Had a busy week? Of course you did, you’re an American, being put to work for longer hours than you can stand is the American way. Doesn’t mean you should miss out on all the other million cool things that go on in and around the world. With that in mind, we figured we’d keep you up to speed with a weekend recap titled In Case You Missed It (ICYMI for the folks in the back). This weekend’s installment is a compendium of content that features new work from Kung-Fu Kenny, Kendrick Lamar, a tour of Adrian Younge‘s “Artform Studio,” brand, spanking new tunes from Little Dragon and Frank Ocean plus more. We have a host of other items that you should check out as well.
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He told the game to get its sheet together, and now, Kendrick Lamar has unleashed a new project on the world. We broke down our initial thoughts on DAMN. for our First-Take Listen series.
Our own wild child staff writer, Elijah Watson, returns with another op-ed. This time he wonders aloud about how the casting choices for the upcoming live-adaptation of manga / anime Death Note affects other performers of color.
As we love to do about this time, our weekly series, First Look Friday returns for another installment. We speak to a world-renowned drummer, friend to the famous and an excellent person—George “Spank” McCurdy about stepping out into the spotlight.
Dave Chappelle shares his recollections on the recently departed comedian Charlie Murphy while on stage performing with guitarist John Mayer.
Director Justin Simien might not have delivered a box office smash with his movie, but the television adaptation of Dear White People will surely make hella noise.
CNN talking head Jeffrey Lord needs Jesus in the worst way.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik “Black Thought” Trotter are working with Amazon to bring some funky new shows to the streaming service.
A quiet legend in the music industry, Toby Smith, a founding member of Jamiroquai passed away and we have learned the cause of his death.
Gorillaz‘s From Kendrick Lamar‘s new album, DAMN., to freak work from Little Dragon — these are the songs you must hear that make up the week’s best cuts.
Featuring appearances from Marcus Weibel, The Audiofiles and Chase The Nomad — episode #15 of Mixtape Monday is just the beginning of a not-so-quiet attack on your eardrums.
With 4/20 on the way, Solange Knowles partners up with Moses Sumney to turn Nina Simone‘s classic song into a weed-inspired new cut.
Before you were probably a twinkle in your parent’s eyes, Talib Kweli and Style P were giving hip-hop fans this work. Now, a new project, The Seven, cements these two lyrical titans as champions of the culture.
With The Gold Setting‘s exceptional debut album Volume and Tone out now, front woman Liza Colby searches for love in this new, vintage-styled video.
Same shit, different assault. What can we say this stuff doesn’t seem to want to end.
Riot SZN begins with this Kathryn Bigalow-directed film.
Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge return with another crispy video, saluting the hood classic film, Paid In Full, for the song, “Scared Money”.