I went into this song not wanting to like it. Like the name just sounded dumb. But I'm a sucker for a good R&B/Pop song, so yea...(and it's Usher and Sean Carter, so I kind of set myself up for failure)
Kanye rapping a new song off his upcoming album at a Facebook event, sans beat. From the sound of it, Ye seems to be far removed from his 808s phase, as he sounds more passionate and hungry than ever. Props to 2DB.
And while this is a tad late, here's the bonus cut off Ross' Teflon Don. Not going to lie, this song goes. I was a bit dubious of the "Shook Ones Pt. II" sample (as it is a classic), but it definitely works. Check out Mike's review of the album.
I'm going to be honest, it's going to be real difficult to unseat The-Dream's latest album Love King from my favorite album of 2010. Here's the preview for his video for "Turnt Out." Seriously folks, go out and but this album asap. From first song to last, it is a classic.
Lupe takes his turn over Rozay's "B.M.F. (Blowing Money Fast)." As we've come to expect with Mr. Fiasco, he embarrasses Ross on his own track. Apparently this was a gift to the fans who have an ongoing petition to Atlantic Records to release Lasers, which according to Lupe is already finished and in Atlantic's hands, they just refuse to release it. Anyways, you can "sign" the petition HERE, and hopefully we get the album sooner rather than later.
I'm dead tired, and I've got the Manchester United vs. Philadelphia Union in half an hour, so I figured I'd just hit you guys with a mix of things I've been meaning to post, but just haven't gotten around to.
The iTunes pre-order for Mike Posner's upcoming album 31 Minutes to Takeoff came out yesterday, and this song hit the web. To be honest it was a bit too poppy for me at first. I missed the collaborations with Big Sean and the general almost less-polished feeling his mixtapes have. After a few listens though, I'm actually really like this record. That being said, the album drops August 10th, and I'm super pumped for it.
This song comes from mash-up artists Hulk Smash, and it combines The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" with Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed." Now to be fair, I'm pretty sure you could mash the sound of a jackhammer and a baby's cry with "I Want You Back" and it would still sound good. And Ms. Goulding's debut album will probably find its way onto my much anticipated "Best of 2010" list. So the building blocks are there to create a great mash-up. And it is. Definitely a great song to listen to in the car on a hot day.
The highly anticipated album Teflon Don from Rick Ross dropped today and I am nothing but stunned. I wish Ross hadn't released some of the tracks before the album dropped. However, I am nothing but happy with this album. Ross does his usual thing with his simple yet intense flow. The features on this album are incredible with Drake, Chrisette Michele, T.I., Jadakiss, Ne-Yo, Erykah Badu, Diddy, Yeezy, and Gucci Mane just to name a few. Overall, I think that Aston Martin music is the best song, however Free Mason is pretty ill as well. I would definitely check out Teflon Don.
Second is a review of Curren$y's debut album Pilot Talk. I love this album so far. The beats are so much different than normal just synth beats. They are jazzy and just overall unique. Curren$y straight up kills all of the songs. I think my favorite is Example or Life Under the Scope. Try to go out and buy this album to support Spitta. That is if you can find it in a store....
Lastly, I'm going to leave you with a new song that I found the other day from J. Cole. I cannot wait to hear what this guy is going to put out for an album. Check it out.
So yea, this is pretty old, but I find myself astounded every time I watch these in a row. Plus, I don't think a lot of people know there are three videos for the same song, all relating to a different segment of the song. Sheer brilliance from Kanye again.
I've been really into M83's fantastic album Saturdays=Youth lately, and this might be my favorite song off of it. The visual goes perfectly with the song. It has a light and airy feel, and I love the use of light and scenery as well. Just awesome all around.
Hey guys, I'm sorry for the lack of updates lately. There hasn't been too much music flowing out other than a few albums. I'm waiting on some new singles. Over, the last two days, two new singles came out, which I am pretty excited for.
First, is a new song from XV. The song is called Gettin' BiZZy, which is going to be his first single off of his upcoming mixtape known as Vizzy Zone. I'm pretty excited to see what else XV will be coming out with in the future.
