The Playlist: Chief Keef / Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Big Boi / Trash Talk / Chlöe Howl A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T / Foals
I Don't Like
Taken from the 'Finally Rich' LP – the most-hyped hip-hop release of the year – "I Don't Like" is the track most likely to drive the controversial 17-year-old rapper into the mainstream.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The New York three-piece recently confirmed they'll be releasing a new album in spring. Let's just hope it contains tracks as good as this 2003 cut – easily one of the best songs of the 2000s.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Ok, so it's not a new song as such, but we can't stop replaying the Outkast man's reading of the Dr Seuss classic for 'Vice' magazine's noisey.vice.com channel.
It seems unlikely many fans of this hardcore punk outfit are planning to buy their $60 coffee table book for Christmas, but those that do will be treated to this previously unreleased ditty.
This 17-year-old Londoner makes thoroughly modern pop complete with grime and dubstep musical references that never feel contrived. A Lily Allen for 2013.
A$AP Rocky ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T
A good old fashioned hip-hop party anthem with a star-studded cast battling for space over an excellent Hit Boy beat. It won't set the world alight, but it'll make your New Year's Eve party sound a lot more fun.
The unmistakable Afro-pop influence is still apparent, but Foals' ear for an orthodox hook and pop melody is ever- refining, as demonstrated on this track from their new LP 'Holy Fire'.
To mark Tolstoy's 186th birthdaybooks
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 British tourists 'murdered' in Thailand: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
Fifty Shades of Grey movie: New picture of Anastasia Steele unveiled
X Factor 2014 review: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole clash over Rouge Kiss
Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
Exhibit B: 'Racist' human zoo installation criticised by protesters outside the Barbican
Doctor Who, Listen, review: Possibly Steven Moffat's most terrifying episode
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke