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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...
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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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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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Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince celebrated his 55th birthday on Friday, and it was as hard to find an appropriate tribute video for the copyright-obsessed artist as it is to believe he is over a half-century old. The Minneapolis-born musician's extensive career—which spans...
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Wu-Tang Clan: Family Reunion
That's right, the legendary hip-hop crew from Shaolin (Staten Island) is back with the new single, "Family Reunion". With verses from Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa, the group's lyrics and beats have matured since their days of a riot...
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Raffertie: Build Me Up
London-based electronic producer Raffertie's new release "Build Me Up" channels '90s R&B hooks set against layered synth lines with bass-shaking drums. While the track alone is enough to garner your attention, director Vincent Haycock's unique visuals...
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Fantasy Thrilla: Naomi Ha
NYC-based DJ/producer Fantasy Thrilla released a track exclusively for #TOP8 (a monthly party in Williamsburg hosted by a group of DJs and creative nightlife friends) in a compilation to celebrate its one year anniversary. The "3D transparent internet...
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Vampire Weekend: Diane Young
Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with "Diane Young," a single off of their recently-released album Modern Vampires...
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Vampire Weekend: Diane Young Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with "Diane Young," a single off of their recently...