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The Music Link List: 10.21.2010


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M.I.A. unleashes a new track!

M.I.A. unleashes a new track!

♥♥ With Atari 2600 effects and a bass-heavy backdrop, M.I.A. releases new track with a very long name. “Bedroom to the Hallway to the Road to the World” comes with its very own custom domain. You can stream the song and check the trippy visuals there.

Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday"

Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday"

♥♥ Ms. Minaj recently announced the first five dates of her upcoming tour and revealed the official cover art for her forthcoming debut album, Pink Friday which hit stores on November 23rd. The cover features the rapper sitting armless on the ground with elongated legs, a flowing silver corset, and stark pink wig. Oh Nicki, you’re such a barbie!

The Banned Cover To "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

The Banned Cover To "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

♥♥ Speaking of album covers, a naked Kanye West and his “phoenix” as cover art for his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy didn’t sit too well with U.S. distributors. Kanye blasted the retailers via twitter and cited unfair treatment. The controversial artwork illustrated by artist George Condo may not make it on the U.S. cover, but maybe it will oversees. I guess we’ll just have to wait until Nov. 22nd to see what the new album art will be!

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Stones Throw 10 x 45: Hip-Hop 7-inch Box Set

♥♥ Following up on Stones Throw’s 10/10/10 event in Los Angeles (which featured 10 DJs playing all 45s), the amazing record label has a new project on their hands.  The Stones Throw 10 x 45 is a box set of ten 45s containing tracks selected by Peanut Butter Wolf from the Stones Throw archive which have never been released on 7-inch singles.  The box set 10X45 will be released in limited quantity on October 25th and features music from Quasimoto, Madvillian, J Dilla, and many more!

Saul Williams

Saul Williams

♥♥ ”Explain My Heart” is the new music from dynamic poet/actor/musician Saul Williams. The song will be featured on his upcoming Volcanic Sunlight album. Take a listen to “Explain My Heart” on AfroPunk. You can down­load it in its entirety by signing up for Saul’s email list.

James Blake

James Blake

♥♥ London producer and singer James Blake covers Feist’s 2007 Ballad, “Limit to Your Love.”

A-Trak has Ray Ban Vision!

A-Trak has Ray Ban Vision!

♥♥ DJ A-Trak teams up with G.O.O.D. Music’s latest recruit CyHi Da Prynce on a new track. “Ray Ban Vision” will be featured on Fool’s Gold Vol. 1 compilation, which will be out on the 25th digitally.  You can download the track courtesy of Rcrdlbl.

Hottub at CMJ!

Hottub at CMJ!

♥♥ CMJ 2010: Music Marathon & Film Festival is officially here!  A ton of artists are slated to perform including Das Racist, Cassette Kids, and Women Making History feature artists Hottub.  These fabulous ladies will be hitting the stage on 10/22/2010! In celebration of CMJ, Damn Zun has put together a CMJ mix featuring some international dance flavor! Be sure to check it out!

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Diesel Music launches the "Stupid For Music Cup"

♥♥ Diesel’s U:Music (D:U:M) is turning 10! In honor of this celebration, D:U:M is looking for the next big artists to break and give out some sweet prizes too! The Stupid For Music Cup is an interactive competition that lets fans battle it out by showing their love, appreciation, and all the crazy exploits they commit while under the influence of music. Check out the video below for more information and visit Diesel Music’s website to get in on the action!

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New music from Sleigh Bells, Olivier Daysoul, Aja Monet, and The Beast featuring Nnenna Freelon

New music from Sleigh Bells, Olivier Daysoul, Aja Monet, and The Beast featuring Nnenna Freelon

♥♥ Soul singer Olivier Daysoul was featured on Hudson Mohawke’s 2009 hit, “Joy Fantastic” from the album, Butter.  This time he’s stepping out on his own.  Download  his Oddisee produced EP, “Mr. Saint Louis” via bandcamp.

♥♥ Spoken word artist Aja Monet showcases her amazing talent on the Rafael Casal-produced track “Us.” The track also features vocal contributions by Abiodun Oyewole from the Last Poets. Download “Us” via Bandcamp.

♥♥ Download Sleigh Bell’s “Tell ‘Em (Kingdom RMX)”

♥♥ Jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon joined hip-hop quartet The Beast to release Freedom Suite: a 10-track collection of jazz and hip-hop. Download the Apple Juice Kid produced track, “Freedom Part 2”.

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