A$AP Rocky released his new album Testing earlier this year, and he’s slowly been coming through with music videos for its tracks. Now, following striking videos for “A$AP Forever,” the Skepta-featuring “Praise The Lord (Da Shine),” the FKA Twigs collab “Fukk Sleep,” and the Tame Impala-sampling non-album … More »
A$AP Rocky dropped a shimmering new single and music video, “Sundress” featuring a sample from Tame Impala‘s powerful,“Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind.” The hip-hop fashionista and trendsetter shows no fear in diving into the experimental realm, combining elements of psychedelic indie rock and rap into his new project. Glittering guitar, jazzy pianos, and the consistent kick of work’s trap rhythms ensnare listeners into its vivid soundscape with zero escape. The New York rapper also sings along with high-pitched vocals from the rock bands lead man, Kevin Parker, adding reminding listeners of his versatility on the vocal side. The music video directed by Frank Lebon jives with Rocky’s tripped-out leanings, reminiscent of his L$D video and newest album, TESTING.
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The video for an unreleased A$AP Rocky x Tame Impala collaboration went online today, and now so has a different video on Rocky’s official channels. This one is for “Fukk Sleep,” the FKA twigs duet that was one of the highlights from his recent album Testing. More »
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker has been steadily collaborating with rap, pop, and R&B stars for a few years now, and he recently teamed up on new music with Theophilus London. Today we get to hear what another New York rap sophisticate sounds like over Parker’s pop psychedelia. More »
Devonté Hynes, the man behind the Blood Orange alias, likes to direct his own music video, and he proved himself to be a master director long ago. Hynes films marginalized people, and he does it in ways that draw out their beauty, making them almost look like religious figures. Today, he’s given us a new … More »
A$AP Rocky has been busy since releasing his latest album Testing in May, collaborating with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, YG and Blood Orange. But today, A$AP took a break to revisit an old favorite. He covered Otis Redding’s “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” … More »
A$AP Mob is back. This time, A$AP Ant and A$AP Rocky connect on a new record titled “Mario Kart.” The freestyle serves as an exclusive to AWGE, Rocky’s creative agency. Its loose flow runs a little over two minutes and sees both artists trading bars over a dark, illuminating production. Save for the very subtle “Mario Kart” aspect, as sound effects of cars speeding on open roads are sprinkled throughout. These accents are a bit difficult to perceive at first, yet add an unmistakable and ironically playful flair to the finished product. Ant shared the cover art to the AR + FRANS/DJ Nick-produced single to his 167K followers on Instagram, crediting Unkle Bernz.
Back in July, Dev Hynes announced the forthcoming release of the new Blood Orange full-length Negro Swan, the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Freetown Sound. Soon after that he shared singles “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry” on the same day, but the rest of the album has stayed under … More »
A week from today, Blood Orange’s new album Negro Swan will go out into the world, and thus far, Dev Hynes has shared videos for the songs “Charcoal Baby” and “Jewelry.” The album comes with a bunch of prominent guests, and two of those guests joined Hynes on Jimmy … More »
Low End Theory unplugged its sound system for the final time with a packed house on Wednesday, August 8. The bittersweet event brought droves of avid supporters for the send off, and even featured an Odd Future reunion. The closing of LA’s beloved club night went out with a bang, with Tyler, the Creator set to headline. In a twist of sorts, a mini-reunion ensued with Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Hodgy Beats, and more. The group’s former factotum went on to mention The Airliner, where the beloved experimental hip-hop and electronic club night took place every Wednesday for over a decade, was in fact where Odd Future had their first show.
Proud to be apart of a community that made such big shifts in the culture we know as Hip-Hop ! Shoutout @daddykev for being a legend. And giving a younging like me an opportunity to bring some love to the table too. Last Saturday was special but this is just legendary. Big love to @lowendtheory forever going down in the hall of fame. Odd Future returned for one last party with us, and Flacko showed love to See y’all again soon LONG LIVE LOWEND
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Attendees of the sold out event had a chance to hear Wolf Haley’s version of Gucci Mane‘s “Lemonade,” and “Orange Juice.” Biz Markie was there to capture the visuals.
And now Rocky is here trying to sell us $75 scarves pic.twitter.com/d3mAzLZmFv
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) August 9, 2018
Oh, and A$AP Rocky showed up too. Low End’s send off was quite the affair. Tyler and Rocky’s club appearance was closely followed by a new drop from the two rappers in the new clip for “See You Again” from 2017’s Flower Boy. Stirring anticipation for a collaborative project between the A$AP Mob and Odd Future frontmen is starting to build, and hopefully it materializes soon.
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