Friday, May 28, 2010

Adult Swim singles program: Madvillain, "Papermill"

Madlib and DOOM just released a single from the upcoming Madvillain album as part of the Adult Swim singles program. Adult Swim is dropping a free download a week for 8 weeks. It started two weeks ago and this is the second in the series. The next single will be available 6/1.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Fortune's video produced by Arthur King

I've featured Arthur King's production work before on this blog. He's always using effect and editing techniques that I've never seen before. They're not just unique, they successfully add to the art and music that they accompany. If you haven't already checked out his blog, it's also fantastic. Full of wonderful photography and other aesthetically pleasing stuff... like donuts!

FORTUNE - Gimme from Disque Primeur on Vimeo.

Also, all of the effects were done live. There was no post-production additions. Crazy.

The song is pretty awesome, too, albeit slightly dwarfed by the gorgeous French lady. How do all French women have amazing legs? Just saying...

Fortune info

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Because You Can Never Have Too Many T-Shirts

Just when I thought that I didn't need one more, I saw this. You need this. I need this. The galaxy needs this.Cop it here.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Roots - How I Got Over press release

The Roots’ 3rd Def Jam album – follows Rising Down (2008) and Grammy-nominated Game Theory (2006), with Grammy-nominated single, “Don’t Feel Right”

(May 20, 2010 – New York, NY) To call it “long-awaited” or “eagerly anticipated” would be the understatement of the year – as hip-hop’s most daring pioneers the Roots release their 9th studio album (and third for Def Jam Recordings) on June 22nd, HOW I GOT OVER. The album, which takes its name from Clara Ward’s gospel classic (made popular by Mahalia Jackson), is the Roots’ first new release since joining Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a full time gig as the show’s house band. Grammy Award winners the Roots characterize the songs on HOW I GOT OVER as “depicting the everyman’s search for hope in this dispiriting post-hope zeitgeist”.

The lead single from the Roots new set will be “Dear God 2.0.” The track re-imagines the Monsters Of Folk song “Dear God” and features MOF members Yim Yames from My Morning Jacket, Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis from Bright Eyesand M. Ward. HOW I GOT OVER also includes two appearances from Grammy-winning soul man John Legend: “Doin’ It Again” a re-working of his track “Again,” and “The Fire,” an original song written for the Roots' 2010 Olympic concert performance.

The Roots and Legend have developed a strong musical bond, as the group has produced John's entire upcoming releaseWake Up, which shares the socially conscious themes of the "How I Got Over" set and is comprised of late sixties/early seventies covers.

Other guests on HIGO include Joanna Newsom on “Right On,” Phonte Coleman (Little Brother, The Foreign Exchange), Blu (Blu & Exile), Peedi Peedi , Mercedes Martinez, Icelandic alt-pop singer Patty Crash, newcomer Sugar Tongue Slim as well as long time Roots’ Crew members Dice Raw, Truck North and P.O.R.N.

More than two decades after ‘?uestlove’ and ‘Black Thought’ first met under nefarious circumstances in the principal’s office of Philadelphia’s High School For the Creative and Performing Arts – and over 15 years since the Rootsrecorded their indie debut album in 1993, in preparation for a year-long European sojourn – the group and its intelligent school of jazz-inflected hip-hop are more relevant than ever.

HOW I GOT OVER is the follow-up to Rising Down (released April 2008), praised by Rolling Stone more than a month before the album’s release, for spewing “rhymes from the perspective of the poor and the dispossessed, from North Philly to Liberia.” Rising Down’s guests list included Common on “The Show” (with Dice Raw); original Roots rapper Malik B. on “Lost Desire” (with Brooklyn’s Talib Kweli) and “I Can’t Help It”; and fellow Def Jam R&B singer Chrisette Michele and Washington D.C. rapper Wale on the lighthearted closing track, “Rising Up.” Philadelphia hip-hop voices Dice Raw, Truck North, Porn, and Peedi Peedi appear throughout, as well as Mercedes Martinez of the Jazzyfatnastees.

The Roots’ previous Def Jam album was their label debut, Game Theory (August 2006) which was nominated for a Grammy Award as Best Rap Album. Its first single, “Don’t Feel Right” was nominated the same year for Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group. The Roots won their first Grammy Award, Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group, for 1999’s “You Got Me” (featuring Erykah Badu and Eve) from the album Things Fall Apart.

Today’s Roots are vocalist ‘Black Thought’ and drummer ‘?uestlove,’ long-time keyboardist Kamal Gray (a member since 1996’s Illadelph Halflife), Brooklyn-based guitarist Kirk ‘Captain Kirk’ Douglas, percussionist Frank Knuckles (both members since 2003-2004’s The Tipping Point sessions), Damon ‘Tuba Gooding Jr.’ Bryson, who joined the lineup after touring with the band in 2007 and the bands newest member Owen Biddle on bass (a producer on the 2006Game Theory sessions, the Roots’ Def Jam debut).


1) Walk Alone (Truck North, Porn, Dice Raw,Mercedes Martinez)

2) Dear God 2.0 (Jim James, MOF)

3) Radio Daze (Blu, Porn, Dice Raw, Mercedes Martinez)

4) Now Or Never (Phonte Coleman, Dice Raw)

5 )How I Got Over (Dice Raw)

6) The Day (Blu, Phonte Coleman, Patty Crash)

7) Right On (Joanna Newsom, Sugar Tongue Slim)

8) Doin It Again (John Legend)

9) The Fire (John Legend, Rick Friedrich)

New Politics, "Yeah Yeah Yeah"

This is so m*f'ing fun!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paper Route Gangstaz, "Anutha Night"

Between Yelawolf (who's coming through Soundset, by the way) and the Paper Route Gangstaz, Alabama has been a whole lotta play from me. Here is some more heat from PRGz upcoming mixtape Hood Headlinaz Volume 2. If you're feeling this, go get their Fear And Loathing in Huntsvegas. 'Bama getting money!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Out of the Box TONIGHT!

We're back at it and have even more of your favorite 80's and 90's jams that you've forgotten about! As always: no cover, bocce ball before 11, 2-for-1's after midnight, and beautiful people thanks to you all. Holler at your boys!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Prof, "Amazing"

"They think I did it over night/I understand them, though/Bitch, if you weren't so asleep/You'd know that the last decade deep/I've been selling out shows in my sleep/Because I ain't been getting no sleep/I've been putting in WORK/Rap game merked/Midwest has done clucked and chirped/What you people fail to see is that I'm already ELITE!"

Get EM! Got em. Done.

A Minnehappiness Summer

A Minnehappiness Summer (live mix) by DJ B-Rock

Use the right side of the toolbar above to download the mix. Follow the jump for the full tracklist. Enjoy!