Download Kevin Gates Murder For Hire Mixtape

By Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 9:53 am

Last week, the Louisiana rap monster Kevin Gates threw a hellacious new track called “Khaza” out into the world. As it turns out, that new song is one of seven on a new EP-length Gates mixtape called Murder For Hire. The tape follows up last year’s great Luca Brasi 2 tape, and it has Gate… More »

Boosie Badazz’s First-Ever New York Show Did Not Go Well

By Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 9:33 am

Before he went away to prison for five years, Baton Rouge rap hero Boosie Badazz was an absolute road dog, the type of artist who hits every club in every tiny Southern and Midwestern town that can afford to pay him. And since his release last year, he’s hit that circuit all over again. But… More »

The Weeknd – “The Hills” Video

By James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 9:32 am

A bunch of new Weeknd tracks leaked yesterday that pointed towards a bigger, glossier sound for Abel Tesfaye, with songs produced by Max Martin and a decidedly Michael Jackson-inspired bend. “The Hills” — a song that he debuted at Coachella in April — is not from those sessions, and instead falls right in line with… More »

Mr Twin Sister – “The Erotic Book”

By Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 8:58 am

Last year, Long Island dream-poppers Twin Sister changed their name to Mr Twin Sister and released a layered, omnivorous, and generally pretty great self-titled album. The group has a run of tour dates coming up in the midwest and on the east coast, and by way of announcing them, they’ve also shared a new track… More »

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness” Video

By James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 8:52 am

After months of teasing and a trailer a few weeks back, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have finally unveiled the video for their Tyranny opus “Human Sadness.” The 13-minute-long short film, which was directed by Warren Fu and Nicholaus Goosen, features hot rods, seedy motel rooms, a war zone, a hurricane, and even more form… More »

Azealia Banks To Star In 8 Mile-Style Rap Drama Directed By RZA

By James Rettig / May 26, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Add “actress” to Azealia Banks’ résumé of rapper, singer, and professional shit-talker. The Hollywood Reporter says that Banks has been tapped to star in It Doesn’t Have To Rhyme, which they describe as being “similar in tone to 8 Mile.” The film will be directed by RZA, who made his directorial debut in 2012 with… More »

Kendrick Lamar Performed At Sasquatch! And Only Did One Song From To Pimp A Butterfly

By Caitlin White / May 26, 2015 - 7:26 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s new album To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the year’s most highly regarded records. In turn, excitement has been building for Kendrick’s tour; he’s well known as a phenomenal live performer, and people are eager to see how he brings the new material to life. More »

Bob Nastanovich Answers Questions About Thoroughbred Racing

By Chris DeVille / May 26, 2015 - 5:50 pm

At this point Bob Nastanovich is at least as well known as a race horsing enthusiast as a member of Pavement and Silver Jews. Nastanovich is, for instance, the only known American to have attended race meetings at all 60 British racecourses, and he’s been involved with the sport in various capacities including owner, breeder,… More »

Premature Evaluation: A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP

By Tom Breihan / May 26, 2015 - 5:20 pm

The last voice we hear on At.Long.Last.A$AP, the new A$AP Rocky album, doesn’t belong to Rocky. Instead, it’s a classic Dame Dash-style rant from Rocky’s aesthetic mentor A$AP Yams: “These tackass motherfuckers be all up in the pictures, wearin’ all types of red and green stripes, overaccessorizing out this motherfucker!” Yams wasn’t a rapper or… More »

Third Man Records Addresses Last Week’s Jack White Clickbait

By Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 26, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Third Man Records issued a statement via Facebook in response to what the label has deemed “JACK WHITE CLICK BAIT BINGO EXHAUSTION.” It’s fair to say that White has been the target of a lot of criticism this year ever since his ridiculous tour rider leaked in February, and he became one of the leadingMore »

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