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Brandon Flowers: 'The Killers are explorers and we're going to keep on digging.'
Aug 30, 2014 8:59am | NME
Frontman says his 2015 album does not spell the end for Las Vegas band

Black Thought, Meek Mill, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica and Action Bronson among Rap Quotes installed in Philadelphia
Aug 30, 2014 8:56am | Fact Magazine

Art rap project moves to Philadelphia after New York and Los Angeles.

The Rap Quotes project is without a doubt one of the best art projects to deal with rap’s relationship with cities. Conceived and executed by Jay Shells, Rap Quotes involves the designer printing rap lyrics that namecheck specific locations onto official looking street signs before putting them up at the exact spot.

After starting in New York City in March 2013, Shells took Rap Quotes to Los Angeles earlier this year. He then returned to the Big Apple in the spring and this week he was in Philadelphia, putting up signs from the likes of Will Smith, Meek Mill, Action Bronson, Jay Electronica, Danny Brown and Black Thought across the city.

New York magazine Animal once more has a full gallery of Rap Quotes’ Philadelphia movements as well as a short interview with Shells on how locals received his artistic endeavours, including one older man who apparently ran out of his house in socks asking what was going on before approving of the project’s public art approach and noting that “Oh, okay, I know Jay Electronica, very good.”

Head over to Animal to view the whole gallery and words from Shells, as well as a video documentary of his Los Angeles efforts. We’ve selected a few of our favourites from the Philadelphia trip below. Next up is Atlanta and Shells also says...

Cold War Kids announce 'Hold My Home' album details
Aug 30, 2014 8:43am | NME
Band will release their fifth album this October

Interpol discuss rivalry with The Strokes
Aug 30, 2014 8:22am | NME
Frontman compares bands to competing internet companies

Courtney Love: My memoir is a disaster
Aug 30, 2014 8:20am | Cosequence Of Sound

Courtney Loves long-awaited memoir, The Girl with the Most Cake, doesn’t seem to be hitting bookshelves anytime soon. Originally scheduled for release in December 2013, the autobiography remains unfinished and, according to Love, is a “disaster” and “nightmare.”

Speaking to Paper magazine (via ABC News Radio), Love said her relationship with the book’s ghostwriter is “just not working.” She added, “I never wanted to write a book in my entire life. It just sort of happened.”

If and when the memoir is released, it will cover Love’s life up until 2006 at which point it will end. “It has to stop,” she explained. “What happens from 2006 on in the book is my personal business. I’ve been discreet from that time on, and I want to keep it that way.”

Nas Time Is Illmatic documentary set for release on October 1, watch the trailer
Aug 30, 2014 8:07am | Fact Magazine

The celebrations for the landmark debut of Queensbridge’s finest culminate with release of documentary this October.

When Queensbridge rapper Nas released his debut, Illmatic, twenty years ago, people knew it was something special. Like all good things however, it has only gotten better with age.

Nas has been celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary all year long: first with the release of a deluxe edition and then with an extensive tour that saw him perform the classic to worldwide audiences. The celebrations culminate with the release of the Time Is Illmatic documentary this October.

Announced earlier this year, Time Is Illmatic was directed by One9 and looks at the making of Nas’ debut as well as the conditions that influenced its creation, the legacy of Nas’ family (his father was a jazz musician) and the reception it received from his peers.

A trailer for the documentary was released yesterday, which you can see below.

The documentary premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in April this year and will open on October 1 via Tribeca Film. It’s not clear at this time if the release date is US-only or worldwide.

On October 2 Nas will embark on another tour to celebrate the release of the documentary with screenings and performances of the album. See below for dates.

Nas Time Is Illmatic Tour Dates:
October 2 R...

Cee Lo Green escapes jail on drugs charges after no contest plea
Aug 30, 2014 6:47am | NME
Singer sentenced to three years of probation and 360 hours of community service

Arcade Fire and The Strokes members line-up for third annual charity basketball match
Aug 30, 2014 6:20am | NME
Win and Will Butler will play on team with Nikolai Fraiture and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

Gene Clark No Other Band - End of The Road, 29/08/2014
Aug 30, 2014 6:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
A once-in-lifetime experience, that's all you can really say about the Gene Clark No Other Band.

End of The Road 2014: Friday
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A superb pictorial account of the first day of this year's End of the Road festival, featuring St. Vincent, The Gene Clark No Other Band and Jenny Lewis. Burak Cingi shoots.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke plays suprise DJ set in Los Angeles - watch
Aug 30, 2014 5:53am | NME
Frontman appeared unannounced in Hollywood on Thursday

M+A Backstage with Best Fit
Aug 30, 2014 5:50am | The Line Of Best Fit
The Italian electro dance-pop duo in pictures by Sara Amroussi-Gilissen.

Nicki Minaj reveals release date for 'The Pink Print'
Aug 30, 2014 5:18am | NME
Rapper will release her third album in November

Foo Fighters share clip of new music from 'Sonic Highways' - listen
Aug 30, 2014 4:14am | NME
Short clip from US band's eighth album was uploaded by Twitter employee

Watch the trailer for Nas Time Is Illmatic documentary
Aug 29, 2014 11:50pm | Cosequence Of Sound

All this year Nas has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of his landmark debut, Illmatic. In addition to a deluxe reissue and an extensive tour, the festivities include a making-of documentary entitled Nas: Time Is Illmatic. In anticipation of its October 1st debut at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film’s full-length trailer has surfaced online. Watch below.

Directed by multimedia artist One9 and written by Erik Parker, Time Is Illmatic traces Nas influences and the insurmountable odds he faced in creating the greatest work of music from hip-hops second golden era, according to a press release. The film was produced in part by Robert De Niros Tribeca Productions.

The film will screen across the country beginning October 2nd. Several of these dates will feature a full performance of the album from Nas.

Nas Time Is Illmatic Tour Dates:
10/02 Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armony *
10/03- Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/04 Washington D.C. @ Lincoln Theatre (Matinee)
10/05 Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
10/08 Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/09 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
10/10 Hammond, IN @ Horseshoe
10/11 Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre *
10/12 Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/16 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/17 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
10/18 L...

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