Another song off of DM's upcoming Last Train to Paris. Produced by Timbaland protege Danja, the influences of his master can definitely be heard in the song. The King does his thing on this, as he usually does on features. Overall the song is pretty sick, and will certainly get some airplay on the radio.
For those of you who have seen the HBO series How to Make It in America, this is the song in the opening credits (haven't seen it, but my brother loves it, so I'm familiar). Basically, Mr. Blacc sounds like he should be singing a couple decades ago. The backing piano, trumpets, and trombones also help to give the song an old-time feel, while at the same time still being contemporary. Off of Mr. Blacc's upcoming album, Good Things. Thanks to P&P for "reminding" me to post about this.
In anticipation of the bevy of new music that was supposed to drop lately (ahem...KxOJ, 24HKS), I've been delving into my itunes in an attempt to re-find music that I once loved. Upon doing this I stumbled upon 50's debut Get Rich or Die Tryin'. Now I liked this album when it first came out, but for some reason now, I see the brilliance of it. The production on the album, mostly from Dr. Dre, was ridiculous. Combined with Fiddy's raw lyrics, the album was a hit. This is probably my favorite song off the album, though honestly, any of them could have taken it.
Idk whether or not to call this a freestyle or overdub, cause Joey definitely isn't freestyling over this. All diction aside, Joey does his thing over Ms. Keys piano-laced slow-jam. Joey has really been impressing me lately, and hopefully he keeps up the good work.
Another leak off Ski Beatz 24 Hour Karate School, which I think drops next week. Between this and "Prowler 2," this tape looks like it has the potential to be mixtape of the year. This track is real smooth, and the flow is perfect. Cannot wait for next week.
Like most of the stuff I (we) post on here, I had never heard of Blitzen Trapper before taking a look at PMA a few minutes ago. Reading the description of the song, I decided to give a try. The song is beautiful in its simplicity; a piano, violins, and singer Eric Earley's soothing voice. After listening, I felt it was way too good to just keep to myself. Off of Blizten Trapper's upcoming album Destroyer of the Void.
To be honest I'm not a big Asher Roth fan. Didn't think he belonged on XXL's Freshman list last year. However, I went against my better instincts and downloaded this tape. Now I can see what the hype about Asher was. Granted he picks some of my all time FAVORITE beats (Heatmaker's "I'm Ready' off Diplomatic Immunity, Ryan Leslie's "Diamond Girl," and the Kanye produced "Down and Out" off Cam'ron's classic Purple Haze). Still, Asher does pretty well going over these beats, as well as others by Dilla and 9th Wonder. Even if it's not your thing, you can at least show it to the bro's who live down the hall, and possibly convince them to stop playing "I Love College."
For all ya'll who haven't heard of Shawn Chrystopher, get on it immediately. Hailing from Inglewood, California, Shawn's style is definitely unique, but if I had to compare him to anyone, it would be XV. Co-signed by Terry Urban and Mick Boogie, this tape is excellent. Not a single throwaway track on it. Good looks to 2DB.
Just when you thought there was no new music, boom. First single of Ricky's upcoming The Teflon Don. I can see this one being a radio hit. And anything with Mr. Legend on the hook is good in my book. (Rhyme not intended).
For all of you who don't know this is the son of Rev Run from Run DMC. To be honest, I thought this would be trash. Boy was I wrong. He goes in over the classic Nas "Made You Look" beat, and definitely holds his own. Be on the lookout for him in the future.
As many of you know, I am and have been a big fan of the late J Dilla. The music he made during his life was creative and should be inspiring to many. Stones Throw Records, which helped Dilla release some of his music is going to be dropping a new album on vinyl. It's going to be released on May 10th, 2010. There is going to be three brand new instrumental tracks and a few instrumentals of older songs that he has done on the vinyl. You can download a track from the unreleased vinyl here. Check out Stones Throw Records for more information on this new vinyl.
I first became interested in Ellie Goulding when I was over in England this past fall. She was voted BBC's Sound of 2010, and came out with her debut album Lights a few weeks ago. So a Chiddy Bang remix of arguably her most popular song "Under the Sheets" sounds pretty good. And it is. This is the first leak off of CB's upcoming mixtape Air Swell which takes inspiration from their recent tour in the UK (hence the Ellie "sample"). Really looking forward to this.
According to 2DB, this song was made at the request of Brandon Jennings as something for him to warm up to. Whether or not this is true, the song definitely serves its purpose. With a Lil' Wayne sample for the chorus, I'm definitely putting this on my warm-up playlist for intramural soccer this year. Speaking of soccer, anyone see the ManU vs. AC Milan game? Rooney> anyone on the planet right now.
And the video train keeps rolling. Here's the visual to Big Boi's "For Your Sorrows," featuring Too $hort and George Clinton. In my opinion this was probably the best hip-hop song of last year. Sir Lucious Leftfoot the Son of Chico Dusty coming soon. (I hope.)
I guess it's a video overload on this Tuesday, but this was just too awesome to pass up. A kid's choir singing Phoenix's "Lisztomania." Considering Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix was one of my favorite albums of the year, I figured I'd check it out. And it did not disappoint.
In anticipation for their upcoming album Congratulations, MGMT have released what I guess you could call a single on their website. For those of you expecting something along the lines of "Kids" or "Time to Pretend," this will come as a surprise. While it still retains the psychedelic vibe of Oracular Spectacular MGMT, it is decidedly more mellow. That being said, it still is pretty good, but I'll let you decide that for yourselves.
It was only a matter of time. 1/4 of the Slaughterhouse crew goes in over Drake's new single. Lyrically, Royce kills this. But no one ever said Drake and Royce were the same kind of rapper. Both versions are good in their own way.
In case you're not familar with any of the names off of XXL's Top 10 Freshmen for 2010 list, DJ Whoo Kid has compiled a mixtape with new material from each of the freshmen. After one listen, I think all of them did a really good job on their tracks. My favorites however would probably be Wiz and Fashawn after just one listen. Get the download here:
I guess this is a video of a freestyle Proto from Chiddy Bang spit while in London for one of their concerts. Is it just me, or is this almost better than the stuff off the mixtape? Nonetheless, it is ridiculous.
Pretty sweet visual from B.o.B., who as usual doesn't disappoint. May 25th drops at the end of April. Kind of a slow music day, but tune in tomorrow (or I guess later today). BIG things going down on this March the 4th/5th.
I know La Roux has been around for a little while, and this video is by no means new. But I was a little late getting on the bandwagon, and I felt the need to share with those of you who may not yet be on board either.
Just saw this over at P&P. The top 10 is J. Cole, Pill, Nipsey Hussle, Wiz Khalifa, OJ DA Juiceman, Freddie Gibbs, Big Sean, Jay Rock, Fashawn, and Donnis. Personally, I think the list is okay. I think that XV should have been on the list because he was killing it and he has started 2010 off quite hot. Let's see what these boys can bring to the game in 2010.
Never heard of these guys before, but I saw the Passion Pit remix part, and decided to take a listen. Really glad I did. Passion Pit adds lots of glimmering synths to the song, making it bouncy and fun. Two Door Cinema Club's self-titled debut is out today in the UK and arrives later this spring in the USA. Thanks to PMA.
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