinking man's rap as an Internet throwaway — heady stuff, improbably.

  • Shabazz Palaces / Image by Leif Podhajsky, original band photo by David Belisle

    Shabazz Palaces Turn Animal Collective's 'New Town Burnout' Into Art-Damaged Rap

    Animal Collective's music is not something one would choose to rap over — unless you're Shabazz Palaces. As part of Animal Collective's Monkey Been to Burn Town remix EP, Shabazz Palaces have remixed "New Town Burnout," a track off AC's Centipede Hz, SPIN's No. 40 album of 2012. The result is hip-hop at its most art damaged, with verses swimming their way through a burbling, jackhammering muck.The remix EP drops May 27 in Europe and May 28 in the U.S. on 12-inch vinyl and as a digital download. It includes the previously released contribution from Gang Gang Dance's Brian Degraw, as well as guest shots from Chicago juke star DJ Traxman and Teengirl Fantasy.

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    What We Know About Kanye West's 'God'ly Follow-Up to 'Fantasy'

    Something will be released on June 18th.June Eighteen— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 2, 2013The above was tweeted by Kanye this morning. Due to his crypticism, it's hard to tell what exactly this refers to — album? single? Kimye baby due date? — but June 18 is a Tuesday, which seems to point to it being the release date for his album. Rap Radar's Elliot Wilson posted a screenshot of the tweet on Instagram with the caption "Kanye West. New Album. 6.18.13," then tweeted that Def Jam's Chris Atlas confirmed the date to him. Wilson later backtracked on that confirmation, deleting the original tweet.Something on the album (or the album itself) will be titled "I Am a God" (or "I Am God").The exact details surrounding Kanye calling himself a god (or God!) have yet to be pinned down, but there's enough smoke here to believe there's a fire. ?uestlove tweeted, "I Am God....

  • Bronson does Coachella / Photo by: Erik Voake

    Action Bronson, Ab-Soul, Travi$ Scott Highlight '2013 XXL Freshmen Mixtape'

    XXL revealed its 2013 Freshmen Class — its pick of the (sort of) new rappers set to blow up this year — back in March, but yesterday it dropped a mixtape featuring new songs from many of the rappers on the cover. At 17 tracks, the tape is padded out with previously released songs by Trinidad Jame$ and Travi$ Scott (dollar signs are, in fact, optional), but there are some obvious highlights amongst the crop of new selections:Action Bronson's "November Rain" is produced by Party Supplies, who helmed the production on Bronson's Blue Chips, which was SPIN's No. 5 rap album of last year. This may be a leftover from those sessions or it may be a new track entirely, but nonetheless it's more proof that this team comprises Bronson's best music. Over a blunted orchestral beat, he rhymes "Steve Harvey," "green Harley," and "beach party" — and that's just in the first minute.

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    Erykah Badu Promises Soulquarians' Return, Remembers Dilla at RBMA

    Last night at Brooklyn Museum in Prospect Heights, the elusive Erykah Badu spoke in detail about her career for roughly an hour as part of an event hosted by Red Bull Music Academy. The overarching theme of the night — billed as a "conversation" with the artist as moderated by Ego Trip's Jeff "Chairman" Mao — was "time," which dominated the back-and-forth whether it was broached directly or not. The 42-year-old Badu, who released her first album Baduizm in 1997, mentioned on various occassions throughout the night how time has moved incredibly quickly for her, that she feels like it was "just yesterday" that she was at SXSW in Austin, Texas, handing out the 19-song demo cassette that became Baduizm. But she also insisted that her art is not a prisoner to the march of time — give or take an acquiescence to the $0.99-a-song format. That, actually, has always been true.

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    Mountain Dew Not Kidding, Pulls Tyler, the Creator's 'Racist' Goat Ad

    On May 1, 2013 the sky was blue, the grass was green, gravity held humanity's feet to the ground and Mountain Dew reportedly decided to pull an ad directed by Tyler, the Creator from its official online channels (via Mashable). The neon soda company had entered into a partnership with the Odd Future shock-star that gave Tyler creative control to direct a series of commercials, and it only took him three tries to cross a line. The most recent ad (shown above) depicts a battered white woman facing a police lineup of black men (played by Odd Future cohorts), who are shown as cartoonish ghetto criminals with names like Lil Musty and Beyonte.

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