Just Blaze, Jay-Z Respond To Kanye West’s Drink Champs Comments

Last night, Kanye West gave a lengthy interview on REVOLT’s Drink Champs podcast, where he covered a number of topics, to say the least. During the interview’s “Quicktime With Slime” segment, West took a swipe at producer Just Blaze, calling him a “copycat” (the two both famously handled production on Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, along with Bink, Timbaland, Trackmasters, and Eminem). Now, Just Blaze has posted a response on Instagram.
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What Happens When You Try To Hack Opera With Gamers, Techies And Artists?

“Western opera was invented because people from different disciplines came together to reimagine theatre. They leveraged the best of all the art forms and the best of modern technology.” – Ludwig Van
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Slipknot – “The Chapeltown Rag”

Slipknot are back with their first new song in two years: “The Chapeltown Rag.” Conveniently, the nü metal maximalists have a Knotfest show coming up on November 5 in Los Angeles, so anyone attending is likely to hear “The Chapeltown Rag” live on release day. If you’re not in the audience, you can still livestream the set.
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Real Lies – “Your Guiding Hand”

It’s Bonfire Night in the UK, and London duo Real Lies are celebrating with some music. The newly minted Band To Watch are coming back with their sophomore album Lad Ash next spring, and their new track “Your Guiding Hand” is an elegy to fallen friends and a dancefloor heater at the same time. Listen to it below.
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Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

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Stream SeeYouSpaceCowboy’s Messy, Cathartic New Album The Romance Of Affliction

The San Diego band SeeYouSpaceCowboy is a land of contradictions. Half the time, SYSC plays frantic, serrated metallic post-hardcore. Half the time, they make triumphantly hooky, over-the-top ’00s Warped Tour emo-type stuff. Songs swing back and forth between those extremes, wildly and unpredictably. It can be a big ask, but if you’re willing to submit to that splattery, seesawing intensity, this band fucking rules.
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Stream Summer Walker’s New Album Still Over It Feat. Cardi B, Lil Durk, SZA, & More

Summer Walker’s sophomore album Still Over It is officially out now. The 20-track project, which follows 2019’s Over It, features a bunch of exciting guest spots, including Cardi B, SZA, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Pharrell Williams, Omarion, and more.
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Courtney Barnett on being forced to stop: ‘I felt myself opening up in a different way’

A breakup, a pandemic and a homecoming left the singer with time to sit and think. Her new album radiates the calmness and kindness she soughtAt the beginning of 2020, while her home country burned and the rest of the world was waking up to a global pandemic, Courtney Barnett was in Los Angeles. She’d just completed an American tour; her plan was to find herself an apartment and stick around a little longer to work on songs.Then – after “it all got really wild” – she came home to Melbourne. For ...
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This week’s countdown is below, and you can listen to a playlist of all our 5 Best Songs on Spotify.
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Stream Joan As Police Woman, Tony Allen, & Dave Okumu’s Incredible New Album The Solution Is Restless

The Solution Is Restless is a fascinating and deeply rewarding new collaborative album from American rock veteran Joan As Police Woman, English/Austrian musician Dave Okumu, and the late, legendary Nigerian drummer Tony Allen. Don’t let it slip past you on this New Music Friday.
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How A Small Labor Dispute At Strathmore Hall Led To Baltimore Symphony Withdrawal

The escalation of events — from a contract with about a dozen employees to an ugly public battle between two of Maryland’s flagship arts institutions — has alarmed civic, arts and union leaders. – Washington Post
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Stream Portrayal Of Guilt’s Wholesome New Album CHRISTFUCKER

In January, the intense Austin band Portrayal Of Guilt released their feverish, jagged album We Are Always Alone, which still stands as one of the best heavy albums of 2021. Today, just ten months later, Portrayal Of Guilt have already dropped a whole new LP on us. They have called it CHRISTFUCKER.
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10 nachhaltige Fashion Pieces für deine Herbstgarderobe

