Posted in hiphop | music on October 5, 2012

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Did Snoop Dogg talk much politics at his Wellmont Theater show last week? That picture above, no not the cats, is his Tweeted list of reasons for voting for Obama, and for not voting Romney.

Kanye West has much less to say, for now. All his amazing tweets have been deleted except for one new one that says "BE BACK SOON". UPDATE: Now there are also three tweets about Steve Jobs.

Speaking of Chicago hip hop, Lupe Fiasco and the NY Times have some more to say on the subject (Chief Keef, etc).

Bummed to hear that Big Boi, who recently played Chicago's North Coast Music Fest, replaced Little Dragon with Kelly Rowland on the final version of the song he performed live with Little Dragon in Austin.

The Weeknd, who has three NYC shows coming up, got all emo and wrote a letter to fans promising no dissapointment.

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says T.I. saved his life.

Missy Elliot may actually release an album this year.

YouTube is streaming Obama's bff (see above)Jay-Z's eighth Barclays Center show Saturday night.

Speaking of, Jay-Z is in a new marriage equality ad.

Speaking of, congrats to Kaki King and Jessica King! And to Sam Champion and Rubem Robierb!

NPR is streaming Tori Amos from Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Meanwhile, PopMatters reflects on Tori's relationship to the feminist movement.

Speaking of LPR, Micachu whose Williamsburg Park show tonight is cancelled, is playing there Monday.

Menomena just played Austin and are touring their way towards NYC. Check out their new video for "Plumage" below.

We're giving away two tickets to see Flying Lotus at Terminal 5 via the BrooklynVegan Facebook Page. Meanwhile. meet FlyLo at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this weekend.

We're also giving away tickets to Jens Lekman and Taken By Trees' Terminal 5 show (tickets are also still on sale).

more below...

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Odd Future

Klaus says: Your man Klaus has discovered yet another juvenile wormhole for his bizarre anglophilia thanks to Netflix's recent inclusion of The Inbetweeners as part of their on-demand viewing choices. Besides being an epic fount of high-school level jokes on masturbation, homophobia, alcoholic and sexual endeavors, The Inbetweeners also features a fount of music by acts like Paolo Nutini, The Maccabees, Air Traffic, Calvin Harris, The Ting Tings, Arctic Monkeys, Theaudience, The Fratellis, Vampire Weekend, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, General Fiasco, Gorillaz, Hot Chip, Belle & Sebastian, Field Music, Jamie T, The Libertines, Rihanna, Oasis, Jack PeƱate, Guillemots, The Feeling, Kate Nash, The Wombats, The Jam, The Cure, Lily Allen, Mumm-Ra, Kylie Minogue, Feist, Adele, Oasis, Biffy Clyro, Passion Pit, Royworld, MGMT, Maximo Park, and The Cribs. This blurb has absolutely nothing to do with the 2012 musical climate but, Jesus F-Ing Christmas, this show is absolutely hysterical and the musical accompaniment is genius. Hop on the bandwagon, ya bell end.

Yellow Ostrich will release Ghost, a 6-song EP, on October 22.

Jaden Smith sampled Purity Ring.

Check out the Brooklyn Historical Society's Map of the Month (this month it's the Gravesend and Coney Island areas in 1787).

Looking for Halloween costume ideas? How about Hall and Oates? Speaking of, some 2500 fans in Las Vegas sat in the dark and silence for 15 minutes recently when the power went out during one of their shows.

SPIN did a feature on Ed Droste's dog.

Blur playing the States? There's still hope.

A trip to Australia in January, anyone? The Museum of Old & New Art (in Hobart Tasmania, Australia) holds their Festival of Music and Art from January 16-20, 2013. The lineup features an eclectic mix, including David Byrne & St. Vincent, Dirty Projectors, Death Grips, Amanda Palmer, Pretty Lights, and more.

Gothamist highlights five very good veggie burgers.

GlobalFest needs your help (money).

Learn more about Partners in Health (Arcade Fire included).

Steve Jobs died one year ago. Damn.

Check out the new video for Nas's "Cherry Wine" from Life Is Good, featuring the late Amy Winehouse:

And that Memomena video:

And follow BrooklynVegan on Twitter, and have a great weekend!

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Comments (60)

Ladies and gentlemen, exhibit A as to why you need to vote Obama out of office right now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 7:29 PM

^YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 7:39 PM

Please tell me someone has saved all of Kanye's tweets and is putting the book out any day now?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:01 PM

Now I am starting to think that this blog likes to bait racist comments.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:02 PM

"Now I am starting to think that this blog likes to bait racist comments."

I think by "this blog" you must mean "the entire fucking internet."

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:04 PM

I think by "the entire fucking internet" you mean our current president, the guy who claimed he'd bring all races together and all that bs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:22 PM

Anyone who votes for Mitt is a fucking assclown.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:32 PM

Yeah, why would anyone vote for Mitt? This economy is great!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:44 PM

Yeah! I mean, we're below 8% right? Forget that more than half those created jobs are part time. I mean, that's good for us right? Those people have more time to find real jobs or something? No way Obama tweaked those numbers to help himself. Never!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:46 PM

8:46? Please, just kill yourself asap. I'm positive there isn't a soul alive, including your family, who wouldn't be at least secretly relieved that you're finally gone. Go ahead, do it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:49 PM

8:49 The country would thank you if you offed yourself. Maybe not your little hipster friends, but those of us who see the writing on the wall with the guy in the white house certainly would. Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:52 PM

Mitt Romney is a liar, whether Obama had the balls to call him out on it during debate #1 or not.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 8:57 PM

I can't wait for all the meltdowns when Romney is destroyed on November 6th.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 9:01 PM

what the hell is going on in here. it feels dirty. snoop is a superior human.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 9:02 PM

What evidence do you have, 901, that Mitt is going to be "destroyed"? All those polls saying they're neck and neck? Things are looking pretty darned good for Mitt.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 9:08 PM

We're looking at a 2008 style blowout. It's going to be hilarious watching the infants that make up the Republican party lose their shit and stock up on more guns. lol.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 9:09 PM

I love how conservatards act like the economy magically tanked for no good reason other than Obama was elected. 2008 was about 30 years in the making and it's going to take a long long time to correct all the right-wing fuck ups that ruined this country.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:07 PM

Kat nip

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:20 PM

mitt the twit

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:23 PM

If you honestly think Romney is gonna win you are kidding yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:40 PM

anyone who blames obama for the economy is really silly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:46 PM

Yeah, five thirty eight has NO bias... I mean many the polls he uses assume that voter turnout will be near 2008 levels (which is beyond absurd and completely unsubstantiated) and he openly campaigns for Obama. I get the feeling BV has a little too much NYC sheltered going on here. You guys clearly have no feel for the US's general feeling towards Obama.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 10:52 PM

ron paul for god

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2012 11:22 PM

Why Tea Eye "En" A "Es" "En" Aye "El"

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 1:31 AM

Obama and snoop doggy dog are the world's two biggest racists

Posted by TEA PARTY 2012 | October 6, 2012 2:18 AM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 2:23 AM

@10:52 I live in south GA. I Don't like Obama/Democrats. HATE HATE HATE republicans (i.e. Mitt, ...I guess?) though. My vote doesn't matter because of the electoral college, but if it did, I'd honestly rather vote for the N/I/G/G/E/R.

How's that for a "general feeling"?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 3:09 AM

No, how's THIS for a "'general feeling'"??: iPods.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 4:15 AM

This economy is great!

Posted by 4k | October 6, 2012 4:16 AM

iPods

Posted by iPods | October 6, 2012 4:26 AM

Being poor is fun. As long as Obama is in office, I'm happy! It's fun to say he's my president - people with similar opinions respect me a lot for voting for him. Plus, if Jay-Z and Beyonce like him he must be good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 8:55 AM

Snoop you are a prejudiced piece of shit. Go back to your fucking ghetto. And I hope the "white nigga" beats the black "nigga" you stupid fucking asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 9:09 AM

Anyone who votes and gets behind one candidate fanatically is an idiot.

