That whole DJ Drama mess spooked the crap out of mixtape DJs, to the extent that hometown hero CLINTON SPARKS done closed up shop on Mixunit, started a blog, took a day job at VH1, and is giving away his entire mixtape library for free.
Latest: a collabo with . . . Tommy friggin' Lee?
We give you Hip Pop Rock Star
Regular readers of OTD know we're all over Mark E. Moon's jock. Up til now he's focused on dropping Certified Bananas-style indie-rap smashups, but in honor of his joining the MySpace megaverse -- as good an excuse to revisit his way-too-slept on Neutral Milk Hotel remix -- he's put together a two-minutes-and-change minimix that throws gimmicks out the window and just kills shit, flipping the ubiquitous Justice/Simian track "We Are Your Friends" until it flips the bird at social networking.
Three more tracks just leaked off the Timbaland album, and maybe it's time to ask: what's the story with this off-brand nonsense?
And before you go awww some more, let's say up front: nobody in this office is gonna deny dude a well-earned victory lap. That's why we're carping on the bloginstead of in the paper of record.
Cop that shit.
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So we heard you dudes were so stoked about the Clipse poster that someone stole the blown-up version right off the stand! We had our eyes on that thing when it was in the office. Whoever got it, we hope you were man enough to get it signed. Send photos!
And since so many of you were bugging Mike Johnson about where to get the poster after he ran out, we figured we'd upload you a super-duper pdf of the joint.
Photo by Sisto
Think of last night as the dress rehearsal: it was the show that got added after tonight's sold out, so yeah, the room was only half-full, and Low B cancelled due to the weather in Philly (which somehow didn't prevent the Re-Up Gang from making the trip north from the City of Brotherly Love). The thumbnail description: Clipse running through full versions of nearly every song you'd want to hear (we took a quick smoke break, maybe they did "Hello New World" while we were gone), with Ab-Liva and Sandman bringing a fresh package onstage when the rhyme supply began to run low.
Cadence Weapon -- MC, P4K reviewer, remixologist, mp3 blogger, big Bad Religion fan -- signed to Epitaph last week: will he become the Spank Rock of Canada? His Breaking Kayfabe is out in the US (finally) on March 13, to coincide with SXSW buzz-building. That rap-act-with-punk-aesthetic thing? Rollie: "I think I got that."
Oh no they didn't.
Oh yes we did. We had our dude Jef Czekaj, of Nickelodeon Magazine fame, duncecap-and-kazoo us a poster for the most highly anticipated event of the winter: the Clipse's two-night tour-kickoff celebration at the Middle East, brought to you by the Boston Phoenix's "Excuse" concert series, and yours truly.
Gym Class Heroes
Gym Class Heroes, RX Bandits, P.O.S., and K-OSFebruary 17 at AvalonPhotos by Carina Mastrocola
In a nice little internerd loop, a thread on Hollerboard about the Hives/Timbaland track we posted yesterday turned up this clip of the Hives on Swedish TV last October . . . which may just have made the Hives our new favourite band, again. They cover seven songs in nine minutes (including one of their own), Pelle's got bleached hair, and they pull off a transition that puts them in the OTD hall of fame: the Hellacopters' "Gotta Get Some Action (Now)" into Three 6 Mafia's "Stay Fly."
Somewhere, surely, Randy Fitzsimmons is fuming.
There was this brief moment between the time Veni Vidi Vicious came out and the time, more than a year later, when the Hives got famous, where it seemed like they were going to become a completely different sort of band. The flipside of the original "Hate To Say I Told You So" single -- the one that came out on Gearhead -- was a weird, Kraftwerk-like instrumental called "The Hives Are Law, You Are Crime."
OTD ticket giveaway coming Friday. All our Mr. Me Toos get your duncecaps and kazoos ready.
Whether or not the new Bonde Do Role album is actually called, as Pitchfork will report sometime this week, BONDE DO ROLE WITH LASERS, we can tell you that the anticipation on this thing is beginning to get hyper. Their holdover EP full of "Gasolina" remixes is barely out and people are flipping. Above and below: some examples of what to expect.
Ehh. Since everyone's known the punchline for weeks, the K-Fed burger-flipping freestyle was all anti-climax. Still: good shew, lad. And rapping at the security cam was a nice touch. Plus, now we know what to taunt dude with when the former Mr. Spears shows up for an "anti-valentine's" promotion at Boston's Gypsy bar this week.