Posted: May 28, 2011 Filed under: Streaming | Tags: Big Business
One more for the weekend – some fucking rad rock from Big Business. Blast this hard and long. New album out late July on Gold Metal Records. Listen to “Always Never Know When to Quit” via Stereogum.
Posted: May 28, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: Justice
And…. some holiday weekend Justice.
Posted: May 28, 2011 Filed under: Download | Tags: Wu-Tang Clan
Some new Wu for your holiday weekend, off of their forthcoming album, Legendary Weapons, due out June 28th. Listen to “Only The Rugged Survive” here. RZA sounds nice.
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: Film | Tags: Shark Night 3D
Finally, David R. Ellis, the acclaimed director of Snakes on a Plane, has another movie out that lives up to the the promise he once showed. Helping out are the producers of Hostel and the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, so there’s that too. Watch the trailer for Shark Night 3D below.
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: Download | Tags: RareBit
Justin Hopkins, aka RareBit, recently signed to the LA label Non Projects. His first single, “Blue Blood Baskets,” showcases his penchant for ethereal, pretty, experimental, ambient electronic. That’s a lot of adjectives, but listen and you’ll see why.
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Chali 2na, Longevity, Method Man
Longevity’s getting some Method Man comparisons from his PR machine, but I’m hearing a little bit of Chali 2na here as well. Watch this dark video for “Tantrum” below.
Posted: May 26, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: Wiley
Wiley’s new album, 100% Publishing, comes out on July 5. Watch the new video for “Numbers In Action” below. If you like Wiley, you’ll like this because there’s like 10 of him in it.
Posted: May 25, 2011 Filed under: Travel
My first piece for BBC Travel is running today, a story about backpacking the West Coast Trail. I hiked this with some great people last September, and it was one of the most challenging and amazing backpacking trips I’ve ever taken – and not just because it was my first backpacking trip. Read about it here and view the photo gallery here.
Posted: May 24, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: HARD Festival
This is actually a pretty clever trailer for the HARD Fest taking place this August in LA.
Posted: May 24, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Bonnie Prince Billy’s new single, “There is No God”/”God is Love” is both a charitable effort supporting Save Our Gulf and Turtle Hospital, and an extolling of a god that “puts mouth on cock and vagina.” I can get behind that… almost. Watch the video below, better than any episode of Treme ever created, and visit the charity sites.
Posted: May 24, 2011 Filed under: Download, Mixtapes | Tags: G-Unit, Mobb Deep, Prodigy
Prodigy is out of jail, and Mobb Deep are back and don’t seem like they’re about to revoke their G-Unit membership anytime soon. Check out this snippet of their new mixtape, available for download on iTunes now. I miss Alchemist’s production, but I’ll take this in the meantime.
Posted: May 19, 2011 Filed under: Download | Tags: Pete Rock, Smif N Wessun
I’m kinda giving this one a pass because I know there’s gotta be much better stuff on this new album. After all, it’s Pete Rock and Smif & Wessun. But listen to “It’s Hard” for a taste.
Posted: May 19, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: The Primeridian
New hip-hop from an excellent new duo, The Primeridian. Watch this video below, new underground is not usually this good.
Posted: May 17, 2011 Filed under: Video | Tags: Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Random Axe, Sean Price
Three of my fave rappers – Sean Price, Guilty Simpson, Black Milk – are Random Axe. This video is terrible, but still.
Posted: May 17, 2011 Filed under: Download | Tags: Mad Decent, Moombahton
What is Moombahton? Mad Decent says it’s this. Kinda sounds like reggaeton sweating hard on the dance floor, but shit be bumping.