Archive | April, 2010

Dirtbag Debut : How To Dress Well – Decisions

21 Apr

Decisions(via Pitchfork)

The above picture is not of the band How To Dress Well, but you get what’s going on. This will hopefully be the first of many more stunning videos from this band.

www.howtodresswell.blogspot.com

Posted by : Max Mohenu

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Dirtbag Debut : The XX – Islands

21 Apr

Islands(via Pitchfork)

The U.K band’s money single finally has a video and it’s pretty great. Love the chereography!!

Posted by : Max Mohenu

Dirtbag Debut : Ciara ft. Ludacriss – Ride

21 Apr

Dammmmmnnnnnnnnn

Posted by : Max Mohenu

Next Level : Polow Da Don

20 Apr

If you’re a struggling pop star or hip hop artist, this man can probably save your career. Polow-Freache Jamal Fincher Jones(known to the music world as Polow Da Don) is an up and coming music producer that started his career in the early 2000’s. He got into synths and keyboards during high school, but didn’t really focus on music until halfway through his bachelor degree at Morehouse College. He dropped out and started a rap group called Jim Crow, but after just two albums they were dropped from their label.

After many short-lived projects, Polow began to send shock waves through the hip hop world. From  gutter hip hop, to Top 40’s hits for the likes of Fergie and the Pussycat Dolls; one of the things that’s made Polow such an innovator in hip hop and pop is his ability to look outside the box. 2009 was a year where this man constantly dominated. His biggest accomplishment that year was putting the up and coming R&B singer/songwriter Ester Dean on the map with the overnight smash hit, Drop It Low.

Now it’s time to bring you up to speed on how this man can save your career. Exhibit A : Usher Raymond. The R&B star struggled to solidify a new sound after his 90’s success, but after collaborating with Pollow on the synth heavy club banger Love In This Club, their working relationship has led to many hits(including the M.V.P track of Polow’s career, Little Freak).

His current assignment is trying to make people give a crap about Christina Aguilera again and so far it’s working out. The hit maker has given Xtina a track that could probably put her back on top. Not Myself Tonight has not been out for more than a month and it’s already claimed a spot on the charts. Feeling like the washed out pop tart you are ?  Only sold 10, 000 copies of your first record ? Call Uncle Pollow, he’ll help you out.

Posted by : Max Mohenu

Dirtbag Debut : Devandra Banhart – Foolin

20 Apr

Foolin(Via Pitchfork)

Put the children to bed for this one. Great video and you get to see Devandra’s ass; everybody wins.

Posted by : Max Mohenu

Surfer Blood Cover Beach Boys

20 Apr

Surfer Blood have really climbed up the ranks this year as one of the hottest new bands of 2010. This cover that’s just surfaced on Stereogum this morning is one of the reasons why. This fuzzed out version of the Beach Boys hit, “Don’t Worry Baby” is definitely something to check out. Let’s us know if the cover does the original any justice.

Posted by : Max Mohenu

R.I.P Guru

20 Apr

We at Dirtbag Journalism want to send our love and support to the family of Guru(born Keith Elam), the man known for his work in Gang Star. We got the news via MTV about the passing of the rapper, who succumed to Cancer related complications yesterday after a long fight with the disease. In March, the rapper suffered a heart attack that left him in coma for a few days. At the age of 43 the hip hop world has lost an innovator and even though he’s gone;  he’ll always be remembered for his contributions.

You will always live on in our hearts Keith

R.I.P Keith “Guru” Elam ( 1966-2010)

Posted by : Max Mohenu