Category Archives: Hip Hop

Pharrell tests the limits of human attention with his 24 hour video Happy


I think I might’ve liked this video or videos, better if it wasn’t such an exercise in endurance. The song Happy which was featured in the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, is a Motown ditty that sounds like something written by Raphael Saadiq, but it’s not, proving again that Pharrell is a master at imitation. That being said, it’s a good song, but even on the first run of this song it was repetitive so about a minute into this four hour video, I was done. I will say this, the song is in my fucking head now. Directed by the We Are From L.A. group, the video features cameos from Jamie Fox, Steve Carrell, Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Jimmy Kimmel, and Magic Johnson…none of whom I saw in the video, but they’re probably strategically placed within this four hour long “test of patience”, so you’d have something to look forward to. Guess what? I can’t do it.

I don’t know. After several years I still can’t decide whether I like this guy or not.

Below I posted the four hour video, but if you’re feeling frisky you can catch the actual 24 hour video HERE


Outkast may reunite for a tour and possibly an album in 2014


Well about damn time! I new the ATL’s own, couldn’t stay buried for too long. Rumors have it the rap duo intend to reunite for a tour in 2014, they also intend to play Coachella or what I like to call the “Watered Down Woodstock”. No matter, as long as we get some new music along with the reunion it’s all gravy. The last time these cats released an about together was back in 2006 with the soundtrack to their movie Idlewild. Needless to say a reunion is long overdue.

Stay tuned for more news.

Video for “Coup d’ etat” by G Dragon will get ripped off


I’m not 100% on board with the hook, but that shits still bouncing around in my head after just one listen, so maybe it’s good? The video directed by Suh Hyun Seung (who G-Dragon worked with for BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby,” and solo singles “GO” and “One of a Kind”) certainly is. Coup d’etat, is an interesting yet very 30 Seconds to Mars, look at a pretty boy revolution. It’s an artistic directors dream or nightmare, depending on whose floating the bill. So much is going on in this video that it’s an easy target for industry heads out west to take a huge bite out of. Now what new American pop star can we mold into this androgynous K-pop wanna be?

G Dragon’s latest album Coup d’etat is G Dragon’s second release and it features a culmination of collaborations from various artists in the states like Diplo and Baauer whom he collaborated with on Coup d’etat, “Niliria” featuring Missy Elliot, “R.O.D.” featuring K-pop producer Lydia Paek, “Black” with Sky Ferreira and “Who You?,”


“My second studio album will be released soon,” he told the audience at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnastics Hall. “I wanted to hold a concert after the release of the album, but the release date was bumped because I kept editing the album. I’m now somewhat satisfied with it. It feels like I’m getting my homework graded from a teacher, but please just enjoy the new album without criticizing it. I feel brand new. I’m going to keep releasing new music without notice as the title of the album, ‘COUP D’ETAT,’ indicates. I’m anxious for the songs to come out so we can enjoy them together.”

G-Dragon’s “GO,” along with “Niliria,” which he performed with Missy Elliot at KCON 2013, as well as two bonus tracks, “Window” and “Black” featuring Sky Ferreira, will all be included in the full album release on Sept. 13. The record also features music stars like Boys Noize, Korean singer Zion T and current K-pop trainee Jennie Kim.

It’s all fine and dandy until Kim Jong decides he’s had enough and let’s one fly…fart that is…whaaaaa???!!!!

As per her contract with Sony for bailing her out, here is a new Lauryn Hill Song “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”


Who wouldn’t take a “sell your soul” deal from a record label, if it meant keeping your ass out of jail? I wouldn’t, but when your as broke as the mis-educated Lauryn Hill, you gotta do what you gotta do and she’s doing it in the form of some rushed out rhymes. This sneak listen has Lauryn spittin crazy rhymes over this blissed out sample. What she’s saying is going to take a few listens to absorb, but I’m assuming a lot of it has to do with everything she’s been going through in the last ten years. Anyway…

Via Pitchfork
The deal will help her launch a new label, Observe Creation Music, and stipulates that she record five new songs, followed by a new album– which would be her first since 2001′s MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.

Below Lauryn explains about the track via her Tumblr site.

Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!

No word yet on a release date, but we will keep a close watch for ya.


MITNG remembers MCA a.k.a Adam Yauch (1964-2012)

Adam Yauch

I can’t believe it’s been a year since hip hop legend MCA passed away. I don’t think I’m ready to come to terms with this icons passing and neither is the rest of the world. His contributions to music and philanthropy will resonant forever, so on this day, while most are celebrating Star Wars myself included, I wanted to take a few minutes and remember this legend and everything he’s done for music and the world.


Flatbush Zombies channel The Pharcyde on thier latest video MRAZ (Prod. Erick Arc Elliott)

PUBLIC ENEMY drops new and deeply moving video “Everything”

Name That Soundtrack: Science Fiction up’s the ante

Death Grips-I’ve Seen Footage

POGO goes dubstep with Scooby Doo


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