The enraged and articulate poet/musician/record label owner/political and social activist, Sage Francis, is doing what he's done best throughout his 10 year career–taking his passion and vigor to the mic to raise awareness through music. This time, it’s because of the arrests that took place at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN last month. Read more »
Get your run on. Nike Run to be exact. The company is releasing yet-another track for its Original Run series, this time courtesy of Simian Mobile Disco. The duo has kept it short and sweet here, with the new workout jam, simply titled Run, clocking in at just 27:37. As with previous installments (from the likes of LCD Soundsystem, Aesop Rock, and A-Trak), the format here very much mimics half an hour spent jogging on a treadmill–warm up, speed up, slow down, cool down. Pick it up now from iTunes.
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Looks like successful singjay Clifford “Mr. Vegas” Smith, currently at the top of international charts with the hit “Mus Come A Road,” will take an extended leave from the music business. Citing disappointment with the entertainment industry and a wish to spend time with his family, Smith told the Star that he plans to retire from music, effective immediately. “It's just nuff thing,” he told the paper, regarding his decision. “You would have to be in my shoes to understand it. Read more »
Slime and Reason just dropped this week, and Rodney "Roots Manuva" Smith is showing his spiritual side on this video, as seen in the numerous shots of the Big Dada rapper standing in an ornate church, as well as the close-ups of his bright eyed, contemplative gazes upwards. There's a distinct gospel feel to the chorus of this track, with warm, smile-inducing vocal choruses reminiscent of 50-member choirs, so the setting of the video isn't all that surprising. Read more »
No Age has decided to close out the year with two straight months of live shows. Randy Randall and Dean Allen Spunt will kick off the round of dates in their hometown of Los Angeles, at the famed Smell club, before heading out to Europe to show off the noise-rock jams on this year's Nouns album (and presumably some other material as well). Maybe Randall will be inspired to make another DVD on this trip. Read more »
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