Category Archives: Video
We’re about to make it to the end of a calendar year in which none of the Black Hippy dudes released a new album even though they seemed to dominate rap in some very important ways. And now Kendrick Lamar has ascended to the place where he shows up in TV commercials, which is good for him and maybe good for rap. In a new ad for Beats By Dre, Kendrick and Dr. Dre work on a new track, and we get to hear a few crucial seconds of it. It’s hard to divine much future direction from something this brief, but if I were to speculate, I’d say that Kendrick is working on translating his tourettic fast-rap style to a bigger stadium-friendly production style. Check it out below.
The Austin Psych Fest just announced the incredible first group of bands playing next year’s fest, featuring the likes of Primal Scream, the Zombies, Black Lips, Oneohtrix Point Never, Liars, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan + many more, all at Austin’s scenic Carson Creek Ranch on the Colorado River in May 2013. Our friends at the fest have hooked us up with a pair of weekend passes to give away: to win, just like the fest on Facebook + tell us who you’re most excited about seeing OR who you’d like to see added to this year’s bill in the comments below, and I’ll pick a winner when the fest announces the next round of bands in early ’14. In the meantime, you can now grab weekend passes right here.
Daft Punk’s “Instant Crush” video, previewed yesterday on French TV, is now available to watch in full. Unlike those live “Get Lucky“/”Lose Yourself To Dance” clips, it’s a Random Access Memories promo that does not feature the robots performing with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers. Set in a museum, this one’s a tragic love story starring a Napoleonic soldier statue modeled after Julian Casablancas, who also appears in the flesh. Watch below.
Off Twista’s Back To The Basics EP dropping December 10th.
Previously: Twista – Intro Freestyle (Video)