The Weeknd – House Of Balloons

I can not stop listening to this mixtape. Utter fucking talent, wisdom, brilliance and beauty. Young and yet unsigned ‘singer/songwriter’ cat From Toronto; that’s what they say. Easily record of the year so far; that’s what I say. And yes I really mean it.

Download the whole thang in hi-res for free:

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PS Rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat

Six Foot Seven Foot

Weezy’s epic “6’7′” ft Cory Gunz, from forthcoming The Carter IV now with official eye candy.

The flick’s a tiny bit awkward if you ask me, but c’mon son, it’s directed by Hype Williams, one of the most expensive (and most innovative) music video directors of the last 2 decades yall.

HYPE NASTY # XIX / The final episode

View the full gallery HERE.

All pics by © Bo Puinar Hui

Gucci Mane x Sinden x Mad Decent

Honestly, Gucci Mane never really caught my attention. But stir in some of my favorite UK producers like Hudson Mohawke, Sinden, Mosca, Rustie, Scratcha DVA, Duke Dumont etc and I’m all over that shit. Gotta luv this.

Might get a cupcake tat on my forehead now.

“Gucci has been on my radar a long time – I’ve always waited with baited breath for the next tape to drop. To have the opportunity to curate a mixtape of his material and A&R the project is a dream gig and I knew that with the talent over here it would yield some really interesting results.” -Sinden

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Violin battle

I stumbled across this vid on the internetz yesterday and I can’t help but being utterly amazed. I’ve been quite a good fiddler as a youngster, learning to play the violin before I learned to properly walk and talk. However, I always thought it’s kinda ‘uncool’, so I quit before I turned a teenager and experimented with a bunch of different instruments before I eventually ended up as a turntablist (which obviously wasn’t too bad of a decision after all). Nuff respect to Nigel Kennedy and Miri Ben-Ari, but THIS is truly swagful violinism and on some next level 2011 live show shit IMO. Highly inspirational.

http://www.blackviolin.net /// http://facebook.com/blackviolinmusic

Kid Fresh X Mad Decent

Mixtape galore

A lil’ history of mi olde mixes: