Did Twitch just jump the shark? The livestreaming platform for gamers has become enough of a big deal that I, a person who knows basically nothing about video games and tabletop gaming, am aware of it. It’s becoming a bigger deal all the time. And when Grimes and Purity Ring’s Megan James More »
Kanye West has been busy lately. In the past two months alone, the rapper has had another baby daughter, performed with Kid Cudi in LA, taped a Family Feud episode with the Kardashians, and perhaps most importantly, decided that “tiny little glasses” are in. And now, it looks like he’s getting … More »
“Let You Down” begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »
The young Ohio sing-rapper Trippie Redd came up with last year’s SoundCloud rap wave, and he appears to be making a real run at rap stardom these days. Case in point: Trippie Redd’s new video for “Dark Knight Dummo,” a Travis Scott collab that came out a couple of months ago. The clip does as … More »
Diplo recently added his two cents to the NBA’s All Star weekend, dropping off an hourlong basketball-themed mixtape, Give & Go. Following a recent stylistic shift with DRAM on “Look Back,” the Mad Decent head revisits his firmly planted hip-hop roots, coming through with a souped-up ode to America’s most popular genre.
The new mix rounds together a rhyming highlight reel that includes cuts from Lil Uzi Vert, Drake, Kodak Black, N.E.R.D., Rae Sremmurd, Vince Staples and more. Rifling through the rap crate in honor of the annual weekend NBA festivities, LeBlonde James aka the Moombahton Malone laces up a mix packed with the top trending selects of the moment along with a handful of crossover remixes to glue it all together.
Kendrick Lamar, Baauer, Travis Scott, and Skrillex all make appearances in the new Give & Go mixtape, and with Diplo’s hiatus from solo work nearing an end with his impending California EP, perhaps fans can expect a heavy hip-hop motif on the upcoming release. Until then, enjoy this new 30-track roundup from EDM’s Flairry Bird.
Travis Scott has been given the keys to Missouri City, Texas. As local ABC affiliate KTRK points out, the rapper was born in the Houston suburb and was officially honored by the city’s mayor at a ceremony held yesterday. 2/10 will now be recognized by the city as Travis Scott Day. More »
Louis Futon has released his latest Beat Challenge video, this time taking on SZA‘s single “Love Galore.” In the video series, the LA-based producer records himself building a flip from the ground up based of his cuts of the original. This time around, Futon flips bolsters his flip with sounds from his new sample pack, “Pretty Cool Sounds Vol. 1,” available now via Splice.
In the video, Louis Futon breaks down his sound design into its smaller selections as he adds in custom synths, drums, glitched out vocal chops c/o SZA, and, finally, some zany guitar riffs.
Last month, Quavo and Travis Scott teamed up for the collaborative album Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho. And last night, they took their collaboration to Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing the song “Eye 2 Eye” with Quavo’s Migos groupmate Takeoff. Also, for some reason, there was a komodo dragon there. It was pretty chill. Check out … More »
“Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” So saith Bono at the dawn of 1983, and he was right — to a point. Flipping the calendar doesn’t initiate any grand transition. The morning after the ball drops, life is right back where we left it. But in another sense, everything changes all the time. Organisms grow. More »