VIDEO: Tink “Million”

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In case you are not familiar…Female MC TINK is making quite a bit of noise around the music industry.  She was recently selected as a member of The 2015 XXL Magazine Freshman Class and she brings us the visual to her Aaliyah-Sampled song “Million,” from her upcoming album “Think Tink.”  Take a peek below as she pays homage to the late, great R&B star of the 90’s.  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…#RIPAALIYAH

Colbert And Eminem’s Public Access Surprise.

VIDEO: Rihanna “Bitch Better Have My Money”

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If you caught the recent 2015 BET Music Awards, RIHANNA gave us a teaser off her new visual to “Bitch Better Have My Money.”  As promised, it is finally HERE!  Take a peek below as she is one not to be messed with when it comes to her bread!!!  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY,  You’ve been warned…

Gotta Have More Cowbell:

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Why on earth would Slacker build a station devoted to songs that feature a cowbell? A better question would be…why wouldn’t Slacker build a station devoted to songs that feature a cowbell?

The cowbell: an idiophone hand percussion instrument used in various styles of music, from salsa to hip hop. Named after the bells historically used by herdsmen to keep track of their livestock. Fancied by the likes of Van Halen, the Beatles, ABBA, Eminem and (most famously) Blue Oyster Cult.

It was the latter band that was featured in a classic Saturday Night Sketch in which a fictional percussionist named Gene Frankel (portrayed by Will Ferrell) is prompted by a fictional producer Bruce Dickinson (portrayed by Christopher Walked) to play “more cowbell.” Those words immediately became a catchphrase…and why would a reference to “more cowbell” become a catchphrase?

Good grief, why wouldn’t it? (Have you learned nothing from our first paragraph?)

Which brings us to the now. Music and pop culture critics Rob Tannenbaum (Rolling Stone, Playboy) and Craig Marks (Spin, Billboard) are regular contributors to Slacker and, while they were recently creating a station called 66 Pretty Much Perfect Songs, they noticed how many landmark tunes incorporated a cowbell. “What if,” they laughed, “We created a countdown of the greatest cowboy songs of all time?”

Ha, ha, ha. This is exactly what we’ve created. Need More Cowbell: The Countdown has arrived.

It’s filled with incredible songs, as well as a plethora of trivia about the cowbell. For example:

  • 1904 was a breakthrough year for cowbells, marking their first appearance in music history, thanks to Austrian late-Romantic composer Gustav Mahler.
  • Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper” was originally recorded without a cowbell…it was overdubbed later.
  • On “99 Problems,” Jay-Z sampled the cowbell from Wilson Pickett’s “Get me Back on Time Engine #9.”
  • Our curators have decided that the saddest cowbell song of all time is “Gold Dust Woman” by Fleetwood Mac.
  • When the Beastie Boys released the single “Hey Ladies” in 1989, they sent out promotional cowbells to music writers and radio DJ’s.
  • When the Rolling Stones go on tour, they have a sample of the original cowbell from “Honky Tonk Woman” programmed into their keyboards.
  • The first cowbell song to appear on MTV was “Working for the Weekend” by Loverboy.
  • The most ironic cowbell appearance was on “Little Sister” by Queens of the Stoneage. When they performed it on SNL, Will Farrell came out on stage as the fictional member of Blue Oyster Cult, Gene Frankel, and he played the cowbell wearing his flared jeans.
  • Rob Tannenbaum has a cowbell app on his phone, which is awesome and annoying in equal measures.

And, right about now, we know exactly how you feel. You need more cowbell. You gotta have it. You have the fever…and the only prescription is Need More Cowbell: The Countdown on Slacker Radio.

You’re welcome.

Click HERE to listen now!

 

 

Meet Waldo. The Front-Parrot For Death Metal Band, Hatebeak.

Source: Vice

Baltimore band Hatebeak has had more longevity than 90% of mainstream bands, putting out 4 albums in the last 12 years.

What’s their secret? “Banana crackers” and Waldo of course. Waldo is a 21yr old African grey parrot with a penchant for banana chips, metal and punking the dog.

Is he difficult? of course…but no more difficult than Mariah Carey and he’s gotta be more punctual than Lil Wayne.

Click here to read the full interviewHatebeak just might change the game.

Ps – This begs for an American ANIMAL Idol.

 

VIDEO: Kendrick Lamar “Alright”

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Fresh off an extremely powerful performance at this year’s 2015 BET Music Awards…KENDRICK LAMAR brings us his latest visual to the single “Alright” from his most recent “To Pimp A Butterfly” Album.  Take a peek below, your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…”We Gon Be Alright…”

KATY BATTLES THE NUNS! – A True Story.

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Custom image thanks to Invasion Of The B Movie App

Katy’s latest dramz sounds like the makings of a perfect B movie…Katy wants to buy an old convent in LA but the two last remaining nuns who live there are like, “oh hell no.”

According to the LA Times, Katy arranged to meet with The Nuns. She covered up the goods and even went so far as to show them the “Jesus” tattoo on her wrist! But The Nuns weren’t born yesterday…they saw thru Katy’s feeble attempts to woo them and so The Nuns sold it on the sly to a restaurateur before Katy could get her paws on it!

NOT SO FAST NUNS… Now the archdiocese, which houses some BIG KatyCats, is suing the restaurateur!

WILL KATY WIN AND GET THE CONVENT??

OR LOSE AND GO TO HELL??

Stay tuned….

 

VIDEO: August Alsina “Hip Hop”

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If you caught the BET Music Awards this past Sunday night…You may have saw the premiere of AUGUST ALSINA‘s latest visual to his single “Hip Hop.”  If not…you are in luck as you can take a peek below.  He takes us back to his roots returning to his hometown of New Orleans, praying for a better day!  Your comments ALWAYS welcome & MANDATORY…Enjoy!!!

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