The Ying Yang Twins, currently all over the radio with their hypnotic, brutal and entirely creepy "Wait (The Whisper Song)," are demonstrating that they have more than just whispered sexual threats to offer: In a giveaway promotion for their upcoming album the Twins display a profound cultural awareness, with a grand prize of free gas for a year, as well as $50 in gas for 500 lucky instant winners.
Saul Williams, who starred in the film "Slam" and has also released several publicly ignored but critically lauded albums, has a new mix tape available for download (Stuffit or Zip), released with the help of blogger/DJ extraordinaire Nick Catchdubs.
Everyone's favorite marimba-playing, color-coordinated, boy-girl Detroit blues-rock duo, the White Stripes, graced the cover of the Fader this month, and also gave the magazine a detailed interview about their new album, "Get Behind Me Satan." The Fader's excellent blog has posted some audio excerpts from the interview for download.
-- Joe Charap