Video: First Serve (De La Soul) – “Mrs. Whitter” + New Track


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Posdnous and Trugoy (Dave) of De La Soul have adopted the monikers of Jacob “Pop Life” Barrow and Deen “D” Whittier to present their newly founded First Serve duo. Above, you can find a characteristically quirky intro to these fine young men.

On April 2nd, First Serve will be releasing a concept album centered around “the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes.” French production team 2 & 4 will be laying down the beats for the project. Take a listen to the first single, “Pushin’ Aside, Pushin’ Along,” below – smooth like butter. In absolute delight we are.

At the very end of this post, you’ll also find The Goon Time Mixtape, which features the duo rapping over reworked instrumentals from Nas, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Beatles, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Run DMC, and B.B. King.

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Video: Flux Pavillion – “Superbad” ft. Doctor P


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Crazy animations and comic steez in this new video for Flux Pavillion’s “Superbad” featuring Doctor P. We are completely engrossed in this glitchy chaotic awesomeness.

You think you don’t know Flux Pavillion, but oh, indeed you do! Kanye West and Jay-Z sampled our boy in “Who’s Gon Stop Me.” And there’s more coming from where all that came from!

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Video: Frank Ocean – ‘Rookie of the Year’ Interview With GQ


So, since when was Frank Ocean so incredibly charming and adorable?! Wow. We are loving this mini interview he did with GQ as their pick for Rookie of the Year for 2011. Congrats to the young gentleman!

Tune in for some wise words on vitamin C, non-musical advice from Kanye, and Frank’s extra curricular activities, amongst other things.

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New Track: Kanye West + Jay-Z – “Otis”


Ladies and gentlemen, the long awaited Watch The Throne is just around the corner – August 1st for the digital release, and August 5th for the physical release. And just when we thought we couldn’t wait any longer, Kanye and Jay-Z blessed us with a leak called “Otis.” As you might guess, the track features a sample from Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.” And you guessed it: now we really can’t wait.

Otis feat. Otis Redding by watchthethrone

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Hugo Video – “Bread & Butter”

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Hugo‘s new video for “Bread and Butter” shows the artist in his own comfort zone, pure soulful rock and roll, dedicated to the ladies. But the song that got him a deal on Roc Nation was a country-twanged cover of Jay Z‘s “99 Problems.”