Wow! Excellent! So Kendrick Lamar, a young rapper from Compton who Dr. Dre signed to Aftermath/Interscope Records last year, recently released an album called good kid, m.A.A.d. city that has had much of the hip-hop community arguing about whether it is the best rap album of the year or the best rap album of all-time. I mean, it is really good. I've been listening to it a lot and it puts me in the mind of A Tribe Called Quest's first album and OutKast's second album. But apparently it could have been even better. Kendrick was reported to have recorded music with Lady Gaga earlier this year, but [...]
The video for the first single from Bonnie Prince Billy's new album Wolfroy Goes to Town, which comes out in two weeks, is strikingly similar to the one for Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You," which we were pleasantly confused by yesterday. Billy's seems a little bit more in context, and has a super-terrific surprise ending, but what becomes most obvious with the benefit of watching them together is that these are two artists who who should collaborate on an R. Kelly cover. I hope they do "When a Woman's Fed Up."