Earlier this year, Anderson .Paak pulled off a pretty amazing flex when he got Smokey Robinson to sing on “Make It Better,” a warm midtempo glide of an R&B song. Last night, Anderson .Paak pulled off another flex when he got Smokey Robinson to come sing the song with him on Jimmey Kimmel … More »
One of the reasons Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the out-of-nowhere bedroom-pop smash that dominated the charts for the entire summer, was so magical was that it utterly defied genre expectations. It’s not rap, exactly. It’s not country, either, and the country establishment basically broke down in figuring out what to do … More »
YBN Cordae, one of the more exciting young rappers on the rise, is releasing his debut album The Lost Boy this Friday. Yesterday he followed up early previews “Have Mercy” and “Bad Idea” with the project’s best single yet, “RNP,” which features Anderson .Paak and was produced by J. More »
YBN Cordae is releasing his debut album, The Lost Boy, at the end of the week. So far, we’ve heard “Have Mercy” and the Chance The Rapper-featuring “Bad Idea” from it, and today he’s sharing one last single before the whole thing comes out in full in a few days. “RNP” … More »
Last month, tough-talking Indiana rap artisan Freddie Gibbs and experimental California producer Madlib released the excellent Bandana. The two teamed up five years ago to make their collaborative album Piñata, and this new LP finds them delving deeper into their strange, evolving joint style. “Giannis” — a Bollywood-sampling, Anderson … More »
The animated musical Trolls came out back in 2016. You might remember the inescapable Justin Timberlake soundtrack cut, “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” following wherever you went that summer. Today, DreamWorks announced the sequel, Trolls World Tour, along with its musician-heavy cast. The Walt Dohrn-directed movie, which is set to hit theaters next year, … More »
Hardheaded Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and head-blown California producer Madlib teamed up five years ago to make the great collaborative album Piñata. And later this month, after years of teasing, the same duo is reuniting for a full-length follow-up called Bandana. More »
The first posthumous record of Mac Miller‘s since his death last September has come to fruition. Entitled “Time,” the track combines a single verse from the late Miller, alongside support from Anderson .Paak touring band, Kali Uchis and .Paak’s notorious brainchild, Free Nationals. The track narrates the messy, circuitous nature of romantic partnerships.
The plucky, idealistic collaboration is set to appear of the Free Nationals’ forthcoming album, due later this year. The release arrives with further emotional poignancy given the ensemble’s household performance at Miller’s tribute concert last year following his untimely, industry-trembling death.
Mac Miller (born Malcolm McCormick) died last year, 2018, on September 7.
Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” hasn’t gotten old yet. The “Old Town Road” remix has spent seven weeks at #1 and 11 weeks on the charts. People love it! Diplo brought out Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus to perform their hit at Stagecoach in April. John … More »
Flying Lotus made headlines last week after the release of “More,” a single from his new album featuring Anderson .Paak. The track, which has apparently been in the works for more than five years, now has an accompanying video that includes all the surrealism expected from a Flying Lotus video.
Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe of the anime “Cowboy Bebop,” the video hosts Anderson .Paak as a robot, doling out advice (in the form of soulful bars) to Flying Lotus’ pained space-man character, eventually turning him into a burning tree made of human organs. The second video from Flamagra, Flying Lotus’ forthcoming album due out May 24, this release only makes the 27-track, feature-heavy project more intriguing.