• Eminem Turns Action Hero and Meets John Malkovich in Epic "Phenomenal" Video, Shares Gwen Stefani Collaboration

    Eminem has executive produced the soundtrack to Southpaw, director Antoine Fuqua's new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer and 50 Cent as his manager. Last week Eminem shared "Phenomenal", one of four tracks he wrote for the soundtrack. Now, that song has a stunt-heavy, seven-minute video, which sees the rapper perform martial arts, […]

  • Kendrick Lamar to Fox News: "How Can You Take a Song That's About Hope and Turn It Into Hatred?"

    Photo by Jessica Lehrman During the BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar performed his To Pimp a Butterfly track "Alright" while standing on a vandalized police car. This was not to the liking of the pundits on Fox News, who accused Lamar of inciting violence. Geraldo Rivera, in particular, called hip-hop more damaging to black people […]

  • !K7 Is Reviving Their DJ Trading Cards Series with Four Tet, John Talabot, Actress, Others

    German label !K7 has revived its DJ trading card series to celebrate the 50th DJ-Kicks mix, which features 20 artists who have compiled their own DJ-Kicks mixes over the years, including Four Tet, DJ Koze, John Talabot, Actress, and others. There are 20 cards total. According to FACT, the cards will include real "stats" on the artists, like […]

  • Ty Segall Forms New Band with Melvins' Dale Crover and Steven McDonald of OFF!

    Photos by Denée Petracek Ty Segall has formed a new band with members of Melvins and Redd Kross, Brooklyn Vegan reports. Melvins' Dave Crover and OFF!/Redd Kross bassist Steven McDonald will join Segall to form a new band called Broken Bat. Listen to a snippet of their first single, called "Take My Medicine", above. Read our Update with […]

  • Tame Impala Share <i>Currents</i> Behind-the-Scenes Video

    Tame Impala's new album, Currents, is out July 17. In anticipation of its release, the band have shared a behind-the-scenes video chronicling the album's creation, directed by Matt Sav and Tame Impala man man Kevin Parker. Below, take a closer look at Parker's creative process. Watch the band perform "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" for […]

  • Killer Mike Talks Gun Rights, Charleston, Classism on "The Tavis Smiley Show"

    Last night, Killer Mike was once again a guest on "The Tavis Smiley Show", where he talked about gun rights, the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the black diaspora, and more. Below, you can watch the interview, which concluded a two-part series that began yesterday. This interview began […]

  • The Libertines Explore Thailand's Red Light District in "Gunga Din" Video

    Last night, the Libertines announced Anthems for Doomed Youth, their first album in over a decade. Today they premiered a new track, "Gunga Din", on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. They've just shared the video; watch it below.  The video, directed by the band's longtime photographer Roger Sargent, was shot in Thailand's red […]

  • Vince Staples Performs "Señorita" and "Lift Me Up" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

    Photo via Def Jam It's a big week for Vince Staples, whose great debut album Summertime '06 dropped on Tuesday. Also, today's his birthday. And last night, he performed "Señorita" and "Lift Me Up" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live". Check out video below. In other news, Staples has annotated a number of […]

  • Spoon Get Their Own Playing Cards

    Nick Cave might have his very own toy, but Spoon have also made an addition to the offbeat merch game today. They're selling a "casino-quality" deck of 56 playing cards inspired by their latest album They Want My Soul. Created in collaboration with artists Matthew Jacobson and Camilo Medina and manufactured by the U.S. Playing Card […]

  • Crystal Castles Share "Deicide"

    Crystal Castles have shared a new song called "Deicide". It's from their upcoming album, which is currently being recorded. Check it out above. Crystal Castles' new album will be Ethan Kath's first without former singer Alice Glass, who contentiously left the group last year. They recently shared "Frail", their first song with their new […]