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Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Essential Mixtape Alert: DJ Young EZ – Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1

Okayplayer’s Mixtape Mondays feature has opened me up to a whole new world of mixtapes. I am Jasmine, they are Aladdin and this particular mixtape is RUH RUH LIKE A DUNGEON DRAGON. DJ Young EZ describes Guaranteed Raw Vol. 1 as such: “An hour of classic 90s hip-hop shit cause Dipset is what’s ‘old school’(…)

Sweet “Dreams” From Beyonce

Sweet “Dreams” From Beyonce

Boots is probably one of the few people who has the opportunity (and NERVE) to write a song that merely FEATURES Beyonce…but, I guess when you play a large part in writing, producing and playing on an album as transcendent as Beyonce, you get these types of privileges. After the critical and commercial success of(…)

Wild Beasts Somehow Get More Amazing With New Video

Wild Beasts Somehow Get More Amazing With New Video

I must say – I would not have imagined Wild Beasts making a video like this, but I’m so glad they did. Inspired by Talking Heads, they took to the hills, donned some intense outfits and performed semi-robotic dance moves to Present Tense banger “A Simple Beautiful Truth” and of course, it’s awesome. Also, side(…)

Why Was I Not Invited to Women of Soul at The White House?

Why Was I Not Invited to Women of Soul at The White House?

When flipping through channels on a rainy Monday night, I did not expect to encounter life-altering greatness. But, that’s exactly what happened when I came across WOMEN OF SOUL: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE – starring Patti Labelle, Janelle Monae, Aretha Franklin, Jill Scott, Ariana Grande and even more! I guess my invite from(…)

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

Essential Mixtape Alert: Freeway + Girl Talk’s Broken Ankles

SIX TRACKS OF FIRE! I mean, wow. I guess it’s not surprising that Freeway, Girl Talk and a host of guest stars including Waka Flocka Flame and Jadakiss would make something that went so incredibly hard, but still. WHOA. Broken Ankles is incredible. Download it for free on Datpiff! And also definitely watch the video(…)