New Nicki Minaj - 'Ice Cream Man', 'Letting Go (Dutty Love)' Video and 'Your Love' Remixes

Yesterday this "Lime Light Exclusives" mixtape emerged from Biggy Jiggy Mixtapes, filled with unheard songs from Usher, Jay-Z, Drake, Jim Jones, Sean Garrett, Trey Songz and of course Nicki Minaj. The song is called 'Ice Cream Man' and is according to Nicki old and will not appear on her upcoming debut album which is due the 23rd of November.

Speaking of Nickster, earlier this week Rick Ross jumped on the biggest rap single in the States, I dunno, I can't even put myself to review the "Teflon Don" cause without all great features, the album s u c k s. Rick Ross can't rap any more. #TumbleDry, I'm more fond of this club friendly contribution from James Almeida I found in my inbox to be frank.

And speaking of 'Your Love', I tweeted about this clip last night, the explanation of the death in the video ust melts my heart:


I mean come on, HOW can you not just love this woman? Here's also a sneak peak for the 'Letting Go (Dutty Love)' video with Sean Kingston that will premire next month thanks to Rap-Up:


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Spoek Mathambo - "Mshini Wam b/w Gwababa (Don't Be Scared)" EP

One of my top 10 tracks of 2010 is definitely Spoek Mathambo's 'Mshini Wam' which today finally sees it's full EP-release, together with 'Gwababa (Don't Be Scared)' and a whole load of great remixes, a grand total of 14 (!) tracks.

The title 'Mshini Wam', which is also the title of Spoek's HUGE solo album that drops the 31st of August on bbe (pre-order here), is taken from a famous Zulu song called 'Umshini wami', which in English translation becomes 'My Machine', often sung by members of the military wing of the ANC and the South African president himself whenever they are in trouble. In their version it means: "Bring Me My Machine Gun". Yet for Spoek 'Mshini Wam' has quite a different meaning: "My Machine...A way to express a new wave of electronic African music!".

And he certainly does, 'Mshini Wam' is on the one side this super catchy danceable tune with great guest vocals from Avuyile Tosa & Yolanda Fyrus Xashi that I sing along to on the commute train and makes me implement the hashtag #BFG on Twitter and on the other side it tells quite a dark story. I wish my lectures at my old war and conflict-class over at Uni were told the same way.

Remixes comes from Bara Bröst, Schlachthofbronx, Affie Yusuf, Marvy Da Pimp, Subtitle, Krazy Fiesta, DJ Rashad, BBQ, Canblaster and more. Peep Canblaster's and Bara Bröst's versions below:

Spoek Mathambo - Mshini Wam (Canblaster Remix)
Spoek Mathambo - Mshini Wam (Bara Bröst One Love Remix

And Sweden I know it says on the poster for the Heineken Extra Cold Camp-event at Stockholm Pride Park this Saturday that Spoek and Gnucci Banana will join Mash Up!! Int. on stage however, they're not. Instead they're going to Germany to shoot the video for Tim Turbo's 'Hush (Iggy Iggy)'. And speaking of videos, later this week Spoek will put out his #BFG as the official video for 'Mshini Wam' drops, in other words, keep your eyes peeled.

Buy the whole EP off Amazon, Beatport, Boomkat and most other digital outlets.

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Trina ft. Flo'Rida & Git Fresh - 'White Girl' Official Video

All I wait for is the day when the epic triforce video of Trina's 'Dang-A-Lang' featuring Nicki Minaj and Lady Saw will see the light of day, until then, I guess I'll have to settle with Trina exploring the white girl party culture together with Flo'Rida and Git Fresh, creating quite a scurrilous portrait of the typical 'White Girl', taken from her recent album "Amazin'". The video is directed by Antwan Smith:

Nicki Minaj Leaps Over the Water and Joins Jay Sean for '2012'

Yes, another week, another Nicki Minaj-feature. This time around Nicki the Ninja leaps over the water and joins Jay Sean on '2012', the first of two single offers from Sean's fourth studio album (currently due out the 2nd of November). At first she was originally announced to only appear on the remix, but will appear on the main version.

I can't say that I'm the biggest fan of this song, Nicki does her thing good as expected, even if the song itself feels like it already has passed it's expiration date.

