Saturday, July 31, 2010

Old School Funk for the True Funk Soldiers!

Maroon 5.

If I Never See Your Face Again.


King of the Beach.

  • Stream here.

    Is he sampling Xscape's My Little Secret in the hook? Boy you too young for all that!...

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    Lil Twist feat. Bow Wow.

    Lil Secret.

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Love & Sex & MAGIC!

    Of Montreal & Solange Knowles.

    Sex Karma.

    A duet.


    On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

    Invisible Light.

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    Don’t Turn The Lights On.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    American Promise.

  • SLATE: Poof!: The Hills defined the boom; Jersey Shore, the bust.
  • Needle in the Hay.

    A Moment of Clarity.

    Canary in a Coalmine.


    "I'm a chronic optimist about America. But we are letting stupid politics, irrational ideas on fiscal policy and an antiquated political structure undermine our power.

    We need a new conservatism in our country that is worthy of the name. We need liberals willing to speak out on the threat our daft politics poses to our influence in the world. We need moderates who do more than stick their fingers in the wind to calculate the halfway point between two political poles.

    And, yes, we need to reform a Senate that has become an embarrassment to our democratic claims."

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: In American politics, stupidity is the name of the game
  • See the Leaves.



  • Love & Happiness: The Albums 2009: 11/The Flaming Lips/Embryonic
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    "Go Steady with Me..."

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    Tegan and Sara.

    On Directing.


  • Love & Happiness: The Albums: 2009: 25/Tegan and Sara/Sainthood
  • Deliverance.

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    Freddie Gibbs.

    National Anthem (Fuck The World).


    I see this video at least two to three times a week. And every time it comes on, I don't turn it off and let it play. Maybe that's why I currently can't get its hook outta my head.

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    Neon Trees.


    It also made me crave a streaming of this "old school joint" right here:

    For Your Consideration.

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    Kanye West.

    Lost in the World, Chain Gang, & Mama's Boyfriend...A CAPELLA!(No Kelis)


  • PITCHFORK: Watch Kanye West Perform New Songs
  • Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Monday, July 26, 2010

    Sunday, July 25, 2010

    Lion in a Coma.

  • THE NEW YORK TIMES: There’s a Battle Outside and It Is Still Ragin’
  • Microphone Check.

    Words. For Your Consideration...

    "If you want a handle on what ails the Obama administration (and who doesn't, these days), try thinking about it as the "scripted" presidency.

    Barack Obama has been very good at following his mental teleprompter -- he has passed health care and much of the rest of the legislative agenda he campaigned on, as his supporters rightly keep stressing. But he has been less successful at responding to the roiling free-for-all of events that is part of governing.

    ...This White House famously doesn't like surprises. The president gives few news conferences, and the ones he does hold are often wooden events, with little of the spontaneity and human theater that allow the country to get to know its leader. Obama calls on a pre-selected list of reporters; his answers are overlong and taxonomic. He is always smart and well prepared but rarely personal. Even as he was taking the country deeper into war in Afghanistan in December, his call to arms was bloodless.

    This president doesn't do many unscripted interviews, either. The White House may grant one when it wants to roll out a prepackaged policy or theme. But Obama avoids open-ended sessions that might be "fishing expeditions," aimed at catching him in a mistake or on a subject outside the talking points.

    ...Assuming that Obama wants a second term (which isn't always clear), the president inevitably will begin campaigning for reelection in 2011. That should get him out of the scripted realm, too, unless his advisers foolishly try to campaign with photo ops, canned events and a White House bubble machine.

    Real politics, as opposed to the scripted variety, is fun to watch. Dealing with the unexpected is how politicians grow in office -- and how the public gets to know them better and like them more. Throw away the talking points, Mr. President, and just talk."

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: A president tripped up by the spontaneous
  • Steady Mobbin'.

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    Cali Swag District feat. Bow Wow, Jermaine Dupri, Red Cafe & B.o.B.

    Teach Me How To Dougie(Remix).

    (L) Boogie.

  • PIGEONS AND PLANES: Lauryn Hill – “Repurcussions”
  • Friday, July 23, 2010


    *(c) Lil Mama

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    Rah Digga.

