Last month Kendrick Lamar brought a music video full of acrobatics and stunts for “Alright,” which is one of the hits off his recent album To Pimp A Butterfly and impressed us with the bold, cinematic visual interpretation of the song. Now he’s back at it, but this time he didn’t release a video for another hit, but for “For Free?,” the first interlude off the album catching everyone by surprise. The video is hilarious and works perfectly with frantic jazz breakdown of a beat as Kendrick wilds out like a straight crazy man running around a mansion appearing as Uncle Sam and ends with dozens of Kendricks hanging out in the front yard.
Kendrick Lamar – For Free? (Interlude) (Official Music Video)
Earlier this year Jaime xx released one of the best hits of the summer with "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)," his collaboration with Young Thug and dancehall artist Popcaan. Now he's unleashed a new version featuring other dance hall artists Konshens, Kranium, and Assassin, Who collaborated with Kendrick Lamar on "Blacker The Berry." This is a version he premiered live, so hold tight until the official release which will be dropping soon.
UK based house duo Disclosure broke out in 2012 with their single "Latch" featuring at the time unknown fellow UK artist Sam Smith on vocals. Fast forward to today and Sam Smith has 4 Grammy awards and has sold 4 million copies of his In The Lonely Hour album and shows know signs of slowing down. Well as Disclosure approaches the release of their sophomore album Caracal set for a September 25th release, already seeing single "Holding On" Ft. Gregory Porter, and also the change up unexpected non album single "Bang That", the buzz couldn't be higher.
Well today we get our ears on the full version of the long awaited return collaboration "Omen" featuring both artists. The song has a much more downtempo vibe to it than the anthemic radio ready "Latch". It'd be hard to not imagine hearing this everywhere for the rest of the year and more, yet it's definitely not quite the followup to "Latch" anyone was expecting. Enjoy!
Long time featured sisters Krewella are back today with an insanely good remix of their latest single "Somewhere To Run," which has been flipped by rising house duo Lost Kings. They give it an upbeat nu-disco, hybrid twist that completely reimagines the song and couldn't be more fit for vibing in the summer. Listen below and grab a copy through iTunes. Enjoy!
Krewella – Somewhere To Run (Lost Kings Remix) | iTunes
The girls have also release a brand new music video for the single showcasing them selves around Las Vegas in the middle of total chaos.
Krewella – Somewhere to Run (Official Music Video)
They also have some new dates announced for their residency at Omnia Nightclub and Wet Republic where they have legendary parties on the regular that you should experience if you haven't yet.
7/26 Wet Republic Las Vegas, NV
8/28 Omnia Nightclub Las Vegas, NV *Jahan's Birthday Celebration\
9/18 Omnia Nightclub Las Vegas, NV
10/16 Omnia Nightclub Las Vegas, NV
World famous Belgium based festival Tomorrowland that has become the most iconic electronic festival in the world has finally commenced for the 2015 edition of the festival. On top of an insane lineup they have one of the most visually stunning productions out of any festival that look closer to DisneyWorld than any EDM event. They have kept up with tradition and are streaming the entire festival all weekend long.
Today for Day 1 they will be streaming main stage favorite including W&W, Nicky Romero, Alesso, David Guetta, Solumun, Carl Cox and Steve Aoki and on the Essence stage you can catch catch some of the the best underground has to ever including Nicole Moudaber, Richy Ahmed, Cajmere, Dubfire, The Martinez Brothers, Jamie Jones and Carl Cox.
There will also be other acts being streamed as this year they have 4 cameras going giving you more angles than ever before. We will be updating the schedules of the other cameras as they are revealed live in the post.
It goes from 11am EST – 5am EST.
Watch through the stream below and start wishing you were at one of the best fests out there. Enjoy!
You can watch the video after the jump.
Major Lazer released their much hyped Peace Is The Mission album last month which featured a string of features, with most notably the collaboration with Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley on "Powerful”. Well today we get to see the official music video for "Powerful" which features Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley as the stars. They are in a diner and slowly develop stronger and stronger telekinetic powers until the whole diner gets flipped upside down. Watch the full video below and enjoy.
Major Lazer – Powerful (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) (Official Music Video) | iTunes
Word has recently come out that N.W.A. will go on a reunion tour to coincide with the release of their biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and Eminem will join in to take the place of the late Eazy-E on the tour. Eminem is no stranger to freestyle rapping as he started as a battle rapper in Detroit as we’ve seen in his iconic movie 8 Mile. Now Eminem has hopped on the Sway in the Morning to show he still has his freestyle skills as he offers a savage 8 minute freestyle off the top of his head without missing a beat, offering choppy flows calling out everyone from Bill Cosby to Donald Trump. Enjoy!
Update: Eminem and Dr. Dre deny Universal's claim they will be doing an N.W.A. reunion tour.
Brainfeeder's Thundercat has had a very busy year adding his signature elusive basslines to Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly, Flying Lotus' You're Dead, along with one of the most highly acclaimed modern jazz albums, Kamasi Washington's The Epic.
He recently surprised all with his own unexpected 6 track album titled The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam. The single from this album titled "Them Changes" was co-produced by none other than Flying Lotus and is a groovy, funky, danceable tune that now has the visuals to go along with the music. This music video shows Thundercat's more violent side with samurai themes as he serenades with his whispy vocals. Stay tuned for more from this incredibly talented musician as he's due to blow after recently spending much of his time adding his magical touch to his friend's albums.