Look out for the video dropping the 8th of August.

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Sky Ferreira - 'One' Bassmakerz & WAWA Remixes

More massive remixes of my favourite youngster Sky Ferreira's upcoming single 'One' (that will be released the 23rd of August) saw the light of day today, just listen below:

Pop Justice shared the Polish duo WAWA's upbeat edit as they made it the "Song of the Day":




and then shortly after Bassmakerz' electrical version made it's way on to the interwebz:





Nicki Minaj - 'Your Love' Official Video

The official video for Nicki Minaj's second single is nothing like the first one she did for 'Massive Attack', well it might just be them wigs but that's pretty much it. Instead of burning a huge budget on a pink lambo, Nicki puts her trust in A LOT of flowy fabric, some subtle Asian story telling and the geisha/samurai/ninja-get up. Looks like a cute pass to her old 'Higher Than a Kite'-video:

Reminder: PURPL PoP - 'The Way' Remix Competition

Just a small reminder about the remix copetition for PURPL PoP's 'The Way'. Due date for entering is the 30th of July! In other words you got 9 more days to make your remix onto the official single release due out September.

Grab all sound bites and elements here, then send your final result to me here before July 30th.

GOOD LUCK!

Also, Saturday's Le'Andre & Skoog had a live performance at the City-Festival in Stockholm, peep live footage and some unheard tracks from that event and some acoustic work below:

Diplo & Don Diablo Make The World Go 'Pop' and Major Lazer - "Lazers Never Die" EP

It's the 20th of July 2010, aka. Diplo Day. Well not officially of course, but let just say that M.I.A.'s ex flame have had quite a busy day, (speaking of M.I.A. by the way, yesterday Billboard published an interesting read, post the turd).

Not only does Diplo's documentary film about baile funk "Favela on Blast" première, no he has plenty more on his plate. Together with Switch he drops the highly anticipated Major Lazer EP called "Lazers Never Die" featuring Thom Yorke, M.I.A., Mr. Vegas, Collie Buddz, Lindi Ortega, Miss Banks and Buraka Som Sistema. Remember when that unfinished version of 'Sound of Siren' appeared on that Busy Signal mixtape early this year? Well, the final product is light years better.

Cop that one and all the rest off iTunes or over at Amazon.

Also, Dipper has teamed up with Don Diablo to make the world go 'POP' with their club smash 'Make You Pop'. To give you a first taste, the boys have agreed to share Don Diablo's Dubstep Mix, so grab it now below and the official release will be out mid-August.

Also, I must say that I'm looking forward to see what Diplo and Boys Noize have cooked up for Kano with that 'Jenga' track featuring Vybz Kartel off Kano's forthcoming fourth album "Method To The Maadness".

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Robyn - 'Dancing On My Own' Live at Late Show with David Letterman 19th of July 2010

Last night Robyn shook the stage over at David Letterman's with her latest single 'Dancing On My Own', a single I'm actually starting to like:


Also, I like that purple and black ensemble! "Body Talk pt. 1" is out in stores now and the second part will drop the 6th of September.

New Tunes from Drake & Samuel and The Knocks Cover 'Find Your Love'

First up we have an possible out take from Drake's debut album "Thank Me Later", a real nice one called 'Do It All' produced by Rob Holladay.

Second Drizzy hops on board Rich Boy's latest single 'To The Floor' taken from his upcoming album "Buried Alive" which has been in the works for what seems forever. 'To The Floor' is a smoothed out, mellow and sleazy r&b jam produced by Polow da Don and is also featuring Lloyd.

And last but not least, Samuel, TheHeavyRoc's main man has done a cover of Drake's latest single 'Find Your Love' featuring an all new production signed the Knocks.

Samuel recently did an interview with Hypetrak.com and described the song pretty well..

Can you delve a little bit into your cover of Drake’s summer anthem 'Find Your Love' and your motivation behind it?

I'm a big Drake fan and love that such a simple song could be so catchy and driving. The Knocks and I wanted to take his version and flip it to make it sound more like me, so we funked it up with some yacht-rock guitars and a swing groove that make it less r&b but still keeping the sort of innate badass-ness that Drake's original has.

