Posts by dshaq
Posted by dshaq on May 1, 2013
Its finally here. One of 2013′s most highly anticipated mixtapes has finally come out and it certainly does not disappoint. The transition from Chance’s first mixtape, 10Day, to ACID RAP not only shows his maturation as an artist but also how he has taken the internet by storm. Coming out of Chicago at the same time as Chief Keef may have seemed like a setback for Chance, however he has used that to the best of his ability showing the versatile rap scene that Chicago has to offer. I remember it like yesterday when my friends started to put me on to Chance, and I can’t thank them enough. Something about Chance and his music is just so easy to connect to and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was crazy to think that 10Day was his first intro to the rap scene. I craved that soul sound that I found on his Prom Night, Hey Ma, and Juke Juke tracks but when I listened to the rest of 10Day, I also connected to his slow sounding raps with You Got Me Fucked Up, Nostalgia, and Brain Cells. Chance’s best attribute is his versatility, but with Acid Rap we can see he’s starting to create his signature sound. When Smoke Again came out the other day, I was like “HOLY S*%T this beat bangs” then all of the sudden the beat dropped and he began singing over the beat instead of a hard hitting verse. I think that really embodies Chance. While I might want some more hard hitting verses, this is Chance’s project and its exactly what he wants.
I was lucky enough to be around Chance a lot this last summer and get to know him a little better. I think it’s funny when people say that most of these guys are just like us, I usually don’t believe it, but with Chance it held true. He’s just a normal Chicago kid that loves to make music and knows that that is what he wants to do for his life. I went to KCMO for his show with Childish Gambino and got to experience Chance as a person rather than as a rapper that I loved and really got to know that he is a laid back, genuine, and very funny person. While I clearly have a lot of love for Chance and his music, I know that he deserves all the attention he gets. The sky is the limit for Mr. Bennett and I’m really excited to see where he goes. #SAVEMONEY
Posted by dshaq on April 24, 2013
After a brief hiatus, I’m back and ready to give you some tunes guaranteed to make you feel giddy inside. Instead of my regular hip-hop posts, I’m broadening my horizons with this volume including some electronic artists and other various genres. Prepare yourselves.
Luckily I was able to see Cherub last weekend and they blew me away. Their synthy pop sound gives off an state of ecstasy that is guaranteed to get you grooving and bopping your head. Cherub hails from Nashville and has actually been around for a little bit, but has failed to receive the praise they deserve. Their Doses and Mimosas video (which is my favorite track by them), has over 600,000 views on youtube and I definitely see them blowing up very soon. Check out the video below and check out their Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud pages below.
Posted by dshaq on April 11, 2013
Chance drops off the fourth and most likely final single due for his upcoming mixtape, ACID RAP. Given $5000 for the video, Chance and Hannibal Burress navigate downtown LA and see what $5000 can get them. The beat is a nice relaxing one that emphasizes Chance’s flow. Big things for Chance in the future. Acid Rap coming to you on the 30th.
Posted by dshaq on April 2, 2013
King Louie releases some brand new material for our listening pleasure. A very laid back beat with a nice groovy feel to it sets the tone while Louie throws a very nice flow over it. King Louie just dropped his mixtape “Drilluminati” a little while back and if you don’t have that then make sure to grab it HERE. Stream the song below and be on the lookout for a download soon.
Posted by dshaq on April 2, 2013
It seemed as if Tyler, The Creator fell off the planet since we didn’t receive any new music and weren’t hearing about his crazy antics, but Tyler’s second album, WOLF, released today. As you can expect, his sound hasn’t changed much, but that is what we have come to love about Tyler and his music. I was very impressed after hearing his album. From his lyrics to his beats, I enjoyed the whole album start to finish. He seems to have a maturing sound to him with Wolf, which appeals to a way broader audience. Grab the album below, I highly suggest doing it. GOLFWANG
Posted by dshaq on April 1, 2013
MUST DOWNLOAD. Tim Gunter drops off his brand new remix, this time reworking Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Giving it a more upbeat tempo with a great catchy synth, the song is a great party starter. Stream and download the track below. Enjoy.
Posted by dshaq on March 25, 2013
Boy oh Boy, what do we have here? Diplo and GTA team up to make this monster track that is an absolute MUST DOWNLOAD. Reworking the classic Missy Elliot track, Work It, GTA and Diplo throw in a dirty bassline that will make any party that much better. Click GTA’s Facebook page below to get the free download.