    This Aint No Lil’ Kid Rap.

    The Wedding Singer.

    For your consideration...

    Patrick Stump.

    My Favourite Dress.

    A The Wedding Present Cover.

  • THE A.V. CLUB: Patrick Stump covers The Wedding Present
  • Dangerous Minds.

    A Moment of Clarity.

    "Make that change..."


    "Nobody involved in the Shirley Sherrod scandal emerged with reputation intact — except, of course, for Sherrod herself. But although key players Andrew Breitbart, Tom Vilsack or Benjamin Jealous all deserve a measure of scorn, we're even more distressed by a political culture that, despite the promise of a "post-racial" society after Barack Obama's election as president, has clearly made little progress in coming to terms with the issues that divide our multiracial nation.

    ...race-baiting has intensified since Obama's election. It starts with a conservative narrative, constantly repeated on right-wing radio and television, that says white people are being victimized now that a black man is in the Oval Office. But the blame doesn't lie solely with conservatives. Attacks by the NAACP on the tea party movement serve only to fuel white resentment. We have no doubt that there are racists in the tea party, but then there are racists in the Parent Teacher Assn., the Boy Scouts of America and, yes, the NAACP. To collectively tar one's opponents as "racists" is the lowest form of political attack.

    We're not expecting the likes of Breitbart to learn from their mistakes. But we can hold out hope that the American people will. Sherrod in her NAACP speech was trying to heal racial breaches in the best way possible — by making her audience think about their prejudices and understand how empty racial distinctions are. That this message was twisted by those seeking to worsen racial divisions is the most tragic aspect of this affair."

  • LOS ANGELES TIMES: Shirley Sherrod and a 'post-racial' America


  • Rising Down.

  • Fear and Loathing.
  • Bloc Party.

  • PITCHFORK: Mad Decent Block Party Hits the Road
  • Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness.

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    Everything You Wanted.

    For Your Consideration.

  • PITCHFORK: Robyn's Body Talk Pt. 2 Gets Cover, Tracklist, Snoop Dogg, Diplo
  • Rhapsody in Blue.

    One of THE best songs on Bionic. Hands down!...

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    Christina Aguilera.

    You Lost Me.

    Rising Down.

    A Moment of Clarity.

    Part 1.

    Part 2.

    Fear and Loathing.

    A Moment of Clarity.

    Part 1.

    Part 2.

    Friday, July 16, 2010

    Moving Mountains.

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    Hercules and Love Affair.

    "He's got the whole world in his hands!"


    "In the political marketplace, there's now a run on Obama shares. The left is disappointed with the president. Independents are abandoning him in droves. And the right is already dancing on his political grave, salivating about November when, his own press secretary admitted Sunday, Democrats might lose the House.

    I have a warning for Republicans: Don't underestimate Barack Obama.

    ...The net effect of 18 months of Obamaism will be to undo much of Reaganism. Both presidencies were highly ideological, grandly ambitious and often underappreciated by their own side. In his early years, Reagan was bitterly attacked from his right. (Typical Washington Post headline: "For Reagan and the New Right, the Honeymoon Is Over" -- and that was six months into his presidency!) Obama is attacked from his left for insufficient zeal on gay rights, immigration reform, closing Guantanamo -- the list is long. The critics don't understand the big picture. Obama's transformational agenda is a play in two acts.

    ...Obama is down, but it's very early in the play. Like Reagan, he came here to do things. And he's done much in his first 500 days. What he has left to do he knows must await his next 500 days -- those that come after reelection.

    The real prize is 2012. Obama sees far, farther than even his own partisans. Republicans underestimate him at their peril."

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: Obama's next act
  • Slow Dance.

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    Love Me All Over.

    World Sick.

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    Broken Social Scene.

    Meet Me in the Basement.

  • PITCHFORK: Political New Broken Social Scene Video
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2010

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: November's unpalatable choice
  • Born Free.

    Just you watch.

  • PITCHFORK: M.I.A. Blitzes "Letterman"

    I see this video at least two to three times a week. And every time it comes on, I don't turn it off and let it play. Maybe that's why that dramatic ass hook is currently stuck in my head like WHOA!