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Nicki Minaj - 'Your Love' Sean Paul & Danny Genius Remixes

Nicki Minaj's second single and her very first solo single 'Your Love' is doing quite well on the charts. Actually, with 'Your Love' Nicki has become the first female rapper in almost 10 years that has topped the Rap Songs-chart of the Billboard-list. So it's time to stop hating haters and understand that Nicki paws the way for a new breed of females in the music business. Join the wave!

Now, here's couple of new remixes, first Sean Paul jumpes on the Minaj-train and well, it's a straight Sean Paul-ish no brainer, you get want you expect, period. The second one is a club-friendly little piece from Danny Genius, not a fan of the first part of it but around 0:55 it's actually real good.

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DJ Benzi - "Get Right Radio : Summer 2010 Edition" (Hosted By LMFAO) Mixtape

My post about the last summer's edition of DJ Benzi's "Get Right Radio" Mixtape turned out to be one of the most read of the whole year and now it's time again for Benzi to unleash some more heat and this time around "Get Right Radio: Summer 2010 Edition" is hosted by LMFAO.

And as always it contains some of the best music of this year, 50 tunes all mixed back to back in normal Benzi style, jammed packed with exclusives, just check the tracklist:

01. LMFAO “Introduction”
02. Drake “Find Yuh Love”
03. Gyptian “Hold Yuh (Major Lazer Remix)”
04. Donnis & Benzi “Shawwty”
05. T-Pain “Kiss Her (Discotech Remix)”
06. Mike Posner “Cooler Than Me”
07. Ian Carey “Get Shakey”
08. Empire Of The Sun “Walking On A Sweet Dream”
09. Hyper Crush & Diplo “Ayo”
10. Wynter Gordon “Dirty Talk”
11. Far East Movement & Dev “Like A G6”
12. La Roux “Bulletproof (Danny Diggz Remix)”
13. Taio Cruz “Dynamite”
14. Kid Cudi “Pursuit Of Happiness (Aoki Remix)”
15. 3Oh!3 & Kesha “First Kiss (Skeet Skeet Remix)”
16. Swedish House Mafia & Pharrell “One”
17. Ciara & The-Dream “Ride (DStar Remix)”
18. Vampire Weekend “Ottoman (Slink Remix)”
19. The Fugees “Ready Or Not (Punish Remix)”
20. Outkast “Rosa Parks (Prince Klassen Remix)”
21. Lucy Pearl “Dance Tonight (Top Billin Remix)”
22. Aloe Blacc “I Need A Dollar Remix”
23. Buraka Som Sistema “Buffalo Stance”
24. Rusko “Hold On (Tom Stephan Remix)”
25. La Roux “I’m Not Your Toy”
26. Medina “You & I (D-Star Funky Edit)”
27. Telephoned “Took The Night”
28. Dennis Ferrer “Hey Hey”
29. Duck Sauce “Barbra Streisand”
30. Cypress Hill & Pitbull “Armada Latina”
31. Travie McCoy & LMFAO “Billionaire (Party Rock Remix)”
32. Drake & Swizz Beatz “Fancy”
33. Chiddy Bang “Opposite Of Adults”
34. Big Boi “Shutterbug”
35. Ellie Goulding “Under The Sheets (Chiddy Bang Remix)”
36. Mike Posner “Drug Dealer Girl (Rock-It Scientists Remix)”
37. Drake & Alicia Keys “Fireworks (Tom Wrecks Remix)”
38. M.I.A. & Jay-Z “XXXO Remix”
39. Mike Posner & Big Sean “Speed Of Sound (Xaphoon Jones Remix)”
40. Olive “Your’e Not Alone (TLGB Remix)”
41. R-Kelly “Ignition (Hood Internet Remix)”
42. Katy B “On A Mission”
43. Magnetic Man “I Need Air”
44. Daniel Bedingfield “Gotta Get Thru This”
45. Kingdom “You”
46. Sonique “Feels So Good”
47. Kid Cudi “Cudi Zone (Benzi & Diggz Edit)”
48. Big Sean “Bullshittin (Benzi x DStar x Xaphoon Jones Remix)”
49. Chris Brown & Tyga “Dueces”
50. LMFAO “Outroduction”

But Benzi one thing, a CHRIS BROWN feature?!! Other than that, it's more than good!

