Archive for July 11th, 2011

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REVIEW: Beirut – The Rip Tide

“It should go without saying then that The Rip Tide is a truly beautiful piece of work. It’s so light and airy that it could slip right by you, but if you take the time to listen and focus there is much to fall in love with. It’s a soul-searcher, but without any of the faux sentimentality that usually infects introspective records and it’s all bound together with a seamless vision and creativity.”

RUMOR: Waka Flocka Flame calling it quits

If anyone understands whack, it is obviously Waka Flocka Flame. The rapper behind “Hard In The Paint” recently tweeted about his distaste for rap and even state that he will be quitting after this year is over. Well, actually he says he plans to “quite,” but we’re guessing Flocka’s fingers and Apple’s “auto-correct” simply disagree.

This may all be a rumor or Flocka trying to turn up business for his upcoming release with Gucci, so don’t get too upset just yet. We will fill you in with all the details as they surface.…

STREAM: Wale ft. Big Sean & B.o.B – First Class

The internet may not be ready for a track this packed with hit makers. Bobby Ray and Big Sean join Wale for “First Class,” which will probably be your new favorite song before it even ends.

No word on this song’s source or destination, but we’re glad it arrived nonetheless.

What do you think? Comment below and let us know your thoughts on this new track.…

Kidd Kidd signed to G-Unit Records

Following their prior collaboration, 50 Cent has signed Kidd Kidd to the G-Unit roster. The New Orleans, Louisiana native recently released his single “Better Walk” featuring 50 cent, a cut off of his May 2011 release The Reallionaire. Check out what Kidd Kidd said about 50 giving him such an opportunity below.

“50 came at me direct and I respect that,” he told SOHH. “It’s a respect thing, you feel me? There’s not too many real out there that do what they do. He told me when he comes down to New Orleans, he’s gonna come and get at me.

Talib Kweli releases ‘Prisoner of Conscious’ details

Talib Kweli announced recently that his sixth studio album, entitled Prisoner of Conscience, will drop in November. The LP will feature guest performances from Mos Def, Jean Grace, Maino, Kendrick Lamar, Curren$y and Nelly. In addiction to these artists, Kweli’s Refelction Eternal partner Hi-Tek will contribute production, as well as E. Jones, Terrace Martin, Rahki, Symbolic 1, Oh No, Madlib and many more. Are you excited for Talib Kweli’s new release, if so let UTG know by commenting below!…

STREAM: Pusha T ft. Tyler, the Creator – Trouble on My Mind

Collaboration of the year? Maybe.

Pusha T has been riding high since the release of Fear Of God and soon he will re-release it as an EP with new songs that are sure to carry him even farther. One of those new tracks, “Trouble On My Mind,” features none other than OFWGKTA’s Tyler, The Creator. RedBull landed the stream and we brought it here to UTG for all of you. Click below and enjoy.

Yoko Ono threatens to sue over Lennon’s Bar

Yoko is back in the news, this time around, she is threatening to sue Lennon’s Bar owner Mike Craig from Dundee, Scotland. Ono is accusing the bar of copyright infringement and demands that the memorabilia is taken out of the business within 14 days. The bar is a tribute to Yoko Ono’s late husband John Lennon. We’ll see how long this fight lasts.…

Duke Kitchens and Matt Carter leave Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Alternative Press has revealed that Duke Kitchens and Matt Carter have left Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Though the departed have made no comment, frontman Ronnie Winters cited the need ““to focus on their personal lives, including [spending] some much-needed time with their friends and family.”

Click here to read the full article, which includes a lengthy statement from Winters. RJA will continue to tour in support of their forthcoming record Am I The Enemy, proving once and for all this band isn’t going anywhere soon.…

MTV names There For Tomorrow “PUSH Artist Of The Week”

It is no secret MTV has almost completely abandoned their original plan of broadcasting music to the masses, but that hasn’t stopped them from blogging!

Clinging to relevance, yet still catering to the masses too lazy to discover new talent on their own, the once great music empire has wisely chosen There For Tomorrow as their PUSH artist of the week? What does PUSH accredidation earn them? A literally f*ckton of exposure.

Click here to see the first of what we assume will be many articles/promotional items from MTV on There For Tomorrow. Also, if you haven’t done so already, …

Max Bemis (Say Anything) Daytrotter Session

Say Anything mastermind Max Bemis is the latest artist to record a Daytrotter session. Click here to stream and download Bemis’ performances of “The Church Channel, “I Never Knew You Were So Lonely,” and “I Want To Know Your Plans.

Say Anything have been working on their third full length, but little to no information has been made public. …

Arctic Monkeys announce North American tour dates

Arctic Monkeys have released the second leg of fall touring dates for North America that can be viewed right here on UTG. Pre-sale for these tickets will start at 10am(CDT) on July 11th – July 13th. The group is currently touring to support their latest effort, Suck It And See, off of Domino Records.

Tour Dates:
8/1 Dallas, TX The Palladium Ballroom
8/2 Austin, TX Stub’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
8/3 Houston, TX House Of Blues
8/5 Kansas City, KS Kansas Speedway
8/6 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
8/7 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/10 Seattle, WA The Showbox
8/11 Portland, OR …

Fair To Midland stream ‘Arrows And Anchors’ on AOL Music

Fair To Midland have partnered up with AOL Music to stream their entire new album, Arrows And Anchors, that drops tomorrow via eOne Music. Give this record a spin, and while your at it, read our official review of it by clicking right here.…