The new Jill Scott album The Light of the Sun is coming soon enough that the diva hosted an exclusive party in NYC last night, performing hot new tracks along with some of her classics. Check out this footage via Please Don’t Stare via The Life Files.
This week brings back the new head-nodding portion of the weekly GPWW radio show: Now That’s What I Call Bumps. Introduced to the show a few weeks ago to highlight the new generation of ‘unclassifiable’ producers, Bumps spoiled us quick, so last week its absence from the show was sorely missed. Thank goodness volume three is in this episode; the Bumps are here to stay.
As if that weren’t enough, the special worldwide mix is provided by none other than Erykah Badu. For past events, she has gone by the DJ name Low Down Loretta Brown, but here she explains to Gilles modestly that she wouldn’t call herself a DJ, rather a selector.
Check out the latest Beastie Boys video, inventive as ever, for the single “Make Some Noise” off their upcoming album Hot Sauce Committee Part 2. A few weeks back they released a two-minute teaser for a short film (we suspect there’s more to come), and today MTV premiered this video. It’s full of wild celebrity cameos – look for Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Ted Danson, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Will Arnette, Rainn Wilson and Steve Buscemi (and tell us who else we missed!) Elijah Wood is such a convincing Beastie in this short film, we think someone should get him a Brooklyn-kid role in their next major motion picture.
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Nikka Costa and company have a holiday message for y’all, with a super-special guest, in the form of the classic “Rapper’s Delight.”
Be sure to check out other videos in Nikka’s Box YouTube Series as she prepares to release her new album.
Good news Chicago, our favorite drummer, producer and deejay Questlove will be rocking the house this Saturday, April 23rd, at The Shrine, with a special early performance from Chicago Afrobeat Project, who are kicking off a 3-month residency at The Shrine it so happens, so keep a look out for more of their shows.
Get there early to enjoy the premiere screening of The Return of Chicago Cool: The Creation of The Shrine. Doors open at 8pm, with viewing of documentary promptly at 8:30pm. All early-goers will receive complimentary admission to Questlove as well as a hosted cocktail bar courtesy of CIROC.