Video: Beastie Boys ft. Santigold – “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win”


Directed by Spike Jonze, the Beastie Boys and Santigold video for “Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win” busts out gory action figures for your viewing pleasure. Gory action figures having emo dialogue, that is. Yes: the eleven-minute video is complete with subtitles and a dramatic war story plot. Never again will life be the same.

And in case you missed it, stream the uninterrupted original version of the track below.

Beastie Boys featuring Santigold – Don’t Play No Game That I Can’t Win by Hypetrak

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New Release: Hassaan Mackey & Apollo Brown – ‘Daily Bread’ + “Volume” MP3


We’ve already been knocking this one hard. Yesterday Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey released their debut self-titled album as Daily Bread. Detroit-based Apollo Brown singlehandedly produced the album and Rochester’s Hassaan Mackey handles emcee duty thoroughly. Be prepared for chills and the like.

We are very excited to share one of our favorite tracks off the album, “Volume,” for free download. The song also happens to be a favorite of the duo’s as Hassan relates, “Yo man, that was the first beat Apollo played when I walked in his crib in Detroit…this was the first song I wrote to when I got there, and we knew it was the lead joint.”

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New Track: Wu-Tang – “Legendary Weapons” + Free MP3


Wu-Tang returns with another free teaser for us, and this time it’s the title track, “Legendary Weapons.” The understated track features Ghostface Killah, AZ, and M.O.P. with production by Noah Rubin. Get ready for the album to drop on July 26 – soon!

Wu-Tang – “Legendary Weapons” [MP3]

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Video: TV on the Radio – “Caffeinated Consciousness”


TV on The Radio’s video for “Caffeinated Consciousness” has already made us press play about twelve times. We’re not sure what’s happening, but we think that the song keeps ending before we want it to and thus, we must repeat incessantly. Or perhaps it’s that flying carpet hippie scene that makes us melt. Either way, this song and video are an all around win. As if it couldn’t get any better, the video is part of an hour long movie by TV on the Radio that was released back in April.

With the video also comes the release of remixes for “Caffeinated Consciousness” and “Will Do,” which are available exclusively on iTunes. Check out the video for “Will Do” that we posted a few months back as well!

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Muhsinah Releases ‘Gone’ Free Double EP


Muhsinah’s newest project is just a little too incredible to be free. Over the past couple years, we’ve observed Muhsinah’s social network musings and seen her process her growth as an artist, all the while wondering what’s next. What’s clear is that Muhsinah did not spend a bit of that time in vain. A creative to the core, Muhsinah has chosen to traverse new territory with her sound and pulled it off flawlessly.

Throwing in some rock, dance, and even punk, Muhsinah might go through a single track sharing likeness with both Kenna and Brandy, while still being herself. She’s your secret favorite radio hit, your throwback punk jam from middle school, and your underground genre-shifter all at the same time – homegirl is not playing any games.

After winning a trip to Aruba to open for Jennifer Hudson, an inspired Muhsinah turned a single EP into her Gone “double EP” – meaning two EP’s in one. The first EP is called Urban, while the second one is called Suburban. Enter your email into the widget below to download Gone!

Muhsinah – “Stop & Go”

Muhsinah – “Down to 1″

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