Thundercat – Them Changes (Official Video)
Ariana Grande has had the world talking about her antics of licking donuts a few weeks back in a donut shop which even turned into a trending hashtag #DonutGate. Well now Dillon Francis isn't too happy as he is raising awareness about donut abuse with his Donuts In Crisis Control (DICC) activist group and website DonutFrancis.com.
Well today Dillon continues to exploit the matter by dropping his new "Exit Through The Donut Hole (I Can't Take It)" short movie which is a story of Dillon as a donut and the struggles he has to put up with as a donut in daily life. From annoying his roommate to crushing on the taco stand girl to dealing with his enemy broccoli, this video takes you on the daily life of a donut and it makes you very…hungry.
Watch the full video below and be sure to watch out for Dillon's new "This Mixtap Is Fire" EP dropping August 14th. Enjoy
Just last week Kanye West gave Chance the Rapper a shout out stating that he is one of the "most talented young new artists" and even hinted at a potentiall future collab during his Ottawa Bluefest set. We shared the video of Chance absolutely losing his shit upon hearing Kanye which you can watch here.
Well just today, Chance visited Chicago talk show Windy City LIVE! where he was asked a series of questions, which quickly led to a discussion about Kanye. After being asked if the two artists have been working together, Chance confirms stating "Me and Kanye and a lot of Chicago artists, a lot of dope artists, are working on a collaborative effort that will be released tentatively.” You can watch the entire 42 minute talk show below where Chance goes in detail about upcoming performances including headlining Pitchfork Festival and linking up with Donnie Trumpet amongst various other topics.
It sounds like this "collaborative effort" might be more than just a song. Kanye West's last collaborative project was with Jay-Z on the 2011 Watch the Throne, could this be the next collab project for him? Chance also just released the album "Surf" with Donnie Trumpet, which featured his group of bandmates and too many friends to name. Could we be looking at Kanye West + Chance the Rapper & The Social Experiement EP or mixtape or album?? We can only speculate, but will fill you in as more info pours in. Comment below and enjoy!
Skrillex & Diplo are in the middle of their unique Canadian run of shows done entirely by train known as the Full Flex Express Tour with Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Anna Lunoe, Mija and more and had one of the biggest stops last night in the "6", aka Toronto and live streamed the entire epic performance for everyone to see.
The duo manages to bring the most hyped up sections of their own solo sets for a collaborative demolition of the crowd. They bring out singers Kiesza and Kai to sing their respective tracks which worked very well. Skrillex manages to ride around on an IO Hawk throughout the set waving a huge Jack U flag. Watch the full set below and look at the track list after the video. Enjoy
FULL TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP
Yogi & Skrillex – Burial (Ft. Pusha T, Trollphace & Moody Good) : Must See Music Video with Cameo From Dennis RodmanPosted in Bangin, Video by nick | Tags: Dennis Rodman, Moody Good, Music Video, Pusha T, Skrillex, Trollphace, Yogi
LA based producer trio Yogi first made their mark in the dance scene with their massive hit "Burial" featuring rapper Pusha T, followed by huge remix EP from Skrillex, Trollphace, Moody Good and Crookers. Well, today they have dropped visuals for the hit song but with a twist. They have combined the original with Trollphace / Skrillex and Moody Good's remixes to create a whole new track specifically for the music video. Grant Singer who has done videos for Kanye West, Vic Mensa, The Weeknd, and more directed the music video and did it perfect justice. The video shows a group of eerie dancers doing unique routines and causing a ruckus until NBA legend Dennis Rodman shuts them down. Stream the music video below and we will keep you posted on a release for the new version. Enjoy
Yogi & Skrillex – Burial (Ft. Pusha T, Trollphace & Moody Good) (Official Music Video)
Stephen Colbert recently ended his iconic show The Colbert Report on Comedy Central with the exciting news of taking over The Tonight Show, but temporarily he is in between shows until The Tonight Show is ready for him. Well Stephen Colbert couldn't hold back from hosting a show and took matter into his own hands and visited the small town of Monroe, Michigan and took over their local Public Access show "Only In Monroe" and stepped in as the guest host. To make things even better he brought out a guest for this special edition of the show, and the guest is none other then Eminem.
Now if that doesn't already have you sold, just sit back and watch this simply hilarious, just under 60 minute long talk show. Stephen starts off delivering a funny tale between a local business and a Yelp customer which then brings us to the prize of the show with Eminem. I honestly can't figure out if Eminem is joking around and acting, or if geniuenly gets pissed off at Stephen's purposeful igornanace of Eninem's massive career writing it off as a hobby that he should just give up on.
Grab some pop corn, sit back, and watch one of the funnier interviews we've seen in quite some time. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar's critically acclaimed album To Pimp A Butterfly is undoubtedly one of the most important albums in recent history, and this new video for “Alright” brings the visual side to the messages Kdot conveys through his music. This video splices together parts from “U” in the intro and moves into a new verse before it goes into the album version of “Alright" in an entirely black and white video. The visual interpretation displays racial issues and police brutality while Kendrick does some really crazy stunts flying around, dancing on street signs, and it ends with him getting shot by the police. Enjoy!
Kendrick Lamar – Alright (Official Music Video
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