[MP3] Blaqstarr shares new mixtape featuring M.I.A + more

Blaqstarr just posted Blaqstarr the Mixtape over at his site. It’s got guest appearances by Mos Def, Diplo and more — but perhaps none more attention-grabbing than the fact that M.I.A’s on it. Not surprising, but always good to hear her progression. Snag the MP3 and listen to it while you go grab the full mixtape.

MP3: Blaqstarr ft. M.I.A. – Never Hesitant

Download Blaqstar’s full mixtape at his web site

Major Lazer’s Adult Swim cartoon actually happening!

We’ve been hearing rumors for a while now that the Diplo/Switch collaboration Major Lazer would eventually have a show on Adult Swim. Turns out the rumors were truer than true, as we now have character designs for the principle characters of the show. Not surprisingly they’ve included Skerrit Boy. Didn’t really expect to see Lee Scratch Perry, though.

Check out the Major Lazer character designs here

[MP3] Diplo remixes “Can a Drummer Get Some”

I get a lot of mileage out of what is a relatively boring photo.

I passed on the Travis Barker album even though it features contributions from pretty much every rapper from the past 10 years. Thank goodness Diplo was there to scoop this track out of my mental “ignore” pile, spruce it up and bring it to my attention. Great verses from Lil Wayne, The Game and Rick Ross. Oddly, the drummer does not get “some” in this remix, as Diplo’s fat synth bass pretty much cut out the need for all but the most basic of beats.

Download “Can a Drummer Get Some” from Live for the Funk