MF DOOM And Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood Team-Up On Lex Compilation

This is the payoff we’ve been anticipating ever since Thom Yorke remixed DOOM’S “Gazillion Ear” back in 2009.

It seems the Radiohead duo and the chrome-plated masked rapper will be collaborating on a track for the upcoming LEX Records compilation celebrating their 10th birthday.

The compilation is called Complex, and also includes contributions from Gruff Rhys’ and Boom Bip’s Neon Neon project, Boom Bip solo, and Doseone and Fog’s Crook&Flail project, among others. It’ll be made available digitally on a week-by-week, track-by track basis until mid-January, at which point the whole set will be released on picture disc vinyl.


Via Pitchfork

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The Black Keys Announce Blackroc 2

A few years back, The Black Keys surprised everyone by teaming up with Damon Dash and producing a hip-hop album consisting of instrumentals by The Keys and verses by everyone from RZA and Mos Def to a posthumous ODB-Ludacris collaboration.

Well the boys are at it again and have just posted a trailer for the Release-date-TBA Blackroc 2.


Excited? Don’t care? Never heard the first Blackroc album? Please change that NOW.

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New Music Releases: Red Hot Lil’ Wayne Crows

Picking up slightly as we ease into a new school year, August 29th sees the return of several familiar faces including Weezy F. Baby, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Counting Crows, and Mike Doughty. Some of these releases seeming to be more of the same (good and bad), but hopefully the Fall will mean a new freshman class of artists releasing solid material in the weeks to come. For now we’ll just have to make due with the tried and true.

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You

Jake Owen – Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Mike Doughty – Yes and Also Yes

Lenny Kravitz – Black and White America

Edwin McCain – Mercy Bound

Counting Crows – August & Everything After: Live

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV

David Guetta – Nothing But the Beat


Via New Music Releases

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Watch The Throne Delivers Nothing More, Nothing Less Than Advertised

With the physical release of the Kanye West/Jay-Z collaboration LP Watch The Throne this week, a week after the digital release, I’ve had a whole seven days to let this album sit on me and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s exactly what it says it is. Nothing more, nothing less.

If you’ve ever wanted a full album of Jay-Z and Kanye West collabs than this is it. If you were expecting a game-changing album brought to you by two of the biggest personalities in hip-hop or a mono-a-mono face-off of technical skill ala Bad Meets Evil, than this is not the album you’ve been waiting for; but then, you should have never expected this album to be that.

What this album is though is a giant, celebratory victory lap from two men who have more money than you will probably ever see, let alone be in possession of, flaunting their wealth and success in a particularly down economy.

If you want to hear tracks about Jay-Z going to Mars and how Beyonce is his “bitch,” then this album will give that to you.

But few moment get real, like “Murder To Excellence”,  which goes into the topic of murder and genocide, but comes off completely out of place with a track like “Who Gon Stop Me?” preceding it, where Kanye casually raps about having sex with a waitress and then name-checking the Holocaust.

It’s a messy affair to be sure, but the production on tracks like “That’s My Bitch,” “No Church In The Wild” and accompanying guest stars like Elle Jackson, Beyonce, and Frank Ocean help to prop up the album with strong hooks (they would need someone as good as Beyonce to make “Lift Off” work).

As Kanye raps on the expensive-sampling “Otis,” “I pulled up in my other, other Benz.” That’s cool; hey, I’m gonna go cash this $200 paycheck, but you have fun with your car(s).


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Rich and DMC discuss Sara Quin’s Post about Tyler the Creator

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From the May 11th Historic Broadcast from Webster Hall

Playlist 05/15/11

Anything anything DRAMARAMA
LSD HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (happy bday Wavy Gravy)
Jail Guitar Doors CLASH
Lay it down clown REPLACEMENTS
Ballroom Blitz SWEET (happy bday Nicky Chinn)
Cmon let’s go PAUL COLLINS (Happy Bday Paul)
Come on let’s go GIRL IN A COMA (Happy Bday Ritchie Valens)
Papa Loves Mambo PERRY COMO (Happy Bday Perry)
King of Rock RUN DMC
Rock Solid DMC (world premiere)
My Kinda Lover BILLY SQUIER (happy bday Billy)
Sleepness Nights EDDIE VEDDER (world premiere)
Cyanide BAD RELIGION (happy bday Brett Gurewitz)
Hold on Me BAD TOWN (glen rock nj)
Razzle in my Pocket IAN DURY (happy bday ian)
Danny Felter WILD DEER (Brooklyn)
Danny Felter WILD DEER (repeat request by DMC)
Sweet Soul Sister CULT (happy bday Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy)
Bye Bye Baby MARY WELLS (happy bday Mary)

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