Raffertie: Build Me Up

Prince turns 55, Wu-Tang reunites, Vampire Weekend throws a dinner party and more in our weekly music recap

London-based electronic producer Raffertie’s new release “Build Me Up” channels ’90s R&B hooks set against layered synth lines with bass-shaking drums. While the track alone is enough to garner your attention, director Vincent Haycock’s unique visuals transform the song into an emotional yet bleak portrayal of inner-city life in South Central LA. Haycock filmed the day-to-day of three brothers, with every cast member and “set” …

Wu-Tang Clan: Family Reunion

Prince turns 55, Wu-Tang reunites, Vampire Weekend throws a dinner party and more in our weekly music recap

That’s right, the legendary hip-hop crew from Shaolin (Staten Island) is back with the new single, “Family Reunion“. With verses from Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Masta Killa, the group’s lyrics and beats have matured since their days of a riot-inciting tour we caught back in ’97, now rapping about the joys of getting together and kicking it over a mellow soul-sampling beat. In honor …

Prince: I Wanna Be Your Lover

Prince turns 55, Wu-Tang reunites, Vampire Weekend throws a dinner party and more in our weekly music recap

Prince celebrated his 55th birthday on Friday, and it was as hard to find an appropriate tribute video for the copyright-obsessed artist as it is to believe he is over a half-century old. The Minneapolis-born musician’s extensive career—which spans playing at one of our very own CH team member’s high school prom to selling over 100 million records worldwide—keeps him forever young as generations continue …