Tyler the Creator: Wolf

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OFWGKTA’s Tyler the Creator officially drops his 3rd Solo project Wolf” today (April 2, 2013).  The Odd Future creative leader departs from the same content of his second album Goblin both lyrically and musically.  The production is heavily bathed in Pharrell Williams‘ (Neptunes, N.E.R.D) trippy synth heavy style, yet Tyler mans the boards and instruments solely throughout the tracklist.  Overall you can since the maturity (dare I say) in the lyrical content as well, albeit still a tad dark.  The album is basically about growing up in the spotlight, his grandmother’s death, and heartbreak.  Special guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Pharrell, Laetitia Sadier (Sterolab), Nas and the OF Gang (Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Mike G) compliment the Tyler’s heavy hand on all the other aspects of the album.

It’s refreshing to see that his comedic genius is still utilized in the videos he directs, yet the actual songs are not riddled with the “horror-core” content that made OF disturbingly famous.  Check out Tyler the Creator‘s new album on iTunes by clicking the image below.  Catch him on  the North American leg of his Wolf Tour w/ Earl Sweatshirt and others this spring April 11th-May18th.  From the glimpses we’ve seen from his European jaunt last month, it should be quite a spectacle.  LA peeps, Tyler and the OF gang will be at their pop-up store on Fairfax on album release day (today April 2nd).  #GolfWang

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Miike Snow: The Wave

Hola Personas,

Check out the latest Miike Snow video “The Wave” from their new album Happy To You.  This highly anticipated sophomore full-length hit cyberstores this week (March 13th).  The eclectic trio is currently supporting it by kicking off their road trip and rocking live at SXSW in Austin, TX.  Swedish director Andreas Nilsson gets apocalyptic in theme on this one.  You can catch them on St. Patty’s Day in Vegas, or peep a local show in your town as they tour North America beginning this month.

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WZRD: Teleport 2 me (Live on Conan)

Whatitdo Wurld,

Well, this is rather interesting.  WZRD (Kid Cudi, and Dot Da Genius’ group project) has finally released their long player about a week ago.  As some of you “Cudder” fans may know, the critics are not being too kind.  There are some great moments on this album, in which the single Teleport 2 Me is definitely one of them.  However, most of it is a bit “experimental” to say the least (due to Cudi’s freshman-like rock guitar prowess). Lots of press has been released about Cudi being upset w/ his label for treating the group as a “side project” and not distributing it as a “real release”.  Well, it’s definitely made it’s mark on Billboard charts already. Here at SwitchFlip, we think it was a good effort and await to see how the live performances are received.  We were not disappointed with their recent live rendition of the single on Conan O’Brien.  Actually, Cudi’s delivery and stage presence really captured the essence of the song and the band’s concept.  Pleasantly surprised, “Teleport 2 Me” is now #SwitchFlip Certified.   What do you think?

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The Drums: I Don’t Want To Go Alone

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The Drums‘ new single “I Don’t Want to Go Alone” was released last week! This is the third single from their latest album Portamento.  We are sure you’ve heard of these Brooklyn based indie pop darlings by now.  if not, you can peep some of their material here.  If you need another video single to judge, we’ve included “Money” below as well.  Check out the latest video below and let us know what you think!

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Nicki Minaj: Stupid Hoe

Happy Friday Earthlings,

Superbowl Weekend is here!  We will put out a flurry of videos this weekend to keep you amped for the big game.  Ladies First–here’s the new one from Nicki Minaj.  This video has been banned from BET and other networks for being too raunchy.  It’s already at a 22 Million YouTube/Vevo views in it’s first 10 days out.  You know SwitchFlip Media brings you the explicit version, so hide your kids.  YMCMB’s First Lady is addressing y’all “Stupid Hoes“.  *Scratching my head.  More like stupid video and song yo.  Plus ending it with “I am the female Weezy”.  Hmmmmm. duh.

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