With both teenaged, drill rapper Chief Keef and comedian Andy Milonakis on one track, your knee-jerk reaction of, “Is this a joke?” is perfectly understandable. But before you discount Milonakis’ rapping as an elaborate novelty act, at least consider he’s been diligently building his hip-hop credentials for some time. Recently, he made a music video for iLoveMakonnen, was featured on a mixtape alongside the incarcerated Gucci Mane (who we will return to in a moment), and who can forget his time in Three Loco with Riff Raff and Dirty Nasty? And if this isn’t enough music news to fill your proverbial gullet, then how about a video of Hannibal Buress taking over on the skins for indie rock group Speedy Ortiz.
Then again, it’s hard to take a rapper seriously when their music video features them riding a surfboard on the rings of Saturn and picking up space-babes in a flying Phantom. Have a good laugh with Milonakis and Chief’s “G L O G A N G” video above. We wonder if it takes place in the same universe as the spacey Delta Spirit video we premiered earlier this month.
Returning to the much more prolific, and much more imprisoned, mentor of the two space cadets, Gucci Mane has just released three new 11-track albums at once. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are a testament to just how much unreleased material GM had stored in the bank before beginning a gun charge sentence last May. For the sake of space, only the first album is embedded above, but you can find all three for free at Nah Right. And guess which rappers make guest appearances (hint: see above).
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Indie rockers Speedy Ortiz were joined on drums by comedian Hannibal Buress, during Pitchfork’s SXSW party at the House of Vans. While Buress acted like he was in over his head, he kept his cool and kept the beat, though sparingly, performing on the track, “MKVI”. [Pitchfork]
In case you were following the Associated Press’ surprising report that Robert Durst, real estate heir and focus of the HBO true crime documentary series, The Jinx, was also the frontman of Limp Bizkit: No, that was a mistake. After KCRW’s Eric Roy spotted the hilarious error in a midday NewsMinute brief, the AP sent a correction, clarifying that the frontman remains the unrelated Fred Durst, and a warrant for his arrest has yet to be issued. [JimRomanesko]
My Morning Jacket provided glimpses of four new songs in the above trailer for their upcoming album, Under The Waterfall. We hear the howling “Spring (Among the Living)”, an acoustic snippet of “Compound Fracture”, and the fuller sounds of “Believe (Nobody Knows)” and “Get the Point”, as well as the previously released lead single, “Big Decisions”. [Consequence of Sound]
Modest Mouse has shared “Strangers – A Linguistic Remix Generator“, an online video looper, that takes your typed words (up to 96 characters), musical elements from the album, and a kaleidoscopic visualized images from the album artwork to create remixed, personalized art pieces. I’ve been using it all morning to send videos to my friends that say, “NICE BUTT”. [Pitchfork]
Unsatisfied with the $7.3 million awarded to them from “Blurred Lines” writers, Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye’s family has stated they will now be pursuing a “correction” on the jury’s verdict, hoping they can also hold rapper T.I. jointly accountable, for providing a rap cameo on the track, as well as Universal Music, Interscope Recordsm, and Star Trak Entertainment. This comes on the heels of last week’s news that the family was considering another plagiarism suit against Pharrell’s “Happy”. A word of advice to all aspiring musicians out there: If you don’t want to eventually get sued by Marvin Gaye’s family, consider a different career path. [The Hollywood Reporter]
That’s all for today. See you tomorrow for a celebratory end-of-the-week Music Dispatch!