The Black Keys - Blakroc 2 Trailer

The Black Keys Blakroc 2

Super excited for the sequel to 2009’s Blackroc, a collaborative album between indie rockers The Black Keys and various hip-hop stars. Blakroc 2 is slated to feature some of the hottest names in hip-hop including Talib Kweli, U God, Jay Electronica, OC, Curren$y, Wiz Khalifa, Jim Jones, Sean Price, & The Cool Kids. Check out the teaser after the jump.

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Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys Have "Sellout-off" on The Colbert Report


It’s no lie that both Vampire Weekend and The Black Keys have both had stellar 2010s. As a result, they’re up for a bunch of awards, including Best Alternative Album at the Grammys.

In order to sway to official vote of last year’s Best Comedy Album Grammy winner Stephen Colbert, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys appeared on Colbert’s show. They had a “sellout-off” in which the band that whored out the most music would win. The resulting bit is hilarious; you have to check it out.

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The Black Keys Perform "Howlin' For You" and "Tighten Up" on Saturday Night Live

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The Black Keys were the musical guest this past weekend on SNL, and performed two of the best songs from their critically acclaimed album Brothers. They first performed “Howlin’ for You” and later “Tighten Up.” Dan Auerbach looked noticeably different sporting a clean-shaven face in lieu of his usual Grizzly Adams-style beard.

The blues-rock duo totally killed it in their first ever Saturday Night Live performance. This is kind of the cherry on top of what has been an amazing year for them; Brothers has been included on myriad Best of 2010 lists and has even been nominated for Best Alternative Album at the Grammys.

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