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Flying Lotus – “Night Grows Pale”

Maybe this was what it was, just an instrumental track that Flying Lotus cooked up and served as a standalone dish. But if there were emcees around when this “Night Grows Pale” was on playback in the studio… they were fighting for it! Guaranteeed. This is that dope beat somebody needs to pay, and pay dearly, for son!

Glad it’s up for streaming though. Call this a win either way.

FLYING LOTUS – NIGHT GROWS PALE

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DJ Premier – “My Space Baby” feat. Cherub (Video)

You already know DJ Premier does work across the music spectrum, right? Not just Hip-Hop… think about that Miguel collabo and his work with Torii Wolf. And here is another abstract not-Hip-Hop track to add to the Preemo work list – “My Space Baby” (featuring Cherub).

DJ PREMIER – MY SPACE BABY FEAT. CHERUB (ITUNES)

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Goapele – “Dreamseeker” (Video)

Incredible title track off the forthcoming Goapele EP. Video for it above. Short, but very sweet sounds to soothe the soul.

GOAPELE – DREAMSEEKER (EP) [PRE-ORDER]

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Little Dragon – “Celebrate” feat. Agge

“Celebrate” must have a bit more ‘umph’ put behind it by those looking out for the commercial interests of Little Dragon. The track (featuring Agge) has only snippets posted to the Soundcloud and Apple Music. All good. Well, good thing there’s always YouTube… for now at least. Hit play above to get an earful before anyone gets the bright idea to snatch this down (or reduce play length to 30 seconds).

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The Chainsmokers – “Paris” (Video)

Saw The Chainsmokers do “Paris” live on SNL (posted here) and had to see if there was a music video for it. Scooooore!

“Paris” is a single from “Memories…Do Not Open” recently released by The Chainsmokers.

THE CHAINSMOKERS – MEMORIES…DO NOT OPEN (ALBUM)

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The Chainsmokers – “Paris” (Live Performance) [Video]

That most recent SNL was pretty good all the way ’round. Found out about a new school cool band, The Chainsmokers. Really liking this song, “Paris.”

Knowing now that they are a DJ duo, I also note something very ‘Hip-Hop adjacent’ about their style… not hollering “appropriation” or anything, just calling it out.

(Plus, did you see how HOT the Honey singing background on the left is. INSANELY gorgeous! Wish someone would tell me who she is. Because WOW!)

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Tariq L. – “Ancestors Calling (Again)” feat. Imani Uzuri x U-George (Of The Hemisphere)

Producer Tariq L. delivers a spiritual experience to the listeners right from the start of the “Ancestors Calling (Again)” track. Music sounding like it’s echoing from The Source. Imani Uzuri pours all her good oil into the pot engraved with lyricals courtesy of U-George to complete this offering.

TARIQ L. – ANCESTORS CALLING (AGAIN) FEAT. IMANI UZURI X U-GEORGE (OF THE HEMISPHERE)

Syd – “Treading Water” (Prod. By Steve Lacy x Flip Colson)

Fact. Syd can’t do anything but win with us. That’s not favoritism, that’s her constant persuit of next-level realism and lyricism and all things dope in what she delivers. In whatever we come across, the genuine nature, talent and care come through. Which is why we had to come through and put up this latest post on her. “Treading Water” didn’t make her “Fin” album, but that’s okay… it made it here.

SYD – TREADING WATER (PROD. BY STEVE LACY X FLIP COLSON)

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The Weeknd – “I Feel It Coming” feat. Daft Punk (Video)

The Weeknd has this new jawn “I Feel It Coming” that was produced by & features Daft Punk. Before hearing the song you already know it’s going to be the business, right? You are correct! Reward yourself by watching the visuals for the song.

Now.

This single came from the “Starboy” LP that dropped Novemeber 2016.

THE WEEKND – STARBOY (ALBUM)

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Kanye West – “Bed Yeezy Season 5” feat. The-Dream

So. You got 17 minutes to check out some new music from Kanye West. He did something with The-Dream, flipping a track orginally done up by The-Dream (“Bed”, yeah the J. Holiday jawn)… calling it “Bed Yeezy Season 5”… and it’s out there but in there at the same time. Hard to explain, which makes it par for the Kanye course, right?

Think of this as an extended play for some extended play at the crib. Call bae. Test drive the track.

