Sony warehouse fire in London on August 9, 2011 The people of London are taking Bob Marley's song "Burnin and Lootin" to heart with a multiple-day riot that has not yet ended. The riots, which are a response to police shooting and killing 29-year-old Mark Duggan, have affected other citi ... More >>
Legendary spoken word, soul, jazz and hip-hop pioneer Gil Scott-Heron has passed away at 62, according to a report by NPR Music.As of yet, no cause of death has been released. Scott-Heron is most widely known for his song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." After spending time in jail for dr ... More >>
Something "life changing" occurred yesterday for the Los Angeles-based rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. What? No one knows yet, but "some shit went down," they "really won" and "dreams really come true," according to various tweets from members of group.Update: Pitchfork n ... More >>
Warning, these are not Not Safe For Work. Or people in the Midwest.
God forbid you offer a 40 second preview of a track off an album that has already leaked -- do so and you subject yourself to the wrath of some self-righteous British dude named "WEBSHERIFF."Such is the fate of yours truly and the newest album from Ratatat, LP4, which leaked about three weeks ago ... More >>
Brooklyn electronic/experimental duo Ratatat did an interview with Pitchfork today, also releasing a song from their forthcoming album, LP4, "Party With Children." It is worth noting that a copy of the album was somehow sold early by Dutch retailer Velvet Music, making its way to the internet by ... More >>
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