Jay-Z x Kanye West Ni**as in Paris Video

Jay-Z x Kanye West Ni**as in Paris Video Official

Jay-Z and Kanye West have dropped the official video for “Ni**as in Paris,” the most infamous track off their Watch The Throne album which released last year. The video blends footage from their concert tour with a scripted performance and captures the essence of the shows quite vividly. This is dropping just days after Jay put on another memorable concert, this time in the form of a two-show stint at Carnegie Hall. 2012 is looking as promising as 2011 actually was for S dot.

M.I.A. ‘Bad Girls’

M.I.A. 'Bad Girls' Music Video

M.I.A. has dropped the visual for her latest single, “Bad Girls”. The South London bred artist swags out on the masses as her chain hits her chest, riding on top of cars as they float on two wheels. The desert party is an epic setting for the video and shows some great times being had. This will surely reignite her presence as one of the most influential artists in the industry right now.

Coachella 2012 Lineup

Coachella 2012 Lineup Music Festival

Coachella 2012 has been announced and the three-day music festival looks quite promising. Day one’s stacked with artists with The Black Keys headlining the show. Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, A$AP Rocky, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and several others will be filling in the slots for the overall show. Coachella will be held from April 13th to 15th and April 20th to 22nd in Indio, CA. Full-res flyer is below.

Interview Magazine | Common Interview

Interview Magazine | Common Interview

Common, the 39-year-old hip-hop veteran slash actor slash writer has had an exceptional 2011 to say the least. It’s been mostly a turning of a new leaves as he’s explored new avenues like authoring a book — his memoir, One Day It’ll All Make Sense — and even landing a role on AMC TV show Hell On Wheels. Beyond all the new, the Chicago-bred artist stays in touch with his old self with the release of his upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer. Slated for a December 20th release, the album features appearances by fellow Chi-Town native John Legend, Nas and an original work by Maya Angelou. Common even takes a shot at the soft-sounding works of contemporaries with a new song called “Sweet”.

Interview Magazine spoke to Common about the track, Hell on Wheels, and his memories of living with his late colleague, celebrated producer J Dilla. A few notable excerpts can be found below with the full feature available at Interview Magazine.

iTunes Match Now Available

iTunes Match Now Available

Apple has released iTunes 10.5.1 which brings along a few minor fixes but also gives users access to iTunes Match, a feature in iTunes that users can subscribe to for $24.99 annually. It’s listed as a beta feature, and beta subscribers are warned that their iCloud libraries will be deleted at the end of the beta. To thank beta testers for their participation, Apple is offering them an additional three months on their subscription.

GQ Presents | The Survivors

GQ Presents | The Survivors

As part of their Music Issue, GQ Magazine has released some really amazing content as part of The Survivors series. The feature highlights music legends and legends in the making. The list is pretty reputable with the likes of Keith Richards, Eminem, Lil’ Wayne, and a few other selects making the list. The content is rich and is available now online ahead of the spread in GQ’s November 2011 issue. Check the teaser below.

Jay-Z ‘The Blueprint’ 10th Anniversary Vinyl

Jay-Z 'The Blueprint' 10th Anniversary Vinyl

News of Jay-Z releasing The Blueprint in a limited edition, numbered vinyl set to mark the album’s 10th anniversary broke early last week. I was so busy grabbing one for myself that I didn’t even think to turn you all to it. “My bad” on this one. Fear not, it’s still in stock on Jay’s online store on Live Nation. Each one is individually numbered and limited to 2001 sets.