KANYE WEST – BED YEEZY SEASON 5 (FT. THE DREAM)

Syd Breaks Down “All About Me” (Video)

Above: With Syd’s solo album (“Fin”) off and running, she sits down to speak on the first single (“All About Me”). In the process, we learn a bit more about Syd’s views, her band (The Internet), her life coming up and more.

SYD – FIN (LP)

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The Punany Poets Push Spiritual Sex and HIV/Aids Awareness (Video)

Hahaa! You know, a touchless orgasm sounds like a great idea… until you get C Tha God hopping chairs to lay prone on the floor like ol’ gal was about to saddle up right there on The Breakfast Club morning show. Watch the shenanigans as the Power 105 morning crew welcomes The Punany Poets.

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Anderson .Paak Speaks On Making Music With Dr. Dre, Lifestyle & Music Influences And More (Video)

Good programming here. This OTHERtone show on Pharrell’s iamOTHER channel. Check out this extended ‘preview’ clip. But hold up… Dr. Dre put out 90% of .Paak’s work (and we still don’t get ‘Detox’)?? Doesn’t even matter if we believe it or not, it’s just a dope thing to say.

For the first OTHERtone episode of 2017, Pharrell Williams and Scott Vener are joined by Anderson Paak. Tune in on Beats 1 every other Sunday at 12PM PT / 3PM ET.

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Syd – “Body”

Damn. So Syd and the rest of The Internet will be at The Loft in ATL on March 3rd? Might need to be at the spot. Listen to mega-talented ma do her thing on “Body” from the upcoming debut solo album “Fin” (out now).

SYD – FIN (ALBUM)

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Dec 99th – “Seaside Panic Room” / “N.A.W. Medley” (Live Performance) [Video]

Dec 99th – alternative Hip-Hop duo Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) and producer Ferrari Sheppard – performs “Seaside Panic Room” and “N.A.W.” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

(Good thing Yasiin has that distinctive voice. Otherwise, could we really be sure it was him?)

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The World’s First Male Sex Doll (Video)

Ooookay. VICE’s Karley Sciortino is taking girls “playing with dolls” to a whole other level! Getting mighty cozy with the concept in this documentary episode exploring the making of male sex dolls for women.

Because, you know, gender equality.

(Hahaa! Karley, though. Got an undeniable sexy about her, right? Just saying, she probably does not need to go the doll route. Surely there is a real ‘plaything’ out here that will gladly play with her… Errr… Just watch.)

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Black Gandhiii – “Views From The Death Star” (Prod. By John The Third)

This “Views From The Death Star” (prodduced by John The Third) is some of that off-center ‘ish that will catch my ear flying around in the Soundcloud. Check out New Orleans’ own Black Gandhiii. Not much online in the way of background/info on the artist. Self-described as…

A kid with an open mind. Who’s struggle defines him, also allowing him to create great music. Telling his story and the truth about life. Follow the movement and stay tuned…

So, there’s that. Also, Black Gandhiii is down with Lamaj Records out of Houston, Texas (USA).

BLACK GANDHIII – VIEWS FROM THE DEATH STAR (PROD. BY JOHN THE THIRD)

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The Boyfriend Experience: In Japan, A Woman Can Even Rent A Man That Will Come Sit & Cry With Her (Video)

So the ‘Boyfriends For Hire’ business is still strong in Japan. We hipped y’all to it over three years ago on here. This is a next step. Sure, you can rent a boyfriend in Japan, but what about the elements expected of a longer-term bond? What if Japanese women could experience feelings usually borne of deeper bonds… without the being bound to a partner part? And do it a la carte? Would that be worth something?

Yeah, about $65 per hour. Yep, at least that’s what a ‘Handsome Weeping Boy’ will cost in Japan.

Watch.

(Full disclosure: VICE finds some cute correspondents. Like this Karley Sciortino. Them legs, too. Just saying.)

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Alternative/R&B: Childish Gambino – “Redbone” (Live Performance) [Video]

Hip-Hop’s eclectic is seen here performing “Redbone” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check out Childish Gambino, outside his Ern role, going alternative with the stage show.

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Woman Undergoes Procedure To Become A Sex Doll (Video)

Actually… that music wasn’t creepy enough! You know how folks (okay, dudes mainly) get sex dolls, right? How they get them and use them as though they were women.

Okay, okay! The dolls are their women, and they have sex with them. There it’s out there.

As hard as that was to say, wrap your head and vocal chords around this: A woman undergoing a procedure to become a sex doll!! Aw hellllll no! That’s what we say. And yet, there she is above doing it!

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