New Lauryn HIll "Fearless Vampire Killer" (VIDEO)

Some live concert footage from Washington DC of the new song Lauryn Hill has been performing recently, “Fearless Vampire Killer.” The song, of course, bears the same name as a classic Bad Brains track (as well as an old horror/comedy movie from back in the day by a Roman Polanski), but I can’t hear any direct similarities to the Bad Brains classic in Lauryn’s song. I’d imagine Ms. Hill is quite familiar with their work, so the song title is probably an homage at the very least though. It’s hard for me to make out exactly how her flow is interacting with the beat here, so I’m hoping a better quality recording will come out. ]]>

Brother Ali Free EP Download: "The Bite Marked Heart"

My only contribution to Valentine’s Day will be this new free download from the great Brother Ali, an EP featuring guest artists including Phonte from Foreign Exchange and Little Brother, and Stokley from Mint Condition. Ali always delivers quality material and I’m sure this is no exception. “Brother Ali offers up a free 7 song EP for your listening pleasure. The Bite Marked Heart features Phonte (Little Brother, Foreign Exchange) Stokley Williams (Mint Condition), Singer/songwriter Nikki Jean and Aby Wolf. Beats provided by Jake One and Ant. Ali is currently putting the finishing touches on his 6th studio album Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color. tracks 1,2,4,6,7 produced by Jake One tracks 3,5 produced by Ant” ]]>