Abstract Hip-Hop | Octave Minds – Tap Dance feat. Chance the Rapper and the Social Experiment

Posted by on September 3, 2014

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I always am so interested to hear the beat whenever I see a new song with Chance on it. We’ve gone from “Back in this B***h” to “Everyday” now to this. I think this is Chance’s best release in a while and I think its the beat. I’ve been waiting for something playful and energetic, and with this it gives both the pretty nice vocals mixed with a upbeat verse. Everything about this song just works. Peep it below and definitely be sure to check out the Octave Minds guys with their album releasing September 15. Check out their other stuff on Soundcloud here, it’s quite fantastic.

Abstract Hip-Hop | Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Posted by on September 3, 2014

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Woah. Not expecting that. It has been a minute since Kendrick has graced our ears with new music, and today’s release is something a little different. Having FlyLo on the production is something I find very fitting for the two, who both have unique sounds that clearly work pretty well together on this track. I believe there is a new album in the works and set to be coming out pretty soon. Look for that and more releases to come and enjoy the track below.

Abstract Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop, Rap | Raury – Cigarette Song [Video]

Posted by on August 11, 2014

The 17 year old prodigy, Raury, bursts back on to the seen with a cinematic new video for his newest single, “Cigarette Song”. The teen speaks with angst, emotion, and power of someone three times his age, affirming the buzz he has built for himself in the music community.

“Cigarette Song” is produced by New York duo, and FNT regulars, Daytrip. The boys lay down a smooth and rich soundscape for Raury to croon-rap atop of. Enjoy the video below and be ready, because Raury’s time is coming.

DO SOMETHING

Abstract Hip-Hop, Trap | Love Me X The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra (SuGar Edition)

Posted by on March 19, 2014

 Love Me X The ClubCasa Chamber Orchestra (SuGar Edition)

Alright so I’ve got 17 minutes on my self-timer before my computer goes into lockdown and I’m forced to start writing my 10-page midterm essay, so I gotta make this brief. Just moments earlier I was tipped off about this French producer SuGar and upon listening just to his most recent upload, I was compelled to expose this hidden gem. This track is a bit of a remix inception so ima break it down for you here. It all started with Lil Wayne’s “Love Me” feat. Drake & Future, which was then adapted (almost the point of being unrecognizable!) by sly5thave, a Brooklyn jazz musician and producer (who has some incredible other jazz covers worth checking out), which also features The ClubCasa, a Brooklyn-based music collective. Then finally, SuGar got ahold of that, spun a little trap on that ish and sprinkled it with some Bun B “Draped Up” rhymes and voilà! You’ve got this dirty south, brassy trap joint that’s simply one of a kind. And I’ve got another 5 minutes left on my timer, just enough to hit replay. Enjoy ~

SuGar || sly5thave

Abstract Hip-Hop, Electronic | Pomo – Vibrator

Posted by on March 6, 2014

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Pomo has been killing it lately. It seems as though the Canadian’s have been pumping out some seriously dope producers as of late 2013. I’d stay tuned if I were you because these beats are so funky fresh and speaker ready.

Abstract Hip-Hop | Vulkan The Krusader – Echo Chamber (Prod. by Yakamoto Kotzuga)

Posted by on February 1, 2014

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NYC via FLA emcee Vulkan The Krusader has been locked away in his studio hard at work for the past year. The spoils are set to drop on Feb 14th, Valentines day in the form of VX13, featuring a 13 original joints that range from future boom bap to dream-wave chill, with collabs from Sean Price, Kyle Rapps and Spaceman and more.

Vulkan tells me that “Echo Chamber” was written from the perspective of a love struck homicidal maniac whom he read about in a newspaper article. Ranging from purposefully slightly off key vocals to his on-point, punchy delivery, this track serves as nice cross-section of his talents, but there is so much more, stay tuned.

Abstract Hip-Hop | Young Jedi – A1

Posted by on January 10, 2014

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Sounding like it came from from some sort of retrolux time warp machine, Young Jedi, who I covered on a previous post (his production name is Ely Sounds), is releasing his first compilation of beats called ‘A1′. For those of you unfamiliar with Young Jedi, he’s been spending his time between Chicago and San Francisco over the last year and a half, articulating and perfecting his unique style. From the underground, urban-hippy music scene in SF to the flashy, embellished music style of the windy city, you can tell how the two worlds collided to create his music. This is any rappers delight, 5 perfected beats to flow over. Enjoy!

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