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The Black Keys, who should have a new album coming out soon, also appear to be ready to release their second installment as Blakroc, which combines the blues jams of the Keys with some of hip-hop’s brightest talents.
Simply titled Blakroc 2 and with no release date other than “coming soon,” the new album has a trailer that shows a wide range of contributors, including Talib Kweli, U God (who likes those four colored pens that I used to have in junior high), Jay Electronica, OC, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, Sean Price, and The Cool Kids. Check out the trailer below.
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.
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