Bilal’s “Levels” Video

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The Sounds of VTech / Bilal Levels

Check out the new video from Bilal‘s latest album Airtight’s Revenge, the directorial debut by highly acclaimed musician Flying Lotus. This video for “Levels” is an appropriate spaced-out trip with multi-dimensional planes, omniscient third eyes, and naturally, Erykah Badu as the goddess. The video also includes a cameo from Thundercat and the producer of the song, Shafiq Husayn. Congratulations to Bilal on his Grammy nomination for the song dedicated to his children, “Little One,” another great single from Airtight’s Revenge.

Buy the Levels EP on iTunes, with remixes by Sonnymoon & Flying Lotus

Talib Kweli’s “Cold Rain” Video + Single with Jean Grae

Talib Kweli dropped some more gems from Gutter Rainbows, his new album in stores tomorrow. He released a video for his first single “Cold Rain,” looking fresh off the set of The Book of Eli, plus a new track produced by Oh No featuring Blacksmith labelmate Jean Grae. With production from Ski-Beatz, Hi Tek, M-Phazes, E. Jones and Symbolyc One, and Talib’s ruthless hustle, Gutter Rainbows is looking to be one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011.

The Power Batch: Fela Kuti Re-Issues + Vinyl

The Power Show Batch – The Completion of the Fela Kuti Re-Releases

For more details on the Fela Kuti boxset, check here.

Purchase The Power Batch on iTunes

 

 

Blaqstarr Divine EP & NYC Showcases – January 27th & 29th

Blaqstarr is gearing up for his Divine EP to drop on January 25th, and we trust our friends at Spin, who say this about the record: “imagine Prince remaking Sign O’ The Times as a banging, Baltimore club record.” That’s all we need to hear. Sold. Blaqstarr is part of N.E.E.T. Recordings, M.I.A.‘s label, along with a favorite young firecracker Rye Rye. In 2007 their song “Shake It To the Ground” grew from an underground Baltimore club thing to a widespread dance hit. Now Blaqstarr’s doing his solo thing on the Divine EP, showcasing his fearless and relentlessly experimental brand of electronic hip-hop.

He’s coming to New York City next week with performances at Santos Party House & Good Units. Music, event info, and photos from our  SVEDKA event with Blaqstarr after the jump.

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