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Earl Sweatshirt ‘I Don’t Like Sh–t, I Don’t Go Outside’ Review: A Dark And Personal Album

26 March 2015 2:39 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

The enigmatic Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future has long been considered the best lyricist of the collective, ever since his debut self titled mixtape was released in 2010. After a hiatus from the real world at a Samoan boarding school for two years, Earl has maintained a relatively low profile, choosing to make appearances on […]

The post Earl Sweatshirt ‘I Don’t Like Sh–t, I Don’t Go Outside’ Review: A Dark And Personal Album appeared first on uInterview. »

- John McFarlan

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Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Grief’ Released

16 March 2015 11:49 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt, known for Doris and his self-titled work, is jumping on the not-a-ton-of-hype bandwagon. His newest ten-track LP, titled I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, has been thrown up on iTunes (due out March 23) for pre-ordering. The project includes features with Dash, Wiki, Na'kel, and Vince Staples, and the album's lead single, "Grief," is ready for purchase and download now. Unfortunately, like Kendrick Lamar's latest album, it appears this surprise might have been revealed a little earlier than the artist would've liked.But here's the reported track list: 1. Huey  2. Mantra  3. Faucet  4. Grief  5. Off Top  6. Grown Ups (ft. Dash)  7. Am // Radio (ft. Wiki)  8. Inside  9. Dna (ft. Na'kel)  10. Wool (ft. Vince Staples) And here's a stream of "Grief" — while it lasts: »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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The Voice UK: Everything you need to know about tonight's knockouts

14 March 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Things are getting serious on The Voice UK. We've had the blinds, we've had the battles, and now it's time for knockouts - also known as the final stage before the live shows. Yikes, right? Each of the acts had to pick a killer song to convince their coach to put them through to the live shows. No pressure then.

With eight acts in each team and just three spots in the live shows, things were getting pretty intense. Tonight, we were treated to Team Rita and Team Will, and there was no hanging about as we sped through the performances and then got the all important decisions. Read on for everything you need to know about tonight's knockouts...

Team Rita

Rita said she thought her team was amazing - she has different ages, genres and tones - and reckoned that all eight of her acts could make it in the charts. »

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Are Hakeem and Tiana from ‘Empire’ Based on NBA Star Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor?

12 March 2015 11:37 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

Part of the fun of watching Empire is trying to figure out who each fictional character is based on. Puff Daddy or Jay Z seem like plausible inspiration for a high-powered music exec like Lucious Lyon, but was NBA player Iman Shumpert really who the writers looked to when they created Hakeem Lyon? The Cavaliers star seems to think so.

Shumpert, a black guy with a flat-top haircut who’s dating a R&B singer named Teyana (Taylor), feels the character Hakeem, a black guy with a flat-top who was dating a R&B singer named Tiana, is eerily similar to himself. And the fact that Fox has failed to acknowledge these similarities pisses him off. “They’re using my girl’s character, her style, her look and she’s not getting anything for it. They didn’t even change her name,” Shumpert told Cleveland.com. “They could have at »

- Emily Exton

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The Voice UK: The full Knockouts song list is here

10 March 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We've had the blinds. We've had the battles. And now the contestants who are still standing on The Voice UK face the knockouts! Yes, over a double bill this weekend - there's an episode on Saturday and on Sunday - they'll each choose a "killer song" to try to make it into the live shows.

Exciting, right? And to make things even more exciting, we've got the full list of songs the acts have chosen. Rita Ora and will.i.am will pit their teams against each other on Saturday, while Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones will put their acts to the test on Sunday. So without further ado, read on to find out what songs you can expect...

Team Rita

DTwinz - 23, London

'I'm Every Woman' - Whitney Houston

Joe Woolford - 20, North Wales

'Hey Ya' - Outkast

Mitch Miller - 26, London

'You Spin Me Round (Like A »

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SXSW First Look: 'Ktown Cowboys,' a Hard-Partying Bromance (Trailer, Exclusive Poster)

