21 May 2020 Playlist: An Easier Way to Make a Living

Almost to the weekend now. Which can be good if you’re off work and get back to your bunker. Not so great if you need anything from the world and have to deal with the unmasked hordes. Whatever the case is: watch your ass out there. But in here, just enjoy this instead. We begin with live Thelonious Monk. Yes, the thumbnail above doesn’t show that. But it will make sense later. A WIRED video about how science can screw with your head. Another Netflix trailer...
Tags: Music, Science, Television, Movies, Stimuli, Brit, Netflix, Thelonious Monk, Graham Norton, Living Colour, Lou Costello, Dylan Moran, Abbott and Costello, Graham Norton Show Living Colour

Q&A With St. Louis Based Hip Hop Artist FelDrö

Congratulations on your latest single “TeLL’EM”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of St. Louis, MO. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name FelDrö? My motivation came from a lot of legends. I’ve listened to the likes of (Kid Cudi, Kanye, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell) just to name a few. I’ve always got the message of to be yourself without any remorse. Which I’ve adopted in my music. ...
Tags: Jazz, St Louis, Jedi, St Louis MO, Geech, Q&A Interviews, FelDrö, Kid Cudi Kanye Lupe Fiasco Pharrell

Q&A With Rising Buffalo, NY Based Hip Hop Artist Cee Gee Incorporated

Congratulations on your latest Album release “Classical Gifted”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Buffalo, NY. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your producer name Cee Gee Incorporated? I’ve crafted beats whenever what mood I’m in and what sound I’m going for. Whether is grimey, hardcore, lo fi, smooth or traditional sound, you name it and also I’ve been inspired by listening to lo...
Tags: Jazz, Hitler, Hermès, Charlie Brown, Jake, Madlib, Gunn, Schroeder, Green Giant, Q&A Interviews, Apollo Brown, Griselda Records, Pete Rock J Dilla, Rick Hyde, Cee Gee Incorporated, Columbus Green

Q&A With New York/Miami Based Hip Hop Artist V.E.G.A

Congratulations on your latest Album release “Freedom”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of New York and Miami. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name V.E.G.A? First off, thank you guys for having me. My motivation comes from love of hip-hop the love of rhyming putting metaphors together like the greats before me. V.E.G.A stands for Visualize Everything in Getting Aware..some ...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Miami, New York Miami, Q&A Interviews, V.E.G.A

El-P – “Mama’s Hurt” & “That Is Al That’s Left”

El-P scored the end credits of Josh Trank's 2015 Fantastic Four reboot. And now he's scored the entirety of the director's new movie Capone, a biopic starring Tom Hardy as an aging Al Capone. "I grew up on film scores and they’ve always been a huge influence on me and I’ve been hoping … More »
Tags: Music, Tom Hardy, El-p, Al Capone, Capone, Josh Trank

Tel Aviv Went Ahead And Threw A Music Festival Today

A park in Tel Aviv hosted a concert that drew an estimated 3,000 attendees on Thursday, as Billboard reports, The event was organized not as an official concert, which are still banned, but as a protest, which are permitted. It was referred to as "Behind The Scenes: An Assembly Of Solidarity" and included … More »
Tags: Music, News, Tel Aviv, Assembly Of Solidarity

Vangarde – “Basquait”

  Vangarde unleashes the 2nd single off their upcoming self-titled EP called “Basquait”.  
Tags: Jazz, Singles, Mr. Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde

Lana Del Rey Responds To Fallout Over Instagram Post: “Thanks For The Karen Comments Tho”

Earlier today, Lana Del Rey posted a statement on her Instagram account in which she announced a new album (that she says will be out 9/5) and said that she was fed up with critics who say that she glamorizes abuse in her music. She called out a bunch of artists by name … More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, News, Instagram Post

Watch Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo Cover Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”

Over the last few weeks, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has been hosting a number of Zoom sessions in a series that he's calling Islands In The Zoom. He takes these opportunities to chat with fans and play some songs. Last week, he covered Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box," and this week he's done … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Green Day, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo

Louisiana Residents Defend Fired Cop Who Thinks It’s “Unfortunate” COVID-19 Hasn’t Killed More Black People