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    We The Kings ft. Demi Lovato.

    We'll Be A Dream.

    The Good Times are Killing Me!

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    Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij & Bethany Cosentino.

    All Summer.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010

    My Boo.

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    There Goes My Baby.

    Monday, July 12, 2010

    Puff the Magic Dragon.

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    Rick Ross feat. Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa.

    Super High (Sativa Remix).

    Thursday, July 08, 2010

    Coming Attractions.


    The "More About Nothing" Mixtape Trailer.


    Another morning. Another workout. Another viewing of a music video from an act getting its feet wet/trying to grab our attention/stand out in the crowd. Worthy of a repeat listen? Press play and find out...

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    The Drums.

    Let's Go Surfing.


    A video.

    By Brandon Flowers.

  • STEREOGUM: Brandon Flowers – “Crossfire” Video (Feat. Charlize Theron)
  • For Your Consideration.

  • Stream here.
  • Tuesday, July 06, 2010

    For Your Consideration.

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  • STEREOGUM: !!! – “AM/FM” Video
  • Sign 'O' The Times.

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    Reflection Eternal.

    Ballad of the Black Gold.

    Tony! Toni! Toné!

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    Asher Roth.

    Toni Braxton.

    State of Shock.

    A Moment of Clarity.


    "The good news is that unemployment has fallen to "only" 9.5 percent. The bad news is that the jobless rate is down only because so many people have given up hope of finding work. Perversely, the jobless who aren't actively looking for jobs are not counted as "unemployed." Perhaps there should be a new category: "mired in existential despair." If anyone in Washington wants to know why people in the hinterlands are angry, one simple answer is that our political leaders seem to be so calculating and unmoved about the parlous state of the economy.

    ...All the spinning and counterspinning drives people crazy. And why shouldn't it? The employment numbers aren't just a monthly set of partisan talking points. They represent actual lives. They represent mortgages that might not be paid and college educations that have to be deferred; they tally mental health crises and broken marriages. Those sterile, emotionless figures speak of pain and anxiety. They mock our faith in the American dream.

    ...Our political leaders know that unemployment is on their constituents' minds, so they talk about it. A lot. But we're not seeing either party show the kind of courage that's really needed..."

  • THE WASHINGTON POST: The unemployment emergency

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    Monday, July 05, 2010

    Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous.

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    Lil Wayne feat. Gucci Mane.

    Steady Mobbin'.

    Friday, July 02, 2010


    No, seriously...

    Introducing Rostam Batmanglij in a quick short film, brought to you by Converse.

    Thursday, July 01, 2010

    Hip-Hop Quotables.

    Words. For Your Consideraton...

    "The people that hate Drake held his limited mic skills against him initially but have let those beefs drop. His flow is tight but unfettered, with punchlines that work as easy as a key turns a lock (“She was fine like a ticket on the dash”), and he gilds these verses with auto-tuned melodies. While these qualities rile detractors somewhat he proves himself completely capable of carrying a record vocally—he is an unobtrusive presence, at least sonically, which is more than can be said for many of his peers. He is pleasant. And it is not this unobtrusiveness that they hate, because it is unobtrusiveness that T.I. has made an art. What people hate about Drake has little to do with the actual music he makes and everything to do with the person behind it. It is not a cult of personality supporting Drake—we can all admit there isn’t much personality to make a cult around—but it is a cult of personality against Drake. They abhor this kid whose origin is not so much nebulous as both Jewish and Canadian, a well-fed born-rich child star, his cred unearned but infuriatingly immediate. This is not a charge of racism, xenophobia, or even classism so much as nonhiphophobia, these people terrified and furious that Drake has not earned the narcissism or pessimism he exudes. These people could most accurately be described as “haters.”"-Clayton Purdom, Cokemachineglow

  • COKEMACHINEGLOW: Record Review: Drake - Thank Me Later
  • Supa Dupa Fly.

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    Janelle Monae feat. B.O.B. and Lupe Fiasco.


    The "WONDAMIX!"