Wow, didn’t expect to find today’s music pick on the Tor blog (?!) but there it is. I like this claim:
Hip hop’s connection to science fiction goes way, way back–to these ears, it’s encoded in the genre’s DNA, thanks to its heavy sampling of P. Funk–but some groups make the connection more explicit than others (OutKast, Kanye West).
Wu-Tang, too! What is Wu-Tang if not, basically, a giant awesome science fiction project? (Actually, don’t answer that; I’m out of my depth here.)
Anyway, Tor’s Brian Slattery singles out Kid Cudi’s track The Pursuit of Happiness, and I have to concur: It’s got a really fresh sound. It’s a collaboration with MGMT and Ratatat, which sounds completely made-up—but here it is. Definitely worth a listen.