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Check Out Marvel Comics Versions Of Classic Hip-Hop Album Covers

Earlier this year, a few Marvel Comics issues worked Run The Jewels’ fist-and-gun logo into their covers. Now, Marvel is diving even deeper into the world of hip-hop with a series of over 50 variant covers inspired by various classic and contemporary rap albums. “For years, Marvel Comics and hip-hop culture have been engaged i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 14, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Slum Village – “Right Back” (Feat. De La Soul) (Prod. J Dilla)

The long-running Detroit rap group Slum Village has been around since the late ’90s, and they’ve been through a ton of lineup changes over the years. The late production legend J Dilla was a founding member. And the group’s new album Yes!, out later this month, includes a mournful and piano-laden Dilla beat on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2015 - 4:02 pm

De La Soul Raised The Second Highest Amount Ever For A Music Kickstarter

Back in March, De La Soul launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise money to record a collab-heavy new album. The plan succeeded beyond anyone’s expectations. After seeking to raise $110,000, the veteran rap trio ended up with $600,874, which makes it the second-most-lucrative music-based Kickstarter campaign of all time. (Amanda Palmer’s controversial “loss leader“… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2015 - 9:55 am

De La Soul – “God It” (Feat. Nas)

The great golden-era rap trio De La Soul has turned to Kickstarter to fund their next album, and they’ve lined up a roster of guests that includes Damon Albarn, David Byrne, and 2 Chainz. And though it’s not part of the forthcoming album, they’ve also linked with fellow boom-bap hall-of-famer Nas for a new track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 21, 2015 - 12:48 pm

De La Soul Launches Kickstarter For LP Featuring Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz, Little Dragon

Hip-hop’s royal trio De La Soul have announced that their eighth studio album will be funded through a Kickstarter campaign. The group is raising $110,000 for their first full-length since 2004’s The Grind Date. Once the project is funded, they’ll head into the studio next month with guest artists such as David Byrne, 2 Chainz,… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / March 30, 2015 - 4:02 pm

De La Soul – “The People” (Feat. Chuck D)

De La Soul have put out a new track called “The People” featuring Public Enemy’s Chuck D. “The idea for the song came from a couple of samples, and the track’s vibe is earnest and has a pressing tone to it. The lyrics are commentaries of our struggles and successes, our weaknesses and strengths … More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm

BottleRock 2014 Saturday: OutKast And Weezer Deliver The Hits, No Age Open For Smash Mouth

Every now and then, it’s good to reorient your perspective. At any given more established or mainstream festival stocked with your usual indie mainstays, No Age wouldn’t come across as too out there or jarring, but between BottleRock’s semi-bucolic surroundings, laidback tone and pace, and generally more rustic or easygoing lineup (the band was playing… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 1, 2014 - 3:38 pm

Watch A Squinty Stephen Malkmus Present Ylvis With A Webby Award

Last night brought the 18th Annual Webby Awards, where Ylvis’ captivatingly bizarre video for “What The Fox Say?” won for Best Viral Video. Appearing to hand off the award were Stephen Malkmus and Reggie Watts, who both appeared to have trouble reading the teleprompter, which led to the already stiff dialogue taking on a hilariously… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 20, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, De La Soul Win Webby Awards

The results of the 18th annual Webby Awards are in, selected by an International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) panel including Ariana Huffington, Kevin Spacey, and Tumblr founder David Karp. Among the internet awards ceremony’s musical honorees are Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Bob Dylan. De La Soul (pictured) was named… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Download De La Soul Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da Inner Soul Of Yancy) Mixtape

Ever since they posted almost their entire discography for free download last month, the great pioneering rap trio De La Soul have been rolling, with three new projects in the works. The first of those — and the group’s first full-length in about a decade — is the new mixtape Smell The Da.I.S.Y. (Da InnerMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2014 - 10:25 am

De La Soul – “Vocabulary Spills” (Prod. J Dilla)

De La Soul, one of the greatest rap groups of all time, have been away for a while, but they’ve suddenly kicked back into high gear, and they’ve got three projects in the works. The first of those is Smell The D.A.I.S.Y., a new mixtape on which they rap over beats from the late productio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 10:42 am

More Damon Albarn At SXSW: Stream His Acoustic Radio Session And Watch Him Perform With De La Soul, Del The Funkee Homosapien, Dan The Automator, And Snoop Dogg

In his first two days at SXSW, Damon Albarn played a career-spanning set for NPR and performed two new songs on Kimmel. He was not remotely done. He did a bunch of songs from his forthcoming album Lonely Press Play at an acoustic session for the Public Radio Rocks showcase. And he ended his evening… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2014 - 12:03 pm

De La Soul – “Dilla Plugged In” (Prod. J Dilla)

Last month, De La Soul marked the 25th anniversary of their classic debut album 3 Feet High And Rising by, for one day, offering seven of their albums for free download. And now De La, who haven’t released a new album since 2004’s Grind Date, are getting ready to release a host of new projects. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2014 - 9:22 am

Download De La Soul’s Catalog For Free Today

Because of the changing nature of sampling laws, many of the greatest albums of rap’s late-’80s/early-’90s “golden age” simply couldn’t be made now; the sampling fees would be prohibitively expensive. And because of those laws, the pioneering Native Tongues trio De La Soul is having trouble putting its albums out there in any legitimate sort… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2014 - 10:23 am

De La Soul – “Get Away”

De La Soul, the great starry-eyed experimental pranksters of rap’s first golden era, haven’t released an album in nine years, though they’ve been an active live entity ever since then. Today, they break their long silence with “Get Away,” the first single from a planned album called You’re Welcome, set to arrive this fall. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Fun Fun Fun Fest: The Rest Of Our Photos: Fucked Up, Superchunk, A Place To Bury Strangers, And More

Well, the fun is officially over — Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 concluded yesterday with sets from Fucked Up, Japandroids, Deerhoof, Ceremony, Fang Island, Turbonegro, A Place To Bury Strangers, and like 30 other bands. We’ve got pics in the gallery from Sunday’s sets — courtesy of Trent Maxwell — with Linda Flores’s shots of… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 5, 2012 - 1:06 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing weather). It was fitting the reunited Pavement played “In The Mouth A Desert.” Because the desert is where people were watching them. Even if it didn’t feel especially arid. Le… More »

By: stereogum / April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm

Gorillaz – “Superfast Jellyfish” (Feat. De La Soul & Gruff Rhys)

It took the voices of Bobby Womack and Mos Def to get “Stylo“‘s disco going and bassist Murdoc’s AOL “pirate radio” session snippets — a couple with Sweden’s Little Dragon — to flesh out Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach (3/9 via Parlophone/Virgin). Someone who clearly lives just off the PB shoreline is “Superfast Jellyfish,” a character (and… More »

By: brandon / February 26, 2010 - 10:06 am

Matt & Kim Play Kimmel

Brooklyn indie pop duo Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino brought their cheery Bacardi-approved stylings to late night TV, but didn’t take their clothes off. Maybe they are saving that for Letterman. It can’t possibly be a one-time thing. Check out the performance followed by the answer to one fan’s burning question. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2009 - 6:35 pm
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