Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Kanye West Runaway Short Film

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Kanye teamed up with Hype Williams to put together this 35 min short film that premiered in Paris last week. There are some nice visuals to go with a simple story of a scantily clad Phoenix crashing to earth and then being introduced to our society by Kanye. The music is the gem though, showcasing tracks off of his upcoming album ‘My Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Leave it to Kanye to once again do something different. Haters keep hating, but I love his artistic work.

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Free Mixtape: JPeriod x Black Thought = Live!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

The ‘Mixtape King’ JPeriod, just dropped a live mixtape with Black Thought. This was recorded live in Toronto at the Manifesto Festival back in September 2010 with JPeriod on the decks and the ultimate ’emcee’ Black Thought spittin’ it mixtape style. Enjoy! Check the video after the jump…

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Kanye West Album Cover Banned

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

So Yeezy’s new album is set to drop this fall and the word on the street is that def jam has already banned the cover. A nude black devil being straddled by a naked angel all bordered in red. Below are Kanye’s reaction tweets, jokes…

Kanye: Yoooo they banned my album cover!!!!! Ima tweet it in a few…

Kanye: Banned in the USA!!! They don’t want me chilling on the couch with my phoenix!

Kanye: In the 70s album covers had actual nudity… It’s so funny that people forget that… Everything has been so commercialized now.

Kanye: So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings

Kanye: In all honesty … I really don’t be thinking about Wal-Mart when I make my music or album covers

A-Trak ‘Ray-Ban Vision’

Friday, October 15th, 2010

A-Trak once again working hard with Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music artist CyHi Da Prynce on this new joint ‘Ray-Ban Vision’ Will be a track on the upcoming ‘Fool’s Gold Vol 1 Compilation. This guy is so diverse with his music, Lovin’ the bounce! Plus, here at EP we love our Wayfarers.

A-Trak ‘Ray-Ban Vision’

Duck Sauce presents Barbara Streisand

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Oh my, A-Trak & Armand Van Helden a.k.a. Duck Sauce are at it again with their hot joint ‘Barbara Streisand’ Everyone is cameoing on the video, Pharrel, Kanye, premier, Quest-love, and my boy Ryan Leslie. Really dig the editing on this. Love it…

Throwback Thursday’s : Mighty Mos-Def

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Mos Def, your favorite MCs favorite MC, at the Voodoo Lounge in San Jose doing his classic ‘Travellin’ Man’ He has been hitting bonafide classics for years, from ‘Black on Both Sides’ to ‘Estatic’ to ‘BlackStar’ w/Talib Kweli, you can always expect quality from the Might Mos Def. Shot by Lyphelong

El Guincho – Bombay

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Ummm, this is the most random music video but absolutely brilliant! El Guincho – Bombay directed by Barcelona based filmographer CANADA. Thanks Brancs!

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Throwback Thursday’s : The History of Rap!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Amazing! Jimmy Fallon x Justin Timberlake x The Roots = The History of Rap!

Talking Heads Live Cover Art

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

For the Talking Heads new live album designer Olli Hannonen was hired to design the vinyl jacket. The simple marriage of a circle on a square sleeve is iconic. Only when you look at the details you realize the thought put into the circular rings. Each ring represents song lengths as the Talking Heads progress through their live show. The timeline rings are actually scaled like an architectural blueprint. Love it! More details after the jump…

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Jay Z x Coldplay = Viva La Hova Mixtape

Friday, September 24th, 2010

The killer ‘Viva La Hova’ Mixtape has just been re-released after a much deserving re-master. Free download HERE.