Bri Blahg… Spitting And Slapping. Music News Round-Up 9/28/09

28 09 2009

by Brian Phillips (@BrianBlahg)

Please Help Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

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Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

The Chicago band was in a horrific van accident last week. They need your help. We’ll keep you posted on the hospitalized member’s conditions as updates become available.

Lady Sov Spits At Doorman, Fined

Is there anything worse you can do to a person than spitting on them? Really I’d rather be kicked in the nuts.

And The Moon Landings Were Faked Too

The album that made Kiss’ career, “Alive” was said to have been recorded at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. There may be some crowd noise on there from Cobo, but trust me, that was a studio creation (as are more live albums than you care to know). Anyway Kiss recreated the recreated “Alive” over the weekend in Detroit and Billboard was there.

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Kanye Apologizes/”Run This Town” on Leno

15 09 2009

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Video: “Run This Town” Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West

20 08 2009

by Nick Jones (@NickJones82)

This video premiered in Germany yesterday and is supposed to have it’s television premiere either today or tomorrow in the states. I think the video and the song showcase all three artists at their best: agressive, cocky, and dark. I’d be surprised if “Run This Town” doesn’t nab the most hardware for best hip-hop collaboration of 2009.

Directed by Anthony Mandler

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Jay Z feat. Rihanna, Kanye West “Run This Town”

27 07 2009

by Nick Jones (@nickjones82)

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I haven’t been really excited about Jay Z since the Black Album was released in 2003, but I’m officially anticipating the release of The Blueprint 3. For me Jay is at his best on tracks like “99 Problems” and the recently released “Death of Autotune”, but I love that that he has the confidence to let a song like “Run This Town” really showcase Rihanna and Kanye’s talents. Kanye’s verse stands out to me on this track. Anytime I can here ‘Ye mix in references to internet sayings (no homo), shitty Toyota products (Rav 4), my favorite movies (Good Will Hunting), and my favorite wine (Riesling) all while telling us how great his life is, is a good track for me. Rihanna sounds great and Jay is obviously in a good place right now.

Listen to the “Run This Town” after the jump…

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