The Blakroc Sessions: Chapter One


In the first webisode of The Blakroc Sessions, we are introduced to a few of the major players in the hybrid hip-hop/rock project. These include Dame Dash of Roc-A-Fella records, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, and MC/actor Mos Def. We are also given a glimpse into the Keys’ sick Brooklyn studio where Blackroc will be recorded.

Be sure to check out the end of the clip, where Auerbach plays his track for Mos Def outside on the street. Mos Def goes on to harmonize over the beat and it sounds like he’s going to come up with some sick lines. Watch it now!

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Grizzly Bear's "While You Wait for the Others" Music Video

Grizzly Bear Band

Brooklyn-based indie rock foursome Grizzly Bear just released their latest music video for their song “While You Wait for the Others.” The video was directed by Sean Pecknold, perhaps best known for creating Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal” music video. Fun fact: his brother is the bushy-bearded Robin Pecknold, frontman of Fleet Foxes.

Sean Pecknold’s filming style is definitely one of the more distinct ones out there, since he makes heavy use of stop motion and overall weirdness (Is that even a valid technique?). I mean, in this video alone there is a masked fencer interacting with alarm clocks, parakeets, bunnies, elephants, kickballs, fake dogs, and creepy-looking naked dolls. Let’s not even get into the clay-mation, nightmare-inducing video for “White Winter Hymnal.”

Anyway, watch Grizzly Bear’s music video and let us know what you think.

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The Story of Grizzly Bear and Patrick Daughters' Magical Brain

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Once upon a time there was this brilliant film director named Patrick Daughters who directed short films, commercials and videos for indie artists. They were brilliant. The end?

Ooh, not even close. This Cali cool man is all but 33 years old, pumping out more indie-related videos than a 17-year-old guitar player with a bad haircut and a YouTube account. He’s the one behind the avant-garde, split screen video of King of Leon’s ‘Bucket’ and the iPod-induced sensation of Feist’s ‘1234’ (not to mention the ultra chic ‘My Moon My Man,’ ‘Mushaboom,’ and ‘I Feel it All’).

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Mixtape Mondays: The Hood Internet The Mixtape Volume Three

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Well what do you know, it’s that time of the week again. Let me tell you, you’re in for a treat. (Not that you aren’t every other Monday.) The guys behind The Hood Internet have made it on our weekly segment once again; they are quickly becoming one of our favorite mixtape producers. On The Mixtape Volume Three, the boys mix everything from Pimp C to Xiu Xiu to MSTRKRFT.

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16 More Examples of Political Street Art and Graffiti from Around the World (Part Deux)

Two weeks ago, we here at Jetcomx published a short article entitled 14 Amazing Works of Political Graffiti and Street Art from Around the World. It quickly became the most viewed article on our site. Due to the popularity of the first article, it was only natural that we once again showcase a few more hand-picked examples of the most fascinating political street art and graffiti from around the world. Without further ado, we present to you, part deux:

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