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Cashmere Cat – “9 (After Coachella)” (Feat. MØ & SOPHIE) Video

On Friday, the Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat will release the frantic, unpredictable, guest-star-heavy album 9; it's our current reigning Album Of The Week. He's also…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 1:43 pm

Kevin Morby – “Bag Of Rats”

Secretly Canadian's anti-Trump song series Our First 100 Days is drawing to a close, and Donald Trump is somehow still president. As one of its…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 12:18 pm

Bumbershoot 2017 Lineup

Seattle's enormous Bumbershoot Festival will effectively take over the city's downtown over Labor Day Weekend, 9/1-3, and the organizers have just unveiled the all-over-the-place lineup…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 11:44 am

Jesus Piece – “Deny Reality”

Philly hardcore marauders Jesus Piece just announced that they'll soon release a split 7" with Florida ragers Malice At The Palace, and they've shared "Deny…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 10:58 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Cashmere Cat 9

It's entirely possible that nobody represents the permeability of circa-now pop music better than Cashmere Cat. Cashmere Cat is Magnus August Høiberg, a Norwegian producer…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 10:42 am

Shabazz Palaces – “Shine A Light” (Feat. Thaddillac)

It's been nearly three years since Seattle art-rap greats Shabazz Palaces released Lese Majesty, their last album. This summer, they'll return with a new LP…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 10:13 am

Watch Big Boi Do “Mic Jack” On The Tonight Show With The Roots & Sleepy Brown

Last week, OutKast great Big Boi announced that he's got a new solo album called Boomiverse coming this summer, and he shared two new songs:…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 9:57 am

Watch A Supremely Mellow Real Estate Play “Darling” On Conan

Last month, Real Estate released their warm, sunny new album In Mind. And last night, they did musical-guest duty on Conan, bringing their hazy, florid,…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 9:45 am

Bananarama’s Original Lineup Reunites For First-Ever Tour

'80s London pop greats Bananarama got together in 1979, and they effectively broke up when group member Siobhan Fahey split acrimoniously from her two bandmates…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 9:30 am

Watch Chance The Rapper Perform Kanye West’s “Waves” At San Diego Tour Opener

Last night was a big one for Chance The Rapper: The first show on his first-ever arena tour. During his show, at Valley View Casino…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2017 - 8:55 am

Kodak Black’s “Excessive Burping” Questioned At Probation Violation Hearing

On Friday, the young Florida rapper Kodak Black had a probation hearing. Kodak is currently in jail after a probation violation, and he's hoping to…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 1:23 pm

Celebration – “Rolling On”

In a couple of months, the long-running Baltimore art-punk trio Celebration will release their new album Wounded Healer, the follow-up to 2014's Albumin. We've already…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 11:41 am

Delta Flight Subjected To Impromptu Kenny G Performance

It seems that air travel is becoming more and more hazardous. Two weeks ago, Chicago police injured and dragged a doctor from his seat on…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 11:21 am

Will.i.am Becomes Strategic Adviser Of Digital Bank

This, I suppose, makes just as much sense as anything else: Reuters reports that Atom, a new app-based digital bank based in the UK, has…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 11:02 am

Stream Previously Unreleased Dr. Octagon Song “Redeye”

Dr. Octagon -- the short-lived team-up of Kool Keith, Dan The Automator, and DJ QBert -- only released one proper album, the 1996 surrealist underground…
Tom Breihan | April 24, 2017 - 10:44 am

Comments from Tom Breihan

I mean, it's my favorite, but if someone made a case for Dirty Mind or Sign O The Times, I wouldn't be mad.
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April 21, 2017 on Previously Unreleased Tracks On Prince’s Deluxe Edition Purple Rain Revealed
kid rock all day. devil without a cause = classic album.
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April 20, 2017 on Kid Rock And Ted Nugent Visit Trump In The White House, Look Like Assholes
This is my favorite comment in the history of this website.
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April 14, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
That movie suuuuuuuucks. Guy Ritchie's post-Snatch attempts to get back to his gangster-caper roots were just the saddest thing. Can't remember the last time I saw a director fall off like that.
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April 12, 2017 on What Happened To Ludacris?
Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. Puffy exec-produced her early albums. Sang over the "Top Billin" break. Showed up on Method Man and Ghostface's first albums. So yes. Sometimes, writers don't use shortcuts because we don't want to cite a bunch of shit and distract from the point we're trying to make. Maybe don't assume bad faith next time.
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April 11, 2017 on Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?
Wasn't sure how to fit it into my "everything there is fun and weird" thesis, but yeah, Jens is great.
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April 11, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Little Dragon Season High
Maybe 15 years ago, this guy in Baltimore introduced me to a girl who I guess he was dating. And when she went to go get a drink at the bar or whatever, he whispered to me, all excited, that that was who The Glow, Pt. 2 was about. I'm pretty sure it wasn't Genevieve.
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March 21, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Mount Eerie A Crow Looked At Me
Selena had a hell of a lot more cultural impact than, say, Jeff Buckley did. He was the one I was including to be nice, not her.
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March 9, 2017 on The Notorious B.I.G. Died 20 Years Ago Today
Migos and Roc Marciano made great rap albums.
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March 8, 2017 on Don Q Is The New York Rap Hardass We Need
if you cannot get behind "my little midget bitch kick you in the dick," you will never appreciate rap music. it's like "dead in the middle of little italy, little did we know that we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddly," except if stifler or cartman wrote it. it's magical.
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February 28, 2017 on Album Of The Week: Roc Marciano Rosebudd’s Revenge
I'm talking about persona, numbnuts. He's presenting an image. That takes one.
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February 22, 2017 on The Future Of Future Is A Great Rap Supervillain
Yeah, I stuck around long enough to see the mudstorm and then left to watch Redman. I remain convinced that this was the right decision.
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January 27, 2017 on “The Impression That I Get” Turns 20
what, you want him to wear some footie pajamas? he's on tv!
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January 26, 2017 on Watch Anderson .Paak & His Young Son Give A Delightful Ellen Performance
Is this former NXT Superstar Danny Burch?!? It's pretty fucked up that you got bounced out of the first round at the UK Championship tournament. Hope the back of your head healed up OK.
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January 25, 2017 on Fuck Slayer