We've posted some Hood Internet before, and pretty much everything they do is extremely dope. Welp they've come through again, this time with a full-length mixtape set to be the soundtrack to your summer:
NEW MIXTAPE! Brought to you by the fine people of Mishka, TRILLWAVEis ergonomically designed for your summertime: the soundtrack to the partyafter the afterparty or maybe to a sun-drenched backyard barbecue the next day.
So you may have heard the original "AMM" which leaked a few days ago. Song was nuts. Well take that song, and add an almost four minute long verse from Drizzy as well as a bit more singing. Sounds good right? Well it is. Oh and btw, this is one of the best verses I've ever heard Drizzy spit. Period. Teflon Don in stores July 20th.
I'm a little late on this one, but I've recently become obsessed with Crystal Castle's sophomore album (also self-titled). And this song is a big reason why. I have a feeling the album will end up as one of the year's best. We'll see.
So I noticed a lot of sites are doing their top 10 albums of 2010 (so far), as this is the mid-way-point of the year. As much as I would love to do this, I figured it would be far easier to just give you guys four albums, in no particular order, which I feel are among the years best so far. Hopefully you haven't heard them yet, and if you have, you better agree with me.
Sleigh Bells- Treats
I noticed this on almost all top 10 lists, so I figured I'd give them a listen. The Brooklyn duo represents a new genre of music known as "noise pop." Basically, it's just what it sounds. Lots of noise (guitars, drums, synths) combined with the airy vocals of Alexis Krauss. Sounds pretty bizarre. And it is. However, the sheer contrast between the very pop sounding vocals combined with the cacophony of instruments creates an extremely unique sound. Admittedly, it took me a few listens to begin to like it. But just listen to "Crown on the Ground" a few times, and try to not have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Big Boi- Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Yes I'm aware this just came out Tuesday. But it is just so fantastic, I had to make sure everyone was aware of it. Take Big-Boi from Outkast, add some RIDICULOUS funk/soul/r&b influenced beats, sprinkle in guest appearances from the likes of Janelle Monae, Gucci Mane, Jamie Foxx, and T.I., and you've got a recipe for one of the year's best albums period. Nothing else can really be said. You've just gotta listen. (Sidenote: The skits are hilarious.)
I know I've already posted about Marina Diamandis, such as her fantastic video for "Oh, No" but she deserves a little more focus. The Welsh born singer of Greek decent is equally adept singing on both slower piano led ballads ("Obsessions") as well as more poppy electronic songs such as "Oh, No" and "Mowgli's Road." With one of the most distinct voices in the ever growing electro-pop genre, Marina delivers a wide-variety of songs on her debut, showcasing her immense talents.
Yes, this isn't really an album, it's a mixtape. Good for you, cause you can get the whole thing for free. London flows lazily, while still remaing razor-sharp with his rhymes, over some of the most eclectic beats ever assembled. You've got Marvin Gaye, Discovery, Ellie Goulding, and Vampire Weekend, which London glides over with tremendous skill. Definitely something you're going to want to pick up before your hipster neighbor starts claiming he found it first. And it's ridiculously good.
Ambient, experimental, soothing, layered, airy, dreamy, contemplative, introspective, emotional, melodic, depressing, uplifting, awesome instrumental music. Put this as background music or rock it on those late night drives. Highly recommended. I would compare them to Explosions in the Sky with a more focused approach and sometimes easier to digest song structures. Favorites from these two albums - Over the Pond & Streamside off of In a Safe Place and Red Eye off of Into the Blue Again.
Well don't rule out metalcore just yet...DANZA III chugs along the lines of Dillinger and The Red Chord, not to mention the Meshuggah influence throughout the breakdowns....yes breakdowns, deal with it. Crazy rhythms and catchy thrashy verse riffs make DANZA's 3rd installment an easy and fun listen. Either low tuned 7 strings or 8 strings = brutality. Truly a Series of Unfortunate Events.
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