When did the Dixie Chicks become a hip hop icons? That is a question I am legitimately asking, I am not particularly au courant with hip hop iconography. Anyway, I like the way this one builds and pops, and it's got a good message too! Enjoy. [Via]
Here's a video for a new remix of Janelle Monae's "Tightrope." In it, we don't get to watch her dance quite as wonderfully as she did in the original, but even when we can't see her feet, she moves like they're gliding on vaseline. And whether she's singing or rhyming or just looking at the camera, she absolutely erases anyone else on screen. That's bad news, in this case, for rappers B.o.B. and Lupe Fiasco, who pale in her presence. Meanwhile, Monae's mentor Big Boi has released another video for a song from his upcoming, so-far-so-totally-great solo album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Return of Chico Dusty.
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley, have you heard? B.O.B. made a song that's not for the birds. I am surprised. I strongly dislike pretty much every song I've ever heard by B.O.B. But this is great—and made much, much better, of course, by a routinely phenomenal guest verse from Andre 3000. (Who's gearing up to play the guitar like the greatest guitarist who ever played the guitar in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, All Is By My Side.) Also sounding great upon first listen, a new song from Andre's Outkast partner Big Boi. This one, which will be on Big Boi's upcoming album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, [...]
13. "The sun is shining everyday, but it's far away / Over the world is [unintelligible syllable that sounds like 'blehhh']" ("The sun is shining everyday, but it's far away / Over the world is death," from OneRepublic's "All The Right Moves")