Remember when Jay-Z retired and an underground Hip Hop producer named Danger Mouse perfectly created immeadiate nostalgia for Hov’s legacy by remixing what was said to be Jigga’s final album the Black Album with the Beatles?
Well a man named the John Stewart decided to remaster the Grey Album and it is above.
It’s Sunday. I will just let Pedro tell it:
For those that aren’t familiar with who I am my name is P. Blackk. I’m 21 years old & from Columbus, Ohio. I’ve been working on this project called “Contemporary Nostalgia” for quite some time now with my big homie J. Rawls. You might’ve heard me on the J. Rawls “Ohio Takeover Mixtape”, on L.e For The Uncool’s “The Measure” (George Washington) on Fly.Union’s “Look Up To The Sky”,on their TGTC album. I can now also add to that list my feature on BJ The Chicago Kid’s single “Heartless” which was his cover to “Long Run” by Fly.Union. But in this email I’ve linked my 1st visual as promotion for my collaborative project with J. Rawls, “Nahmean?” I’m trying to get the word out there, so of course I’m emaling you in hopes of getting that support to get the word out there. Once again, thank you for your time & get back to me as soon as possible
There is so much going this weekend.
The biggest event will be today when this year’s Wexner Prize winner, Annie Leibovitz and Rolling Stone Publisher Jann S. Wenner will have a public conversation tonight @ the Wex @ 5:30 pm. More information and tickets here.
This event comes on the eve of Annie Leibovitz receiving the 14th Annual Wexner Prize, Saturday.
After Leibovitz receives her Wexner Prize during a private ceremony; The Wexner Center will celebrate it’s 23rd Year with a Gen Wex sponsored party called Last Shot which will feature DJ Venus X. Hailing from Harlem, Venus has been embraced by the music and art world because her eclectic blend of regional and worldly music whether it be electronic or traditional, with Hip Hop, pop and other musics.
Whatever the genre, Venus chop and screws, and utilizes various other song altering process to make the experience unique and exhilarating for the audience. Get Right’s DJ Detox will join Venus in making people have fun. TIcket info here.
For the story about the Annie Leibovitz-Keith Haring at the top of the page and more stuff going in Columbus please jump.
Jay-Z flipped the wording on 99 Problems from “bitch” to “Mitt” today at the Obama Rally in Columbus, Ohio.
Find your voting location here.
Killer Mike is playing Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio November 9th.
Killer Mike’s El-P produced album “R.A.P Music” is easily one of the best albums of the year as it captures a down south everyman spirit with the bombastic conviction of early 90’s Public Enemy. So this was already a good show.
And it just got better as Envelope and Path have been added as the local support.
$13 in advance/$15 day of show. For more info visit Benco Presents.
After the jump revisit Envelope’s video for “You Want Me To Go” ft. Nikki Portman.
Above is Fly Union’s last vlog from the BET Music Matters tour they did with Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Rock, Ab-Soul and Stalley. In this Vlog, the Columbus trio hit up the West Coast, watch the debates, and visit the Beats By Dre Store.
Iye Ball From Fly Union will be the guest DJ at Get Right this Saturday at Skully’s in Columbus, Ohio. Yessir! Iye will be joining DJ Detox, DJ Johnny Cashola and host Milk Bar co-owner Kareem Jackson for the November installment of the monthly Hip Hop party.
So come welcome home Iye from his 40 date tour!!
(the Walkmen “Heartbreaker” live @ the Bowery Ballroom 6/7/12)
Fat Possum Recording artists the Walkmen announced a tour with Father John Misty. The Walkmen will be coming to Columbus on 1/17 as they play the Newport Music Hall on January 17th. I believe this will give me over two months to elicit some sort of twitter response from Father John Misty.
The Walkmen are releasing a Dance With Your Partner/Vermeer 65′ limited edition 7″. The release is limited to 1000 copies and will be available on Tuesday, November 6th.
Life or Death PR is proud to announce our official CMJ 2012 showcase, featuring an eclectic mix of our artists at the festival this year. The party will take place at 92Y Tribeca on Saturday night, October, 20th. The party is a $10 cover, or free with CMJ badge.
Set Times after the jump
Noisey has a wonderful feature here as Danny Brown goes to the Gathering of the Juggalos.
Obv, Ty Segall is having a baller year. Actual Facts, he is having a baller day. Today he released a banging new album TWINS on Drag City. He also announced that he will appear on Conan 10/16 and he added 2013 Tour Dates.
Stream “TWins” here
Dates after the jump.