Tyler, The Creator - Pitboy - Episode 1
In the first episode PitBoy heads to Koko in Camden to see Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt.
How much Drake were you listening to when you wrote the standup special?
Oh my god. Wouldn’t that be so funny? Imagine me sitting there alone, blasting Take Care and writing in a notebook.
Legendary Producer Mike Dean Talks About His Work on ‘Yeezus’
As far as hip-hop producers go, Mike Dean is a legend. He’s a Grammy Award-winning producer who helped pioneer the Dirty South sound in the 90s. Mike’s had a hand in mixing, producing, and mastering multi-platinum records for everyone from the Geto Boys and Pimp C to Tupac and Jay-Z. Mike’s also been one of Kanye West's go-to guys from the very beginning. He's worked on the majority of Kanye's albums, from mixing College Dropout and Late Registration to co-producing tracks on Graduation and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. For the past six months, Mike Dean, Ye, and the legendary Rick Rubin have been putting the final touches on Kanye’s new record. The way Yeezus has been blaring out of every pair of headphones around the VICE office, we can’t wait to catch Kanye and Mike performing the new tracks on tour.
We sent Archie Green, an MC and producer who’s made beats for VICE’s Noisey Raps and has been featured in the Creators Project’s Layers series, to catch up with Mike Dean before Yeezus dropped. Archie picked Mike’s brain about Kanye’s new album, Mike’s past projects, and what the future of hip-hop holds.
Is This a Review of the New My Bloody Valentine Album?
[Eds. Note: When Hanson sent in this review, we were confused. Surely if the long-awaited follow-up to My Bloody Valentine’s seminal 1991 album Loveless leaked, we would have heard, no? And yet, Hanson insists he’s heard the album. When we pressed him for a listen, Hanson claimed that an early morning energy drink accident had resulted in a failed hard drive, and that the blog on which he found the leak had disappeared. He’s stopped answering our emails, but continues to tweet.
While we don’t want to say we don’t believe him, we also cannot say we do. What is clear, however, is that he reviewed something, and ultimately (given that taste is subjective and that it’s impossible to figure out if what I call “blue” is really what you call “blue” or if what I call “red” is actually what you call “green”)… isn’t that what matters?]
Freddie Gibbs is now writing a sports column for Noisey! Here’s his first one, about how the MLB Hall of Fame is bullshit.
Reasons Why It’s Actually Really Easy to Get Laid on Tour
Yesterday, the esteemed Noisey overlord Ben Shapiro posted a piece about why, despite the common cum-drenched perception of the rock roll lifestyle, it’s actually pretty hard to get laid while out on tour. His argument boiled down to, essentially, “Dudes in touring bands smell weird and act juvenile, plus I had a girlfriend most of the time I was on tour.”
While it’s true that I’ve never been in a band and therefore have never had a chance to take the ol’ touring van to Fuck City, Vermont—even I know that the old adage is not just “drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.” There is also a “sex” involved. So, without further adieu, here are all the reasons it’s super easy to dunk your metaphorical corndog in the human batter of your choice while on the road with your band.
THERE’S A SHIT-TON OF BOOZE
Often, touring bands don’t make too much money. It’s a shit reality that we have to deal with. Still, when a band shows up to a venue, what they don’t make in legal currency, they often make in the second-best paper known to humankind: drink tickets. Also, depending on what type of band you are, the audience is gonna get wasted at your show. If there’s one thing science has taught us, it’s that drunk people in a room tend to start making out.
Read the rest over at Noisey.
Music scenes are for idiots. Here’s why.