Daily Round-Up For July 22, 2013
Hello hello beautiful people! Welcome to the Daily Round-Up, redOrbit’s one and only collection of all the best music news of the day. We hope you find something interests you, and maybe something that brightens your day!
First off we have another edition of The Music Ninja’s famed playlist series The Hip-Hop Dojo. If you’re looking for your fix of all the latest and greatest hip-hop and rap, look no further than this collection of songs. Hopefully at least a couple of these songs will have your head bumping and your soul feeling beautiful. The link will take you back to the Music Ninja.
Do you happen to be in the mood for some tunes some the super quirky, super awesome singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom? Well lucky you, because this week at the Pitchfork Music Festival she debuted a new song! If you want to catch video of that song or others from the performance, just hit the link and head back to Stereogum.
Kanye West just cannot stay out of the news cycle this week. This time around, news has broken that the rapper is facing charges for attacking that paparazzi. And on top of that, the rapper is claiming that a verse from his new album Yeezus is the greatest rap verse of all time. He’s always the center of debate isn’t he? You can check out the links back at Stereogum and 2dopeboyz, respectively.
If you’ve been dying for some new Kendrick Lamar music, maybe this will tide you over for a little bit longer. Kendrick Lamar set the world on fire with his record good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and ever since, every move he’s made has been obsessed over. Today the rapper let fly with a freestyle for Bullett Magazine, and he got people pretty excited. Sure it’s not a new album, but at least it’s something! If you’re interested you can check it out back at 2dopeboyz.
And in just some slightly unexpected news, electronic producer Avicii has scored the fastest-selling song of the year with his track Wake Me Up. It’s being reported that he topped the UK charts in less than two hours upon releasing the song. Avicii’s banger sold 267,000 copies, beating out Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines by about 76,000 records. If you’d like to read further into this story, you can go ahead and follow the link back to the Dancing Astronaut.
And that is all the news we have for today folks! Hope you have a great day! You can check out my other articles here. Have questions, comments, suggestions, or love? Or do you have an opinion on any of the music featured in today’s Round-Up? I’m dying to hear from you! As always, you can contact me through my email, or through Twitter @RobinCopple1. If you would like, I can include your message in a future edition of the Round-Up!
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