Music

  • New OK Go Video “Writing’s on the Wall” Has Optical Illusions Galore

    New OK Go Video “Writing’s on the Wall” Has Optical Illusions Galore

    The band OK Go is known more for their ambitious music videos than their actual music, but the thing is their videos are usually so cool that it’s not even worth complaining about. Their latest is “Writing’s on the Wall,” which features a variety of handcrafted optical illusions, most of them of the anamorphic variety. […]

  • Ice Cube’s Son Will Play Dad in NWA Biopic

    Ice Cube’s Son Will Play Dad in NWA Biopic

    Rapper and actor Ice Cube has found a novel solution for the question of who will play him in an NWA biopic he’s developing with Universal. Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., has edged out other professional actors in the audition process and has been signed to play his dad in the movie. The movie will […]

  • Sir Mix-a-Lot Goes Orchestral (Video)

    Sir Mix-a-Lot Goes Orchestral (Video)

    Sir Mix-a-Lot will always be known for his 1992 hit “Baby Got Back,” but he’s shown a real acumen for squeezing a lot of expression out of that one song. The latest example is a collaboration with the Seattle Symphony and composer Gabriel Prokofiev. Prokofiev arranged the orchestral version of “Baby Got Back” as part […]

  • The Bottle Boys Cover “Bille Jean” Using Bottles (Video)

    The Bottle Boys Cover “Bille Jean” Using Bottles (Video)

    The Bottle Boys are a musical group with a more literal name than most, seeing as how they perform music by blowing air through the openings of bottles. They have a pretty expansive body of work, but they’re getting a lot of attention for their recent cover of a true classic: “Billie Jean” by Michael […]

  • Keyboard Cat Drops New Track (Video)

    Keyboard Cat Drops New Track (Video)

    Internet novelties generally don’t return for second rounds, at least not so that anyone would notice. But Keyboard Cat has always been a little more resonant than your usual internet meme, and he’s capitalizing again on his enduring fame with another winning performance. This one is a rendition of the 1966 ? and the Mysterians […]

  • Pharrell Debuts Spoken Word Piece “Dear G I R L” (Video)

    Pharrell Debuts Spoken Word Piece “Dear G I R L” (Video)

    The reasoning behind Pharrell‘s titling of his most recent album G I R L might have seemed self-explanatory—after all, aren’t the vast majority of pop songs written by men basically about girls?  But that didn’t stop him from releasing a spoken-word piece that, in part, serves to explain exactly how G I R L earned […]

  • Diddy Gives Howard University Commencement Speech (Video)

    Diddy Gives Howard University Commencement Speech (Video)

    One of the perks of being a celebrity is that universities and colleges will rush to give you honorary degrees just for being you—even if you dropped out from their very same educational programs decades earlier. Such was the case with Sean “Diddy” Combs, who was invited to receive an honorary doctorate and give a […]

  • Eminem Releases Mother’s Day “Headlights” Music Video by Spike Lee

    Eminem Releases Mother’s Day “Headlights” Music Video by Spike Lee

    Fans of Eminem (and even non-fans of Eminem) probably know that the guy wasn’t exactly going all out for Mother’s Day throughout his life. But he’s apparently ready to make amends, as the song “Headlights” off of The Marshall Mathers LP 2 demonstrates. The song features Eminem apologizing to his mom about, among other things, […]

  • ‘Xscape': New Michael Jackson Album Set for Summer Release

    ‘Xscape': New Michael Jackson Album Set for Summer Release

    You could be forgiven for thinking that news of a new Michael Jackson album on April Fool’s Day is some kind of prank, given that the departed King of Pop has been dead for almost five years now. But it’s not, and Xscape is really hitting the public on May 13th, 2014. Xscape will be […]

  • Wu-Tang Clan Releasing Just One Copy of Secret Album

    Wu-Tang Clan Releasing Just One Copy of Secret Album

    The Wu-Tang Clan, like all of us, exist in a world in which the commercial value of music continues to plummet, as many people consider the act of paying for music at all to be a pointless exercise in money-wasting. But unlike the rest of us, the Wu-Tang Clan actually has a way to strike […]