28 Aug
The Old Dirty Bastard live & uncut

As Danny Brown prepares for the release of his much-hyped album OLD, due September 30th, he releases this clip for the aptly titled “ODB”. While surely a reference to the great Dirt Dog, aka Dirt McGirt, it also cheekily references the common barb thrown at Brown that he’s, well, old. An old ass bastard, one [...]


We’re not gonna lie, we’re kind of fascinated by James Franco. Sometimes it seems like he’s trying too hard to be arty, but then other times I’m just glad he’s got other pursuits going on beyond hanging out at The Double Seven and banging Polish models. Either that or going all Hansel from Zoolander — [...]


2 Jan
American Gangster re-spun with classic artists from the 1970s

Esteemed hip-hop producer 9th Wonder takes Jay-Z’s 2007 album American Gangster and applies his unique touch — remixing in a bunch of musical inspiration from artists of the 1970s. As 9th Wonder produced tracks off the original album, it’s fitting that he gives it a new spin, adding in a list of great artists including [...]


15 Nov
13 tracks of Tony Starks-laced madness from Queens emcee

Sure Action Bronson borrows more than a little from the legendary Ghostface Killah, but he puts an original enough twist on that Ghostdini shit to create his own world. Here the Queens emcee teams up with The Alchemist who produced all the tracks on his brand new mixtape, Rare Chandeliers. The 13-track set features collaborations with [...]


2 Nov
Minnesota-via-Philly band return in January with "Love Sign"

The great Free Energy return with the first music video from their upcoming sophomore album Love Sign. Makers of indie pop more catchy than Ebola, Free Energy return on “Electric Fever” from where they left off with their stunning 2010 James Murphy-produced debut Stuck on Nothing (check out our interview with Free Energy). The video [...]


26 Jun
Dirty Bird Records frontman & founder turns up the heat

We’re just a little over a month away from the fifth annual two-day HARD Summer music event at L.A.’s Historical State Park in Downtown L.A. Headliners include acts like dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man, the legendary James Murphy, Little Dragon, Miike Snow, Datsik, up-and-comer Lunice and perhaps most importantly the reunion of Bloc Party (whose highly [...]


When you’re offered five minutes with one of your heroes, you jump on it with vigor like Kool Aid-geeked grade schoolers on a trampoline. Or at least, you should. Such is the case with one Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, the high-pitched smooth talker in the archetypal Beastie Boys. In this humble man’s opinion, if [...]


19 Mar
One-half of Pvre Gold blends Lil Wayne over chillwave beats

One half of Polish DJ/producer duo Pvre Gold and host of Wroclaw’s infamous Loud & Clear parties, Naphta is among the new school of artists like Clams Casino that blend hip hop flows over a variety of electronic/EDM stylings. In this G4UDI mixtape Naphta throws a bunch of flows — mostly courtesy of Lil Wayne — [...]

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