Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new video for the single ‘King Kunta’, which is featured on his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. The video initially launched in Times Square on the Jumbotron in collaboration with Beats by Dre. The video depicts Lamar returning to his hometown of Compton and is shot in a 4:3 aspect ratio. Check it out below.
The road to The Powers That B has been nothing short of a wild ride. Whether it’d be dropping part 1 of this double album, niggas on the moonand announcing the 2nd part Jenny Death back in June 2014 by surprise, their “breakup” in July (which may not be the case since they’re going on tour and posted this on their Facebook), releasing ‘Inanimate Sensation‘ which led to the discovery of a supposedly fake Twitter accountthat just so happened to be real, releasing Fashion Week(an instrumental soundtrack that isn’t the album fans have been thirsting for since it’s announcement) in January this year, a rehearsal video, and finally announcing therelease date along with a tour announcement to a random girl on Twitter who saw another girl’s skirt with MC Ride’s face on it.
For over a decade, Sufjan Stevens has given the world some of the most beautiful pieces of music of the modern era. In terms of consistency, he is easily ranked up there with the likes of other modern artists like Kanye West, Death Grips, Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, or Arcade Fire. However, it’s been almost five years since his last LP, The Age of Adz. While he’s released Christmas album, worked with the likes of The Roots and The National, and even released a hip-hop album as a member of the group Sisyphus, people have been craving a new studio album for years. With this new release, Sufjan goes back to his folk roots for a touching tribute to his late mother, Carrie (who the album is named after along with Stevens’ stepfather Lowell, who started Asthmatic Kitty Record with Stevens).
A few days ago, Death Grips finally announced the release date of their latest, and possibly final album, the powers that b, a double album composed of the first half niggas on the moon (which was released back in June last year) and second half Jenny Death which is scheduled to come out March 31. However, after a leak, the group has decided to put it up for streaming on YouTube, which you listen to below and pre-order the album here.
After teasing fans for months via Twitter, Death Grips’ label Harvest has officially announced that the powers that b will finally come out on March 17. You can pre-order the vinyl edition of the album here, where after pre-ordering you’ll be able to download the group’s previously released single ‘Inanimate Sensation’.
Watch the video for the single released back in December below:
Last night, the Death Grips fanbase was set ablaze after the band’s alleged Twitter account revealed that their long-awaited follow-up to niggas on the moon, Jenny Death (part 2 of 2 of the double album the powers that b), would finally be coming out March 31. Along with the release date announcement, the band also revealed that the album would be up for pre-order on March 17, tour dates would be revealed March 24, and the tickets for the tour would be on sale starting March 27. This move is similar to one thatArcade Fire pulled back in July 2013.
The tweet was soon deleted after, but a screencap (via reddit) was quickly made, which you can see below.
Today, Death Grips have released a new video of almost twenty minutes of rehearsal footage. This is the latest move in a string of strange activity from the group since the release of their last album, niggas on the moon. From break-up letters written on napkins, creating fake but not actually fake Twitters, and surprise releasing a soundtrack where all the end letters spell out “JENNYDEATHWHEN”, the group has been seriously messing with it’s audience.
This year, January was jam packed with great releases from a variety of artists. Some came to us as a surprise, others beating expectations, and some just simply getting it right. Check out some of the best releases the month of January had to offer.
Love is a universal subject. It’s a feeling that nearly everyone in the world has felt at some point. Love is also extremely complex, as its a feeling that also encompasses many others. Regret, happiness, lust, and many others. The feeling this album is going for is heartbreak. Vulnicura is Björk taking her breakup with long-time partner and artist Matthew Barney, and studying and evaluating what went wrong. With this concept at hand, Björk crafts her best album in over a decade.
The album starts off with the impactful ‘Stonemilker’, solely produced and composed by Björk, that tells the listener right away what they are getting themselves into. In the album’s inserts, the subtitle of ‘Stonemilker’ reads “9 months before.” Assumingly, this song was written 9 months before her breakup. Right away though, it is established in the lyrics that something is not right with this relationship Björk is in. There’s something that needs fixing, but her partner does not want to even attempt to figure out what’s wrong.
On Twitter, Lil Wayne released a series of tweets discussing why his new album, Tha Carter V , has been long delayed. He stated that Cash Money (Wayne’s label) and it’s boss, Birdman refuse to release the album.
To all my fans, I want u to know that my album won't and hasn't been released bekuz Baby & Cash Money Rec. refuse to release it.
It’s been known that there have been problems in the YMCMB camp with Tyga’s recent comments, but not to this extent with one of the label’s biggest artists calling them out. Additionally, Pusha T, who beefed with Wayne briefly in 2012, replied to Wayne’s comments on Twitter.
So, do you think Wayne’s comments are legit or do you think he’s just trying to promote his album? Keep checking the website and find out.
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