DJ Traumatix Mini-Mix 14: Ladies Love Cool James

DJ Traumatix (Hi-Tek FX) is back with the latest installment of his Mini-Mix series. Be forewarned, your girlfriend won’t be thinking of you after taking a glance at the cover…you might have to make that sandwich yourself.

Three-Year Sentences

February marks the three-year anniversary of Criminal Slang. Yes, for the past three years we have been arranging sentences for our & your personal amusement. No, none of us (that I am aware of) are going upstate for a bid. Yes, giveaways & the pagentry & spectacularness that is the Criminal Slang Awards is on [...]

Transcendental Fiona Apple

There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson hooked his then-girlfriend Fiona Apple up with this music video for Across the Universe. I can only imagine his pre-shooting instructions…
“Honey…darling, look at the camera and remain calm no matter what happens, ok?”

RiRi Risks Rebuke with Redemption Song for Haiti Relief

Rihanna records a cover of Redemption Song to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. Will she be granted, ‘The Hill Exception’? Only you [x billions] have the power to decide.

There’s Space For Ol Dat I See

While you were out of the office, MIA just grabbed the ‘10 by the balls with this joint rolled up in a music video. It’s a fcukin’ Lite Brite meets #1 Headband.


The first post of 2010 is being written on a friends couch up in the Bay Area. I’m wrapping up a two week working vacation, with a much-needed break from home. Today’s post diverges slightly from the regularly scheduled programming – so if you’re looking for a hot remix of Drake’s Forever – Nosaj Thing got you covered…

Flying Lotus x Gaslamp Killer

“As we’re approaching this new year, I felt it was time to let go of some things that have been gathering dust. Some old things, and some new things, I tried to pick out tracks that I know yall haven’t heard yet so there should be surprises around every turn…” – Flying Lotus

(Empire) State of Confusion

A handful of people I know & some that I haven’t met in person have a bone to pick with you Los Angeles. They’re tired of hitting the function & having you break out into song every time Empire State of Mind gets a spin from the DJ.

J.Period & Nneka Present The Madness

Download ‘The Madness’ (J.Period & Nneka) here on Criminal Slang.

The Criminal Slang Awards 2009 – Categories

The categories for the 2009 Criminal Slang awards are officially released today. Did you or your favorite meme, twitterer, album, song, promo vid, sex scandal make the cut?