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G-Unit Want You to Watch When They “Come Up”

50-Cent and G-Unit have clearly gone nowhere. The crew have had a good summer, playing OVO Fest, releasing a few tracks here and there, and announcing a new album in November, 2014 is looking like the year for G-Unit.

Well, now they’ve released a video for their new track, “Come Up,” and it’s obvious they’re still living the party lifestyle. The video is packed with booze, babes and cars, and they don’t appear to be slowing down. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think. Read more »

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New ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Is A Creep With A Camera

Dan Gilroy picked one hell of a story for his directorial debut, and after two trailers I am convinced Nightcrawler will be one of the most talked about films of the fall.

Yesterday, a second trailer for Gilroy’s upcoming film found its way online. It’s the first preview for the October 31 release that has explored the actual plot of the film, and though it still seems to keep a lot at bay the things we are able to witness are nothing short of unsettling. Gyllenhaal is a man at the end of his rope, and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to find a way to make it in this crazy, dog eat dog world. Before I tell you the full synopsis, do yourself a favor and watch the following clip without any idea what to expect: Read more »

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Stream Rustie’s New Album ‘Green Language’

After hearing a few tracks already from the album, including the crazy-good song “Attak” featuring Danny Brown, Rustie’s new full-length, Green Language, is now available for stream over on Pandora.

Green Language is the follow-up to the 2011 release of Glass Swords which featured tracks with AlunaGeorge and Nightwave, and it will be released on Warp Records next week, on August 26.
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A Great Big Pile of Leaves Share B-Side “Learning Curves”

The melodic pop outfit A Great Big Pile of Leaves is about headlining a beast of a tour for September. Their label, Topshelf Records, has put the band together with label mates Field Mouse, Prawn and Diamond Youth, one sick lineup.

Well, yesterday, they shared a B-side from their new album You’re Always On My Mind, called “Learning Curves”. It’s a fun and energetic song that runs just shy of three minutes, containing loud crashes, gorgeous guitar riffs and the expected vocal accompaniment that this band is known for. Read more »

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Katy Perry Shares “This Is How We Do” Remix Featuring Riff Raff

The Neon Icon has officially become besties with the girl behind everyone’s Teenage Dream.

Katy Perry is always rumored to be dating someone, regardless of whether or not the press has any proof of the alleged romance. In recent weeks, the person Perry has most often been connected to is Riff Raff, the outrageous rapper who is often known as the most viral man in hip-hop. The pair deny they’re anything more than best friends, but today they took a step towards being more than just friends by collaborating on the official remix of Perry’s infectious “This Is How We Do.” You can stream the track, in full, below: Read more »

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Juicy J Releases “Low” Video Featuring Lil Bibby, Young Thug, and Nicki Minaj

Just a week or two after delivering the official audio, Juicy J has shared the official music video for “Low.”

You may have missed the premiere of “Low” when it ran on UTG, but it won’t be long before the first confirmed single off Juicy J’s next album is impacting radio around the globe. The song packs a killer beat that lends itself to dancing, not to mention remixes (which should begin hitting the net anytime now). The video features fly cars, hot ladies, and shots of Juicy J pimping his way through a parking lot. Nothing too over the top, but it’s entertaining nonetheless. You can view the clip below: Read more »

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‘Young Ones’ Trailer: Michael Shannon & Elle Fanning Explore Yet Another Dystopian Future

The future is, by all accounts told on the silver screen, a horrible place to live. There are no jobs, poverty is often rampant, and the idea of society as we know it today has long vanished. For whatever reason, people always believe those who exist in the future are doomed to explore vast wastelands that once supported thriving cities. I’m not against this approach by any means, but it’s certainly not the most original take on what is to come.

