RnB | DiRTY RADIO – Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft J-Bird)

Posted by on October 29, 2014

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Whattt, DiRTY RADIO just released their best record to date “Infinity,” dropping some soul over Esta ft. J-Bird’s beat, and damn this track is lifting my spirits up on this grey Wednesday. Continuing their signature style of making songs out of available prods online by big name producers, this time they blend old school R&B over an uptempo hip hop/r&b/dance record, and it’s all just feel good soul music in the end for you to enjoy. If I was Justin Timberlake or Robin Thicke (or Pharell?) , I’d be paying attention, this is hot! It’s a must listen and a must download!

Free Download: DiRTY RADIO – Infinity (Beat by: Esta ft J-Bird)

Hip-Hop | Salva – Peacemaker (Album)

Posted by on October 29, 2014

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You’ve heard Old English with Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs, and A$AP Ferg. You may have heard Drop That B***h with Kurupt and Schoolboy Q. But you haven’t heard the brand new free album from Salva. One producer and so many different sounds on this project, Peacemaker brings great beats and great features. Download and listen to it below to check it out for yourself. Free albums are always the best type of albums too.

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Hip-Hop, Rap | Saba – Burnout (ft. Eryn Allen Kane)

Posted by on October 27, 2014

A few months ago I featured the Chicago emcee Saba for his single “Burnout”. Now the standout from the project has some accompanying visuals. The paper mache, animated scenes make Saba’s performance footage that much more interesting and show his ride through a dystopian Chicago landscape in a lens that could not have been predicted.

For any Los Angeles fans, Saba will be opening for the A$AP Mob as a part of Red Bull’s 30 Days in Concert series on November the 30th. Be sure to stop by, and enjoy the video from one of Chicago’s fastest rising stars.

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Hip-Hop | DJ WHOO KID X TONY YAYO X WATCH THE DUCK – FROSTED LEAF

Posted by on October 22, 2014

For some reason I’ve been in a hip hop mood lately for no reason, and that must be cause good hip-hop is coming back, (ya’ll heard that new Meek Mill that dropped last night??!), but this latest by DJ Whoo Kid, Tony Yayo, and Watch The Duck “Frosted Leaf” is the perfect smoke up record, and you already know I’m going to be on that wave as soon as I get out of work. No lie this track is a must listen, this track bangs! Smoke up, toke up!

Albums, Featured, Hip-Hop | Logic – Under Pressure [Album Reflections]

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Where do I begin?

Exactly 1,163 days I received an email.  That email just so happened to be my first official introduction to Maryland hip-hop artist, Logic.  Described as a young, talented MC known for his lyrical prowess – I couldn’t have said it better myself - and fortunately for us, that’s still the same Logic we’re looking at today.  Since that introduction, Logic has been my favorite artist, period.  To call out a few – he’s genuine, personable, tenacious, confident, well spoken, and last but certainly not least, one BEAST of a rapper.  Preaching “peace, love & positivity” since the very start, he’s one artist who has stayed true to his message, through and through.  His story has undoubtably changed hundreds if not thousands of people’s lives for the better.  The craziest part is, Under Pressure is still just the beginning.

When asked what “Under Pressure” means to him, Logic responded,

“For me, it’s the duality of who I am. Being Bobby and being Logic, being under pressure personally in all the things that I go through in my life. Just as a regular dude, ’cause outside of music, there’s people who look at me like I’m not shit. I’m just little Bobby, dealing with the pressures from my family, where I come from. All that. Also, being in the rap game and just being under pressure to sell whatever you gotta sell.” [via XXL]

He’s right though – he’s the debonair “Young Sinatra” on the street, then he steps into the booth and all previous conceptions vanish. He embodies some form of legendary lyrical machine.  That to me is what separates Logic from much of his competition.

It’s clearly been a long time coming to deliver the album and as you’ll hear on “Growing Pains III”, he has recorded over 1,700 songs in the past 10 years, only 150+ of which have been released to date.  Under Pressure is far from a grab bag of records.  Carefully crafted, Logic and team have put countless hours into this album and I hope that after listening, you’ll recognize that.  The 12 tracks (15 on the Deluxe version) collectively paint a bigger picture.  As expected, the album is a very raw, personal look into Logic’s life, and more specifically his upbringing.  From family struggles to personal and musical accomplishments, you’ll truly understand the person behind the mic after listening to this album.

As if I haven’t already giving you enough of a reason to go buy the album, legendary producer No I.D. blessed it with his executive production.  I don’t mean to jump the gun, but typically anything he touches turns gold.  Then platinum.

“Conversations with No I.D
Who made hits with Ye, got hits with Jay
Now he wanna fuck around and make hits with me
If it’s meant to be, then it’s meant to be
Can’t express what that meant for me, what it mean to me
Man, I swear the shit like a dream to me, what it seemed to be” – Till The End [Track 12]

Last but not least, I want to once again give a shout out to the whole team at Visionary Music Group.  Logic’s in house producer, 6ix stepped up and destroyed the production on half of the album.  The rest of the team is too humble to take credit, but I thank you all for the work you’ve put in.  VMG is a blueprint for organic growth, keep at it boys (& girls?).

Without further adieu I suggest you GO GRAB BOTH DIGITAL VERSIONS on iTUNES and take a trip to your local record shop (or Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc.) and clear out the shelves (if you can beat Henry to it)!!!  100k the first week!

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Hip-Hop | I.O.U. – Unless We Dance

Posted by on October 21, 2014

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My Jersey grown boys I.O.U. are back with a powerful track “Unless We Dance” which brings up that moment where you catch the eyesight of a gorgeous lady, wherever, and just like that, she walks off the bus, or crosses you on the sidewalk, and you’ll never know her name, or even have the chance to spend the rest of your life with that beautiful girl, and yeah Buck and Izee made a song about just that. If you’re in love, or crushing hard, this track will speak to you, it’s a must listen!

iTunes: I.O.U. – Unless We Dance

Hip-Hop, Rap | Marc Goone – Mike Matheny

Posted by on October 20, 2014

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After an extended hiatus, Marc Goone has returned with bigger and badder plans for his take over. First single, “Mike Matheny”, is a song about bad decisions. Marc’s tongue-in-cheek type of writing style makes for a hilarious, weird, and unique song.

It’s been nearly a year since Marc has released any music, but it’s clear that he’s spent the time off honing his voice and prepping for this forthcoming album.

Enjoy, “Mike Matheny”, and check back in soon for more from Marc Goone.