Posts by Grubeats
Hip-Hop, Mainstream Remix, Trap | Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton (Major Lazer Remix)
Posted by Grubeats on May 24, 2013
It’s Friday. It’s Memorial Day weekend (thank you troops). Don’t let overcast skys kill your vibe. Major Lazer x Mack & Ryan x Ray Dalton. Boom.
Posted by Grubeats on May 23, 2013
Ex FNT blogstar, SeñorScoop, pushed this track in front of me a couple weeks ago. He said dude, “Listen to this chick. She’s the next Rihanna.” I took it with a grain of salt (as I usually do) and gave it a listen. Decent, good at tops. I was wrong – this song is magical. The 22-year old Cuban-American boasts vocals equivalent to Rihanna’s deeper notes, continuously delivering honest, edgy lyrics over a slow piano driven production. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite songs. Oh, and if it’s any indication that she’s destined for success, Sylvia Rhone (arguably one of the most powerful women in the music industry) was the one who gave her a platform and eventually signed her to a new division of Epic Records, Vested in Culture.
As a bonus, check out two additional tracks below!
Posted by Grubeats on May 8, 2013
Finally, a break from morning shows, radio spots, baseball games, and probably a few sub-par rooftop parties. Life is tough, huh? Back off tour, Timeflies serve up a fresh new Tuesday rendition of the Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding’s smash, “I Need Your Love”. Fire on fire on fire folks. TFT has girlies going gaga, globally. Grab their recent single, “I Choose U” below.
iTunes: Timeflies – I Choose U
Posted by Grubeats on May 7, 2013
It’s been one hell of a year for Visionary Music Group/Def Jam crooner, Logic. When you’re junior mixtape exceeds 500,000 downloads in a short years time, it’s not easy to maintain the same charisma, confidence, and quality and delivery it cohesively in a full bodied 20 track mixtape. Logic is that minority statistic, disproving critics that were convinced a major deal would lead to “sell out records”. Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever epitomizes the intersection of fluent lyricism and major mainstream production. Yes, he signed to Def Jam, but it should be noted that his core is still VMG. Logic has not changed. The team has not changed. The music has not digressed. The bank account….may have gained a few fruitful commas.
“Everybody talk about logic, no sell out
Bitch I had a deal for you before it fell out” – Logic (Tim Westwood Freestyle)
I’d give you a track by track analysis of this project, but quite honestly if I committed to that, I would be sitting here for more hours than I have. Ultimately, I’m a fan just like you. We share the same passion when listening to the music. From here I can only hope those who haven’t opened their ears to Logic do just that. Listen. I won’t tell you to play this record or play that record because it’s all personal preference. The substance and depth is consistent track to track. Yes, there are some notable features, but to be quite honest, Logic outshines them all. Enjoy the music, you’re witnesses the come up of a legendary figure.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever [Mixtape]
Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Videos | XXL Freshman, Logic Signs Deal, Drops New Single & Freestyles for Tim Westwood TV
Posted by Grubeats on April 20, 2013
After landing one of the last spots in this years XXL Freshman Top 10, Maryland hot spitter Logic drops off his newest single off his highly anticipated mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. It’s been a glorious few weeks for Logic fans. Showers of new content. After wrapping up his first European tour Logic x GRVTY presented the newest episode of Just Another Day: Europe, we saw Logic’s XXL Freshman solo feature, the face of Visionary Music Group announced he had signed a major deal with Def Jam Recordings (empowered to still make the music he wants to make), he obliterates one of Outkast’s most legendary records (paying respect to the legends) on his new single “Roll Call”, and most recently shares his studio session at Tim Westwood’s crib in London where he takes lyricism to a new level. In a nutshell, Logic’s non-stop grind is steadily spilling out of the studio into the ears of his fans. With his forthcoming mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, dropping on May 7, Logic is about two months away from being “THAT DUDE” in hip-hop.
Oh, I forgot to mention he also announced another nationwide tour beginning this May. Grab your tickets before they sell out.
Posted by Grubeats on April 20, 2013
Having an opportunity to travel the country sharing good vibrations with thousands and thousands of fans is far fetched for many of us. The duo native to Massachusetts has been privileged with the opportunity to tour the beautiful US of A on several occasions. On their latest tour with Hoodie Allen, Jared Evan, and Mod Sun, David and Carter found it fitting to shoot visuals for their most recent single “Take It Wrong” across various scenery in some of their favorite cities. Summertime music is here, FAM.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Aer – Take It Wrong
FREE DOWNLOAD: Aer- Strangers [EP]
Posted by Grubeats on April 15, 2013
We introduced LA artist, and 1st Round Records signee, Bridge, a couple weeks back when he released his riveting video single, “Do Ya Right“. Last week the singer/songwriter/rapper released his debut mixtape, Creature of Habit: Part 1. Bridge’s style is definitely something for the tastemakers. From seductive vocals to hard bars, Bridge’s versatility between singing and rapping offers up a compelling balance for both the men and the ladies.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Bridge – Creature of Habit: Part 1 [Mixtape]