Morning Music Notes – Free Festivals and Free Music

Jay-Z took to this thing called the Information Super Highway Internet and had a chat with some fans on Twitter. Someone wisely asked what the heck is going on with his unreleased track, Dead Presidents 3. He replied “Just [Blaze] or [Young] Guru has it I give them Twitter permission to GO.”

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Young Guru obliged rather quickly – can you say planted question? – and the track is now streaming below. The chorus is a little lacking, but the sprinkles of piano in the production are rather pleasant. Check it out below, and check out the full album stream on Spotify below.

Morning Music Notes

Will they, won’t they? Appear they will. Who the fuck are “they”? It’s Blur. They will record a new album after Damon Albarn records a solo album. (via Gigwise)

The free and therefore awesome iTunes Festival in London has added more acts. Lucky fans can now apply for free tickets for Sir Elton John, The Pixies, Arctic Monkeys and Robin Thicke. Bands already playing include Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, Sigur Ros, Paramore, Queens of the Stone Age and Vampire Weekend. AND IT’S FREE! (via Hollywood Reporter)

Lauryn Hill has started her three month jail sentence for tax evasion. Maybe the former Fugees singer can write a new album while she’s there? (via NME)

The man formerly known as Mos Def – Yasiin Bey – was force fed Guantánamo Bay style, and it wasn’t pretty. This was part of a protest against these procedures, and they have a slightly disturbing video of the whole thing. Watch with caution over at the Guardian (via the Guardian)

If you have Spotify, you can stream the new Jay-Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail down below (note: apparently US users can’t stream it yet? You tell me!). If you have a Samsung phone, you could’ve gotten it for free. If you have none of these, do what normal people do and illegally download it buy it.

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