[Watch] Kanye West Unveils Dark Animated Video for "Black Skinhead"

Kanye West's first video for Yeezus isn't quite what I expected. The brooding clip for "Black Skinhead" shows an animated and very buff Kanye rapping in the darkness while lights flash and twisted imagery interjects. It's... interesting. Not nearly as cool as his black and white projections or the Scott Disick-starring American Psycho parody. Watch it below and let us know what you think.

UPDATE: Kanye took to Twitter to say that the video released was unfinished and leaked, and he was not happy about it:

While Yeezy was busy getting animated, former collaborator and producer Hit-Boy—he produced "Niggas In Paris" and "Clique"—has reworked Yeezus highlight "New Slaves" to his own liking. Check out the redubbed "New Chains" below with an accompanying music video.

In even more Kanye West tinkering, Nate Belasco mashed up "Black Skinhead" with Tame Impala's urgent, raucous number "Elephant." The two songs work amazingly well together, driving forward with relentless guitars and aggressive verses. Stream it below or download it here.

[Listen] Alt-J - "Slow Dre" (Kylie Minogue x Dr. Dre Mashup)

Last weekend I witnessed my favourite gig of the year. A gig upon leaving I actually sent a text to my girlfriend and said it was in my all time top 5. A few days later, I still stand by that statement. It was flawless and it came from Alt-J who played a matinee show at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music. The room was completely seated and from start to finish they just performed in perfect sync. Midway through the set I was impressed by a mashup they did of Dr. Dre's "Still Dre" and Kylie Minogue's "Slow". It doesn't sound like it should work but it does so damn well it's crazy. Today I was happy to see they recorded a version of it for Triple J's Like a Version segment in Australia. The results can be streamed below and you can hear a version of "Breezeblocks" over here too. Hat-tip to Hypetrak for the heads up on this recording of it!

If you haven't heard their album, An Awesome Wave, yet I advise you to do so.

[Download] Max Tannone - Ghostfunk (Ghostface x Afrofunk Mash Up)

Seems to be alot of Wu related projects going around as of late and now, Max Tannone, the man responsible for the Jay-Z/Radiohead mashup album Jaydiohead and the Mos Def x Reggae mashup album Mos Dub, returns with a new offering featuring Wu Tang's sporadic lyricist Ghostface Killah and mashes up his classics with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Check out the amazing mash up album Ghostfunk in the player below. For more Wu mash up fun, check out Wugazi.

Ghostfunk by Max Tannone

[Download] Wugazi - "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me"

What a nice Hump Day surprise this is! From completely out of left field we have word of a mashup project titled Wugazi that, as you may be able to guess from the name, is a blend of Wu-Tang and Fugazi. Doomtree, who is involved with the project, has done an excellent job keeping the information the perfect amount of vague to make us all bonkers to know more, posting on their site:

"It gives us great joy to unveil the first song off of an homage project that is quite close to all of us here at Doomtree:  WUGAZI (that’s Wu-Tang Clan and Fugazi in case you were born after the year 2000).  Many more details will be trickling out over the next two weeks, but for now click on the image below and be one of the first to check out the awesome “Sleep Rules Everything Around Me,” the first leak off of 13 Chambers.  Perfect for 4th of July BBQ’s"

I gotta say, "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" is quite the excellent blend of Wu's "C.R.E.A.M." and Fugazi's "I'm So Tired". I doubt I could have dreamed up a better execution of the two, so bravo to the parties involved.

Have a listen and download if you find yourself enjoying, "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me". Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Wugazi - "Sleep Rules Everything Around Me" by Some Kind of Awesome


[Download] Wick-it the Instigator Presents Big Boi vs The Black Keys - The Brothers of Chico Dusty

Im not the biggest fan of mashups, however, when you take one of the best rock albums of the year, The Black Keys' Brothers and the one of the dopest hip hop album of the year, Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, and you rock the mix correctly like DJ Wick-It has done with his album The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the results can be dangerously fresh. So before you even hit play on the player below, i'm going to go ahead and hype up this album even more and dub it, SKoA's Mashup Album of The Year. Enjoy! Shouts to 2DopeBoyz, RockItOut!Blog and Antiquiet for the heads up on this.

The Brothers of Chico Dusty (Big Boi vs. The Black Keys) by wick-it