Some local Louisiana residents are coming to the defense of a police officer who was fired for making racist comments on a Facebook post. Officer Steven Aucoin of the Kaplan Police Department went onto a Facebook Live post last Friday (May 15) of the governor’s news conference. One person commented on the thread about the “virus that was created to kill all the BLACKS is death,” referring to the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world. Aucoin responded on the social media platform, saying,...
Tags: Facebook, Wtf, News, Cops, Police, Jazz, Louisiana, Kaplan, Aucoin, Joshua Hardy, Really, Bad Cops, That's Racist, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Steven Aucoin

#TrackOfTheDay: “Everybody Likes Something Good”

Ify Jerry KrusadeNigeria (1972) The good news is we live in an age where discovering new music is easy. And old music as well. The only frustrating part is that you’ll have a compilation drop in your lap and then…is there more? No idea. For example, it was hard enough just finding a pic of Ify Jerry there (via Discogs). Surely he must have more material. But for now, this is a track you can find on two excellent compilations of Nigerian music: the Nigerian 70 title Lagos Jump an...
Tags: Music, Stimuli, TrackOfTheDay, Ify Jerry KrusadeNigeria, Ify Jerry, Lagos Jump

Georgia Man Who Recorded Ahmaud Arbery’s Shooting Death Arrested & Charged With Felony Murder

The man who filmed the deadly shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the agency announced in a news release. 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was taken into custody Thursday (May 21) and booked into the Glynn County Jail on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. The charges stem from the February 23rd, 2020 shooting that resulted in the death of Arbery—a black man who was chased down and killed by Travis McMi...
Tags: Murder, Crime, News, Georgia, Jazz, Breaking News, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, GBI, Cobb County, Brunswick Georgia, Bryan Jr, Glynn County Jail, Ahmaud Arbery, Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, Joyette Holmes

Q&A With St. Louis Based Hip Hop Artist Bigg Rich

Hey Bigg Rich! We really appreciate and love new cutting edge Hip Hop! Please tell us how many years have you been making music? How do you describe your sound? I have been making music since I was 13. Today my sound is way different from when I started lol. I have gained more confidence in my voice and vocal rang to be able to sing and rap. When I first started, I was shy and wanted to sing but never did in front of no one. Tell us who are your Hip Hop and/or music influences? Any local city i...
Tags: Jay Z, Jazz, West Coast, Corona, Q&A Interviews, Marty G, Bigg Rich

Why Should It Matter If You Know What You’re Listening To?

Our preconceived ideas about a composer or piece can keep us from listening with fresh ears. An intermezzo by the mighty Brahms? Before you hear a note, you may already have decided it’s great. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Music, Brahms, 05.20.20

Watch 36 Beastie Boys Videos Now Remastered in HD

The Beastie Boys are still the only group to have their music videos receive a Criterion Collection release, having delivered a steady stream of hilarious and fun promo spots since “She’s on It” in 1985. As the documentary Beastie Boys Story recently dropped on AppleTV, the remaining B-Boys and their record label remastered 36 of their videos, now re-uploaded to YouTube in HD. And now’s as good a time as any to restock and rethink their impact on the art form of music video. ...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, Youtube, College, Los Angeles, Missy Elliot, Jean Cocteau, Pompeii, Spike Jonze, PAUL, Facebook Twitter, MCA, KCRW, Ted Mills, Hype Williams

Q&A With Columbus, GA Based Hip Hop Artist Self-O.N.E.

Congratulations on your latest Album release “218”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of Columbus GA. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name Self-O.N.E. I’m a student of the game, first. I don’t make records just to make them, the music has to speak to me. That’s my style. The name comes from who I am, literally. I’m very introverted, and I rather be dolo than in a crowd of peo...
Tags: Atlanta, Jazz, Columbus, Fallon, Q&A Interviews, Griselda, Griselda Buffalo, Self-O.N.E, Roc Marc Eto Mach Hommy Crimeapple

Video Shows Grandma Shielding Black Grandson From Cops Aiming Guns At Him After He Allegedly Ran a Stop Sign

