Award ceremonies are intended to celebrate the best and brightest talent, yet the shows themselves are often dull, lengthy and awkward. Although this year’s Grammy Awards clocked the highest ratings in decades (RIP Whitney), we were again reminded why we don’t really pay attention to these things. Especially this one.
Hey did you know Tyler is craaaazy? Game too? They’ll tell you all about it while they hang out in a really dirty asylum. With a kitty. And is that Lil’ Wayne on the hook? Think so.
This Week: The Back Keys finally cross over; all that Amy Winehouse left behind; The Roots tell the story of a child who grows into a drug-dealer; Poland’s Jacaszek combines classical and electronic; Auto-crooner T-Pain is back with club jams and guests.
The 2012 Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got the list.
This Week: Drake is back with superstar guests; Swedish electronic outfit Korallreven’s debut; Pterodactyl is noisy and bright; 31 years of R.E.M.; A synth-phonic release from Tycho.
This Week: Red Hot Chili Peppers drop album number ten; Balam Acab inspires ooos and ahhs; Lil Wayne takes a stab at The Throne; CSS’ nu-rave sex punk; Zach Hill and Hella’s ferocious math rock.
Lil Wayne’s first mixtape since his release from prison is here. Catch Weezy with Young Money buddy Gudda Gudda and Lil B freestyling over an assortment of current hits.
Duo Karmin rock a cover of “Look At Me Now” from Cris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Lil Wayne…but their version might be better than the original – WIN!
Weezy! Video wizard Hype Williams gives Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz the full treatment with a multitude of absurdist concepts: Lil Wayne’s a general; he’s a professor; he’s a rap star; he’s a king; he has no head (or brain). Also, it’s all a dream because its Inception.
Since The Game is making the world endlessly wait for his RED album, he’s throwing out free music in the meantime. The double disc mixtape includes guest artists Dr. Dre, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Fabolous and Jim Jones.
The followup to 2008’s blockbuster Tha Carter III is set to be released on the same day that Lil Wayne will be released from prison.