Grab the full version below and look for the separated tracks version and a special ipod edition on monday, just stay glued to djbenzi.com.

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Sky Ferreira - 'One' (BAR9 Remix)

BAR9 does an absolute excellent job on one of my absolute fave tunes at the moment, Sky Ferreia's HUGE upcoming single 'One' that will be released the 22nd of August on Parlophone:


#CHILLS!

PURPL PoP - 'The Way' Remix Competition

Let's stay in Sweden for a while, Le'Andre and Skoog's collaborative project PURPL PoP was off to flying good start when their 'The Way' entered the Interwebz this Spring. Now 'The Way' is facing it's official release on Fat Records in September along with remixes from Foamo and some of PURPL PoP's favourite producers.

Now, one of them can be you as they invite you all to participate in making your own remix. The winners will be selected by me and four other blogs in the first step and PURPLE PoP will choose the overall winner which will make it all the way on the single release and the four winners who don't make the actual release will be featured on First Up! and the other blogs participating.

Sounds pretty good right?

Well, head over to Fat Records SoundCloud and get BUSY!

Here's a reminder of how the original sounded:


Post your entries in my SoundCloud and good luck!

Swedish House Mafia ft. Pharrell - 'One (Your Name)' Official Video

I know I know, I'm anal as fuck but gah the official video for Swedish House Mafia's 'One (Your Name)' ft. Pharrell annoys the hell outta me. Well, it looks all good until that eye comes into the frame. Lumpy mascara? In a music video? Please, pay attention to details like that, esp. when you doing close-ups/beauty shots of an eye and reflecting the core message in it. Other than that, I guess it's okay:


Also, fetch Caspa's remix of the track here if you haven't done it already.

'Bottoms Up' with Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj off "Passion, Pain & Pleasure"

I creamed good when I got this in my inbox yesterday, well, not at first glance but when I saw Nicki Minaj's name I sure did.

I'm sorry (nah, not really) but I'm completely spellbound by Nicki. No since the day when Lil Kim rhymed "I Don't Want Dick Tonight - Just Eat My Pussy Right" back in 1997, a rapper (of any gender) have had this sort of impact on me. Nicki just kills everything she does, whether she screams, raps, sing or just taking the piss. In 'Bottoms Up' the first single off Trey's forthcoming album "Passion, Pain & Pleasure" which is due out the 14th of September, she does it all. It's one big fruit bowl of all Nicki-tricks she has up her sleeve.

Peep yesterdays u-stream chat between Nicki and Trey where they speak about the single and check the tune below:


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KiD CuDi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij - 'All Summer' Official Video

Here's the official video for Convere's Three Artists - One Song-project featuring KiD CuDi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij, watch them romp around in a hot apartment, 'All Summer':


Download the track here.

M.I.A. - 'Born Free' Live at Late Show with David Letterman 13th of July 2010

As promised, here's the video of when M.I.A. yet again took the stage on Late Show with David Letterman. Last night she and her clones performed 'Born Free', and got mixed reviews. What do you think? Hot mess?:


Safe AudioPerv for the upload. Hopefully she'll do something else on Jimmy Fallon tonight, go HARD M.I.A., esp. since that HARD-Fest is cancelled.

Review: M.I.A. - "/\/\/\Y/\" [Deluxe Edition] | ♥ ♥ ♥ ½ X

My current environment is actually quite similar to the sound of Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam's third album "/\/\/\Y/\". I've got five children outside my window, in the age of 0-5, screaming from the top of their lungs to get their will heard and fulfilled.

And in my ears M.I.A. is commanding my attention, she screams, sings, raps and most notable of all, she is completely furious accompanied by industrial and futuristic sounds. She demands to be heard.

"/\/\/\Y/\" (named after M.I.A. her self) is truly the offspring of her debut album "Arular" (named after her father) that hit the world like a small bomb back in 2005 and "Kala" (named after her mother) that took M.I.A. into the real place of stardom in 2007. To be perfectly honest, "/\/\/\Y/\" is a bit too much like a real child.

