Check out the latest video from Stones Throw's Mayer Hawthorne, "I Wish That It Would Rain," directed by Henry DeMaio. The video debuted today as part of MTVu's The Freshmen, and you should vote for him here. He's got stiff competition against Surfer Blood, B.O.B, Anarbor, and Two Door Cinema Club but the winner is already clear.
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Check out the debauchery going down during the taping of Estelle's new video, "Freak," featuring Kardinal Offishall. Looks like a good time for sure.
Following Erykah Badu on Twitter this morning, we get a glimpse of the challenging record production process. Last night she announced that she had 24 hours to clear a Paul McCartney sample or her song would not make the album. Ultimately the powers of @fatbellybella made this thing - clearing samples - a notoriously long, difficult, often impossible process- into an incredibly easy link-up. And it looks like the sample has been cleared already, so we'll be happy to hear that particular track on the next New Amerykah!
"Window Seat," another single from New Amerykah came out last week.
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Donate a dollar for Haiti and get this dope gypsy track from Beats Antique: the download of "Les Enfants Perdus - The Lost Children" in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. The bluesy experimental track includes samples from singers and drummers in Haiti, plus samples of workers breaking stone with their axes.
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When their record label comes through to shoot a professional video about them, Paper Tongues find a way to get around them: by making their own EPK. These guys are fun but don't be fooled by their goofy play, they're intensely driven and the music is passionate and strong. Anyone who's seen them live will attest to that. They'll be at Bonnaroo, Bamboozle, 98Rockfest along with all their other shows: check their tour dates here.