Now that he’s officially Def Jam material and rapping on tracks with Kanye West, the long saga that has brought 2 Chainz (aka Tity Boi) to genuine fame is beginning to unfold in earnest. In what’s becoming the dull standard, Drake gets on board, insistently trying to fit in with the gangstas and trappers. As far as these tracks go, it’s not as painfully bad as “Tony Montana”, however, nor is it as obnoxiously memorable. Essentially, you’d be better off just spinning Trap-A-Velli 2 again, but check it out below regardless.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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