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New Wale – “The Crazy” and Mixtape About Nothing Tracklist May 26, 2008

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May 30th, folks. If you haven’t heard, it’s gonna be a hot summer. Shout-out to Best Kept Secret and the Allido crew. I feel a Soundtrakk/Lupe type connection going on…

Wale – “The Crazy”

Also, I don’t see Julia Louis-Dreyfuss on the tracklist as previously reported… maybe she’s on one of the skits.

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Q&A with Nikki Jean (Burnt Orange Juice exclusive) May 1, 2008

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Remember how I told you we’d cross paths with Nikki Jean again? Well one of our sources called us up the night before Glow in the Dark (more on that to come, believe me) to say a certain someone might be available for an interview. (more…)

Urging for some Evil April 25, 2008

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Ok, so we’ve woefully under-posted about My Morning Jacket’s new LP, Evil Urges which may well turn out to be one of the better albums to come out this year. We’ve been stoked since their set at SXSW. The album leaked like 2 days ago and we’re still chewing on it. You should too. Here’s the title track My Morning Jacket – “Evil Urges” and a breakdown with Jim James to get you started.

Burnt Orange Juice presents… Juicy Jams Vol. 1 April 21, 2008

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I made you a mixtape. Would you like to hear it?


New Mickey Factz ft. N.E.R.D. – “Don’t Be Light” April 2, 2008

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I met Mickey outside the Santogold show at SXSW. Dude is mad cool and further proof that hip-hop right now is as fly as it’s ever been. Check out his new track featuring N.E.R.D. after the jump. (more…)

Holy F*ck (and everyone else) remix Radiohead April 1, 2008

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[Radiohead @ The Cynthia Woods Pavillion in the Woodlands]

The relentless innovators from across the pond have opened up their latest single, “nude” for remix by the public. Fans can download pieces of the song and upload their own reimaginings at the sleak new Radiohead Remix site. The top ten, as ranked by listeners, get kudos from the band itself. Get Holy Fuck’s currently-chart-topping rendition after the jump. (more…)

SXSW preview: Tokyo Police Club (Burnt Orange Juice exclusive interview) March 5, 2008

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[photos c/o Tokyo Police Club]

Being a Tokyo Police Club fan is like signing up to go sky-diving. You know you’re in for the thrill of your life, but first you have to get teased a little bit. Belly-flopping on to padded mats during training sessions is fun and all, but it really only whets the appetite. And when you finally reach your big day, the plane ride to 13,000 ft. is filled with angst and anticipation. << Get TPC’s new single, SXSW dates and more after the jump. (more…)

Colby’s pick: Scanz – “Don’t Front” March 4, 2008

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<< Colby White brings you the illest shit you never heard >>

Yeah, the video could’ve been better – a lot better – but I can’t deny Scanz. His debut Prelude to a Legacy makes the con game that was the Rawkus 50 worth it. (My beef with Rawkus is another post in itself.) Scanz should’ve picked a different track as the lead single, maybe one with a better hook, but “Don’t Front” is more than a solid showcase for
his complicatedly flawless flow. Don’t believe? Check “You Know the Deal” below.

Scanz – “You know the Deal”

New Wale – “Go Mode” feat. Bun B March 3, 2008

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The Washington D.C. rapper Wale (pronounced “wah-lay”) has been making waves in the hip-hop community with support from Mark Ronson and various “artists to watch” lists. See the Peels section for details on his upcoming “Mixtape about nothing” inspired by that famous show covering similar subject matter. Wale’s newest joint is a banger to be certain and is produced by his frequent collaborator and fellow up-and-comer, Best Kept Secret, with a guest verse from the sole remaining survivor of Houston’s legendary U.G.K., Bun B.

Wale feat. Bun B – “Go Mode” 

New Usher – “I Can’t Win” February 28, 2008

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A new somber ballad from Usher. I was looking forward to a follow up to Confessions a year or two ago, but am I the only one who thinks these new tracks have been underwhelming?

Usher – “I Can’t Win”

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