Während wir immer mehr über den enormen ökologischen Fußabdruck der Modeindustrie erfahren, möchte der gewissenhafte Verbraucher in Kleidung investieren, die den Schaden für Mutter Erde auf ein Minimum beschränkt. Sei es, endlich das Etikett genauer zu studieren, um herauszufinden, aus welchem Material ein Kleidungsstück besteht oder nach Second-Hand-Schätzen zu jagen: Viele von uns bilden sich weiter und machen sich Gedanken über Alternativen zu Fast Fashion. Während wir uns langsam für den Her...
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Stream Aminé’s Playful New Project TWOPOINTFIVE

The Portland rapper Aminé has always been a fun, unpredictable figure; he is, after all, the only person ever to solicit guest appearances from both Offset and Girlpool on the same album. In 2018, Aminé followed that debut album with ONEPOINTFIVE, a surprise record that didn’t really fit into any category. (Aminé pointedly refused to say whether it was an album, a mixtape, or an EP.) And now, Aminé has done something similar, following his 2020 album Limbo with another new interstitial release. ...
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Stabbing Westward Announce First Album In 20 Years

In the gaping half-decade gap between The Downward Spiral and The Fragile, modern rock radio made space for a lot of industrial rock bands who were not Nine Inch Nails, bands like Filter and Gravity Kills and Stabbing Westward. It’s no “Hey Man Nice Shot,” but the latter group’s “Save Yourself” will still get me to turn up my car stereo if I fatefully encounter it on the airwaves. Now we get to find out whether Stabbing Westward still have it. The Macomb, Illinois combo just announced Chasing Gh...
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City Girls – “Scared”

We last heard from City Girls, the ruthlessly blank-faced Miami duo, when they released their sample-heavy electro jam “Twerkulator” this past summer. That song did OK, but it sadly did not result in the members of Kraftwerk getting writing credits on a massive global hit. But City Girls members Yung Miami and JT have kept up their busy guest-appearance schedule; JT, for instance, is on Summer Walker’s recent hit “Ex For A Reason.” And today, City Girls are back with a new song that sounds nothi...
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Green Day – “Holy Toledo!”

Green Day, almost certainly the most popular punk rock band in history, wrapped up the American leg of the Hella Mega Tour, their stadium trek with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, back in September. When they first announced those rescheduled dates, Green Day dropped a single called “Pollyanna.” Today, Green Day have followed that single with another new song, and it’s a silly one.
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Bryce & Aaron Dessner – “I Won’t Remember?”

The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner are in the middle of rolling out their soundtrack for Cyrano, but they’re sharing music from a different film project. C’MON C’MON is the latest feature from Mike Mills — not the R.E.M. guy but rather the dude who directed 20th Century Women. Mills worked closely with the National on their 2019 album I Am Easy To Find, and their collaboration is continuing via the Dessner brothers composing the score for C’MON C’MON, “a meditation on the connections between...
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Stream Lingua Ignota’s Intense New EP Epistolary Grieving For Jimmy Swaggart

Under the name Lingua Ignota, Kristin Hayter makes raw, heavy, operatic music that’s virtually impossible to define in pedestrian genre terms. Earlier this year, Hayter released Sinner Get Ready, a deeply intense and moving album recorded with traditional Appalachian instruments. On her song “Perpetual Flame Of Centralia,” Hayter used a sample of disgraced televangelist Jimmy Swaggart praying for forgiveness after being caught paying for success. On a new release that came out today, Hayter digs...
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Indigo De Souza – “Ivy” (Frank Ocean Cover)

Fresh off landing on our Best New Bands Of 2021 list and a few months removed from the release of her sophomore album Any Shape You Take, Indigo De Souza has shared a cover of Frank Ocean’s Blond(e) track “Ivy” for Bandcamp Friday. “I deeply love Frank Ocean’s songs and ‘Ivy’ has a truly special place in my heart,” De Souza said in a statement. “I have cried many times to this song and can see so much of my own inner world in it. I wanted to fully embody the song myself in honor of its gorgeous...
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The Bionic Gloves That Let João Carlos Martins Play Piano Again

