Blakroc: The New Hip-Hop Side Project from The Black Keys, Dame Dash, Mos Def, & More

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Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys are currently hard at work on a hip-hop/rock side project known as Blakroc. The idea for the hybrid project actually came about after rapper Jim Jones and Roc-A-Fella records co-founder Dame Dash approached them. Featured on the upcoming album are some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Mos Def, Wu-Tang’s RZA & Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, and more. They’ve been producing a series of weekly webisodes that have been generating a ton of hype.

Take a look at the teaser and tell me that this isn’t awesome:

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Dan Deacon Performs "Ohio" on NBC Morning Circa 2006 [VIDEO]

Dan DeaconIf there’s ever been two things that don’t belong together, it’s electronic oddball Dan Deacon and an NBC morning news/talk show. This awesome footage has just recently regained popularity. It features Dan Deacon performing “Ohio” (and doing his thing), while an entire news station collectively watches/listens in what we can only imagine to be a confused and/or scared state. I love it.

From what I’ve heard, Dan Deacon’s live shows are unbeliavable. Check him out, incase you haven’t already. His latest album is Bromst, which was released back in March. Listen to his hit “Get Older.”

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