March 12, 2012


Genre Report: Odd Future's TV Commercial & More

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HIP HOP: Rap Crew Films TV Commercial for New Album
Odd Future, the Los Angeles rap outfit that never seems to stop releasing music and videos, have filmed a TV commercial for their upcoming album, OF Tape Vol. 2, which comes out March 20. The clip is just the kind of thing that would mystify you enough to buy the album. Check it out below. [Prefix]

HIP HOP: Rapper Gets Johnny Cash Tattoo on His Head
Alabama spitter Yelawolf got a tattoo of Johnny Cash and June Carter on the side of his head. That would have been an outrageous tattoo by itself, but Yela also included the name "Fe Fe" in the tattoo as a tribute to his girlfriend Fefe Dobson. Well, if they eventually breakup, at least his hair can grow back over it. Photo is here. [HipHopWired]

INDIE: Superstar Songstress Unveils Album CoverRegina Spektor, one of the planet's most charming singer-songwriters, has shown the world the cover of her next album What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, which comes out May 29. You can look at it here. [Rolling Stone]

ROCK: Kyuss Members Sue Former Bandmates
'90s alt-rock underdogs Kyuss, some of whom went on to form Queens of the Stone Age, are in a fight over the use of the band's name. Kyuss broke up in 1997, but recently a few members re-formed the band and called it Kyuss Lives!. Members of the original band who aren't in the re-formed Kyuss Lives! aren't exactly happy about that and are suing the re-formed band to stop using the name Kyuss. This doesn't sound very rock n' roll. [AV Club]

HIP HOP: White Rapper Apologizes For "Slave Master" Lyric
Iggy Azalea, the Australian rapper who recently graced the cover of XXL Magazine's Freshmen Class issue, has gotten herself in hot water over a lyric in which she calls herself a "runaway slave master." Now she's apologizing for it: "It was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry." [HHDX

COUNTRY: The Voice Host Wants to Kiss Other Voice Host
Blake Shelton has a man crush on Adam Levine. How do we know that? Blake said, "I have a man crush on Adam. It blows me away [that] people can pick that up just by watching that on television." He goes on, "I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad." That's not a man crush dude! That's just a regular crush. [Country Weekly]