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Alexis Taylor: I Never Lock That Door Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor has just released the video for his track "I Never Lock That Door" from his third solo album Piano. Directed by Simon Owens, the video is made up of many stills of Taylor mid-air, captured...
CULTURE
Nas + Erykah Badu: This Bitter Land
From the soundtrack for "The Land" (out 29 July) comes a hauntingly minimal and stunning song by Nas and Erykah Badu. The track, called "This Bitter Land" is gentle but painful—Badu's vocals are incredibly emotive—and yet there is, among the struggle...
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Prince: Controversy
For this week's #PrivateJam, DJ Spooky—the man who exemplifies the idea of the disc jockey as artist and creator of new music—cited Prince's epic seven-minute jam "Controversy" as the song he'd be "really embarrassed to be caught doing air guitar to...
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Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness...
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Junior Parker: Taxman
Tuesday, 15 April was Tax Day in the States, and depending on where residents fall on the country's economic scale, some received a small chunk of change in return for year-long investment while others had to give up some hard-earned cash. To punctuate...
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Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You
Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness that gives even the most familiar track a...
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Cool Hunting's 24 Songs for 4/20
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Nas' (aka Nasir Jones) seminal debut album Illmatic, which remains equally relevant today. The record—permeated with thoughtful and poetic lyrics, performed in Nas' trademark gravelly and passionate voice—is...
STYLE
Wemoto Clothing: Rap Idols Series
Skateboard decks have almost become as much about artwork as skateboarding itself. Sometimes that's just fine, especially in the case of German brand Wemoto Clothing's newly released Rap Idols Series. The decks feature three of the genre's most influential...