Best Of The Week: 5/20/2012

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The 10 Best Indie Covers Of Kanye West Songs 

What happens when indie takes on of hip-hop’s biggest stars? Well, some pretty great covers actually, the 10 best of which we collected for you.

Yeasayer’s “Henrietta”

After some mysterious Tweets, Yeasayer gave us their summer tour dates and this brooding, psych-tinged rocker.

Stream El-P’s New Album “Cancer For Cure”

NYC legend El-P is back after a 5 year break with a clanking, monstrous, inventive masterpiece of underground hip-hop.

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Interview: Hot Sugar On Associative Music, Using Human Skulls To Make Beats, And His Upcoming Projects

We covered a lot of ground with the talented producer, including his eccentric interesting approach to sampling and how he hooked up with The Roots.

Premiere: Open Mike Eagle’s “Universe Man” featuring Serengeti

We premiered some real hip-hop. Enjoy.

Mixtape: A Blogwave Summer Volume 3

Need summer jams? A whole host of great blogs put together this mixtape just for you.

Childish Gambino’s “We Ain’t Them”

Childish got real personal on his Twitter, discussing haters fans and much more, and ended by releasing this motivational new joint.

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Hear A New Song By The xx

Who isn’t excited for The xx’s next album?

The 15 Best Lana Del Rey Remixes 

We trawled through innumerable remixes of the much discussed Lana Del Rey’s songs to find the 15 best. You’ll find something for every occasion whether raving, chilling or in the mood for some hip-hop.

Perfume Genius’ “Rusty Chains”

Heartbreaking stuff as Mike Hadreas sings from the point of view of a man who’s lover has died.

Slapping A Reporter, And 5 Other Things Will Smith Could Do To Set Up A Rap Comeback 

In the light of Will Smith journalist slap-gate, we look forward to his rap comeback by taking a look at how he could become a little more gangster. This is some serious stuff folks.