MED BLU MADLIB – Bad Neighbor

There’s little to say about a record with collaborators of the quality of MED, Blu, and Madlib. Nope, Madlib’s skills haven’t worn off. Yes, it’s great record. The incredible line-up includes guests such as MF Doom, Dâm-Funk, Frank Nitt, Oh No, Anderson Paak, Hodgy Beats… Why do I feel like trying to sell something that’s already sold?

Just go on, get your copy. Don’t let that fugly sleeve spoil the whole thing, just think about what Bo Diddley sang. You can buy this everywhere: Rappcats, iTunes, your favourite record store. Everywhere!

Big Bang Big Boom

Blu’s Muto is easily the best known street art video on YouTube, even your mother should know it by now. As of today, the latest wall-painted animation “Big Bang Big Boom” is online!

For more of this, head over to the Blu website or his channel on Vimeo.

Weekly Bits 23/2009

In the latest addition of the Six Million Steps podcast, you will experience one of the nicest selection of Gil Scott-Heron tunes, spiced up with bridges taken from interviews with the man and life companions. A recommended download!

Juan Atkins, Detroit innovator and The Teacher of Techno speaks to Clash Music about his beginnings in productions and his upcoming live shows with the Model 500 Band.

Another mixtape from Domu is available for download on the SpaceBass blog. A forty-five minutes selection of boogie and funk tunes.

Belgian blog Laid Back has a nice trailer of a documentary called Megunica. Director Lorenzo Fonda filmed street artist BLU, who let his travels through Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Argentina inspire his unique motion graffiti style.

Another visual treat can be found on this Flickr page, where classic record covers where overworked to resemble the look of vintage Penguin Books.