RZA: Guided Explorations

Rapper/producer RZA’s Guided Explorations consists of five episodes of meditations for creatives (along with an introduction). While the release of a guided meditation album may surprise some, the Wu-Tang founding member is dedicated to his Shaolin practice and meditation, and has explored spirituality through religion and philosophy (be it Taoism, Christianity, Confucianism or Buddhism). These meditations trace his own stories—from feeling isolated in Staten Island …

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 …

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

Vampire Weekend: Diane Young Any music video featuring a saxophone as a giant bong is worth spending a moment enjoying, but Vampire Weekend gives plenty of reasons to stick around and put it on repeat with “Diane Young,” a single off of their recently-released album Modern Vampires of The City. In a “Last Supper” scenario, the East Coast quartet joins forces with Chromeo, Sky Ferreira …