Morning Music Notes – Free Albums and No Shows Equals No Money?

I’m a casual hip hop fan these days, but when I get into an artist or group, I am addicted to their mix of flow and beats. The teaming of Killer Mike and El-P in Run the Jewels is a near perfect mix of these things. After 36″ Chain and Get It, the band are back – with Outkast’s Big Boi – for a new video for Banana Clipper.

Run The Jewels f- Big Boi -Banana Clipper- Video - Complex screen cap
The guys drive a bunch of cars and spit out a bunch of verses, as one does. Check out the latest video, courtesy of Complex.

Run the Jewels – Banana Clipper

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In a surprise to absolutely no one, Eminem debuted at the top of the Billboard charts with his Marshall Mathers LP2, selling a massive 792,000 copies of the album. He surpassed Drake but not Justin Timberlake for best first week album sales in 2013. This is Eminem’s 7th consecutive number 1 album – rap god, indeed. (via Billboard)

Remember when we wrote that album leak article and mentioned how Death Grips wanted to leak one of their albums? Well, last year they did it and their label dropped them. Yesterday, they released their new album randomly for free. It’s called Government Plates and you can stream the whole thing on their SoundCloud page, too. I’m not sure how their formula of releasing free albums and cancelling shows makes them any money.

Roger Waters, who PHM contributor Millar caught last year, is going to record his first album in two decades. The 70 year old Pink Floyd co-founder has a 55 minute demo finished, after 3 years of touring and hiding behind a wall on stage. (via Rolling Stone)

The Jezabels have announced a new album. It’s called The Brink and it’s out on February 18. It’s have 10 songs, and you might have already heard the first single The End, but now you can see the video below, too.

The Jezabels – The End

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