Tuesday, February 28, 2012

On. Point.








COCAINE BLUNTS: Freshman Orientation, 2012

"Thank you, thank you, thank you!"






THE VILLAGE VOICE: SOUND OF THE CITY: Dear John Mayer: Thank You For Doing Away With Presales For Your Upcoming Tour

Shadow Days.








Stream here.

Hey Shooter.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Rocket Juice & the Moon (Damon Albarn, Flea, Tony Allen) + Erykah Badu.




STEREOGUM: Rocket Juice And The Moon – “Hey Shooter” (Feat. Erykah Badu)

Coming Attractions.



STEREOGUM: Watch Odd Future’s Loiter Squad Trailer

Happy Pills.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Norah Jones.


"HEARTBEAT!"

A Moment of Clarity.
 

THE NEW YORK TIMES: It's a College, Not a Cloister

Druggys With Hoes Again.

A video.

Starring Schoolboy Q & Ab-Soul.

Tha Block is Hot.

 Words.

"Mullah Rick has spoken.

He wants religion returned to “the public square,” is opposed to contraception, premarital sex and abortion under any circumstances, wants children educated in what amounts to little red schoolhouses and called President Obama a “snob” for extolling college or some other kind of post-high school education. This is not a political platform. It’s a fatwa.
 
... for nutty ideas, Santorum is a one-man band. His intellectually abhorrent defense of what might be called blue-collar culture — no education past high school — is a prescription for failure. What he calls their “desires and dreams” is a sucker’s game: Welcome to an economy that can provide few, if any, jobs for the minimally educated. And his jibe at Obama for wanting to do something about it is not politics as usual — it’s just plain irresponsible. Rick Santorum is not, as some would have it, the Republican Party’s problem.

The GOP is half the political equation, and so its inability to offer candidates of sound views and judgments is everyone’s problem. We have to vote for someone after all. But when I mull Santorum’s views on contraception, the role of women, the proper place for religion and what he thinks about education, I think he’s either running for president of the wrong country or marooned in the wrong century. The man is lost."

THE WASHINGTON POST: Enough of Rick Santorum’s sermons

"XXX!"



THE WASHINGTON POST: Rick Santorum’s rhetoric goes to the extreme

Money for Nothing.


THE WASHINGTON POST: How Mitt Romney can make the most of his weakness

SEE ALSO:

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Speaking of Money, I Have a Lot of It

Seeds.

A video.

Starring Georgia Ann Muldrow.




Easy Way Out.

A video.

Starring Gotye.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Out of the Game.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Rufus Wainwright.






Stream here.

What the Fuck/#CruiseLife.

A Video.

Starring Curren$y.



Drunk Text.

A video.

Starring Paris Hilton.


Words.

"I think [the topic] that should be more on the tongues is – how do we proclaim to be a nation of forgiving, and we go by all of these rules and everything, but we can't actually do it? It actually makes you look weaker than your adversary – if you don't have the power to forgive, but you lie and say that you did. If [Rihanna] can forgive, that's where she is mentally. As a friend, it's like, 'Okay, cool. Let's roll.'" - Terius Nash

H.A.M.


 Words.

"They say that President Obama is a Muslim, but if he isn’t, he’s a secularist who is waging war on religion. On some days he’s a Nazi, but on most others he’s merely a socialist. His especially creative opponents see him as having a “Kenyan anti-colonial worldview,” while the less adventurous say that he’s an elitist who spent too much time in Cambridge, Hyde Park and other excessively academic precincts.

Whatever our president is, he is never allowed to be a garden-variety American who plays basketball and golf, has a remarkably old-fashioned family life and, in the manner we regularly recommend to our kids, got ahead by getting a good education.

Please forgive this outburst. It’s simply astonishing that a man in his fourth year as our president continues to be the object of the most extraordinary paranoid fantasies. A significant part of his opposition still cannot accept that Obama is a rather moderate politician quite conventional in his tastes and his interests. And now that the economy is improving, short-circuiting easy criticisms, Obama’s adversaries are reheating all the old tropes and cliches and slanders.

...We are blessed with the freedom to say whatever we want about our president. But those who cast Obama as something other than one of us don’t understand him and don’t understand what it means to be American."

 THE WASHINGTON POST: President Obama as an alien

Vagabond.

A video.

From Beirut.

Woke Up This Morning.

A video.

Starring John Legend.

Disaster (Remix).

A video.

Starring JoJo.



One Day At A Time.

A video.

Starring 2Chainz & Jadakiss.




PRESENTED WITHOUT COMMENTARY.

LMFAO.

Sorry For Party Rockin'.

A video.

ROC.

A video.

Starring The Dream.



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

DOOM VS. JADAKISS.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Madlib, DOOM & Jadakiss.



PITCHFORK: Madlib "Doom vs. Jadakiss"

Ebonics.

A Big L Freestyle starring Freeway.

Co-Sign.

A video.

Starring SWV.

Shot Caller Remix.

A video.

