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While visiting my alma mater last week, I spent some time working from the back room of a coffee shop, the same room where I used to drag my acoustic guitar on stage for open mic night when I was in college. That room dredges up lots of memories, but none of them are a… More »

In roughly the early 1900s, painting dissolved into abstraction and appropriation, and artists working since then have veered away from realism. As modern life splintered and proliferated, popular music rushed to catch up to the visual arts, first with the advances of jazz and then with those of its contemporary offspring, hip hop. While a… More »

Even in an era when rappers rarely share studios with their collaborators, emailing in their contributions instead, the art of the guest verse is alive and well. It’s still a point of pride for one rapper to swoop in and steal a track’s spotlight away from another. And that sense of friendly competition is still… More »

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Gorillaz – “DoYaThing” Video (Feat. James Murphy & Andre 3000)

The video for the Converse-sponsored Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 single “DoYaThang” debuted today, and it features creepily lifelike CGI versions of the various cartoon Gorillaz, all ambling around their absolutely disgusting hovel of a house. Gorillaz visual guru Jamie Hewlett directs, and the X-faced Andre clone shows up in all sorts of unexpected locations. It’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 29, 2012 - 8:58 am

Hear The 13 Minute Version Of “DoYaThing”

Earlier this week, we posted a radio rip of “DoYaThing,” the new Converse-sponsored Gorillaz/James Murphy/Andre 3000 collab. Despite an on-fire Andre verse, the original version of that track felt a bit lopsided and awkward, like these guys were trying to cram as many ideas as possible into a single track. But talking to Pitchfork yesterday,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2012 - 9:05 am

Gorillaz – “DoYaThang” (Feat. James Murphy & Andre 3000)

“DoYaThing,” the previously-announced blockbuster collaboration from the Gorillaz, James Murphy, and Andre 3000 is now online in radio-rip form, and we’ve got it streaming below. As promised, Damon Albarn quasi-raps a couple of verses before Andre jumps onto the track and generally rips him to shreds. Also, Murphy sings the chorus in a weirdly squeaky… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 22, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Preview Gorillaz x James Murphy x Andre 3000 Collab “DoYaThang”

Next up in Converse’s “Three Artists, One Song” series (here are some previous ones) is the previously-announced collaboration between Gorillaz, James Murphy and Andre 3000. It’s officially out next week, but a snippet of the track, as well as a the-making-of video, surfaced online recently, both of which you can check out below. I’m partial… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 15, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Gorillaz, James Murphy, Andre 3000 To Team Up For Converse

Over the past few years, Converse has been teaming up trios of unlikely artists to record songs for the show company; the last one had Matt & Kim, Andrew W.K., and Soulja Boy. The next entry in that series, however, looks to be its biggest-ever by far; it’ll have Gorillaz hooking up with former LCD… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 9:55 am

Young Jeezy – “I Do” (Feat Jay-Z & André 3000) & “F.A.M.E.” (Feat. T.I.) Video

Jeezy called in some favors for this one! For his sound-drenched track “I Do,” the once-dominant Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy managed to wrangle guest verses from two of rap’s biggest names, Jay-Z and OutKast’s André 3000; I honestly can’t remember the last time those two rapped on the same song. Did they ever? They must’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Lloyd – “Dedication To My Ex (Miss That)” Video

Lloyd’s “Dedication To My Ex” is a ridiculously catchy retro-soul workout which, when it appeared on his King Of Hearts album, was also one of the more gleefully raunchy tracks in recent memory. It was also an all-star affair, with a weird narrator-type intro from Lil Wayne and an excellent André 3000 verse. A cleaned-u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2011 - 1:57 pm

Beyoncé – “Party” (Feat. Kanye x André 3000)

B’s got her forthcoming fourth LP 4 on the way, and its most notable cameo-lineup comes via the track “Party,” featuring Kanye at the outset talking about how they’ve got “the swag so she’s drippin’ swagoo” (ew?), a verse from André 3000, and production from Ye + Consequence. Despite all the firepower and that “Party”… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2011 - 12:02 pm

New Big Boi Featuring Andre 3000 & Raekwon – “Royal Flush”

The first single from Big Boi’s Sir Luscious Left Foot went and leaked, and it features guest raps from OutKast pal Andre and Wu-Tang-er Raekwon. Take a listen before it disappears. More »

By: brandon / March 24, 2008 - 3:47 pm
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