See, this is the risk you run when you accuse people of oversharing. Yes, Ke$ha and alt-rock group the Flaming Lips posted a whole bunch of faux-incriminating photos when they were in the studio together, including fake cocaine, fake waivers and very real glitter. But one thing that wasn't photographed or mentioned at all? Biz freaking Markie, he of "Just a Friend." This is a collaboration made in--well, OK, there's a chance part of it was made in email chains, but it's still among the most oddly promising trios of names we've heard in a while: alt-rock group, hip-hop legend, polarizing and bedazzled wild card. There's a high bar set for it: a bar that's the shit. (If you don't get the reference, please click that link, because not only will you then get it but your life will be 1000 times better.)
The track's part of their Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, out April 21, and the title is probably maybe one of 10 times in history that someone has called musician-Ke$ha (as opposed to person-Kesha, whose SATs were better than yours) "heady." It's also got several other collaborations that might be of interest (Neon Indian shows up; so does Erykah Badu, and Bon Iver and Chris Martin--those two thankfully not together.) The Ke$ha/Biz track, though, is "2012"--i.e. not the track that mentions acid or the track that mentions pee, but still pretty plausible because it's probably about the apocalypse, and it's not like Ke$ha hasn't sang about that before.
Previews are available here of a few songs, and the full tracklisting is below:
1. 2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
2. Ashes in the Air (featuring Bon Iver)
3. Helping the Retarded to Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
4. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)
5. Children of the Moon (featuring Tame Impala)
6. That Ain't My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
7. You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)
8. I'm Working at NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)
9. Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)
10. Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)
11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)
12. Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)
13. I Don't Want You to Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)
Happy birthday to the world's biggest genre
On this day in 1973, Clive Campbell, the Jamaican-American "selector" known as DJ Kool Herc, hosted a "back to school jam" at 1520 Sedgewick Avenue in the Boogie Down Bronx of New York City.
Armed with a booming sound system and reggae beats, Herc– a shortened nickname for "Hercules"– commanded insatiable audiences across the South Bronx with his unique looping technique called the "Merry-Go Round." "[I knew that] they were waiting for this particular break," Herc later said, "and I got a couple of records that got the same break up in it. I wonder how it would be if I put them all together."
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Raymond is a smug cat who highlights his heterochromatic eyes with hipster glasses.
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