Starring French Montana, Diddy, & Rick Ross.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Disparate Youth.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Santigold. 




High Definition.

A video.

Starring Rick Ross.

Niggas in Poorest.

A video.

Starring Yasiin Bey.



Family Ties.

 A Moment of Clarity.


 Words.

"In the intensifying debate over same-sex marriage, what I sometimes find hardest to understand is why so many opponents don’t see gay people’s longing to be wedded as the fundamentally conservative, lavishly complimentary desire it is. It says marriage is worth aspiring to and fighting for. Flatters it. Gives it reinvigorated cachet, extra currency, a sorely needed infusion of fresh energy.

...It’s funny (but, then again, not): in the past, homosexuals were denounced as sexual libertines who brazenly flouted society’s norms. Now many of us are pleading to be yoked to those norms, only to be told by many Americans, including many political leaders, that that’s not O.K. either. The only possible takeaway is that we’re meant to be outliers forevermore, unworthy of the experiences and affirmations accorded others.

...family values, two words that have often been invoked in the argument against same-sex marriage. It’s time to turn the phrase around. What gay and lesbian couples are asking is to be recognized as families. And they’re just idealistic enough to hope that everyone realizes how much value there is in that"

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Value Our Families

Left and Right. Up and Down.



LOS ANGELES TIMES: Liberals vs. conservatives

Vs.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Conservatives vs. liberals

BORN FREE.

A Moment of Clarity. 
 

THE WASHINGTON POST: Rick Santorum could take Republicans down with him

SEE ALSO:

THE WASHINGTON POST: Republicans are making it easy for Obama

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Goldberg: Mr. Right eludes the GOP

HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!



THE WASHINGTON POST: Civility is golden

For Your Consideration.

This:



And That:



GUARDIAN: Rihanna and Chris Brown release two new remixes that feature each other

Rella.

A video.

Starring Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, & Tyler the Creator.



Only One.

A video.

Starring Jon B.

Weed & Drinks.

A video.

Starring Waka Flocka, French Montana, & Chinx Drugz.




"IT'S GUCCI TIME!"



GQ: The Year of Magical Stinking: An Oral History of Tebow Time

Monday, February 20, 2012

HEARTS AFIRE!


THE WASHINGTON POST: Ideological Hypocrites

Real Talk.

Starring A$AP Rocky.

Words.

""Man, if you're gay we can be friends. If you're straight, we can be friends...I really don't give a fuck and I don't think anyone should care about what another man's preference is...As long as you're a great person and, y'know, you don't bother me and make me uncomfortable, then let's be friends, dude."

PITCHFORK: Echo Chamber: A$AP Rocky

Slight Work.

A video.

Starring Wale & Big Sean.

Friday, February 17, 2012

"CLAP HANDS!"



WAX POETICS: A Prince Mix by DaM-FunK

Car Song.

A video.

Starring Spank Rock & Santigold.

Coming Attractions.



VULTURE: Hear a Snippet of John Mayer’s New Song, ‘Shadow Days’

Shangri-La.

A video.

Starring YACHT.

Hold On.


A Remix.

STEREOGUM: SBTRKT – “Hold On (Sisi BakBak Remix)”

The Giving Tree.

A Moment of Clarity.
 





THE NEW YORK TIMES: Moochers Against Welfare

No Assembly Required.


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kinsley: For president, no experience needed

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.




GRANTLAND: M.I.A. and the Impossibility of Selling Out

My "Spirit Animal".

Just you watch...

Lady.

A video.

Starring the Chromatics.



PITCHFORK: Video: Chromatics: "Lady"

TWO THINGS:

(1) This Dude is everywhere now,

&

(2) I just learned how 2 pronounce “Bon Iver” correctly last week. Great “Oh…” Moment.



PITCHFORK: Watch Bon Iver's 4AD/Jagjaguwar Session 

Nothing to Lose.

A video.

Starring K'NAAN & Nas.

Turn Up the Music.

A video.

Starring Chris Brown.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Conversational Lush.



PASSION OF THE WEISS: Elle Varner’s “Conversational Lush”

DRINK.

A video.

From Lil Jon.






PRESENTED WITHOUT COMMENTARY.

Words.

"I get such a chuckle when these things come out. Here we have millions of our fellow Americans unemployed, we have jihadist camps being set up in Latin America, which Rick has been warning about, and people seem to be so preoccupied with sex. I think it says something about our culture. We maybe need a massive therapy session so we can concentrate on what the real issues are. And this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s such inexpensive. Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Uses for Bayer Aspirin

For Your Consideration.


THE WASHINGTON POST: In Jeremy Lin, a stereotype that should be celebrated

A Moment of Clarity.

From the American Life League.



EXPRESS YOURSELF.

A "New flava in ya ear!" production starring Diplo & Nicky Da B.


Stream here.

Rush Hour Traffic.

A video.

Starring The Cool Kids.

THIS Dude!

Gucci Mane & Yo Gotti.

I'm in Love With a White Girl.

A video.