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Brian Williams Raps ‘Gin and Juice’ in Amazing Supercut

Work grind gotcha down? Well, then just think that some poor video editor over at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon regularly wades through hours upon hours…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Jamie xx Awakens From Slumber With ‘Girls’

In late March, Jamie xx released "Sleep Sounds," an ephemeral track that might make, say, the perfect background music for a Salvador Dalí dreamscape. The song…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Lose Yourself to Trance With Little Dragon’s ‘Let Go’

"Our aim is to make music for people to escape into or dance to," Little Dragon drummer Erik Bodin told SPIN in 2011, right before…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Extortion-Accused Producer Calls Jay Z a ‘Stupid Kid Smoking Blunts’

Yesterday, producer Chauncey Mahan found himself at the center of an alleged extortion plot involving Jay Z's master recordings from the late 1990s and early…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Man Documents Nearly Every Newspaper Reference in Rap

Does your mind reel when you hear Ludacris say, "Then he made the front page of the Miami Herald" in Nas's "Made You Look" remix?
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Trash Talk Trumpet New Album ‘No Peace’ With Savage ‘Cloudkicker’

Trash Talk will release their new album, No Peace, on May 27 via Odd Future Records, the Los Angeles hardcore group has announced. The follow-up to…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Watch Chromeo Flood ‘Kimmel’ With ‘White Women’

The Chromeo boys aren't holding back anything in anticipation of White Women, their forthcoming album out on May 12 via Atlantic Records. We've already heard the stunners…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

White Lung Tear Body Image a New One on ‘Snake Jaw’

White Lung's fearsome racket carries with it a potent personal perspective. That stays true on "Snake Jaw," from the Vancouver punks' upcoming album Deep Fantasy. The follow-up to…
John Surico / April 22, 2014

Dan Auerbach Dresses Up Lana Del Rey’s ‘West Coast’ for Radio

Another day, another new look at Lana Del Rey as she prepares her upcoming album, Ultraviolence — the long-awaited full-length follow-up to 2012's powerful entry, Born to Die.
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Jay Z ’90s Master Tapes Center of Bizarre Extortion Plot

Sounds like there's a tinge of corruption in Jay Z's empire. According to TMZ, a producer was recently apprehended by the Los Angeles Police Department…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

The Last Kim’s Video & Music Store is Closing

UPDATE: Kim's Video and Music is currently seeking a different location, but the 1st Avenue is set to close sometime in July. Thanks for the nice thoughts. We…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Drake on Jay Z: He’s ‘Somewhere Eating a Fondue Plate’

If Drake's recent hiring as ESPYs host was any indication, the rapper loves sports; so much so that he was named a Global Ambassador for…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Plan Your 2014 Festival Binge With This Interactive Map

Say you live in Dallas, Texas. This summer, you really want to see OutKast, the Strokes, Sleigh Bells, and Chance the Rapper in concert, but…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Lykke Li and A$AP Rocky Find ‘No Rest for the Wicked’

The delicate piano-powered start to Lykke Li's tragic ballad "No Rest for the Wicked" already sounds like it could be the beginning of a J…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

Watch Kool A.D. and Friends Rhyme ‘Tight’ Over a Toro y Moi Beat

The 11 tracks on Kool A.D.'s Word O.K. March mixtape are loaded with impressive names, ranging from Talib Kweli and Boots Riley to Dame Grease and Issue. But the…
John Surico / April 21, 2014

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