Let's wind back a bit. Bright early this year the New York Times posted a questionable piece on how Sri Lanka is now the best place to travel in 2010 and that very piece gave us the first glimpse of the birth of "/\/\/\Y/\" which began in 'Space' together with Rusko. When M.I.A. tweeted that green lazer Twit-vid it was a moment of true magic, even more magical than when Jane Fonda got born like Barbarella.

Just like a every newborn child, M.I.A.'s rebellion towards the world gets worse with time. The first buzz single, the new wave/punk oozing 'Born Free' (that samples Suicide's 'Ghost Rider') was a complete surprise and the total opposite to 'Space', now after a few listens, it feels more like one of those naive punk pieces written by a 13 year old who hates her parents and wanna fuck up the system by kicking in a door or two and drive too fast on the motor way with the wind in her hair. The video directed by Romain Gavras on the other hand was a very smart, well calculated subtle revolution. And it didn't end there, no, about a month later when the ginger-genocide had cooled down, M.I.A. declared war against The New York Times yet again, and this time it was up close personal.

And here sort of lies the base of why "/\/\/\Y/\" can't rise to the same level of her previous two albums. Somewhere I think "/\/\/\Y/\" got lost in all the commodity around the album prior it's release. Ever since she burst into the public consciousness with 'Paper Planes' M.I.A. has had to deal with her new-found stardom. A stardom that means getting followed by the judging eye like it was eye of Sauron. And the review came, it was served on a silver platter in a cover story by the New York Times written by Lynn Hirschberg. M.I.A.'s take on the criticism was not to get mad, she got even in a great reply with a brilliant take on Various Productions' 'Hater' with epic lyrics like "Why the hell would journalist be thick as shit" and

"Yeah, ego and hate is your burning brick,
You live in the mansions stealing from the sick,
Did my tsunami money go to your chicks
For her Bentley is she riding your dirty dick
Your son can go to Harvard to learn the tricks,
Like economics eats the poor like a Twix
In the third world stick would sniff you out like (dicks)
".

But around here or even when M.I.A. took over Pitchfork's Twitter account, it stopped being about the music and "/\/\/\Y/\" started feel more like an election campaign.

But every revolutionary has it's own way to agitate. M.I.A.'s is through music and art. But when you on one hand paints the picture of Google = government like in the opening track 'The Message' and the same time is married to the son of the former vice president of Warner mr. Edgar Bronfman Jr, who once upon a time said that Napster was like communism and fought a hard war against illegal piracy things get hard, things get a bit complicated. Can you really be the postergirl for the tug-of-war battle between pop culture and guerilla culture and on the same time live the life M.I.A. does now? However, I do think that Lynn Hirschberg went way overboard in her piece. First of all, it was too damn coloured by Lynn's own opinions rather than letting M.I.A. speak and to make a person fell that misquoted is not good journalistic work, period. Then we have another, quite surprising source of putting M.I.A.'s name down inthe dirt. I give you five letters: Diplo.

Yeah, Diplo once were M.I.A.'s blonde boyfriend, together they built the foundation of M.I.A.'s sound with the totally outstanding "Piracy Funds Terrorism" mixtapes. Now, sadly, he has completely entered the bitter ex boyfriend world. Not only because he provided Lynn with great bits of inside dirt for her story, no last week Diplo called "/\/\/\Y/\" a turd. Everything was crap, besides the two tunes he produced of course. One of the two, 'Tell Me Why' is actually one of the best tunes of the album, but it really doesn't matter. A grown ass man calling his former girlfriend's album a turd? Like who even use the word 'turd' except for maybe Terrance & Philip in South Park?

Smells a bit like hubris to me, no matter how amazing Dipper might be, not kool. Like the other track that has his name on it, 'It Takes a Muscle', which is a reggae-ish take on Spectral Display's old synth classic with the same name from 1982. I know that some may rate it as their personal favourite, but I'm not one of them. To be honest, it's itching my gag reflex real bad, Mariah Carey doesn't do stairs, I don't do reggae. Speaking of gagging for that matter, 'Meds and Feds', a completely horrible "I Just Don't Give a Damn"-rant accompanied by juvenile guitars signed Derek E. Miller.

