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Herbie Hancock Will Rock It With Kendrick, Snoop & Common On Next LP

Herbie Hancock is a 14-time Grammy Award recipient (as well as an Oscar winner) that many cite as a provider of their introduction to Hip-Hop and DJ'ing on television. Although the Jazz impresario's recording career began at the top of the '60s, Hip-Hop and Hancock helped each other achieve mainstream... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Sails Around His Mind Over A Flipped Madlib & Flying Lotus Beat (Audio)

Earl Sweatshirt has been fairly quiet since releasing his sophomore major label album in 2015. The Tan Cressida/Columbia Records artist appears back in action now. Reportedly on a secret Soundcloud account he created, the Los Angeles, California MC/producer gets busy on a beat made by Madlib and Flying Lotus. As... Read more

Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat Join Forces & Enlist George Clinton (Audio)

In what may be Hip-Hop's newest and most exciting triad, three individually incredible artists have formed a singular unit to form a three-headed hybrid that incorporates multiple genres and aesthetics into WOKE. Featuring producer and DJ Flying Lotus, experimental Hip-Hop duo Shabazz Palaces, and Psychedelic Funk multi-instrumentalist Thundercat, WOKE has... Read more

Thundercat & Flying Lotus Make Heartbreak Sound Unusually Cool (Video)

Less than one month ago, Thundercat released The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam. The Kendrick Lamar collaborator is hard to pin down. The Brainfeeder release involves his Los Angeles, California contemporary Flying Lotus, as well as Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (the classically-trained musician responsible for the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes Dilla-inspired album/DVD).... Read more

Flying Lotus Interviews Kendrick Lamar and Premieres Unreleased Verse (Audio)

Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar have collaborated on a number of projects. Last year, Kendrick lent his staccato jazz vocals to "Never Catch Me" from the producer's You're Dead LP, and K. Dot tapped FlyLo to produce "Wesley's Theory," the first song on Kendrick's To Pimp a Butterfly album. The... Read more

MF DOOM & Flying Lotus Announce Collabo Album, But Is It An April Fool’s Joke?

As fans are holding their breaths, hoping that these two illusive artists aren’t playing an "April Fools" joke. [UPDATE: According to one of DOOM's past labels, Nature Sounds Records, this is all a joke.] MF DOOM and Flying Lotus just announced their collaboration on an album titled Mask Of The... Read more

DOOM Has Never Rocked On A Beat Like This…Attacking The Mic In The Wild (Audio)

Flying Lotus goes from one extreme to another. Just over 24 hours after premiering his "GTA V" track with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krayzie Bone, FlyLo unveils another first-person video game inclusion (care of Fader), this time with DOOM. The man formerly known as MF DOOM (known as Zevlove X before that,... Read more

Krayzie Bone Goes Above The Clouds With Flying Lotus (Audio)

Joining Freddie Gibbs & Mike Dean's "Sellin' Dope," the "GTA V" soundtrack features another just-released catchy collaboration. Krayzie Bone and Flying Lotus may seem of different worlds. The Cleveland, Ohio native chopper tends to favor aggressive, pulsating production. The L.A. producer that's hard to pin into genre is usually about... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop to Drop in September 2014 (Audio)

As we ease into October, here's a look back at some of the amazing music that came out in September 2014. You'll hear songs from DJ Quik, Nas, The Lox, Schoolboy Q, Common, Jay Electronica, MC Lyte, Childish Gambino, Raekwon, Logic, Rapsody, Yelawolf, Diamond D, Elzhi, Talib Kweli, Nature, Rick... Read more

Flying Lotus Releases a Stunning Video for His Collabo with Kendrick Lamar (Video)

The video for "Never Catch Me," Flying Lotus' collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, both showcases how amazing the song is and stands on its own as a stunning piece of art. The song, an exploration of the anxieties associated with death, and thus life itself, is a feat on its own... Read more

Is Flying Lotus The 2014 Equivalent Of Parliament-Funkadelic? Hear The Latest (Audio)

Based on the upcoming work with Kendrick Lamar alone, chances are Flying Lotus' stock is about to skyrocket. The Los Angeles, California native producer/musician/DJ has put in a decade making music that defied genre limitations, and just thrived off that nod factor. This is true of "Coronus, The Terminator." From... Read more

Kendrick Lamar & Flying Lotus Cannot Be Caught Creatively (Audio)

It's been widely reported that Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus are hard at work. For each Southern California artist's respective projects, the two prodigies are collaborating and finding a pocket that's allegedly led to more than just casual "one-off's." While the two are believed to have dabbled before, this is... Read more

Witness The Birth Of Flying Lotus’ Brainchild, Captain Murphy (Video)

Back in 2012, the mysterious Captain Murphy hit the airwaves alongside the likes of Earl Sweatshirt and Jeremiah Jae. We then discovered his mixtape, Duality, but still had no idea who was behind this cartoon rapping phenomenon. We later discovered the man behind the animated mask to be Flying Lotus,... Read more

Trek Past The Snow Capped Mountain & Into The Desert Valley Where Flying Lotus’ Dreams Live (Video)

Trek past the snow capped mountain and walk into the desert valley where strange creatures roam and dreams live. It is within this wondrous other world where you can find Flying Lotus crafting his emotive instrumental orchestrations for our world at home and to the planets beyond. Filmed in New... Read more

Smoke DZA Blows Some Cloud Rap Overtop An Experimental Flying Lotus Beat (Audio)

Although Flying Lotus has built his following in the Electric music and Instrumental Hip-Hop genre, the California native has roots in Rap. He's worked with Finale, D. Prosper, and Blu, but now the Los Angeles-based musician links with Kush God? Well, not completely. But DZA hops on a FlyLo beat... Read more

Flying Lotus Freaks The Funk On A Remix To Kanye West’s Black Skinhead (Audio)

Los Angeles' Flying Lotus is in and out of Hip-Hop. With his celebrated solo albums, the Electronic musician veers into Jazz, House, Disco, and elements all of his own. However, the respected producer can never seem to stay away—producing joints for Mac Miller, Killer Mike, Finale, and Blu. That said,... Read more

Mac Miller – SDS (Video)

Mac Miller's video for SDS is just as bugged out as the Flying Lotus-produced track. Check it out below. Related: Ab-Soul – The End is Near ft Mac Miller (Audio)... Read more