Talib Kweli's new album Eardrum is finally out. I repeat: Talib Kweli's new album Eardrum is finally out. After an almost eternal delay of the album (see: Clipse, Nas, Kanye West, 50 Cent), and a surprisingly ill mixtape/album Liberation with Madlib, Kweli's new LP was well worth the wait.
So in celebration of the release, the good guardians of hip-hop culture at Okayplayer have thrown together a special edition of the album, featuring a collector's booklet, all for the low, low price of $15.00!
Cop Kweli's new album from Okayplayer's online store here.
The big hip-hop websites are full of hateful vitrol from bloggers and commenters and sometimes we get jealous that the kids at URB.com just peruse. We know you're there, we see the numbers, so why y'all gotta be so shy? Regardless, those sites come up with some clever disparagement and from that, we're calling out you Stones Throw Stans. Known by the vinyl dust under the finger nails and earth-toned t-shirt featuring a graff'ed out illustration of a record, well, we know you haven't downloaded the new 50 Cent song, but you should.
“Southside,” feautring Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, is being billed as Fiddy's Jimmy Iovine diss, which is funny enough in itself. By pairing 50 with Eminem, Iovine put Curtis “Vitamin Water” Jackson in a position to spew silly gangsterisms and misguided mysogony over …
It's not like the vocoder is new or anything, but since T-Pain proved to have hits and hits for days and days, the vox effect might as well be the hottest virgin on the block that every pop star is trying to bang. Even the Pied Piper of R&B has hopped on board the robot voice train for his “Same Girl Remix,” but Snoop Doggy Dogg? It just doesn't seem right.
Opening up with the airy synths that definitely aren't played in Thug Heaven, “Sexual Eruption” devolves into the boring kind of electronica that can only make for hilarious R&B burners…this one being extra creepy. To hear Uncle Snoop's unquestionably identifiable voice buried …
MTV News is reporting that the release date for Kanye West’s new opus Graduation has been pushed up one week, setting up the dual of (late) summer as he faces 50 Cent’s new album Curtis for chart supremacy.
Princes Harry and William assembled an impressive array of talent to perform in this past Sunday's Concert for Diana, a special show dedicated to the late Princess Di. While Lily Allen and an Arctic Monkeys-covering Tom Jones (?!) also featured, it was Kanye West who dazzled. From running laps of the stage to some gold-ed out violinists, his sadly brief seven minute set had it all. Okay, so the slightly less clued-up members of the 60,000-plus crowd looked somewhat bemused when latest single “Stronger” hit, but they bobbed along all the same. Missed Kanyeezy kickin' it for the UK crowd? Click the triangle, my friend.