I’ve been pretty into dubstep for a while now and rusko’s song hold on was one of the first songs I heard, so it is not new by any means. But when you mash it up with one of jay-z’s great verses it reemerges as a great tune call Hov Holds On, hollaaaaaaaa.
The Dick in a box and Mother Fuckers guys are back, Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg that is. There third song is just as hilarious as the previous two called “Threeway” featuring Lady Gaga. The song lays down the rules of three-ways and explains the exception of having sex with another dude involved, it’s not gay if there’s a chick in between apparently.
If you have a ticket to a upcoming Go! Team show, do not miss it, like me and some friends did this past Saturday in Brooklyn (DAMNITTT!). We let the bad weather sway us from going to the show, and then we come to find out it was probably our last chance to see them live, as it looks like the band is calling it a day. I remember the first time my boy and I heard Ladyflash off of Thunder, Lightning, Strike. It was our snowboarding sound track that winter.
“We all got married in a joint ceremony. The six of us, because it’s even boys and girls,” said lead vocalist Ninja. “This is a modern decade and now we’re getting divorced and it’s as simple as that really. We’re all fighting over a prenup, so that’s where we’re at right now. Sorting out who’s going to get what. Lawyers are battling it out.”
Its kind of sad to think that such a great band, that accomplished so much, is now letting their lawyers battle this out. I just checked out their tour schedule, and they have a few months left on the world tour. Im sure those bus rides are slightly awkward to say the least.
for old times sake!
Sick of the 80′s sounds comeback in alternative pop music. I’m not yet but I think I will be soon, enough already. LA based band Fitz and The Tantrums bring back something else to alternative pop, soul and motown. The band is a cross between soul and indie pop. There’s been a slow rise is soul and jazz coming back to pop music since Amy Winehouse broke through a couple years ago. There are two vocalists but the female voice Noelle Scaggs really contributes the soulful influences of the music. Bottom line if you are fan of motown you will like these guys.
Fitz and The Tantrums – MoneyGrabber
Fitz and The Tantrums – Breaking The Chains of Love
Making the trek to catch a major music festival can be the highlight of any long summer. Millions of music fans across a variety of genres make their yearly pilgrimages in order to catch some great live tunes, use some seriously overworked porta-potties, and, if they’re lucky, have a topless girl sit on their shoulders.
Sound like fun? Well then here are some of the largest, most riotous music festivals of the smoldering 2011 summer season. (If you can think of other worthwhile shows that I’ve omitted, please share them in the comments section.)
In the middle of the brutal California dessert, there is a rock oasis that goes by the name Coachella. Celebrating 12 years of showcasing the biggest acts in music, Coachella has become one of the biggest festivals in the U.S. with over 220,000 attendees at last year’s show.
Not just aurally pleasing, the concert site also features interactive art works and captivating displays. The festival promoters are also making attempts to reduce the show’s carbon footprint by offering special prizes to groups of 4 or more who carpool. (But keep in mind the average temperature is 100 degrees in the shade so pack LOTS of deodorant). This year the Strokes, Kanye West, and Arcade Fire (along with a hundred more major acts) will light up the festival’s five major stages.
Named one of the “50 Moments That Changed Rock & Roll” by Rolling Stone Magazine, Bonnaroo is one of the largest and most musically diverse festivals in the United States. Held on a farm in Manchester, Tennessee, Bonnaroo (which is Creole slang for “good stuff”) hosts major acts in genres from indie rock, hip hop, bluegrass, and Americana. Last year an estimated 80,000 people attended the four-day multi-stage festival.
The festival sprawls out, creating a 100-acre city that includes a comedy tent, beer festival, carnival rides, and even a nightly silent disco which allows patrons to dance the night away to synched up headphones while not violating local noise-ordinances. (How considerate.)
Continue below for many more festivals you should check out this summer
First thing this video is old and not like a few weeks old im talking 4 years old which in internet translation is about 500 years. But I was reintroduced to it this past weekend and thought id share it. While rappers usually don’t get praised for their lyrics due to whatever reason this is an example of how great a song can be when using a guitar and a good voice, this Zack galifiankis clone makes Hey Ya a beautiful song.
We’re not quite sure what inspired the folks at VOXY to compare Bob Dylan with Kanye West — although you could certainly make the argument that each is the voice of his generation. Examining the language in West’s My BeautifuL Dark Twisted Fantasy and Dylan’s 1965 masterpiece Highway 61 Revisited turns up a few interesting overlaps: both stars have a thing for Jesus and Napoleon (which kind of makes sense in an “icons obsessed with icons” way). But while West is all about brands, “power,” and “douchebags,” Dylan prefers figures from his own (Queen Jane, Mister Jones) and American (“highway,” “bandits”) mythology
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Here’s a pretty interesting visual art and music experiment called JAM. This film is based on a very simple idea: the increasingly varied the sounds, the greater is the number of creatures. I’m pretty sure there is an inherent awesomeness in the nature of chaos. I watched this mofo like 5 times already and might have to give it another few viewings.
On March 9th, 1997, the world lost an icon, an entertainer, a father, a beloved member of the hip hop community, a visionary, a lyrical genius, and a true urban legend. That was the day Christopher George Latore Wallace, but known to many as Biggie Smalls, aka Frank White, aka the Notorious B.I.G. died and the hip hop world has not been the same since he left, but his legacy will live on forever. Two days ago was the anniversary and this should have been posted then, but it’s never too late for a Biggie post right? Every March 9th the real hip-hop heads sit back and reminisce the “Live from Bedford Stuyvesant The Livest one / Representing BK to the fullest / Gats I pull it bastards ducking when Big be bucking / Chickenheads be cluckin’ in my bathroom fuckin’ And those that rushes my clutches get put on crutches / Get smoked like Dutches from the master.” here are our top 10 Biggie tracks.
#10) “PARTY AND BULLSH*T”
This was the first time I heard Big, actually at one of our writers, k-bone, parties. It was on the “Who’s the Man?” soundtrack. Big was just raw back then. He was a SOURCE Unsigned Hype emcee who went from Uptown records w then A &R Sean “Puffy” Combs, over to Bad Boy Records, Combs label that he started once he left Uptown. “Party and Bullshit” was the first solo record that was released under his name.
#9) MACHINE GUN FUNK”
This is one of my favorite records off “Ready to Die.” “So you wanna be hardcore….” Is how the song starts with a beat that just gets you going. Produced by Easy Mo Bee, this is one of Big’s many lyrical gems.
Jam out and check the rest of the list below
I know what you are saying, who the hell is Childish Gambino? Well to start his real name is Donald Glover and he is an actor on the hit comedy series Community, and he is also a writer for the show 30 Rock, where he writes most of the material for Tracy Morgan’s character. He is also a comedian and a ton of other things but lets get back to the rapping thing. Childish Gambino is his rap alter ego and he has the rhyme talent that is refreshing to say the least. He is not your generic rapper, he has a hipster side to him mixed in with the swagger of the streets mixed with being a nerd who raps about girls, whiskey, and clothes. His music is the start of another movement, where he is making all the beats and doing the producing and mixing himself. Today he released his latest EP called just that, which included 5 brand new tracks available for FREE. Yes all his music is available for free which is even cooler. I promise if you download this CD and listen to the 5 songs you will understand why I believe he is going to be the next big thing in rap music. (Download the CD here)
Below are a few videos you will want to check out to get to know him a little bit more, and a few of my other favorite songs from his previous albums.