Against All Odds, Will.i.am Produces Decent Record

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The latest MP3s to hit the blogs.

1. Talib Kweli, “Hot Thing”

Kweli’s new single was apparently produced by will.i.am, but we’re not sure we believe it — it’s that good! [Neiles Life]

2. Kanye West feat. Daft Punk, “Stronger”
Even when he’s performing with two French guys in space helmets, Kanye West still sounds like the craziest dude in the room. [Beat Lawrence]

3. Zach Condon, “Venice”
Here’s the Beirut front man singing about another city he’s probably never been to. [I Guess I’m Floating]

4. Beastie Boys, “Off the Grid”
Another track from The Mix-Up, the Beastie Boys’ upcoming contractual-obligation album. [Idolator]

5. Kyle Spratt feat. Eminem, “Slim Sellout”
Spratt is an 18-year-old ex-bingo-hall employee from Windsor, Ontario, who stole Kim Mathers’s cell phone, called Eminem, and recorded this whiny dis track after Em refused to listen to his demo tape. Truly a testament to the power of the human spirit. [Nah Right]

Against All Odds, Will.i.am Produces Decent Record