Cops! Time Travel! Warrior Princesses! And A T Rex! #EverythingYouCouldEverWantFromThe80s

Be Warned! I can’t remember if there’s nudity but there is definitely a lot of violence.

You probably saw this movie a year ago because you are cool but I just saw it for the first time recently and it was beyond rad. So on the chance you haven’t seen Kung Fury, watch it and then let’s turn on 80s Hits and practice sweet kung fu moves in the basement…or on the front lawn because that’s how we did in the 80s.

LET’S GO.

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Kendrick Lamar May Want To Bring A Wheelbarrow To The 2016 Grammys.

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Source: E Online

Kendrick Lamar could sweep The 2016 Grammys thanks to 11 nominations! Taylor Swift and The Weeknd have 7 nods each (not too shabby). I’m pullin’ for Kendrick and The Weeknd…I think we can agree Taylor has enough.

However I’ll be watching on February 15th for one category and only one.

Best R&B Album…and all I can say is Leon Bridges better win or ELSE.

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Here are the nominees:

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Kahifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Record of the Year
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel my Face”

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Florence + The Machine, ” Ship to Wreck”
Maroon 5, “Sugar”
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night
Josh Groban, Stages
Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow (& Various Artists), My Dream Duets

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Piece by Piece
Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
Taylor Swift, 1989
James Taylor, Before This World

Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, :We’re All We Need”
The Chemical Brothers, “Go:
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Never Catch Me”
Galantis, “Runaway (U & I)”
Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

Best Rock Performance
Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Florence + The Machine,”What Kind Of Man”
Foo Fighters, “Something From Nothing”
Elle King, “Ex’s & Oh’s”
Wolf Alice, “Moaning Lisa Smile”

Best Alternative Music Album
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Björk, Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall
Tame Impala, Currents
Wilco, Star Wars

Click here for a full list and watch the show on February 15th.

Let’s Visit New York and Talk to Rick Ross!

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©Melissa Phillips

Slacker was recently offered the chance to spend the day in a New York City studio with Rick Ross, one of the biggest names in hip hop (and a collaborator with everyone from Dre to Kanye to Lil Wayne). As luck would have it, I just happened be vacationing in the Big Apple on the chosen day…here’s what happened:

I tend to be nervous meeting artists.  Mainly due to the crippling social anxiety that comes with it. So when I agreed to be in the studio with Rick Ross, I mostly wasn’t thinking. He’s huge, literally and figuratively, and I wanted to make a good impression. By good impression, I mean that I did not want to annoy him.

How do these recording sessions work? Slacker rents a studio (in this case, Audio Engine, a lovely space in Manhattan), an engineer is present to record the session, and my only purpose is simply to make sure everything goes well. It’s a low stress affair, but you couldn’t tell by my demeanor. After being a fashionable five minutes behind schedule (he called ahead though!), Rick enters holding bottles of wine proclaiming, “The boss ALWAYS bring gifts!” So, the engineer, Melissa (my friend and photographer), and myself all received bottles of Rick Ross’ rosé. Isn’t that lovely?

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©Melissa Phillips

For the next 30 minutes, Rick held court putting wide smiles across everyone’s faces in the studio, from his entourage to the record label representative. He’s a spellbindingly charismatic and electric guy. He had the entire room hanging on his responses. It was one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever been a part of, because it’s the best of what you hope for in these situations–an artist being comfortable and sharing a part of themselves you normally don’t get to see. Usually it’s up to the staff to make the artist feel comfortable, but in this situation the reverse was true. I was nervous: he made me feel relaxed. Maybe it was the secondhand smoke.

I learned a lot about Rick that day. What his favorite musical group was, who his first childhood crush was, and oh yeah, what he’d want for his last meal. He’d just want to eat one thing (you’ll have to listen to find out) and I completely agree with him.

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© Melissa Phillips

After the session was over, Rick tried to keep a straight face as we posed for photos, but upon being called “adorable,” all bets were off. He even let me wear his gold chain, which I think actually weighs more than my brain. It was a great experience, and I have to mention that the rosé was pretty good. Boss, even.

Hear Rick Ross: I Am The DJ

 

 

Keep Your Car Clean Because Public Enemy May Need A Ride.

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Source: Facebook

Kevin Wells got the night of his life when he went to a Public Enemy autograph-signing in England. Turns out a cab wouldn’t wait for the hip hop legends so Kevin drove them to the show instead.

Kevin said, “I kept looking in the rear view and thinking is this really happening?”

Adorable.

Click here to find out the song they rocked out to on the way to the show.

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He’s Back, And I Bet You Didn’t Even Know You Missed Him

I’m talking about Psy, of course – the K-Pop artist who brought us Gangnam Style in 2012. His new song, Daddy, isn’t quite as catchy, but the video is hard to look away from. Mainly because nearly every character in it has Psy’s face.

Who knew he was such a big Will.i.am fan?

By the way, Gangnam Style is STILL the most viewed video ever on youtube. As of today, it has over 2.4 BILLION views – that’s over a billion more views than the #2 video, Taylor Swift‘s Blank Space.

Let’s see if we can bump it up to 2.5 billion by watching it a few more times today, for old times’ sake.

Check out more of the best New Pop First on Slacker!

The Chanukah Song Gets A 2015 Update

No joke, I was JUST wondering if we would ever get a new version of this song. It’s a Chanukah miracle!

Check out Slacker’s full collection of Holiday stations, and enjoy the season!

Get Ugly With Drake ‘Hotline Bling’ Christmas Sweatshirts.

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Source: hiphopearly.com

I’m not sure the one I bought was “official” but whatever…$50 sounds a little steep and if ugly is the goal, wouldn’t a knock off be next level?? Click here and we can be TWINSIES.

If only we could buy Jesus one for his birthday and then we could all be like

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“Our Friends Went There To See Rock N’ Roll And Died, I Want To Go Back There And Live.”

Source: Vice

For the first time, the members of Eagles Of Death Metal share their stories of the terrorist attack at The Bataclan in Paris on November 13th…the unfathomable accounts of those that survived, those that perished and the future of the band.

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