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Herbie Hancock On Piano Jazz

On this episode of <i>Piano Jazz</i>, composer and keyboardist Herbie Hancock stops by in a program recorded in 1987. The ever-inventive Hancock sticks with the acoustic piano for this set of solos and duets with host Marian McPartland. Hancock performs a mix of his originals — "Dolphin Dance" and "Still …

Listen to the Debut Mixtape from Bladee (Gravity Boys)

Yung Lean affiliated post-based raps.<p>Bladee is a 19 year-old kid from Stockholm who, if you're super on-it, will be recognisable from his guest spots with Sad Boy general Yung Lean. He's the founder of Stockholm's other hip-hop crew, Gravity Boys, and is just about to put out his debut mixtape …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Let’s talk about robots: Google’s Nest acquisition brings AI to the smart home

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Disney Research<p>In the hours after Google announced its agreement to purchase Nest Labs for $3.2 billion, the companies …

One of Uber's core crew said to launch on-demand doctors

Word has it that Oscar Salazar has been working to create a startup for the "1 percent" that will send doctors on home visits.<p>With the US government's botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, it appears some techie types are thinking about how to startup-ify doctor visits for the country's upper …

Crowdsourcing

Cops who beat homeless man to death walk free

Kelly Thomas, schizophrenic and homeless, cried for his dad as he was beaten. His assaulters were found not guilty<p>Kelly Thomas, a homeless man who suffered from schizophrenia, died in hospital in 2011. He had beaten, tasered and kicked to death by cops from the Fullerton County Police Department …

The 23 Highest-Paid Reality TV Stars

Judging, feuding, fighting and showmancing can result in lots of cold hard cash.<p>From celebrity judges on "American Idol" and "The Voice," to reality stars from "The Real Housewives" franchise.<p><b>Stars with the biggest paychecks ></b>

New Jersey

Against Me!: Goodbye Gainesville

Inge Johansson’s jacket is speckled with buttons. I study them as he combs his coal-black hair in the green room’s mirror. We’re backstage at The …

Download Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip's The Abstract and the Dragon Mixtape

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip have just released a new collaborative mixtape. It's called <i>The Abstract & the Dragon</i>, and it features "Thank You", their recently released single with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. It's also got guest spots from A Tribe Called Quest, Raekwon, Missy Elliott, Talib Kweli, and …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The best albums of 2013: No 7 – Cut 4 Me by Kelela

Call the genre what you like, but Kelela made the strongest statement so far in hipster/indie/twisted R&B<p>• See all our Best Albums of 2013 coverage here<p>Three years have rattled past and we've still not pinned down an official name for the new R&B boom: PBR&B (for Pabst Blue Ribbon, the hipster beer …

R. Kelly Reveals Black Panties Artwork and Tracklist

R. Kelly's upcoming album <i>Black Panties</i> is out December 10 via RCA. He's revealed two different covers for the album—the one above where he's playing a topless woman like a cello, and the one below (for the deluxe edition) where he's surrounded by topless women. He's also shared the tracklist, which …

R. Kelly

It’s official: Outkast are reuniting!

And just like that, it’s official: Outkast will reunite and tour in 2014.<p>Revolt TV was the first to confirm the news, adding “the reunion is …

Outkast in talks for 2014 tour dates

After six years apart, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are allegedly planning to celebrate their 20th anniversary with new tour dates and show at Coachella<p>Outkast are reportedly in talks for a 2014 tour. After a six-year hiatus, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are allegedly planning to reunite at Coachella followed …

Eminem’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2′ Debuts No. 1 on Album Charts

Eminem’s first solo album in three years, <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>, will debut No. 1 on Billboard’s album charts. According to HitsDailyDouble, the …

Indian police chief's rape analogy causes outrage across country

Ranjit Sinha, head of India's Central Bureau of Investigation, apologises for remark about unlicensed betting<p>One of India's most senior policemen has been forced to apologise after comparing rape to unlicensed betting which, because it cannot be prevented, should be enjoyed.<p>Ranjit Sinha, who leads …