Snoop is an idiot. That's progress for you. Hope and change. Way to evolve Snoop.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 10:03 AM

No really - vote! It actually means something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 10:34 AM

OBAMA bucks! FREE cell phones and birth control pills for the ladies, what's not to love about Berry?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 10:36 AM

^ fucking a free birth control. I wish. that's called smart government policy

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 1:44 PM

The more I read these comments from crazy eyes leftie trolls, the more I loose hope for the human race.

Seriously, why don't we give the southeast US to the lefties and let them set up their Utopian leftie society (in their home states), while the 77% of us that do not share their delusion can get down to the business of rescuing the US Dollar, fixing the economy, defending out borders from enemies foreign and domestic, upholding the Constitution, and the rest of the business of adults.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 2:06 PM

I will vote for a president that will protect Americans from the mobs running wild in other parts of the world.

ABC News has obtained an internal State Department email from May 3, 2012, indicating that the State Department denied a request from the security team at the Embassy of Libya to retain a DC-3 airplane in the country to better conduct their duties.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 2:22 PM

Obama smokes newports?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 2:30 PM

*Snoop Lion

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 3:21 PM

All Republicans are mentally ill.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 5:54 PM

Wow! Is there really asinine republicans who are not aware the debt deficit came from bush?
Thats cute how you morons dont know the Iraq war was all borrowed money from China.
10 Billion a month.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 6:19 PM

Obama repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell, and he supports legalizing same-sex marriage. Romney, however, is anti-gay. If you vote for Romney, you should feel guilty. Tell yourself whatever you need to in order to justify oppressing the rights of an entire group of people.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 6:55 PM

Poor, weak and dependent is the Obama way. We'll be easier to control that way.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 7:51 PM

Homophobic, racist, sociopathic, neo-fascist is the Republican way.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 8:13 PM

Fact. The majority of republicans have bigger dicks then their democratic counterparts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 10:01 PM

*ARE bigger dicks is what I meant to say.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 10:58 PM

Did we really expect a black man to get things done? We didn't learn our lesson when we had doo rag Dinkins for mayor? Economy is shot, no jobs, but lets give him another 4 years. He's a celebrity, not a president.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2012 11:45 PM

LOL at people saying they are neck and neck in the polls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electoral_College_(United_States)

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2012 3:03 AM

3:03, your polls are a fabrication of the lamestream liberal media. Soon your precious stalinist messiah will be brought up on charges of treason, and Mitt Romney will be reelected in 2016.

Posted by TEA PARTY 2012 | October 7, 2012 3:51 AM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2012 5:16 AM

LOL at people who're still supporting Obama.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2012 11:59 AM

iPods

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2012 7:06 PM

'doo rag Dinkins'

Snoop Dogg is an embarassment to any working, self-respecting black person.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 8:36 AM

Poor 3:03. Knowledge of the presence of the electoral college does not give one a victory, in the same way that knowledge of hummus does not make one vegan.

As for the current model of how the electoral college will work for 2012, please see what these academics have discovered:

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/10/04/updated-election-forecasting-model-still-points-romney-win-university

No funny animal names, and no chronic, but just a couple eggheads using historical data, index of key economic indicators and computers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 10:50 AM

"University of Colorado"

^ LULZ

What, there wasn't a clown school forecasting the election?

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 11:35 AM

@10:50 You are not smart. The presence of the electoral college and the commenter who posted it was specifically and obviously making a reference to the 2000 election where Gore won the popular vote but lost the election. There is not much point to looking at polls of the popular vote because it can be close / leaning Obama / leaning Romney and it wont matter. State by State polling are the only ones that matter and the brilliant brilliant scientists over at the university of boulder may have a ton of historical data but by everyone else's conservative estimate of the current election and current polls shows Obama is only losing only 2 battleground states Florida and North Carolina. This leaves him with 33 more electoral votes than what is needed to win. Read ya bible!

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 12:38 PM

Obama has admitted to smoking weed but still has people put in jail for it.
(federal law) Obama is a Total hypocrite, and I am surprised snoop supports him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2012 1:47 PM

Please everyone piss off Jack White when he plays tonight take absurd amount of pictures and see if he comes into the crowd to kill you or better yet walks off.

Posted by Hairstyles | November 23, 2012 6:26 PM

that these beautiful kittens!

Posted by Automotiva | May 15, 2013 11:40 PM

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