Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere.
Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops.
We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour.
Earlier in the month, it was announced that Eminem would be making hip hop history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium.
Not only that, when tickets went on sale last week, Em managed to sell out the gigantic venue almost immediately, resulting in a second date being added.
Mac Miller's been hinting at his new mixtape Faces for quite some time, and the 24 track project is finally here. Faces features guest spots from Schoolboy Q, Sir Michael Rocks, Earl Sweatshirt (twice), Rick Ross, Mike Jones, Vince Staples and Da$h.