5 March 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Based on the debauchery-filled web series of the same name, "Ktown Cowboys" is a bro-mantic dramedy (is that a genre first?) about five hard-partying pals drifting toward adulthood in Koreatown's after-hours soju bars and karaoke rooms in hopes of finding a better version of themselves. Check out the trailer below. The SXSW-bound cast includes Shane Yoon, Peter Jae, Danny Cho, Sunn Wae, Bobby ChoyKen Jeong of "The Hangover" and "Hawaii Five-o"'s Daniel Dae Kim. The film is directed by Daniel (Dpd) Park, the creative director of Transparent Agency, which works with Snoop Dogg, Lmfao, Yg, Tyga, Sidney Samson, Frank Ocean, Macy Gray and more. It is produced by Brian Chung, Daniel Sollinger and Greg Bishop and written by Danny Cho of "Mad TV" and "Parks and Recreation." Watch: SXSW Trailer for "Uncle John" Ratchets Up Small Town Tensions The film includes some of storied Koreatown's landmarks including, as seen in. »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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David Unger forms Three Six Zero Entertainment

12 February 2015 1:30 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Talent agent David Unger has joined Three Six Zero Group co-founders Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson to form Three Six Zero Entertainment.

Unger will serve as co-ceo of the new venture alongside Gillespie and guide Three Six Zero Group’s expansion into film, TV and digital production as well as financial and branding advisory services to the global entertainment and media industries.

As co-CEOs Unger and Gillespie will oversee offices in Los Angeles, New York and London for Three Six Zero Entertainment, which will operate in partnership with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s entertainment company Roc Nation.

Three Six Zero Group, whose music management clients include Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean and Deadmau5, signed a worldwide partnership deal with Roc Nation in 2010.

As previously reported, an HBO series about the world of electronic music is in development, with Harris, Gillespie, Dean Wilson, James Lassiter, Will Smith and Carter producing.

Three Six Zero Entertainment will continue to develop hybrid »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Vet Talent Agent David Unger Launches Three Six Zero; Foray Into Film/TV Rep Biz

12 February 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: David Unger has become co-ceo of Three Six Zero Entertainment, a new venture that will create a bridge for the youth music-centric company to branch into entertainment management and production. He’ll run the venture with Mark Gillespie and Dean Wilson, who run Three Six Zero Group and manage such Edm music powerhouse clients as Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Deadmau5 and Duke Dumont. The venture will operate in partnership with Shawn “Jay Z” Carter’s Roc Nation.

Unger had been a long time talent agent at ICM, and took a leap with Jeff Berg when the latter formed the talent agency Resolution. Launching a traditional talent agency without multiple revenue streams is a near impossible pursuit, and Resolution hit the wall when a promise of funding from China didn’t materialize in time. Despite the crash and burn–Unger didn’t jump, he went down with the ship–his »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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Actress Tasha Smith on the Magic of ‘Empire’: It’s Today’s ‘Dynasty’

11 February 2015 7:55 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Actress and comedian Tasha Smith, who plays Cookie’s (Tajari P. Henson) sister Carol, on Fox’s hit new series Empire, really loves the show she’s on. So much so that she doesn’t even read the scripts for episodes she’s not in.

“I want to be surprised,” she tells ETonline about watching Empire, which now involves weekly viewing parties at her home. “I even have a chef cooking, do you hear me? It’s a party up in here every Wednesday night.”

Catch Up: Everything You Need to Know About 'Empire'

That enthusiasm extends beyond Smith -- who is probably, up until this point, most famous for portraying Angela Williams in Tyler Perry’s two Why Did I Get Married films and the For Better or Worse TV series -- to the viewers, which have grown in record numbers since Empire first premiered in January.

And Smith has few thoughts on why the show »

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Hodgy Beats Mixtape Review: The Dena Tape 2

5 February 2015 6:10 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Odd Future has been very busy in the music scene this year. After Mike G released the Award Tour II Ep at the end of January, Hodgy Beats released a free mix tape on Datpiff.com in early February. The mixtape, entitled The Dena Tape 2, is produced almost entirely by DJ Don Cannon. Another Odd […]

The post Hodgy Beats Mixtape Review: The Dena Tape 2 appeared first on uInterview. »

- John McFarlan

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Mike G ‘Award Tour II’ Ep Review: Mike G Returns With Surprise Album

28 January 2015 9:58 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

After bursting onto the scene in 2011, Music Collective Odd Future has remained mostly quiet since 2013. Aside from the Domo Genesis mixtape and Under the Influence 2 released in 2014, the collective has focused more on their show Loiter Squad and their merchandise. However, rapper Mike G, surprised the fans with an Ep released […]

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- John McFarlan

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A$AP Rocky Headed to the Big Screen in Dope Sundance Movie

