Published Feb 07, 2011There's so much going on in the world of new music and we are loving it. But if you fear you might have missed something, head over to the Exclaim! Click Hear section for the latest in new music streams, downloads and videos.
Why not just start in hell and then work our way up? A mash-up of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Glenn Beck has surfaced, aptly named Glennspeed You! Black Emperor. The fear-mongering sensationalism of Beck reaches new heights with this moving piece, making for some seriously scary stuff. On the other end of the spectrum, Raekwon's release date for Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang keeps getting pushed back, but the leak of a new jam called "Rock N Roll," which features Jim Jones, Kobe and Ghostface, might help quench everybody's thirst until the record's March 8 release.
The force of nature that is Andrew W.K. is not phased by any challenge. Take on a classic Freddie Mercury hit? Why not! The party knight in white recently recorded a cover of "I Was Born to Love You," dressed it in his conventional fist-pumping attire and unleashed it on the world. A stream and download is now up for you to enjoy. Also, Vancouver metal bands have a sweet spot for grooves, stoner rock and Black Sabbath. Black Wizard's title-track from the band's latest release, Mountain Bitch, confirms this.
And if you haven't already, here's your chance to watch Rihanna's controversy-sparking new music video for her latest single "S&M." And, yes, she does make a banana all hot and bothered. Finally, to get our spirits up again, the Decemberists were invited to participate in the kids program Yo Gabba Gabba. The show has a history of featuring hip groups, so the pairing with the Portland, OR success story is an ideal one.
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