Music

  • ‘World Wide Funk': New Bootsy Collins Record Features Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop

    ‘World Wide Funk': New Bootsy Collins Record Features Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop

    Funk legend Bootsy Collins has returned to the scene with his first album in six years, and it’s an overstuffed affair packed with guest stars and cameo appearances in the vein of the Holy Ghost’s late-period records. But unlike Bootsy’s celebrity-packed last album Tha Funk Capital of the World, World Wide Funk is populated by […]

  • Soft Ass Rappers: Pillows for Rap Fans

    Soft Ass Rappers: Pillows for Rap Fans

    You love rappers, but do you go to sleep with one every night? Putting aside the obvious innuendo there, designer Caleb Thomas has come up with a new line of pillows bearing the images of some of the biggest names in rap. The collection is called, obviously, Soft Ass Rappers. Kanye West, Drake, A$AP Rocky, […]

  • ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    ‘Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998′ by John Carpenter (Audio)

    One of the few pleasures of living in the early-to-mid 21st century is bearing personal witness to the unlikely career transformation of John Carpenter from genre film director to rock star. He released both Lost Themes and Lost Themes II over the past few years, and went on the road to play not just tracks […]

  • ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween': A CBS Animated Special

    Michael Jackson and Halloween seem to go together more and more these days. First we had the spooky MJ compilation Scream, which collects every even vaguely Halloween-adjacent Jackson song, and now we have a CBS animated special entitled Michael Jackson’s Halloween, as announced by the official CBS Twitter account: Get ready to go on an […]

  • ‘Fela Kuti Box Set #4′ Curated by Erykah Badu (Audio)

    ‘Fela Kuti Box Set #4′ Curated by Erykah Badu (Audio)

    Two legends of music cross paths across time thanks to the latest release in Knitting Factory Records’ ongoing series of Fela Kuti retrospectives. It’s Fela Kuti Box Set #4, this entry in the series having been personally curated by Erykah Badu. If you’re not familiar with Kuti’s work, Badu offered a handy listening guide to […]

  • Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Producer and composer Quincy Jones has evidently wanted to start a TV channel dedicated to jazz and various other related forms of music for a while now. But he only recently got just such a project funded through Kickstarter: It’s called Qwest TV, and it’s now “coming to a screen near you” sometime in the […]

  • ‘The Saga Continues': New Wu-Tang Clan Album Out Now

    ‘The Saga Continues': New Wu-Tang Clan Album Out Now

    We’ve been hearing about the new studio album from The Wu-Tang Clan for a few weeks now, and now the new record is finally here. It’s called The Saga Continues, a somewhat shortened title with no “Wu-Tang” in the actual title of the album, but other than that everything appears to be as promised, and […]