22 January 2015 12:40 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Rick Famuyiwa's Dope premieres this week at Sundance and brings with it a slew of young, but familiar, faces. There will reportedly be some Tyga, some Odd Future, some Blake Anderson — but most important, there will be some A$AP Rocky. The rapper nabbed a part after he helped his girlfriend (Chanel Iman) prep for her own Dope audition (aww). In the movie he plays Dom, a supporting character who interacts with the film's self-proclaimed geeky protagonist, Malcolm, closely. The film tracks Malcolm — a hip-hop fan with a garage band (which Pharrell wrote four songs for) — as he struggles to survive in Inglewood, California. Rocky was lauded by Famuyiwa for his "natural charisma and ability," so here's the briefest of tastes to get you going. (Seriously, he's in like one shot so it's like, Where's A$AP Waldo?) »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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Watch an Inglewood day go bad in exclusive 'Dope' trailer

20 January 2015 8:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It's a familiar premise at first glance: Teenagers growing up in a rough neighborhood deal with gangs, drugs, and crime. But director Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, which premieres at Sundance later this week, rejects the traditional narrative. "The main character, Malcolm (Shameik Moore) is a Nineties hip-hop geek," Famuyiwa says of Dope's protagonist, a modern-day teen who lives in Inglewood, Calif. "He isn't a drug dealer or a gang banger. He's into all types of music, and video games and computers. We've seen a lot of films about everything else in these neighborhoods—the crime, the athletes, the gangs »

- Eric Renner Brown

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Frank Ocean Sings Aaliyah Cover on Her Birthday

17 January 2015 11:27 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The late, beloved singer Aaliyah would have turned 36 yesterday. Frank Ocean paid tribute by posting a cover of the Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)" on Tumblr — a song that Aaliyah also covered. This is the closest thing we've gotten to a full track from him after the teaser "Memrise." And in typical Ocean fashion, the song is spare and tender, with his falsetto driving the song. Can we get the follow-up to Channel Orange already? »

- E. Alex Jung

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12 Best New Songs of the Week

13 January 2015 2:15 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Every week, members of the Vulture staff will highlight their favorite new songs. They might be loud, quiet, long, short, dance-y, rawkin', hip, square, rap, punk, jazz, some sort of jazz-punk-rap fusion — whatever works for the given person in that given week. Read our picks below and please tell us yours in the comments. (Also, read our music critic Lindsay Zoladz's review of Mark Ronson's Uptown Special.) Belle & Sebastian, “The Cat and the Cream” I won’t lie, I usually prefer bouncy B&S to melancholic B&S. But there is definitely a time for the latter. And that time is winter. —Jesse David Fox (@JesseDavidFox) Childish Gambino, “Sober" Looking for something to hold you over to the next Frank Ocean single? Childish Gambino does his best Frank impression (did you know this guy could sing?) with “Sober” — a track you know Frank would totally be jealous of. —Lindsey Weber (@LindseyWeber) Kelly Clarkson, »

- Vulture Editors

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Coachella 2015 - AC/DC, Drake and Jack White to headline Coachella

7 January 2015 8:28 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

AC/DC, Drake and Jack White will headline Coachella 2015. The annual music festival will see the 'Highway to Hell' hitmakers take to the iconic stage on the first night of the three-day event, with Fka twigs and Azealia Banks also set to appear. Elsewhere, Odd Future member Tyler the Creator will perform, with 40-year-old singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, French DJ David Guetta and 'How to Be a Heartbreaker' singer Marina and the Diamonds also appearing. Florence and the Machine will be one of the acts closing the Sunday evening, playing hits from her 2009 album 'Lungs' and 2011's 'Ceremonials' as well as tracks from her as-yet untitled third album which is expected to be released this year. Following the success of last year's festival, the Californian occasion - which is held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, in the Colorado Desert - will once again take place across two weekends, »

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21 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2015 We're Actually Excited About

2 January 2015 5:01 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thousands up on thousands of albums came out in 2014, and just as many are due for 2015. There are some we just don't know much about yet -- like those from big names including Rihanna, Kanye West and Adele. Acts like Faith No More, Giorgio Moroder and Sleater-Kinney have reformed or come out of retirement and dutifully outlined their plans. More mysterious artists like Frank Ocean, Radiohead and Bjork have only given snippets or hints of their activities. Check out what may be in store for Kanye West, Belle & Sebastian, Drake, Modest Mouse, Kendrick Lamar, Gwen Stefani, Beach House, Miguel and others in the new year. Whose album are you most excited for this year? »

- Katie Hasty

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