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Michelle Obama's hip-hop album, Claude VonStroke and Digitalism hit the road, and new videos from Fei-Fei, Big Black Delta, and George FitzGerald

By Emmy Morales
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We’ve got a bunch of video content today—from new music clips from Fei-Fei, Big Black Delta, and George FitzGerald to documentaries on Holly Herndon and Danny Brown. But our first order of business: Michelle Obama has a hip-hop album coming out?

- Yep, it’s true. First lady Michelle Obama is putting the finishing touches on her (presumably) first hip-hop album (kinda). (full story)

- Claude VonStroke is about to hit the road with J. Phlip to tour his new album, Urban Animal, for October and November. Want dates? Look no further: (full story)

- If you dig green-suit action, you’ll really dig this new video from Big Black Delta for “Money Rain Down.”


- There’s a whole lotta girl power (sorta) going on in Fei-Fei’s video for her new monstrous bass banger “Flying Daggers.” Peep it below.


- Years before he signed up with Fools Gold, Detroit oddball rapper Danny Brown knew things were gonna go his way. Check out this hour-long documentary on him from back in 2008.


- Paxahau, the Detroit promotions team behind the Movement Festival, is celebrating its 15th year in existence with a huge party featuring MK and Shaun Reeves at the city’s TV Lounge on September 7. (full story)

- Digitalism are also making their way out onto the American highway for a series of DJ dates later this month. Here’s where you can catch ‘em: (full story)

- San Francisco-based producer Holly Herndon is the subject of a recent mini-documentary which looks at her inventive process for making music.


- Capturing the beauty of a long night out with friends, dancing and goofing til the sun comes up, is a tried-and-true formula for music videos. Now George FitzGerald has got his own, and it’s for his new track “I Can Tell (By the Way You Move).”


- If you’re into getting up (firstly, tsk tsk on you), then check out this archive of New York’s Rolling Thunder Writers, true legends in the graf game. (full story)

Photo via Pitchfork