Complex has posted a fascinating piece attempting to dissect which hip-hop artist ruled each year of music since 1979. What do you think, do you agree with their selections? Do you think Kendrick (or Future) deserved the nod for 2015 over Drake?
It’s still important to consider that the Best Rapper Alive debate is different from the GOAT conversation. Being the BRA doesn’t mean you’re the biggest or the most successful; it just means you're the Best at one particular moment. Of course in hip-hop, being the best is intrinsically about being BIG. And being at your best doesn’t make you the best, so if your prime coincides with someone else’s, well, hey, there’s always next year.
In case you missed it, we were robbed last night. In addition to having all of our cash stolen, we also lost multiple laptops, and literally ALL of Calvin's clothes were stolen. We also now have a broken window as we drive through Minnesota.
This is a photo Jesse took on Tuesday of his new daughter, the morning after she was born. She was named Bowie, and her and Jesse's wife, Andrea, are safely at home. This year should be exciting for our camp, and we could not have wished for a better start to it than this. We are grateful to be able to share this news with you, and hope you are all well. Congratulations to the Lacey family.
Brand New will be releasing a black variant of their Leaked Demos 2006 tapes to retail stores. They will be available at select retail stores and online publications shortly. Look for those to start showing up places in the near future.
Wolf Parade have announced that their hiatus is over and that they will be playing three residency shows in NYC, Toronto, and London in May and June. They are also working on new music.
Hey-o everyone, the hiatus is over!
We're very excited to get back on stage together at these residency shows in NYC, Toronto, and London. We'll be playing our favorites from from the old albums, of course, as well as a taste or two of some new tunes we've been writing. Hope to see you there! xo WP
I got to see the wonderful Panic! At The Disco at the O2 Brixton Academy in London earlier this week. Head to the replies to check out a short review on why it was great and photos. You can check out the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
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Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Weezer will release Weezer ("The White Album") on April 1st. Stream "King of the World" and check out the album art in the replies.
01 California Kids
02 Wind in Our Sail
03 Thank God for Girls
04 (Girl We Got A) Good Thing
05 Do You Wanna Get High?
06 King of the World
07 Summer Elaine and Drunk Dori
08 L.A. Girlz
09 Jacked Up
10 Endless Bummer
Bob Mould has announced that he will release Patch The Sky on March 25th via Merge Records. A new song called "Voices In My Head" can be heard in the replies.
01. Voices In My Head
02. The End of Things
03. Hold On
04. You Say You
05. Losing Sleep
06. Pray For Rain
07. Lucifer And God
08. Daddy’s Favorite
09. Hands Are Tied
10. Black Confetti
11. Losing Time
Polyenso will release their new full length album, Pure In The Plastic, on April 1st and this is no joke.
1. 17 New Years
2. Where To Grow (Where To Be Born)
4. Not My Real Life
5. /// (A Pool Worth Diving In)
7. Every Single Time
8. Let It Go
9. Osaka Son
10. Moona Festival