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Sometimes, it’s ridiculously hard for us to debate our favorite songs of the past 7 days, but this week, the choice seemed fairly obvious. This list comprises singles from artists with an array of genre-inclinations, and as usual, there’s something for everyone. We’re repping jazz-funk, unorthodox pop, jagged guitar-driven folk-rock, and knee-to-the-gut verses that make… More »

Even after less than a week’s worth of impressions, To Pimp A Butterfly leaves a distinct impression: Kendrick Lamar needs a lot of collaborators to help him figure out who has his back. Kendrick’s focus on working his post-fame nerves from every angle — self-awareness, self-doubt, self-centeredness, self-love — pushes back against the ego-trip narrative… More »

For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire nothing but fear in the hearts of the music-video directors of today: Gondry! Romanek! Pellington! Those younger directors, the ones used to working on YouTube budgets, hoped and prayed that… More »

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Thundercat – “Paris”

Psychedelic jazz-funk traveler and bass virtuoso Thundercat has just shared a new song entitled "Paris" as a response to this weekend's tragic terrorist attacks. A…
Peter Helman | November 15, 2015 - 5:44 pm

Kendrick Lamar – “These Walls” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, & Thundercat) Video

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the year's best albums, and it's also been responsible for producing some of the year's best…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Kirk Knight – “Dead Friends” (Feat. Noname Gypsy & Thundercat)

Young Brooklyn rapper/producer Kirk Knight is a member of Joey Bada$$'s Pro Era crew. He's contributed his production talents and a few guest features to…
Peter Helman | September 29, 2015 - 9:39 pm

WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces & Thundercat) – “The Lavishments Of Light Looking” (Feat. George Clinton)

Today, the Adult Swim Singles series was supposed to give us a new track from Flying Lotus. Instead, it's given us something that may be…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar Absolutely Tear Down The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The night before last, Stephen Colbert ended his first night as the Late Show's successor to David Letterman by leading an all-star cover of Sly…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2015 - 8:49 am

Watch Thundercat & Flying Lotus Bring Space-Jazz To Why? With Hannibal Buress

Hannibal Buress hasn't been hosting his Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress for long, but he's already made it a vital place to hear…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2015 - 9:35 am

Watch Open Mike Eagle, Flying Lotus & Thundercat Perform On Why? With Hannibal Buress

Flying Lotus performed on the second episode of the great comedian Hannibal Buress' new Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress, and he recently announced…
Tom Breihan | July 23, 2015 - 9:25 am

Thundercat – “Them Changes” Video

Thundercat has shared a video for "Them Changes," the squelching, lovesick track from his recently released mini-album The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam. It uses samurai…
James Rettig | July 21, 2015 - 11:00 am

Stream Thundercat The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam

Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, was a key member of the collective that made Kendrick Lamar's jazzy hip-hop meditation To Pimp A Butterfly one of the…
Caitlin White | June 22, 2015 - 11:32 am

Thundercat – “Them Changes” (Feat. Flying Lotus & Kamasi Washington) + The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam Mini-Album Details

Stephen Bruner (bka Thundercat) will release his first solo material in two years next week on his old label, Brainfeeder, after having worked on two…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 18, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Features George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat

The tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly surfaced last week, but didn't have any features attached. Now, iTunes has the official
James Rettig | March 15, 2015 - 9:29 pm

Solange Enlists Beyoncé, Dave Longstreth, Ariel Rechtshaid, A-Trak To Reflect On D’Angelo’s Voodoo

January 25 marked the 15th anniversary of D'Angelo's seminal Voodoo. Its follow-up, Black Messiah, dropped out of nowhere back in December and it's a total…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 1:31 pm

Hear Flying Lotus Play Unreleased Tracks, Interview Herbie Hancock On BBC Radio 1

Flying Lotus hosted his first BBC Radio 1 Residency last night, joining a roster that’s included James Blake, SOHN, Jacques Green, and (starting next week)…
James Rettig | January 16, 2015 - 8:29 am

Watch Kendrick Lamar Debut A New Song On Colbert

Kendrick Lamar performed an untitled new song on The Colbert Report tonight. His appearance was announced last week as part of the talk show's final…
James Rettig | December 17, 2014 - 12:18 am

Thundercat – “Tron Song” Video (Dir. Eric Andre)

Well, the video for Thundercat's "Tron Song" is probably going to be one of the weirdest ways you spend three minutes all year. It starts…
James Rettig | September 10, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Flying Lotus – “Moment Of Hesitation” (Feat. Herbie Hancock & Thundercat)

Flying Lotus shared the first track from his new album You're Dead! on BBC Radio 6 today. It's called "Moment of Hesitation" and features Herbie…
James Rettig | August 23, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Watch A Cool, Animated Trailer For Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead!

Late last month, Flying Lotus finally announced his fifth album, You're Dead! (that's its trippy cover art above) and now we've got some more news…
Miles Bowe | August 13, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch Video Of Bonnaroo’s Skrillex Superjam Feat. Lauryn Hill, Warpaint, Zedd, Robbie Krieger, A$AP Ferg, Janelle Monáe, & Others

Skrillex was tasked with putting together this year's Bonnaroo Superjam and he curated a star-studded lineup, including Lauryn Hill, Warpaint, Zedd, Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger,…
James Rettig | June 15, 2014 - 4:18 pm