His international career was hobbled over and over again by a breathtaking series of mishaps, comebacks, and more mishaps that ultimately left him unable to play at all. Then an industrial designer saw Martins on TV and had an idea … – GQ
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The Story Behind Every Song On Nation Of Language’s New Album A Way Forward

Last year, Nation Of Language released their debut album Introduction, Presence in the middle of May — just in time for frontman Ian Devaney’s thirtieth birthday, and right around the time we were starting to creep out of lockdown and see each other again. This wasn’t the original plan: It had been slated for April, and then pushed back thinking they might still get to play a release show in May. Of course, that didn’t go as planned either. Little of the last year and a half has, and you can onl...
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Voyage: Abba releases first album in 40 years

Already at #1 on iTunes in every country it does business is Voyage, Abba's first album in 40 years. It sounds like it was recorded in 1982 and that's exactly the way everyone likes it. Writes Pitchfork: "the Swedish pop titans attempt the seemingly impossible: balancing the lure of nostalgia with the pull of the present day. — Read the rest
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NLE Choppa – “Jumpin” (Feat. Polo G)

When the teenage Memphis rapper NLE Choppa first emerged as a YouTube star a couple of years ago, I thought he was a can’t-miss prospect. Choppa hasn’t quite ascended to the stardom I imagined. Musically, he sort of faded into the middle of the pack. As a celebrity presence, he had a spiritual awakening and got very into veganism and meditation, which will probably do a lot of good things for his long-term health but which didn’t exactly build up his rap stardom. But Choppa can still make hard m...
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Stream Key Glock’s Hard, Satisfying New Mixtape Yellow Tape 2

In the past few years, the Memphis rapper Key Glock has come up under the wing of local star Young Dolph. Dolph and Glock teamed up for two extremely entertaining collaborative albums, Dum And Dummer and Dum And Dummer 2, the latter of which came out earlier this year. Today, Glock has followed that one with a deeply satisfying new solo mixtape called Yellow Tape 2.
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„Benching“: Warum dieser Dating-Trend gerade ein Comeback erlebt

„In der einen Minute sprechen wir darüber, wie wir eine neue Wohnung einrichten würden, und in der nächsten fühlt sich der Versuch, bloß auf einen Kaffee zu gehen, wie schmerzhaftes Zähneziehen an.“ Rory* und Alex’ Dating-Geschichte ist voller emotionaler Höhen und Tiefen. „Ich hatte mich davor mit so vielen anderen Leuten unterhalten, dass ich eine ziemlich ungefilterte Version meiner selbst war, als ich Alex kennenlernte – ich schätze, ich hatte zu diesem Zeitpunkt einfach genug ...
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The Number Ones: C+C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” (Feat. Freedom Williams)

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.
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Travis Scott – “Escape Plan” & “Mafia”

A whole lot of big stars have new music out today, and now human branding exercise Travis Scott has joined the pile-up. Scott’s Astroworld Festival starts today in Houston, and he’s building up to the release of Utopia, his mysterious new A24 project, and Dystopia, his mysterious new mixtape. This morning, Scott has released two new tracks, “Escape Plan” and “Mafia.” The cover art for the two singles, with Scott as Bat Boy, is pretty great.
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The Story Behind Every Song On Snail Mail’s New Album Valentine

More often than not, the sophomore album represents an inevitable decline from a promising debut. Not so with Snail Mail’s Valentine. It’s the rare second outing that makes that promising debut sound almost flat by comparison, which is saying something considering Lush is sensational — one of the best albums of the 2010s. Lindsey Jordan has nailed the sometimes baffling follow-up to a prodigious debut. Revisiting Lush, I miss all the new textures and tricks that are now in the Snail Mail arsenal...
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Sonic Youth Share Two Previously Unreleased Live Albums To Benefit Abortion Rights In Texas

Almost exactly a decade ago, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announced that they were separating. This essentially marked the end of Sonic Youth, the band that the two of them had led for a very long time. Since then, all the members of Sonic Youth have gone on to other projects, and they haven’t exactly had a ton of warm things to say about one another. Still, it appears that the former members of Sonic Youth still share some of the same goals and values. Today, for Bandcamp Friday, they’ve relea...
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