March 8, 2012


Genre Report: Tyler, The Creator Gets Student Arrested & More

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HIP HOP: High School Student Arrested For Odd Future Graffiti
Last Friday, March 2, a wall inside Wales, Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine High School was tagged with (out of order) lyrics from the Tyler, The Creator song "Radical": "Fuck school, burn shit, kill p3opl3." Because the tagger is obviously a minor, their name hasn't been released, but they were arrested on Sunday. Tyler must be proud. [Pitchfork]

HIP HOP: Soulja Boy Drops New Track "Kim Kardashian"
Alabama spitter Soulja Boy, who seems to be impersonating Lil B wholesale these days, just dropped his new song "Kim Kardashian." You can download it here, but it's, ummmm... Not good. [Prefix]

HIP HOP: Jay Electronica's Album Is Done
New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica, who has been a rising star (without releasing more than a couple of tracks) for such a long time now that it's almost like everybody has lost interest, says his album is complete! It is about damn time.                            

Dear Believers and Patient Supporters. Thank you for your patience and support. The Album will be turned in Tomorrow evening. The wait ends.
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HIP HOP: 50 Cent Playing His Best Album In Full at SXSW50 Cent is playing Get Rich or Die Tryin', his 2003 masterpiece, all the way through during the Shady Records showcase at the South by Southwest festival in Austin next week. The album has never been played live all the way through, and it should be a real treat. [Shady Records]

R&B: '60s and '70s Star Releasing Comeback Album
Bobby Womack, who hit his peak during the late 1960s and 1970s, is coming back with a new album, his first album of original material in 18 years. It will be called The Bravest Man in the Universe and it'll be produced by Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz and Richard Russell, the head of XL Recordings. You can listen to the amazing lead single below. [Prefix]

PUNK: Clash Guitarist Wants Rock Library
Mick Jones, the former guitarist for The Clash, is hoping to turn the items in his gallery show into the foundation for a new "Rock and Roll Library" in West London. "I have got a lot of stuff so I thought it would be nice to share it with everyone," Jones said in an interview. [Spinner]

COUNTRY: Superstars Spearhead New ABC Singing Competition
Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Robin Thicke and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will host ABC's new reality singing competition Duets, which will debut this summer on ABC. The hosts will be searching for undiscovered talent and will be making duet partners out of the contestants. Like American Idol, the winners will get a record contract. [Rolling Stone]