Mayer Hawthorne’s “Robot Love” video is a cartoon with a boy meets female robot storyline. And the adventure takes place around a variety of Americana pop culture items like Spam, Volkswagon Beetles and Schlitz beer.
Jermaine Jackson and Treach remember Michael Jackson on what would’ve been his 56th birthday today.
Souls Of Mischief member, A-Plus remixes “Melding Of The Minds” from Deltron 3030′s sophomore album, Event 2. The sci-fi oriented single with Zach De La Rocha is the third in a remix series started by A-Plus earlier this year with Que’s “OG Bobby Johnson” and Meek Mill’s “I Don’t Know.” The Souls Of Mischief are touring their Adrian Younge collaboration project, There Is Only Now.
Van Hunt is embarking on his next album after being inspired by the re-discovery of music from the past like Parliament Funkadelic and The Delfonics. The project is untitled as yet and he’s keeping most of the details secret for now but fans can pre-order the album and various collectables via his Pledgemusic page.
Georgia Anne Muldrow and her partner Dudley Perkins take up the frame for the “Pop Iconz” visual from Muldrow’s Ms. One album. The rapper/singer/poet is critical of white supremacy-loving pop stars obsessed with materialism who influence young people to seek shallow Hollywood dreams.
Janelle Monae surprises The Drumadics who are New York City street musicians and together they jam out “Dance Apocalyptic” for the crowd at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park.
U.K. producer Imperial remixes “De La Soul’s “Itzsoweezee (Hot)” and replaces muted computer horns and tom toms with warm southern soul. “Itzoweezee” was co-produced by J.Dilla for De La Soul’s Prince Paul-less fourth album, Stakes Is High.
Chrisette Michele and her band perform an Unplugged version of “Epiphany” in this 2nd vlog from her RichHipsterTV series. She wants to know from the fans if the Latin embellishment should or should not stay in the remix.
The Souls Of Mischief and Adrian Younge project, There Is Only Now was released today and you preview it by listening to the stream.