Early Morning Music News Roundup: T.I., Diplo, The Cool Kids, M.I.A., Of Montreal, Jackson 5


T.I. casts first vote ever: He spends his time convincing 18-year-olds to exercise their finally-attained right to vote, but last week rapper T.I. led by example thanks to a loophole in the law. He was recently charged with felony convictions, but because he isn’t slated to go to prison till next year and isn’t currently incarcerated, all he had to do was re-register. Who knew? [MTV]

Diplo to release remix compilation: DIPLO is set to release a compilation called DECENT WORK FOR DECENT PAY: COLLECTED WORKS: VOLUME ONE in January. The disc is rife with remixes and original tracks of a lot of indie faves: DAFT PUNK, M.I.A., BLACK LIPS, PETER BJORN AND JOHN, CSS and others. Some of the tracks are also uniquely credited to Diplo himself. [Pitchfork]

Cool Kids finally announce first album: THE COOL KIDS decided to finally get on it and release their first full-length album. WHEN FISH RIDE BICYCLES is due out by the end of the year, according to the band. They’re in for stiff competition though, because that time of the year anticipates new albums by KANYE, LUDACRIS and 50 CENT as well. All the cool kids at the same time, we guess. [Hip Hop DX]

Of Montreal covers M.I.A. on vinyl: OF MONTREAL is planning to release a new vinyl single November 25th, which will include a new version of their M.I.A. cover “JIMMY.” The 7” will also contain a new track called “MIDDLE CLASS GHETTO” and a bonus DVD. [Pitchfork]

Jackson crushes reunion rumors: Though the JACKSON 5 were rumored to be reuniting next year, MICHAEL JACKSON released a statement Friday saying he would not be participating. He did however give his siblings his blessing, and claimed that he was working on his own projects to be released soon. [Billboard]