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Jay-Z’s performance art video for “Picasso Baby”, featuring lots of famous faces and, even better, lots of not so famous faces. This is an interesting perspective of how the energy around performed music differs from that of when it’s just heard/experienced by the listener.

“The World Can’t Touch Ghost, Purple Tape, Rae Co-Host” - Mighty Healthy

How can you hate this? You can’t. We mess with this…and shout out to all the independent artists finding success…

S/O to the best sports, hip-hop, pop culture podcast I know… @Section357

We’re honored to be panel hosts for this year’s @A3C Hip Hop festival at @WonderRoot. The creative geniuses behind Beatz & Lyrics to Go will be on hand!

S/O to the @soulfoodcypher crew. Get a shirt while you still can… 

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The Cool Kids,
When Fish Ride Bicycles

Audio from The Cool Kids: “Summer Jam” from their release When Fish Ride Bicycles. 

Shout out to FOTC (Friend of the Cafe) DJ the Transmitter…our latest musical contributor! Check out one of his mixes, The Genre Bend Blend.

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Travis Barker,
Give the Drummer Some (Deluxe Edition)

Audio from Travis Barker: Can A Drummer Get Some? (feat. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Swizz Beatz, and Game) from his release Give the Drummer Some

Great art begins with an idea. Sometimes a vague or even bad one. How does that spark of creativity find its way to the canvas, the page, the dinner plate, or the movie screen? How is inspiration refined into the forms that delight or provoke us? We enlisted some of America’s foremost artists to discuss the sometimes messy, frequently maddening, and almost always mysterious process of creating something new. Today’s First Draft comes from Lupe Fiasco, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist.

Lupe Fiasco |Project: Write the lyrics for “Words I Never Said”

Creativity comes in weird places and in weird ways. Sometimes I find I write better in the car, with just the beat playing and me driving. There’s something about the way the thoughts come out when I’m actually in motion.

Then some people, it will take them three days to write the song. They’ll sit there and literally write word for word, erase, try it again. Some rappers need to sit to write, but for some raps, you need to stand up. It’s a weird process. I definitely think people would give hip-hop a little bit more credit if they saw the actual creative process.

Read the rest at Project: First Drafts or read more on creativity in our special report.

(via theatlantic)