Young Ones, the second feature from Jake Paltrow, offers yet another take on a potential dystopian future. Water is more scarce than ever before, and the people left on Earth spend their days in search of the resources needed for life to survive. This leads to wars, high crime, and all sorts of nastiness that average people – like the family at the center of the film – must fight against if they hope to survive. We’ll talk about this idea more in a moment, but let’s take a moment and enjoy the film’s latest trailer: Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ Is An Underwhelming Callback To Adolescence

Film: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Directed By: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin

After 9 years of waiting for another foray into bloody black and white cinematic madness, the sequel to Sin City has finally arrived. Was it really worth the wait, though? Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a victim of the times. In 2005, I was 12 years old and loved this kind of unforgivable trash. Betwixt the beheadings, limb chopping, and nude women was a pre-teen being exposed to the kind of joyful refuse that Hollywood could churn out. Now typing before you is a 21-year-old with a better set of morals exclaiming his distaste for a sequel that is less joyful and operatic than the original. Read more »

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LIVE REVIEW: KISS and Def Leppard in Des Moines, Iowa (8/20/2014)

“You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world…KISS!”

Forty years later and the hottest band in the world hasn’t lost its shine. KISS delivered a full-throttle destruction of Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on August 20, winning the crowd over with a mixture of celebrated songs and on-stage antics. The band known for mixing simple and addictive rock ‘n’ roll with one of the most historical, groundbreaking live performances hasn’t lost a single platform-shoe’d step in its four decade tenure of melting faces — and that was blisteringly evident Wednesday night.

But let’s back up. Def Leppard, British rock band best known for pouring some sugar on the entire world, was the main support for an evening fueled by a not-quite-washed-up-but-not-so-young-anymore spirit in the crowd. The band wasn’t terrible at all. It wasn’t a set to write home about, but it wasn’t exactly 75 minutes wasted. Def Lep is a part of rock ‘n’ roll history — such as KISS is — and for that, it’s cool to watch. Read more »

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Puff Daddy And Guy Gerber Release ’11 11′ Album (For Free)

There was a rumor not too long ago that Puff Daddy and producer/DJ Guy Gerber were working on an album together. The story quickly spread around the net, but when no music surfaced in the immediate future people moved on. To be perfectly honest, we even thought the whole thing was a hoax, as our tiny critic minds could never imagine what would happen when those to creative minds got together.

Turns out, the album is very real. In fact, it’s complete and ready to be added to your music collection, for free, today.

Yesterday (August 21), Puff Daddy turned to his social network with the news he would have a surprise late at night. When 11:11 PM rolled around, Daddy revealed his collaborative project with Gerber is complete and immediately available for anyone willing to give something new a chance through Thump. He also shared a short documentary about the creation of the record. You can view and listen to all of this, below.

Before you dive in, I want to make it clear that the record below is not your typical Puff Daddy/Diddy/etc rap record. This is a house record through and through, made with clubs in mind just as much as people who love a good time. If that appeal to you, dive in. If it doesn’t, why not go ahead and give it a chance anyways? You never know what you might discover. Read more »

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Oceano Drop Off Tour With I Declare War

Oceano have been forced to drop off their current late summer tour with fellow metal outfit I Declare War. The band is citing ‘transportation issues’ as the cause and hope to be on the road again soon. A message released to fans over social media this week reads, “Due to transportation issues we are unable to play the remaining tour dates. We sincerely apologize but this is out of our control. We’ve had such a blast with I Declare War, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, Barrier and Invent, Animate and have some big news coming up.”

It’s hard to guess exactly what the ‘big news’ Oceano have coming up might be, but our money is on the group revealing either album or tour plans, possibly both, before the end of the year. The group’s last album, Incisions hit stores on October 1, 2013 through Earache.

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Ty Dolla $ign Shares “Lord Knows” Featuring Dom Kennedy And Rick Ross

Ty Dolla $ign has watched his celebrity grow throughout 2014, and next week he hopes to take things to another level when his $ign Language mixtape hits streets. Today, we get our first taste of the record, and I think it’s safe to say Ty has another hit on his hands.

Bringing together Dom Kennedy and Maybach Music Group head honcho Rick Ross against a beat that isn’t a afraid to use thunderclap samples, “Lord Knows” is the first confirmed $ign Language track to find its way online. It’s little more than a series of boastful verses and misogyny, but it goes down smooth. I think Rick Ross steals the show verse wise, but the hook could (and arguably) should be recycled for many months to come as it’s one of the catchiest urban music refrains of the month. Check it out: Read more »