Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow

Here's a new joint that Wiz just put out. Lovin' it already. The beat is epic.

Wiz Khalifa - Black and Yellow

Matt and Kim "Cameras"

New single off Matt and Kim's upcoming album, to be named later.

Big Sean "Finally Famous Vol. 3 (Mixtape)"


Monday, August 30, 2010

XV - We Zonin'

Here's a new joint from Vizzy called We Zonin'. Real catchy electronic beat with Vizzy slaying lyrically as usual.

Runaway Love - Raekwon/Justin Bieber/Kanye West

Here's a track that many people have been awaiting and it's finally here. It's got the hardcore intensity from Kwon and that poppy teen voice from Jbiebs. Not even to mention the production and verse from Kanye.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Game feat. Swizz Beatz and Jay Electronica "Higher"

Supposedly off Game's upcoming R.E.D. Album dropping.... Apparently Nasir Jones is going to lend his skills to the final cut of this track, but we'll see.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Kanye West feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, and Niki Minaj "Monster"

Happy G.O.O.D. Friday everyone...

Carmine - Fall Through

Here's a new joint from Carmine. Love the beat for this joint. Check it out kids!

Sufjan Stevens "I Walked"

Just a week after releasing his surprising All Delighted People EP, Sufjan releases this, the fourth song off his upcoming album The Age of Adz, due out October 12th. You can read more about the upcoming album here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beach House "White Moon"

Here's something from Beach House, who recorded a live EP of various re-workings from their amazing album Teen Dream. Included was this brand-new song, which continues their trend of ridiculously good stuff. So if you like airy, wistful, dream-pop, look no further.

Dirty Money feat. Drake "Loving You No More"

This is the final version of the track (previously titled "Hurt") which is set to be on DM's upcoming album Last Train to Paris due out September 20th.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not too much notable music lately, so figured I'd at least throw up a modern classic. Amazing video and amazing song. One of my favorites ever.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mochi Beats "Forever Impossible"

Before I go to bed as a result of this massive headache I have, I figured I'd leave everyone with a pretty sick mash-up done by Mochi Beats. It consists of Two Door Cinema Club, Iyaz, Drake, and Shontelle. It's awesome, trust me. For more on Mochi Beats check their website HERE. Everything they do is epic.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lupe Fiasco "Go To Sleep"

Since Lasers is apparently never coming out, Lupe decided to hit everyone with a little something off his "next" album, Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album. This just premiered a few minutes ago so it's a radio rip. But rest assured we'll have the CDQ when it hits the net.

Miami Horror "Holidays"

If you are just starting to feel a little depressed about summer winding up, look no further than this song. From the Melbourne producer Benjamin Platt comes this synth filled jam, guaranteed to put you in a better mood. Off the upcoming album Illumination. Thanks to Hypetrak.

Sufjan Stevens "All Delighted People EP"

Out of nowhere, Sufjan drops this amazing EP, which has eight songs, with a couple clocking in at over fifteen minutes. It's only five dollars on his website, or you can stream the entire thing for free. Basically, it's everything you expect from Sufjan, while still feeling completely new and unique.

Kanye West - Power Featuring Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz

For all of you Kanye lovers, this is the CDQ of his Power song only this one's a remix with HOV and Swizz.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Drake feat. Lil Wayne "Miss Me (Video)"

Drake "What If I Kissed You"

Don't know if this is a reference track, or on his upcoming mixtape. Whatever it ends up on, I like it a lot. Unfortunately, it seems unfinished, as it's roughly two minutes long, and the lyrics are unclear. Hopefully we'll get the full version sooner rather than later.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

TI$A "Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook (Video)"

Wale "Number Won (Video)"

Official video off that More About Nothing mixtape that dropped last week. Best mixtape of the year so far. Grab it HERE.

Young Jeezy "1000 Grams (Mixtape)"

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Everyone could use a little more Jeezy in their life. New tape from Jeezy. You know what you're getting.

Young Jeezy- 1000 Grams (Mixtape) Download courtesy of MissInfo.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kanye West feat. Beyonce and Charlie Wilson "See Me Now"

Damn, it's always a good day when some new Ye drops. As promised on Twitter, Ye debuted this song on Angie Martinez' radio show on Hot 97 last night. Now we got the CDQ for you. Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vampire Weekend "The Kids Don't Stand a Chance (Miike Snow Remix)"

This song has been making the rounds, and for good reason. The Swedish pop wizards that are Miike Snow take one of VW's songs from their self-titled debut, and make it a bit more danceable. Good stuff. (I put the video up because it is just too good.)

Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface Killah "Lose It (In the End)"

Ronson + Ghostface= WIN

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wiz Khalifa - Never Been (Music Video)

So after going to see Wiz perform in Boston today, a nice little treat awaited for me once I arrived home. The video for Never Been, which in my opinion may be the best song on the tape.

"Brake Lights" vs. "More About Nothing"

As many of you probably know, both Game and Wale dropped mixtapes this past week. After complete listens, I can say that both are excellent in their own rights. Brake Lights by Game could stand alone as an album. It possesses the production and guest spots (Rick Ross, T.I., Robin Thicke, Akon, and Nas) that would warrant a spot at your local Best Buy, and a fourteen dollar price tag. And it's would be worth the fourteen dollars. Game comes with his A-game, coming through with nineteen absolute bangers. The beats are hard and forceful, retaining the gritty image that Game has used to propel his career. However, the beats and atmosphere of the album, while being gritty have a polished feel. The chorus' are that of a highly produced album, with Akon, Shawty Lo, and T.I. lending their talents. In the end, Break Lights represents what Game is capable of when he puts time into his art, as he possesses the talent and connections capable of being one of the best.

While Game represents the "gang-banging" West Coast, Wale comes from the more "hipster" perceived East Coast. As a follow up to his amazing Mixtape About Nothing, Wale presents the follow-up More About Nothing, complete with Seinfeld Ad-libs. Because of this, MAN is less commercially friendly than Break Lights. For some songs, such as "Ambitious Girl" and "The Manipulation Pt. 2" Wale resorts to an almost spoken-word style, rapping in an almost conversational pace, with a minimalist beat. For others such as "The War" and "Black and Gold," Wale gets immense and supple beats, proving his true diversity and talent. And he gets his own share of guest-spots such as Wiz Khalifa, Daniel Merriweather, and Avery Storm. Part of the sheer brilliance of the tape, once again, is the melding of Seinfeld skits and the music, using various clips from the show as seg-ways and themes for the various songs. In the end, both tapes are incredible in their own ways, possessing facets which make each artist and tape unique and successful.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lil Wayne feat. Drake "Right Above It (CDQ)

The radio rip dropped last night, now we have the official CDQ single off Wayne's upcoming EP I'm Not A Human Being, dropping September 27th.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lil Wayne feat. Drake "Right Above It (Radio Rip)"

New single off Wayne's upcoming EP to be released on his b-day on September 27th. It debuted on DJ Clue's radio show on Power 105, so this is just a radio rip. CDQ should be out soon. Usually I'll wait until the CDQ comes out to post, but this song is just too good to hold onto. Produced by Kane Beatz. Free Weezy.

Wale "More About Nothing (Mixtape)"

Two years ago, the DC rapper dropped his classic, Seinfeld inspired, Mixtape About Nothing. Now he's out with More About Nothing; the follow up. I'm only four songs in, but so far it's every bit as good as the first.

Wale- More About Nothing (Mixtape) (Link courtesy of Rap Radar)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Young Jeezy feat. Yo Gotti "All White Everything (Video)"

Because everyone could use a little more Jeezy in their lives. TM103 dropping Sept. 28th.

City and Colour

This past weekend, a good friend of mine turned me on to the artist known as City and Colour. The band is made up of singer/guitarist Dallas Green, and a rotating ensemble of back-up musicians. What's most surprising is that Green is also the guitarist and vocalist in hardcore band Alexisonfire. Now, if you've ever heard any Alexisonfire, or hardcore music at all, you'll be wondering how anyone could transition to folk/acoustic music. Well Green is a ridiculous musician because he does it so well. The music is melodic, and reminds me a lot of Bon Iver. Check out a few songs below. Oh, and the name City and Colour comes from Green's name. Dallas, a city, and Green, a colour. I honestly cannot recommend this enough, so it comes HIGHLY recommended.

Drake "I'm Ready for You (Full)"

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been away all weekend. Anyways, here's some previously un-released Drizzy for you. It's pretty tagged up, and only like two minutes long, but good nonetheless.

UPDATE: I posted this yesterday, but now we've got the full version, with a few tags.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg and Chiddy Bang "California Gurls"

This is pretty dope. Take arguably the hottest song of the summer, remix it (Inner Party Soundsystem Remix), then have Chiddy spit a few bars over it. Brilliance.

Bonus: The second single from Ms. Perry's upcoming album Teenage Dreams.

Drake "I'm Ready for You"

Sorry for the lack of updates, I've been away all weekend. Anyways, here's some previously un-released Drizzy for you. It's pretty tagged up, and only like two minutes long, but good nonetheless.