Early Days by Paul McCartney

Music // Friday, July 25, 2014
Forming a band usually starts with a friend ready to jam, ready to mess around to find the right sounds that mesh, but the members don’t always mesh. Through the ups and downs, a musical camaraderie forms and a band blossoms. Paul McCartney expresses this in Early Days, describing his bond with John Lennon all the while hoping to inspire all young musicians in the spirit of music and expression.

Doug Johnson for Judas Priest

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Back in the 1980s, Doug Johnson did some fantastic artwork for 3 Judas Priest album covers: 1982's "Screaming for Vengeance," 1984's "Defenders of the Faith," and 1986's "Turbo." For some reason, this morning, when we woke up, we just thought about how rad all this art was, and wanted to see if anybody else remembers these. Doug Johnson... dude had metal down.

The Creative Class: Damon Albarn

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Earlier this week we posted a video with internationally renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister, part of an ongoing series by WeTransfer called "The Creative Class." We've been enjoying the well-done series, especially this one, with a Juxtapoz favorite Gorillaz co-founder and Blur frontman Damon Albarn...

Watch: Donavan Frankenreiter "Land of the Rising Fun"

Music // Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Follow Sanuk's traveling troubadour, Donavon Frankenreiter, as he journeys into the heart of Japan and through the "Land of the Rising Fun" on the first-ever Moustache Madness Tour, a celebration of comfort, high-fivin' happenings and groovin' good times... Kampai!

Madlib Invasion: Freddie Gibbs & Madlib "DEEPER"

Music // Friday, July 11, 2014
WIth Madlib on the cover of our August 2014 issue, we have been looking at some of our favorite Madlib music videos. Earlier this year, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs released an instant classic with Pinata, and here is Jonah Schwartz' video for the track, "Deeper."

Madlib Invasion: Madvillain "ALL CAPS"

Music // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
We have been celebrating our special Madlib cover story on the site and through all of our social media channels all week, and we get to have a little fun playing with all of Madlib's projects over the years. Today, we look at the work Madlib has done with DOOM and Madvillain, and the fantastic superhero character that came out of the classic Madvillainy LP. And yes, that LP is 10 years old this year. Here is a look at the "All CAPS" video....

BORN IN THE BRONX: A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop @ Boo-Hooray, NYC

Music // Thursday, July 03, 2014
In 2007, the Cornell Hip Hop Collection was established through a foundation gift from Johan Kugelberg, who donated his collection of materials that he’d gathered for the 2005/2006 traveling exhibition “Born in the Bronx – A Visual Record of the Early Days of Hip Hop” and the 2007 Rizzoli publication of the same name. Now, the show has opened at Boo Hooray in NYC.

Lana Del Ray shot by Neil Krug

Music // Tuesday, July 01, 2014
We have posted about Neil Krug's psychedelic-style photography a bunch before, and have had his work in our print edition. He tends to do these things... shoot album covers and promotional material for some of the best musicians of the moment. Lana Del Rey just released her second LP, Ultraviolence, and Neil shot the cover as well as a bunch of great shots surrounding the album.

Madlib Invasion: Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
For the next month on Juxtapoz.com, we are going to be looking at the career and influence of Madlib. Not only is he known as a versatile musician, Madlib has led a career of alter-ego art direction and created a cast of characters that are important pieces in his canon. Of course, Quasimoto comes to mind first, and Jeff Jank's legendary character design provided a context to Madlib's musical vision. Today, we show you "Low Class Conspiracy," as part of the STONES THROW VIDEO CONTEST #4. Directed by Kristoffer Crook. Stay tuned for a very special August 2014 issue announcement in the coming week....

Soviet-Era Banned Western Music Pressed onto X-Rays

Music // Monday, June 30, 2014
During the 1950s, when vinyl was scare and before tape recorders were available, people in the Soviet Union would take banned bootlegged jazz and rock records and press them onto salvaged x-rays cut into discs. "They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole...

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