Putin trumps Chuck Norris in black belt stakes

<b>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded the highest rank in taekwondo, it is reported.</b><p>While on a visit to South Korea, he received a ninth-degree black belt from Choue Chung-won, president of the World Taekwondo Federation, Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency reports.<p>The Russian president has …

Chuck Norris

Styles P, DJ Premier and Busta Rhymes Share Rare Biggie Stories

For the rappers that were blessed to know Biggie while he was alive, the best memories come from when Christopher Wallace was happy and clowning …

RZA reveals he is working on an album with Interpol's Paul Banks

Wu-Tang Clan rapper and indie-band frontman bag record deal with Warner Bros after embarking on a 'very peculiar' project<p>RZA is making an album with Paul Banks. Holed up in in RZA's home studio, the Wu-Tang Clan co-founder and Interpol frontman are collaborating on a musical "sandwich" – whenever …

The Adventures of Southie Batman, Episode 1

<i>The concept of Southie Batman was birthed right here in the FilmDrunk comments section, and it was just too good not to run with. So run with it we did. By myself and the commenter known as Chareth Cutestory.</i><p>—<p>[interior, opulent bedroom, a soft rap at the door]<p>ALFRED<p>Mr. Wayne?<p>[Lamp smashes against …

Eminem released a new single from his LP, “Berzerk” (listen)

During the VMAs, <b>Eminem</b> announced that his new album, <i>MMLP2</i> (the sequel to 2000’s <i>Marshall Mathers LP</i>), would be out on November 5, and that the single, …

Pulselocker Relaunches its 'Spotify for DJs' Service on the Web

Pulselocker, the music subscription and streaming service aimed at DJs that was previously available as a desktop app, has today relaunched as a new Web-based offering.<p>As before, the service allows subscribers to stream from a catalog of 4 million tracks (soon to be expanded to 8 million via a deal …

The Best Artists and Bands Without a No. 1 Album

The allure and mystique of a #1 album is something that most artists dream of when they get in the game. Many achieve that goal, but 100x as many …

13 Simple Hacks For Enjoying Music So Much More

DIY a floating waterproof speaker, find the track you can't get out of your head, and banish tangled headphones from your life forevermore!

Ellie Goulding - "Burn"

Over the holiday weekend Ellie Goulding dropped the 4th of July appropriately titled “Burn” and she’s released the accompanying video today. Full of …

How to Lock Down Facebook Privacy

Facebook privacy settings are complex and, to make things more difficult, they change on a regular basis.<p>We explored how to lock down your Facebook …

This 16-Year-Old Canadian Girl Is A Producer On Jay-Z's New Album

The Ontario native explained to MTV News how her collaboration with the rapper on the single "Crown" came to be.<p>"I was at home one day looking for reggae samples for a while and I finally found this one that was crazy," she explains. "And I took it and I cut it up and I put it in the software FL …

New Albums

Pigeons and Planes

New Music: Nelly Feat. Nicki Minaj & Pharrell “Get Like Me”

Can’t beat him, join him as Nelly debuts the second single off his forthcoming <i>M.O.</i> album. The pride of St. Louis wants listeners to dance on the …

Eminem - "Symphony in H"

According to Dre, a new Eminem album should be ready soon, but to hold fans over and get an idea of where Em’s head is at, check out “Symphony in H” …

Kanye West's 'American Psycho' Parody Is Pretty Amazing

For the release of his sixth-studio album, Kanye West enlisted the help of Kourtney Kardashian's husband Scott Disick and pal Jonathan Chebum to make a short promotional film.<p>Kanye released the short in full on his website as a tribute to the most memorable scene in "American Psycho."<p>Check it out …

Celebrity News

New Music: Pusha T Feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz “Who I Am”

Delivering on his promise, Pusha T debuts his latest single off his solo debut album in “Who I Am.” The Virginia-native keeps it within the G.O.O.D. …