But even if "/\/\/\Y/\" sometimes feel that juvenile like you wanna shut it up with a pacifier, it also has those moments to be incredibly charming, impossible not to love. One of them is the Blaqstarr-produced 'Illygirl'. Get pleasant flashbacks to 'XR2' from "Kala" since it's completely mental and I'd be mad surprised if it's not going to be used at least in some routine in this summers edition of "So You Think You Can Dance". Another very loveable tune is 'Lovealot' which is produced by M.I.A. herself that contains bits of Opal's 'I Said It'. Then of course, the first official single 'XXX0', produced by Rusko and Blaqstarr which is still amazing, even in the remix with Jay-Z, 'It Iz What It Iz' has a more mellow feel to it, something I really like in contrast to all rough sounds, already mentioned 'Tell me Why' and 'Space', and also last but not least 'Steppin' Up'. Speaking of 'Steppin' Up' by the way, check Nacey's smoking hot contribution to the remix competition below as well as a re-up of David Starfire's take on 'Space' since I've seen you guys been lurking that post for months.

Like any teenager M.I.A. use the Internet. The first bonus-track on the deluxe edition of the album, 'Internet Connection' is absolutely brilliant and the way she sings the chorus give me chills. But aside from 'Internet Connection' (produced by BlaqStarr) M.I.A.'s internet is stuck in 1997, at least in terms of the looks of it. Guess she's going for the same look as the originators of the Surra de Bunda? M.I.A. is stuck in html-docs from 1997 but with a 2010 look of floating YouTube bars, Google search results, an iTunes playlist, iChat conversations, plus shout-outs to Flip cam, Apple, and Google in the thank yous...

That said, M.I.A.'s art has always been on the verge of being more about the message rather than well constructed. You know, pixels and bad resolution galore and the artwork for "/\/\/\Y/\" is no exception. No, it looks like it's been done in ms Paint around 1995. All but those amazing .gif's by Jaime Martinez, almost as real 3d post cards.

But even thou the poor construction, I somehow actually like the artwork for "/\/\/\Y/\". I like how she has made every song a special collage piece in the booklet. With lyrics and pictures. It feels far more genuine rather than 10 glossy prints in different get ups shot by a well renowned photographer. It feels a bit something like the riot grrrls of the early 1990's would do. Cut and paste, like a small fanzine.

Both previous album has been straight 5's on my scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best rank. "/\/\/\Y/\" is however not. It's a solid three, and an half, in 'Story to be Told' M.I.A.'s distorted voice sings that all she ever wanted was for her story to be told, sadly on even how much she screams or how angry she is, I can't hear it all, there's too much going on, there's too many voices and too much clutter in the way. The sound of the revolution is blocking my ears and it's too much of everything to get a cohesiveness to it.

Before I post, M.I.A. just tweeted "whoring myself on letterman tonite americca , see u there!", my guess is that appearance will be just as epic when they edit out the gunshots from 'Paper Planes' and replaced them with ping pong-sounds back in 2007. Will definitely post it up later!

Buy "/\/\/\Y/\" on Amazon or off iTunes or in your record store.

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Big Sean – 'What U Doin? (Bullshittin’)' Official Video

Here's the visuals for the first official single from the KanYe West's G.O.O.D Music/Def Jam artist Sean Anderson, a.k.a. Big Sean. The Olympicks-produced 'What U Doin? (Bullshitting)' is taken from Big Sean‘s forthcoming debut album "Finally Famous", which will be released on the 14th of September aka. G.O.O.D Music Day alongside album releases by the rest of the G.O.O.D Music: KanYe West, KiD CuDi and Consequence.

The A-Team Theme Remixes by MSTRKRFT, Rye Rye, Just Blaze & Dan The Automator

Don't think there's a single soul in our generation that doesn't have some sort of relation with the cult of the A-Team, and now, in celebration of what will be one of the biggest movie events of the year an explosive remix package of the A-Team Theme is being released July 26th to Coincide with the release of the blockbuster movie, directed by Joe Carnahan.

