(PG-13: Language) Killer Mike and El-P have been murdering ears their whole careers, but they became something more when they teamed up as Run The Jewels. Scott Green looked at the hip hop duo’s interviews and lyrics to see why they’ve become so relevant.
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(PG-13) “Bitch that phrase don’t make no sense why can’t fruit be compared?!” With the help of Giant Propeller, Lil Dicky finally released a music video for one of the best tracks on 2015’s Professional Rapper. It’s about LD and his brain being dumbfounded by his date’s beliefs.
Drummer David Dockery is back with another rhythmic reinterpretation of a classic scene. This time, he transposed the dialogue from the famous fizzy lifting drink argument from Willy Wonka into a drumbeat. Listen to the beat without the voices here. “I said GOOD DAY!”
Ten Second Songs‘ Anthony Vincent channels Anthony Kiedis, then takes a quick left turn to perform the Chili Peppers’ classic Give It Away in the style of 20 other musicians, from The Beastie Boys to Guns N’ Roses to David Bowie. The Twenty Øne Pilots bit was hilarious.
“In an alternate universe, this is what could have been.” If you were expecting to be Rickrolled when you click play on this clip, you’d be wrong. Though there is something just so wrong it’s right about the soulful pop singer doing a cover of the AC/DC classic Highway to Hell.
Musician Louis Cole’s short song works on more levels than you’d expect. Most of us can relate to its lyrics, and while it starts out like a novelty tune, we quickly learn that Louis is a serious electrofunkmaster. And then there’s this. Louis, you’re our new hero.
Musician Miguel Montalban turns in an epic lead guitar performance on his cover version of the Dire Straits classic Sultans of Swing as he plays for a crowd of bystanders in London. His Sweet Child O’ Mine and Stairway to Heaven are equally enthralling.
Streaming speakers with minimal monochrome color schemes and physical controls. Available in two sizes, they can play audio via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, AirPlay, Chromecast and 3.5mm aux. They also have built-in support for Spotify and Internet radio. (Thanks Tomas!)
Put on your headphones and crank them up to 11 for this incredible 1973 BBC broadcast, featuring musician Mike Oldfield and his bandmates as they perform all 25+ minutes of the esoteric prog rock creation Tubular Bells Part 1, best known for its use in the horror film The Exorcist.
(PG-13: Language) American sign language interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego spoke with Vox about how traditional ASL is not suited to translating music, whether it be wordplay or melody. That’s why she injects creativity and motion to help the deaf appreciate music.