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Surfing the Web for new music, video...

Surfing the Web for new music, video and MP3 downloads can be a serious time investment. Picks from Times staff and contributors will help take the drag out of click-and-drag music choices. Some downloads may contain explicit lyrics. All are free, except as noted.

Chris Lee

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“Lazy Sunday”

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Chris Parnell & Andy Samberg

www.youtube.com/watch.php

?v=zLElfJ9YCh0

“Saturday Night Live” regulars Parnell and Samberg trade raps with a surprisingly credible gangsta flow that’s undercut only by their subject matter -- eating cupcakes, using MapQuest.com and answering “Friends” trivia en route to a matinee of “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

“Rock and Roll Evacuation”

Electric Six

www.ezarchive.com/dodge77

/AlbumSpace/1DM6FFJLF1/01

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+Rock+and+Roll+Evacuation.mp3

In the vein of Tenacious D’s musically virtuosic alt-rock comedy, the Six crafted this stadium-worthy guitar workout that includes the lyrical couplet: “Mr. President, make a little money sending people you don’t know to Iraq / Mr. President, I don’t like you -- you don’t know how to rock!”

“Wicked Light Sleepers”

The Joggers

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www.myspace.com/thejoggers

Credit the Joggers’ casually synchronous rhythm section for “Sleepers’ ” delicate yet muscular indie rock groove with its analog echoes of Dinosaur Jr. and late ‘70s Blondie.

” ... Mixtape Boombox Blast”

Aziz Ansari

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www.collegehumor.com

/movies/1613494

This cringe-inducing video chronicles New York stand-up comic Ansari’s penance for losing a challenge to create the worst pop song mix-tape. He wanders crowded streets armed with a giant CD player blasting triumphantly terrible music from Limp Bizkit, Gloria Estefan, Sarah MacLachlan and LFO.

“Lovin’ It

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(featuring Joe Scudda)”

Little Brother

www.atlanticrecords.com/littlebrother

North Carolina’s rap purists use the first single from their self-described “ ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit"-filled concept album, “The Minstrel Show,” to admonish unworthy MC competition over a quality soul sample and one of the sweetest R&B; hooks of the year.

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“No Good (dame dame)”

Norisiam-X

www.homepage.mac.com/djinchiki

/.Movies/CF_NORIX_NOGOOD.mov

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Proving ghetto-fabulosity transcends all national borders -- and can exist even in Hello Kitty’s universe -- Tokyo’s answer to Foxy Brown rhymes strong over a pared down Neptunes-esque beat in this Pop Art-y video.


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