Posts by Grubeats
Posted by Grubeats on December 4, 2013
After lighting up the country with their Warning Signs tour, Timeflies will be back in the studio, clocking the hours (pun intended) for their debut full length album. I can’t speak first hand on every tour stop, but based on their performance in Boston, it’s without question the level of production going into each and every one of their live shows has skyrocketed since the last time I saw them. Lights, fog, more lights, huge sound, energy, live freestyles, and much more of everything on an even larger scale.
The video above is a compilation, chopped up and blended together by Mike O’Brien Films, of several live performances of their radio ready single, “SMFWU”. Without question a fan favorite anthem off of their recent EP, Warning Signs, but this visual gives you an idea of how live these shows get.
Grab the EP below and check out a few photos from Timeflies homecoming show in Boston.
Purchase on iTunes: Timeflies – Warning Signs EP
Posted by Grubeats on December 3, 2013
Logic has been fairly quiet since he hopped off tour with Cudi, Big Sean, and Tyler the Creator, dropping a loose track here and there, but for the most part, remaining relatively quiet. Well evidently along with writing and recording, Logic has been toning his production game as is evident on his newest release, “Like Me”. We’ve heard one Logic-produced track in the past, “Common Logic/Midnight Marauder ” which was co-produced by C-Sick and had a feeling more tracks were on the horizon, but this, in my opinion, is a big step forward for Logic. As Logic teased a few weeks ago, him and Casey Veggies were in the studio together, which amounted to this cold, raw new new from the two rising youngsters.
With rumors of the debut album on the way, I’m sure we’ll get a few more loose freebies before that time comes. In the meantime, keep an ear our for a Logic assisted Jon Bellion record coming with Jon’s album release, 12/10.
Posted by Grubeats on November 12, 2013
This young boy is a problem, you should call it in.
Wordplay on fire. Arguably my favorite JB record to date.
Jim Morrison, Christopher Wallace, Bob Marley, Kanye West, Chris Zarou. Boom, album coming very soon.
Jim Morrison Is The Reason I'm Not A "Pop" Artist. Can't Wait Till Y'all Hear This Shit.
— Beautiful. Mind. (@jonbellion) November 12, 2013
Posted by Grubeats on November 5, 2013
Jon Bellion’s creative process begins hours, day, weeks, maybe even months before he opens the doors and enters the studio. It begins as a concept and once Jon enters his element, the creative thoughts and sounds stack like Lego’s. Drums, one of a kind sounds Jon lets loose on the spot, & whatever other tricks he has up his sleeve on that given day – they all fill into each record. For those of you that saw & heard “One More Time” when Jon released it a few weeks back know the seductive story that inspired it all. What daddy don’t know, doesn’t hurt daddy, right? If you missed it or you want to watch it one more time, you can do so here.
Album due out before we hit 2014! Hit the break and see if you can find Bellion’s name in the MMLP2 album insert!
Posted by Grubeats on October 29, 2013
It’s been a few since Northeast duo, Aer, hit us with a new track. While their good vibes, string riffs, & carpe diem lyrics are often associated with “summer music”, “Won’t Laugh” carries their sound through all four seasons. The almost tribal toned intro rings us in, as David picks up the guitar and carries the hook while Carter lays down a few noteworthy verses; “Now you wonder why I wouldn’t trade my life with you, Why?! Cuz you hang the same keys from the same hook every afternoon, My angels lookin down upon me from a great view, they got my back but they hate you”. ’Do what you love, love what you do’ mentality.
Soaring high, it’s safe to say these guys will be raising the bar on their self entitled album due out January 21st!
Purchase on iTunes: Aer – Won’t Laugh
Posted by Grubeats on October 24, 2013
Call it a hiatus, a sabbatical, a comeback, a leave of absence; however you may see it, Azad Right is back like he never left. The expectations from hip-hop artists has shifted over the past 5-7 years. Fans expect new music and they expect it often. Azad took a step back to catch his breath after coming out of the gates with fire. Time to analyze, work, focus his sound, perfect his craft. ”Now I Know” is a compilation of thoughts, emotions, & knowledge obtained during his time off. With production from his right hand man, Jason Marquez, who crafted a bellowing beat that kicks Azad’s music career back on track.
Purchase on iTunes: Azad Right – Now I Know (Prod. By Jonathan Marquez)
Posted by Grubeats on October 23, 2013
Jon Bellion takes a step back to reflect on the spectrum of life. The object being tugged by two forces; family and fame. As Jon’s presence builds, so does the pressure from surrounding socialites. “New York Soul” tells just that. A mellow, piano driven production by Jon himself provides the foundation for his soulful moving script. GRVTY is once again the wizard behind the lens, directing a simple, but very powerful visual representation.
No download yet, but be patient as Jon has promised an album before year end!