The Remix package includes:

'Face Mix' by MSTRKRFT:
Old followers of this site knows that I'm not the biggest fan of Toronto's MSTRKRFT but I actually like what they've done here, creating the classic theme into a French tinged electro house floorfiller.


'B.A. Mix' by Rye Rye ft. Nguzunguzu:
I've actually unfollwed Rye Rye on Twitter this week, her RT-game is killing me, and her strange pro-actions towards Chris Brown is annoying the hell out of me. That said, I love Rye Rye, will be so interesting to see her debut album come to life on M.I.A.'s imprint N.E.E.T later this year but for now, here she completely slays the A-Team Theme called the 'B.A Mix':. B.A.? Bad Attitude!:


'Hannibal Mix' by Dan The Automator:
Dan the Automator has produced records for the Gorillaz and Kasabian amongst many others. And this is a nice dub/trip hop cut of the original A Team Theme put together by one of music’s underground leaders, just like Hannibal!


and last but not least, the 'Murdock Mix' by Just Blaze:
Just Blaze needs no introduction really, being responsible for the recent Jay-Z, KanYe West and Eminem albums he delivers a version of the theme that's heavy on street credibility. Not as insane as Murdock, but still delivers all the punches:

Rick Ross ft. Jay-Z & John Legend - 'Free Mason' and Ross & The J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Stole 'Maybach Music 3'?

There's been a lot going on with Rick Ross today. Not only that only 10 days before his upcoming album "Teflon Don" hit the shelves, probably the most anticipated track off the album, 'Free Mason' featuring Jay-Z and John Legend made it's way onto the web. Peep the track below and the making of it right here:

No, now comes allegations from Wyldfyer that Rozay and the J.U.S.T.C.E League have stolen the beat for 'Maybach Music 3', a beat he apparently send them 3 months ago for consideration, have a listen for yourself, the beats are _very_ similar:


"Teflon Don" drops the 20th of July.

Also, when I went home about an hour ago I bumped into a Swedish replica of Drake, huge doppelganger-alert, so as a bonus here's Nickelus F ft. Drake - 'The Grind':

Rick Ross ft. jay-Z & John Legend - 'Free Mason' YSI | zShare
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Nicki Minaj's Debut Album Drops the 23rd of November

YES! It's now official, Nicki Minaj will drop her debut album the 23rd of November this year!

Three Artists - One Song: KiD CuDi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij - 'All Summer'

Converse have been doing their "Three Artists - One Song"-project for a while now which basically means that they bring together three artists from different styles of music to create a brand new and original song.

Today it's KiD CuDi's turn to team up with Bethany Cosentino (of Best Coast) and Rostam Batmanglij (of Vampire Weekend) and along with collaborating on the track, all three artists also participated in the creation of the music video, which will be released later this summer. Download 'All Summer' below.


KiD CuDi, Bethany Cosentino & Rostam Batmanglij - 'All Summer' YSI | zShare

Stream M.I.A.'s Entire New Album "/\/\/\Y/\" Now

Even if the usage of MySpace has sunk drastically this year (Hypebot recently reported that the number of visitors to MySpace UK is down 50% from 10 million to 5 million in the last six months...).

However, some artists actually keep using it. M.I.A. is one of the as you can stream her upcoming album "/\/\/\Y/\" on her MySpace-page. Just click the cover:

Two New Drops off Rick Ross' "Teflon Don": 'Maybach Music III' ft. T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu & 'Aston Martin Music' ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele

Didn't have time to put up these yesterday, but here we go, the two latest drops off Rick Ross' upcoming album "Teflon Don" that will be released the 20th.

Still thinks that Rick Ross is way past his due date and that if the anticipation on your album is based upon the features your in deep shit. However, here are two of the most anticipated tracks and features of the "Teflon Don", both produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League: 'Maybach Music III' ft. T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu and 'Aston Martin Music' ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele.

In other news, Erykah will direct the official video for 'Maybach Music III' and hopefully spice things up as Ricky Rozay's videos been pretty much dull as dishwater lately.

Rick Ross ft. T.I., Jadakiss & Erykah Badu - 'Maybach Music III' (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) YSI | zShare
Rick Ross ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele - 'Aston Martin Music' (prod. by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) YSI | zShare