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Download Big Sean’s latest mixtape Detroit for free HERE. It’s awesome, full of original beats surprisingly good lyrical content with guest stars like J. Cole and Common. It may be a mixtape, but it has the production quality of an actual LP.


Also check out the new song Clique, again with Big Sean, Kanye West and Jay-Z. The beat is cray (in a good way), the lyrics are mediocre and bunch of people will think it’s about the Illuminati…

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Weird shit I saw this weekend…

1. A twenty-something year old female pee her pants and not notice for 5-10 minutes.

2. Producer/DJ/Mad Dacent Label founder Diplo’s baby mama breastfeeding.

3. Three children under age 9 wearing bright yellow muumuu dresses while their purple-haired mother stood nearby.

4. A twelve year old loudly chanting “Party every day!” during a set by Major Lazer.

Just where did I see all these shenanigans? Why The Mad Decent Block Party in L.A. of course! About 10,000 hipsters (and the occasional old Asian lady, toddler, and/or family of hillbillies) packed a fenced-off section of downtown Los Angeles for what had to be the best free event of the year.

There were food trucks, cool waterguns provided by WeSC, free drinks courtesy Sobe, footwear for sale by Native Shoes, and of course, a grip of super-talented DJs and live acts from the Mad Decent record label. Though there was some false advertising (Switch was obviously missing from the “Major Lazer” set) it was an amazingly awesome time and I look forward to next year’s show!

Kanye West and Jay-Z have started trippin’ over their Watch the Throne tour and it ain’t even started yet…

According to the New York Post, the rappers are “barely speaking” over a dispute over the production values of their tour, which is set to kick off in Detroit on September 22nd.

(Image: Portland Mercury)

Apparently Kanye, wants to be all flashy and drop massive amounts of cash, while Jay-Z, being the ultimate businessman wants to keep costs low. Jay-Z denies the feud however. At a radio interview Monday he said, “Yes, we get on each other’s nerves. We push each other to be greater. Of course, there are times when we’re in the studio and we’re yelling. I would never disrespect that man or put my hands on him.”

Whoa hold up, I thought they were just arguing, now Jay is denying giving Kanye an ass-whooping? I’d pay good money to see that fight…

Ok I’m super late on this but I just recently discovered the Diggy Simmons (son of Rev Run) mixtape. IT IS UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING. Seriously the kid is barely old enough to drive a car but he makes better music than 99% of the garbage on the radio. If you are like me, and didn’t even know the kid could rap, definitely check it out.

Kudus to young Diggy, a future Legend. Click pic to download.

And yeah it’s way too late, but get over it.

I’m stoked. I’m going. Alot of people aren’t…if you are solely an indie rock fan, you are probably one of those people. My young, indie friend looked on with sadness as she read this years lineup. Alot of the rock bands are recycled form previous years, yadda yadda.

If you are a hip hop, and/or electro fan, you are surely NOT disappointed…Nas, Kanye, A-Track, Bloody Beetroots, Chromeo, 12th Planet, Duck Sauce, CSS, Chemical Brothers, and the list goes on and on. Even Lauryn Hill is gonna be there, that is, if she doesn’t have a Namoi Campbell and maim someone before her set.

So my dears, the season of Coachella is almost upon us. Start finding a suitable tent. Start saving your money, or else practicing your blow-j techniques to get one of those burly guards to let you in for free.