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tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nackwill be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how.

Unlike the previously shared “Water Fountain,” the new single is more mellow and bass heavy. Any sporadic street drumming and clanking you may have come to know well is pushed aside for some humming synth and extra bass. Merrill Garbus is slowing her voice …

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Free mp3: Frank Ocean, Diplo, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon – “Hero”

We told you on Friday that Converse was planning something special for the latest installment of their ‘three artists, one song’ series, and this morning they delivered on that promise in spades.

“Hero” brings together Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean and EDM megastar Diplo with The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon. The results are a soothing-yet-pulsating audio experiment that sends chills down your spine. You can stream and download the track, for free, below.

You will probably never find UTG complaining about new Frank Ocean material, but “Hero” is not exactly the kind of song you would expect from …

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Frank Ocean, Diplo, And Members Of The Clash Collaborate On New Song

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Frank Ocean, Diplo, and members of the Clash (Mick Jones and Paul Simonon) are the latest pairing of talent to be thrust together through Converse’s popular three artists one song campaign. On Monday, a new track titled “Hero” will hit the net, which was created by this collaboration sometime in recent months.

Speaking about the recording process, Diplo offered:

The Clash were always teachers to me, even before I shared a studio with Paul and Mick. Their musical anarchy and constant attitude to disregard rules and forge their own path was inspirational to me. They

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LISTEN: Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” (Blue Sky Black Death Remix)

Blue Sky Black Death bring on the intensity to create a more severe version of Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids.”

While the beginning of the track is almost straight Frank Ocean, the second half of the song is nothing like the musician, creating a fading, almost bleak, sound.

You can view Blue Sky Black Death’s tour dates and listen to the remix by the group below.

03-06-2014 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
03-08-2014 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03-11~ 03-16-2014 – SXSW – Austin, TX…

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Beyonce Emerges Without Warning; Drops Album On iTunes

Remember that time Beyonce put out a record tonight. Surprised? Yea, so is everyone else.

The album is self-titled and features familiar favorites Drake, Frank Ocean, hubby Jay-Z, and kid Blue Ivy. There is a whopping 14 songs and 17 accompanying videos on the release. Quite the undertaking for a secret project.

Of course this means the only thing people will be talking about for the remainder of the year is this record. Smart move, B. This marks the 5th studio album from the superstar, following 2011′s release, 4. Columbia Records is referring to it as …

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Earl Sweatshirt Announces North American Tour

Odd Future affiliate Earl Sweatshirt has announced he will be heading out on a North American tour this fall in support of his recently released debut studio full-length, Doris. The tour would not be complete without some friends in tow, though, so Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Vince Staples will all be making appearances on the trek as well.

There is no confirmation on which dates the other acts will be performing at, but make sure to follow the jump for the dates and locations and see if Earl will be heading to your city. …

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Earl Sweatshirt Debuts “Sunday” Featuring Frank Ocean

The world is anxiously awaiting the debut from Earl Sweatshirt, and this morning the OFWGKTA member unleashed one more deep record cut to keep fans on their toes until the album’s street date.

Hitting the net late last night with assistance from fellow Odd Future member Frank Ocean, “Sunday” is the chillest of Earl Sweatshirt‘s most recent material. The beat is far less abrasive than tracks like “Whoa,” and the tempo allows for both Ocean and Sweatshirt to dive further down the lyrical rabbit hole. Both artists have a knack for twisting phrases and accompanied by production like …

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Frank Ocean Tears Vocal Cord In Melbourne, Cancels Australian Tour

Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean has been forced to pull the plug on his first Australian tour following a single performance in the city of Melbourne.

According to promoters at LiveNation Australia, Frank Ocean’s team decided to cancel his remaining tour dates down under following a medical emergency that arose during Frank’s Melbourne appearance. In a tweet sent out just before 2AM this morning, the promoter wrote, “Regrettably we can confirm that Frank Ocean’s remaining Australian shows have been cancelled. Standby for further information.” A press release sent out by Ocean’s team a short while later confirmed this report and …

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Frank Ocean Posts “Versace” Remix Lyrics, Takes Shots At Chris Brown

The hot single to remix at the moment is Migos’ “Versace,” and while every rapper in the game is rushing to push theirs out to blogs Frank Ocean has decided to go another route entirely.

Taking to his Tumblr overnight, Frank Ocean posted an image revealing the lyrics for his take on Migos’ breakout single. Accompanied by a caption that read “no audio,” Ocean’s lyrics take jabs at Chris Brown, rappers who rush singles, and the internet’s obsession with celebrity. We have no idea when (or if) audio will surface, but we certainly hope it does soon. …

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Doris’ to Feature RZA, Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, and More

Details regarding Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt‘s new album, Doris, have been unfolding pretty quickly recently, and now it looks like we have more details. We already know the release date and tracklist (August 20), but now a list of featured guests on the album has been released. Looks like RZA, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Domo Genesis, Tyler, the Creator, and more can be expected. Check out who will be on which song below the jump.

Earl Sweatshirt also released “Hive” and an accompanying music video for it just the other …

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Kanye West Wanted Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta’ Tracks To Appear On ‘Watch The Throne’

During a BBC Interview with Zane Lowe, Jay-Z revealed that Kanye West and himself got into a bit of a tiff during the production of their 2011 album, Watch The Throne. Apparently, two of the tracks featured on Jay-Z’s new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, were advocated by Kanye West that they must appear on the duo’s collaborative effort. On top of it, they both spent days arguing over the tracks.

The two records in question are the opening track “Holy Grail,” which features Justin Timberlake, and the track “Oceans” which features Frank Ocean. NME reports that Jay-Z …

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Frank Ocean Performs New Song in London

Soulful swooner, Grammy winner, and Odd Future member Frank Ocean debuted a new song in London last night, marking the fourth new song he has performed live. If you’re holding a ticket to one of the remaining dates on his ‘You’re Not Dead’ tour, it seems you’ll be getting a new song. And they’re not too shabby, too.

Hopefully in the coming months Frank Ocean will announce more details about his upcoming album. For now, we know there are about “ten to eleven songs” recorded for his new record thanks to a BBS Radio 1 interview. Rumored collaborators include Pharrell …