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Mmmm chili fries... For our latest photo essay feature, Chicago-based photographer Todd Diederich shares snapshots from his recent trip to Compton. No big deal, he just hung out with rappers, drank cough syrup, and learned secret gang-handshakes. What Diederich captures is a Californian landscape that isn’t so much about palm trees and beaches, but rather barking dogs and neck tattoos. Check out our new photo essay feature Going Going Back Back to Cali Cali shot by Todd Diederich here.
You do you, Azealia Azealia Banks released her remix to the sensational "Harlem Shake" last week--a remix she apparently created months ago before the "Harlem Shake" viral homemade video craze hit. Banks, in her traditional idgaf fashion, released the track and subsequent video despite the pleadings of DJ Baauer, the creator of the electro hit. Baauer understandably had Banks' version removed from Soundcloud in an effort to batten down the hatches. Banks responded by uploading the video featured below to her Twitter. The video is rather monotonous as is Banks' dub and is certainly not radical enough to defend her against a rap community mutiny should she continue her bridge-burning. In a continuing saga of off-handed tweets composed of no more than 140 fighting words, Banks continued the drama she lighted with the release of her track, inviting chastisement from influential celebrity blogger Perez Hilton with gay slurs and defensive one liners. Hilton went so far as to pose Banks the question, "How does it feel to be better known for all your trash talking than your music Azealia?" Decide for yourself. Is the video worth angering Baauer and his more recognizable pal Diplo? Spotted on: Daily Mail
Dominic Lord and Blood Diamonds meet up at KMA Studios Harlem rapper, Dominic Lord and producer Blood Diamonds (Grimes collaborator) met up at KMA studios in New York to work on a cut of their new single Barcode. The pairing of Blood Diamonds twinkling pop beats with the heaviness of Lord's hip hop edge makes it a versatile track fit for the club or for bopping along to through your headphones. A Florence-esque female vocal sample balances out Lord's heated threats, AK-47 and I'm coming where you live. There might not really be any barcodes that read AK-47 on them, but that could be a good specialty tag on one of Dominic Lord's potential fashion lines. The style maven might not have a label to his name yet, but he loves to remind his fans about his background in clothing design. Maybe he can give Blood Diamonds a thought or two about his bleached out mop? Stream Dominic Lord and Blood Diamonds' "Barcode" below and get the single when it's released on Skrillex's OWSLA label February 26.
Rap queen Twitter beef The gloves are off in the latest case of rap beef. Things got heated pretty quickly when Angel Haze responded to a tweet that Azealia Banks sent out about non-New Yorkers claiming New York. It took all of about 24 hours for the two to start throwing shade at one another, and to each release a diss track. Only months ago it seemed like the two rap divas were friendly, and even talking about a collaboration. But we all know how quickly things can go South when someone speaks ill on the internet. The best thing about Twitter is that it does away with all the he-said, she-said of an old-fashioned feud. It's all right there for you to see on two timelines. You can read the full back and forth here, but Angel ended up coming off pretty vicious, calling Azealia out for her "charcoal skin" and even her transparent bubble coat (neither of those things are PC, come on now). And Azealia pumped gas like she was the homecoming queen of this year's rap class. "Angel Haze has a crush on me." Actually, it sounds like Angel Haze wants to rip your mermaid weave out. Angel Haze dropped what she says is a Diplo-produced track called "On The Edge" about 20 minutes after their back and forth. (Though it's been reported that Diplo called Azealia to deny his involvement.) It's a chopped up and aggressive takedown of the Young Rapunxel that features blows like: "I want you bitches so scared that you mental break/ So you'll forever be broke with expensive taste." (The name of Azealia's forthcoming album is Broke With Expensive Taste, if you are having trouble keeping up.) Then this afternoon, Azealia put out "No Problem." It's a wobbly tale of Banks' own successes more than a cut to her nemesis. If Haze's diss aims towards a lunch-hour brawl, Azealia's is an eye roll and a hair flip. Listen to the Angel Haze and Azealia Banks' diss tracks below and feel free to chime in. Angel: Azealia: