Friday, July 26, 2013

What's New(s)?

Honest Cowboy

MMG member and resident introspective rapper Stalley is prepping for the August 8 release of his Honest Cowboy mixtape and until that day hits, he's supplied the appropriately-named Menace II Society ode "A-Wax" (in honor of the MC Eiht portrayed character). The blustery soulful beat supplied by the Block Beattaz (sampling Wiz Khalifa) allows the Ohio-MC to indulge his inner champagne sipper, while dismissing any complacency; promising passion "bout my game like Joakim Noah." Listen to the song below and check out the promo video for the mixtape here.


Timbaland talks Nas, Drake, & Aaliyah

In an all-too-brief interview with Revolt, mega-producer Timbaland can be found giving us the inside-scoop on a whole slew of rap stories. Fresh off the success of Magna Carta...Holy Grail, Timbaland reveals he sat behind the boards for "Sinatra in the Sands", a follow-up to MCHG's "BBC". This time Nas takes top bill, backed by Justin Timberlake & Jay Z (still can't get used to not typing that hyphen). Timbaland calls Timberlake's performance on the song "completely stupid,"and says the song will appear on Nas' next album.

Timbaland also takes time-out to talk about recent reworkings of Aaliyah tunes from Drake & Chris Brown (why they can't work) and his new found appreciation for Drizzy.  Of the Toronto emcee, Timbaland guarantees "he's gonna be around for a long time."

Atoms for Peace perform "The Clock"


Tonight Atoms for Peace's residency at the London Roadhouse comes to an end and to make that departure a bit more bearable, concert-recording platform (and current "business" partner) Soundhalo has made available a clip from Wednesday night's show. "The Clock", a clattering tune from Yorke's solo The Eraser project is given more heft and immediacy here by the band's on-point percussion section and Flea's steadily moving basslines. Check out the video below and dates for AFP's fall U.S. tour after the clip. 

Sept. 24- Liacouras Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Sept. 27- Barclay's Center (New York City, NY)
Sept. 30- Patriot Center (Fairfax, VA)
Oct. 2- UIC Pavilion (Chicago, IL)
Oct. 3- The War Memorial Auditorium (Nashville, TN)
Oct. 6- Austin City Limits (Austin, TX)
Oct. 13- Austin City Limits (Austin, TX)
Oct. 16- Hollywood Bowl (Los Angeles, CA)
Oct. 17- Santa Barbara Bowl (Santa Barbara, CA)
Oct. 19/20- Treasure Island Music Festival (San Francisco, CA) 

Check back in Monday for even more in the newest in new(s).

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