Dum Dum Girls have just released Are You Okay, a short film written by Bret Easton Ellis (best known for writing American Psycho), featuring the single “Are You Okay?” from the band’s new album, Too True. The psychological thriller stars Dee Dee Penny and Shiloh Fernandez, was directed by Brewer, and produced by Braxton Pope, with additional musical score composed by Tamaryn and Drew McDowall. Ellis most previously made headlines when he spoke with Vice about his Kanye West film collaboration, here’s what he had to say:
Can you tell me about the Kanye film collaboration?
You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car. He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens.
….And it’s Friday. We’re back with the latest songs to hit the Internet and keep you tied over til Monday. Leading things off is yet another hit from Big K.R.I.T. who takes a page out of Vic Mensa’s book in “Egyptian Cotton” while an amazing...
In anticipation of the release of his major-label debut album My Krazy Life, Los Angeles-based rapper YG presents the official music video for his latest single “Who Do You Love?” featuring Drake. “The video shoot was my first time partying with Drake in real life, but Drake is cool,” YG told BuzzFeed. “Drake got the bitches—of course he’s a fun guy to hang out with—he got the bitches.” YG’s My Krazy Life is now available for pre-order on iTunes and hits shelves on March 18.
Channelling some vibes from New York's boom-bap canon, Black Dave launches yet another new song, continuing his onslaught in 2014. As with "Within The L.E.S." (performed with Big Apple compatriot Slicky Boy), "5BORO" celebrates the sweet subtleties of growing up in New York, from Broadway Junction through . "Thorough" is a favorite word of many East Coast hip-hop heads, faithfully applied by Black Dave to a catchy, yet gritty hook. Production credits here go to Brady James, whose flair for jazzy throwback aesthetics pairs perfectly with the track. Enjoy "5BORO" below, and check out HYPETRAK for Black Dave's tour dates in Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW).
After being teased at a number of live shows, the collaboration between RL Grime and What So Not, "Tell Me," has finally been released today. The highly awaited track certainly lives up to all the hype, serving up a perfect blend of Grime's monstrous horns and WSN's melodic breakdowns. Listen to the song above, and download the track over at the collaboration's official website in exchange for your email address.
As promised, here is the mixtape courtesy of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones." The project plays host an impressive lineup of guest features that include Wale, Big Boi, Common and Kilo Kish just to name a few. Each one of the tracks also features samples of music and dialogues taken directly from the show. Stream/download below, enjoy.
Well, apparently hip-hop is big in King’s Landing too. If there was one show that had its fair share of buzz going into the Spring debut season, HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ certainly isn’t one of them. The return of the highly popular show has been...
Black Dave returns with a new boom-bap-esque single today through the form of "5BORO." As the title suggests, the Brady James produced cut serves as backdrop to an audio-homage that pays respect to all the boroughs that make up his hometown, New York City, USA. Black Dave is wraps up a strong 2013 with his critically acclaimed Black Bartmixtape under his belt and notable collaborations with Been Trill and Zoo York. He'll be playing some shows next week in Austin at SXSW, check them out below.
SXSW 2014 Shows
03/11 Tuesday, URB Magazine Showcase @ Tap Room Austin (8PM)
03/13 Thursday, Nice Kicks Pool Party @ The Nice Kicks Store (12pm-6:30PM)
3/14 Friday, House of Aura (10am - 5:30pm)
3/14 Friday, Rocksmith Clothing Showcase @ The North Door
3/15 Saturday, VIBE x House of Vans Showcase @ Mohawk (1pm - 1:30pm)
3/15 Saturday, G-Pen Annex @ 5th and Red River (4pm)
3/15 Saturday, Haven Showcase @ Haven (8:00pm - 8:30pm)
Future drops the official music video for the song “Move That Dope” produced by Mike WiLL Made It featuring Pharrell Williams and Pusha T. The inherently controversial track sees the three musicians switching off verses, rapping about their drug dealing experiences and the various exploits that go along with that lifestyle. Pharrell, of course, continues to wear his “Gandalf hat,” while several other rappers appear in the video including Wiz Khalifa and ScHoolboy Q.
After closing last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Myers by performing "Nobody" with French Montana Rick Ross continues his promotional onslaught for Mastermind with a new performance at The Arsenio Hall Show. This time around he performed his hit single "Sanctified" with features guests Big Sean and Kanye West. Debuting the track's first live performance, the trio performed to a captivated crowd while backed by a live band. The deluxe version of Mastermind is now available via iTunes.