Jack White has unveiled an exclusive first look at “Freedom at 21,” the third video from his universally acclaimed debut record Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia). “Freedom at 21″ is directed by Hype WIlliams, whose trailblazing 1990s work with 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G. and Missy Elliott defined the modern hip hop visual aesthetic–and whose more recent clips for Kanye West and Nicki Minaj expanded it that much further.
For his first interpretation of a Jack White song, Williams infuses his signature style with elements of classic American Grindhouse–the result being a clip that defies and smashes the conventions and boundaries of both the hip hop and rock video worlds.
Get a sneak peek of “Freedom at 21″ before the full length video premieres Monday, July 16th by watching the trailer here:
Additionally, “A Conversation With Jack White” will take place on Friday, August 10th at the Clive Davis Theater at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Jack will sit down with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli for an afternoon discussion starting at 1 pm PT. Third Man Records Vault members can enter to win tickets today to this exclusive event here: http://modlife.com/thirdmanrecords. American Express Cardmembers will be able to purchase tickets through an exclusive pre-sale starting tomorrow, July 13th at 12 pm PT, followed by a general on-sale Wednesday, August 1st at 12pm PT here: www.grammymuseum.org/white.
Finally, as of July 10th, the B-sides to Blunderbuss’ three singles to date, were made available digitally for the first time. Previously available only on vinyl, “Love Interruption” b/w “Machine Gun Silhouette”, “Sixteen Saltines” b/w Jack’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” and “Freedom At 21″ b/w “Inaccessible Mystery” can now be purchased at online retailers.
In the meantime, Jack White and his Peacocks and Buzzards continue to tour the world. See them here:
07/20/12 – Dover, Delaware – Firefly Music Festival
07/25/12 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
07/26/12 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavillion
07/27/12 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass Festival
07/29/12 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
08/05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/06/12 – Omaha, NE – Omaha Music Hall
08/08/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/12/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/14/12 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
08/15/12 – Portland, OR – Rose Quarter – Theater of the Clouds
09/08/12 – London, UK – iTunes Festival
10/12-14/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/26-28/12 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Friday- Rebecca Black: The fact that this 13 year old girl is going to make 10 times the $ that I will this year because of that song makes me want to go into a senior home and start sucker-punching all walker-ambulating old women within eyesight. If you haven’t had the privilege of enjoying this gem, check out the video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0&hd=1 DO NOT view while holding anything of value (the sheer annoyingness of the girls voice will put you in Break-Mode). Who’s the joker with the rap cameo committing career suicide?!?
Queen T drunken chi: “I mean, have you met a clown that’s NOT on LSD?!”
SO, Odd Future, aka OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All ), the LA hip-hop compilation group of young-bucks Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Dom Genesis, Mike G, Frank Ocean, et al. who were just recently introduced at SXSW by Mr. Dirty Money himself are all of sudden all over the place. I’ve been jammin them a good bit lately. There’s a lot of material to listen through because they pretty much all have solo stuff as well. Here’s where my head’s at: love the production, great flow, great style, lyrically not there yet; BUT they’re all practically adolescents so how deep can you really expect them to be? Assuming these guys don’t burn out over the next few years, they’ll make waves. Muy muy talented. SWAG. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CyMuBi-kH8&hd=1
If you’re east coast livin (anywhere around NYC, Philly, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, etc.) and want to get anyway for a few days without breaking the bank, take a one or two day trip to Washington D.C. I did just that a few days ago and it ended up being quite the grand decision. DC’s a super-clean, super-pimp city with great eats (Jose Andres is the shit!) and a lot of free stuff to do. The subway (“metro”) is approximately 139 times more superior than the one I’ve got here in Philly- bonus points: it doesn’t smell like homeless piss. It’s actually really futuristic looking, straight outta Demolition Man. I didn’t get much of a chance to check out the music scene down there; but I heard this one local cat’s hip-hop over the speakers at Ben’s Chili Bowl and it was legit. (I’m currently in the process of tracking that artist down. I’ll be sure to put him on blast. -Could be the next Wale.)
Queen T drunken chi: “My dog plays me like a fool every day.”
Just finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize winning The Road. Story about a father and son trying to survive in an incredibly dark portrayal of post-apocalyptic America. Phenomenal book; and an easy read (now a movie starring Viggo Mortenson). McCarthy also wrote No Country For Old Men btw. I’d love to know what happened to the planet ‘cause he kinda left me hangin. Anyone have some insight on it for me?