Daily Archives: July 26, 2017

Public Enemies: Jay-Z Vs. Kanye West Trailer

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s relationship has been a subject of interest since West ranted about their lack of closeness on stage last year. Public Enemies: Jay-Z vs. Kanye West is a documentary produced by Channel 4 in the UK that examines their friendship. The documentary will on Monday, July 31st at 10 PM ET.


Esperanza Spalding Will Write And Record New Album During A Facebook Live Stream

Esperanza Spalding At The 2017 NAMM Show

Esperanza Spalding has announced that she is writing and recording her next album titled Exposure during a 77-hour Facebook Live stream in September. The jazz bass player and composer is going to rely on her improvisational instincts to create while fans watch in real time. She will be joined by special guests and fans will be able to share their comments with her as she makes the album. She explains,

“I foresee that creating before a live audience will add excitement and extra inspiration energy.  Knowing someone is watching and listening to what you’re making seems to conjure up a sort of “can’t fail” energy. The necessity to keep going because it’s live draws up another depth of creative facility that can’t be reached when you know you can try again tomorrow.

Having such limited time to write and record 10 songs will also force us to rely on improvisation and first instinct. Not allowing us time to judge, second guess, question, or alter the initial hits of inspiration that drive the creation of each song.

That means that the audience will get a record of the most potent, charged, fresh-from-the ethers-compositional, musical and lyrical content. Of course they will be formed into songs, but they’ll carry the charge of the immediate, of the innately inspired artists co-creating in the room throughout the 3 day process.”

The project takes place on September 12th at 12 PM ET and when it’s finished 7,777 CDs will be released with her personal notation attached to them.


Listen To Leikeli47’s Attitude From Insecure’s Season 2

Brooklyn’s Leikeli47 is having a good summer with the debut of her single “Miss Me” and an upcoming performance at Afropunk in her hometown next month. She is also one of the artists to debut new music on Issa Rae’s HBO comedy Insecure. “Attitude” is a straightforward admission of divadom from the show’s current second season.


Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy Gets A Limited Vinyl Release

Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy album will be released on yellow vinyl and the pre-sale is going on until tomorrow night. Those who pre-order the vinyl bundle will receive the album, a digital download of the album and two different bee stickers. Flower Boy is also available as a cassette on the golfwang.com site. Tyler is performing for the first time since the release of the album this Friday at the Panorama Festival in New York. Watch the video for “Who Dat Boy” below.