Kanye West Recruits Mos Def, Raekwon for 'Lord Lord Lord'

Plus: New music and videos from My Chemical Romance, Deerhunter, and Of Montreal

September 20, 2010 3:55 PM ET

Kanye West, Mos Def, Raekwon and Swizz Beatz: 'Lord Lord Lord'
Kanye West waited until the wee hours of Saturday morning to unveil his latest G.O.O.D. Friday track, but it was worth the wait: "Lord Lord Lord" is a soulful, nearly eight-minute track with verses from Mos Def, Raekwon and, in a rare appearance as a rapper, producer Swizz Beatz. [Kanye Univercity]

My Chemical Romance: 'Danger Days' Trailer
My Chemical Romance have unveiled their new album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys in the most theatrical way possible, With this two-minute movie-style trailer. [My Chemical Romance]

Deerhunter: 'Halcyon Digest' Album Stream
Deerhunter's new album, Halcyon Digest, will be out next week, but you can hear it in its entirety at NPR now. The closer, "He Would Have Laughed," is a tribute to Jay Reatard, the garage rocker who died in January. [NPR]

Of Montreal: 'Thriller' Medley
Of Montreal performing a medley of songs from Michael Jackson's Thriller — including "P.Y.T.," "Wanna Be Startin' Something" and the title track — at their September 17th show at New York's Terminal 5. [Consequence of Sound.

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