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Feb 2010 10

In light of the announcement of the release of her forthcoming New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh, Erykah Badu seems to be on a leaking streak. Not that I’m complaining, of course. Return of the Ankh will be out on March 30th, and so far, Erykah Badu has posted the web-only bonus track “Jump Up In The Air and Stay There” featuring Lil Wayne on her website, and now also an album-track called “Window Seat” through her Twitter account. “Window Seat” was produced by Badu and features drums by ?uestlove from The Roots. It is also the first taste we get from Return of the Ankh. Think of this as this year’s “Honey“.

Feb 2010 10

Late last night, Diplo announced, via Twitter, that Major Lazer will be releasing an EP in April with new material featuring vocals from “M.I.A, Busy Signal, Colliebudz, Lindi Ortega, Buraka Som Systema, Kicks Like a Mule and Thom Yorke“.

Major Lazer is letting us download “Sound of Siren” featuring M.I.A. and dancehall buffo Busy Signal, for free — however, the mp3 seems to cut short at the end. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is an unfinished version of the track. What ever state of completion its in, you can listen her “Sound of Siren” for free.

Feb 2010 10

We’ve been hearing a lot about Lupe Fiasco’s third and possibly final album titled LupE.N.D. Lasers. While Lupe Fiasco leaks are a dime a dozen around the internets (I just stay away now), Lupe himself has confirmed that “What U Want” will be on Lasers.

With a release supposedly slated in early 2010, “What U Want” serves as the acting first single or taste of what we can expect from Lasers. With simple, laid back beats and equally chill and relaxing supporting vocals, we find ourselves nodding our heads along to a Lupe Fiasco heavily channelling his contemporary, Kid Cudi. If Lupe Fiasco was to perpetuate a trend in hip-hop, choosing the Kid Cudi/808 & Heartbreaks path is most refreshing. I can admit I’m growing weary of the Young Money set.

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