Levi’s Pioneer Sessions: Nas Covers “Hey Young World” by Slick Rick + MP3

The Levi’s Pioneer Sessions kicked off with Nas covering his “personal favorite MC” Slick Rick’s classic song, “Hey Young World,” and you can get your copy here. The series has some exciting upcoming tracks from artists like The Shins, Raphael SaadiqJohn Legend & The Roots, She & Him, Passion Pit, and more, so stay tuned! For now, check out this bonus footage of Nas laying down his track for Levi’s.


Alex Cuba’s “Caballo” Video + MP3

Check out the video for “Caballo” (Horse en Español), a Cuban-funk-rock track, conceived and produced in Smithers, Canada, where Alex Cuba currently resides. Alex Cuba‘s new album is self titled, to be released in the US on June 8th. Grab yourself an MP3 after the jump!

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Win Tickets to Erykah Badu’s New York Show

Erykah Badu just kicked off the Out My Mind Just In Time 2010 AD tour after the successful release of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh. Concert goers on the 7th will also be graced with the presence of Janelle Monae and The Roots’ Questlove, who will be opening at the Roseland Ballroom that night.

Want 2 comped tickets to the show AND backstage Meet & Greets with Erykah? Travel over to New York Magazine’s Vulture to enter. After all that, check the full tour schedule at www.OutMyMindJustInTimeTour.com.

P.S. – We hear the next video coming will be for “Turn Me Away (Get Munny),” so stay tuned!

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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno: Dog With A Rope + Bonus Tracks

Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno has just released the first single and title track for the upcoming album Dog With A Rope, that will be released July 13th through the infallibly funky label Tru Thoughts. Download “Dog With A Rope” after the jump, or buy the single and two exclusive tracks here on Think Indie. And as a bonus, we’re premiering this behind-the-scenes footage of the album’s recording in the Sonido del Valle studio in Cali, Colombia.

Last week you may have seen the Rich Medina Tru Thoughts Funk Mix of the label’s 10th anniversary compilation floating around the internets. Download the mix and a track from the compilation album, “Payback” by Beta Hector featuring Dionne Charles, after the jump!

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