New Release: The Bullitts – ‘They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories’

 

What’s an album where Jay Electronica makes three features and also has Rosario Dawson singing? The Bullitts new album out today not only features the aforementioned but also includes appearances from Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def), Lucy Liu, and Tori Amos.

They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories sets a strong precedent for any future cowboy film soundtracks. Sounds range from whimsical and slow, disco, rocked out, mashed up hip-hop, and on. Nothing is predictable and everything is wonderful.

Stream the entire album on Okayplayer.

New Jay Electronica – Freestyle + ‘Making Of’ Video

prelude to a freestyle. from Jay Electronica on Vimeo.

Jay Electronica is one of those artists who got himself a sweet deal (Roc Nation) from blowing up online. He’s released freestyles that were blogged and hyped up around the world, in particular the famous “Exhibit A.” His Roc Nation album will be coming out later this year, but for now we get this live video – “Prelude to a Freestyle”. After the jump, watch the Making of Act II, his upcoming album.

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GPWW 1/26/11: Backstage at the Worldwide Awards 2011

The Gilles Peterson World Wide show this week highlights the results of the Worldwide Awards of 2011. Read a full review by the host himself on the GP site. Or listen to some of the big winners in this playlist, inlcluding Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron, Fourtet, Flying Lotus, Jay Electronica and James Blake of course. Also if you missed it, check out this video of Thom Yorke interviewing FlyLo backstage at the show.

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Jay Electronica Added To Jay Z’s Label + MP3

This past Friday, at a NYC club, Jay-Z announced that the New Orleans rapper, Jay Electronica, has been signed to his label, Roc Nation.  Jay-Z explained this move by saying that his “whole goal is to reintroduce the magic to hip hop.”  Jay Electronica has been making his name in the underground scene for several years with hit singles like “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C”.  The two also created a collaborative song, “Shiny Suit Theory”, which features The-Dream and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Jay Electronica- Shiny Suit Theory feat. Jay-Z, The-Dream, & Charlotte Gainsbourg [MP3]