A video that surfaced online over the weekend showing multiple police officers, with their firearms drawn, arresting a 21-year-old African American man has drawn backlash from many. Tye Anders, of Midland, TX, is seen lying on the ground as multiple police vehicles surround him in the dramatic video from Saturday (May 16). “Stay calm,” one of the officers is heard saying in the video. “Put the guns down. I’m scared. I’m scared,” Anders responded. According to reports, Anders was stopped becau...
Tags: Videos, Texas, News, Cops, Police, Viral Videos, Jazz, Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, Midland, Moore, Midland Texas, Anders, Justin Moore, Midland Police Department, Midland TX

Sammy Hagar talks music, gardening and shares summer cocktail and barbecue recipes

Sammy Hagar lives for the summer months: The surf, the sun, sand between his toes, rockin’ tunes and a cold margarita in his hand. Though the Red Rocker’s Sammy Hagar & The Circle Summer 2020 Tour has been officially canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn’t mean he’s giving up on enjoying his favorite time of year, so he’ll be pairing some premium cocktails with delicious food at backyard barbecues. While the 72-year-old singer-songwriter is known for being the wild man fronting bands...
Tags: Music, Cook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jeremy, Bob Marley, Orange County, Guy Fieri, Collins, Maui, Van Halen, Concerts, Linda Perry, Inglewood, Hollywood California

Sheck Wes Arrested On Weapon And Drug Charges

Harlem rapper Sheck Wes has receded from the spotlight a bit since "Mo Bamba," the breakout hit from his 2018 debut album Mudboy, dropped off the Hot 100. He released a handful of songs last year, but they didn't really move the needle. Now he's making headlines again for less gratifying reasons. More »
Tags: Music, News, Harlem, Mo Bamba, Sheck Wes

Cameron Crowe Says He Hid Nirvana’s “You Know You’re Right” In Vanilla Sky A Year Before It Was Released

Cameron Crowe's 2001 thriller Vanilla Sky has a reputation for being...divisive. (Incoherent, some might say.) It also turned to be weirdly prescient. In its opening scene, Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place" plays as Tom Cruise finds himself in an empty Times Square -- a sight that is unfortunately familiar now … More »
Tags: Music, News, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Tom Cruise, Nirvana, Cameron Crowe, Times Square, Vanilla Sky

The Global Music Business Is Extinguished. That May Be A Good thing

The global live music industry is worth some $30 billion every year. Or, rather, was. In a matter of weeks, Covid-19 shut down everything from pub gigs to festivals. And in doing so, it also made apparent the lopsided shape of the modern music industry, in which artists are paid to perform, but often barely anything for the music they record. One of the truisms of the streaming era has been that while Spotify might have gutted the income you make from records, it makes it easier for people to f...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, 05.08.20

Haim – “Don’t Wanna”

Haim have shared another song from their upcoming album Women In Music Pt. III. "Don't Wanna" is the trio's first single in a while to arrive without a music video. Instead we just get the music, a simple and sweet throwback to plastic '80s and '90s pop sounds that connects the dots between two of … More »
Tags: Music, Haim

Vangarde (Mr. Lif & Stu Bangas) – “Basquiat” x “The New Normal”

A new emcee/producer duo has been formed.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Mr. Lif, Lif, STU BANGAS, Vangarde

Lloyd & Teddy Riley Unite on “Slow Wine / Bass Line”

First single off Lloyd's upcoming album.
Tags: Jazz, Songs, Lloyd, Teddy Riley

John Legend, Memorial Day Events and More Livestreaming This Week

Appointment viewing is back. Find out what online events to look for in coming days, and when to tune in.
Tags: Art, Music, Movies, News, Dancing, Memorial Day, Theater, Books and Literature, Downloads and Streaming, Video Recordings, Quarantine (Life and Culture

Sheck Wes Arrested in New York City for Drug & Gun Possession

Rapper Sheck Wes got in trouble with New York City police early Wednesday morning (May 21) and ended up getting arrested following a routine traffic stop. TMZ reports: Sheck was driving a 2019 Lamborghini SUV with 3 friends when he was pulled over early Wednesday morning in Harlem for excessive window tint. Our sources say the car reeked of marijuana which prompted a search. Cops say they found a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in a bag in the passenger side of the car. We’re told Sheck and his...
Tags: Celebs, Celebrity Arrests, New York City, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Harlem, Smith Wesson, Sheck, Mo Bamba, Sheck Wes, Sheck Wes Arrested

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