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Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Singles file: The Weeknd, Young Jeezy, Tinariwen


Young Jeezy gives a taste of his upcoming album with his new single, “Rough.” (Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
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The Weeknd featuring Drake: “The Zone”

The mysterious Canadian R&B singer teams with the less mysterious Canadian rapper for this grim stoner ballad, a highlight of the Weeknd’s new, hype-worthy mix tape, “Thursday.”

The Chance: “The Abyss of Love”

The long-running D.C.-based shoegazers return with this atypically anthemic post-goth raveup.

Young Jeezy featuring Freddie Gibbs: “Rough”

Jeezy and his protege team for August’s second-most-interesting hip-hop collaboration.

Tinariwen: “Tenere Taqqim Tossam”

The Touareg guitar gods go acoustic on this bluesy new track, with assistance from TV on the Radio.

Pearl Jam: “Crown of Thorns” (live Mother Love Bone cover)

Ed Ved pays homage to his predecessor Andrew Wood on this 2000 rarity, the emphasis track from upcoming documentary soundtrack “Pearl Jam 20.”

By Allison Stewart  |  08:45 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  The Weeknd, Drake, The Chance, Young Jeezy, Freddie Gibbs, Tinariwen, Pearl Jam

 
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