Posted by Grubeats on April 1, 2014
It takes a lot to wake me a fallen blogstar up from his blog coma. This my friends, is one exception. Let me preface…
I’m sitting at my desk, dropping panties with my Excel wizardry, smashing through some emails while simultaneously scrolling through some blogs looking for new beats to feed my ears through the end of the work day. Some solid tunes along the way, but nothing too face melting for a Tuesday. Earlier in the morning I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this tweet from LBJ;
I will be coming out with my mixtape April 16th. Feature on it Jay-Z, Drake, Ross, Meek, Juicy J, Kendrick, Snoop, and many more. “King Me”
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2014
Joke, right? The last thing Lebron James should be doing is rapping. My initial thought was that Lebron was “hosting” a mixtape (in other words slapping his name on it for some seamless promotion), with “features” (meaning guest tracks) from Jay-Z, Drake, Kendrick, etc. Wrong. WRONG WRONG WRONG, GRUBE. Four hours later and my ears are literally listening to Lebron rap – my ears. For those who saw the Jimmy Fallon x Lebron skit know why this news is so disturbing. I feel violated.
Lebron opens up his ”F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” freestyle with an impression of Bun B, I think? Lebron, haven’t you learned anything from your predecessors? A.I., Ron Artest, Shaq, Kobe, Tony Parker, Chris Webber, the list goes on, bro. You’re trying to be the best ever and you’re dropping corny raps like this? You’re already one of the most hated players in the NBA from your circus act of a departure from Cleveland to your broken face “incident” earlier this year. If anything, be like KD and stay under the radar producing. For the sake of the NBA and more importantly humanity, please do us all a favor and never pick up a mic again. Ever. Did Jordan ever rap? Stupid question. Sorry Lebron, you can keep rapping about your “2 RINGS” in your 2 Chainz voice, while Bill Russell laughs at your antics while sipping a bourbon browsing Amazon for a ceramic hand to hold his 11th ring. Don’t worry though…
“Shots are bright, I got a tan, killa’”
Posted by Grubeats on March 18, 2014
I’m not a huge fan of Ty Dolla $ign. He’s a rap game gopher if I’ve ever seen one – he’ll breach the surface a couple times, then he’ll die off and another one will come along. On the plus side, he is the host of some killer beats, from which many great remixes have sprouted. Timeflies decided to bring it back to their roots on this weeks Tuesday installment with an auto-tuned freestyle rendition of the gopher’s chart topping single, “Paranoid”. Nothing bad can come out of Cal, Rez, and a golden shoe. Enjoy yet another teaser while we await their debut major label LP, due very soon.
Purchase their single on iTunes: Timeflies – All The Way
Posted by BIGLIFE on March 1, 2014
I didn’t see this track coming at all, Jackson Breit surprises us with a quick freebie per usual before his next single. Jackson Breit is always having fun with the music, using creative lyrics, and catchy lines for the fans to enjoy. We are also expecting a two part EP any time soon. Be on the lookout for Jackson to do big things in 2014.
Free Download: Drake – The Motion (Jackson Breit Freestyle)
Posted by TwirlyHatMatt on February 19, 2014
Vonny del Fresco is fresh off the release of his After the Fall EP and decided to keep his fans on their toes with a short burst of music. “Studies” is a minute long freestyle/video that oozes energy and takes you on an robotic-sounding ride. The song was originally produced by Mr. Carmack, a name that is becoming increasingly popular in hip-hop production, and del Fresco decided to give the new-school production wave a spin with some sharp rhymes penetrating the already complex instrumental.
Snag this freebie from SoundCloud below.
Posted by Grubeats on February 11, 2014
Necco Sweethearts may be the most disappointing candy of all time. Terrible texture, flavor that makes you question what combination of poison you’re eating, and a feeling like these candies were mass produced in 1938. Much like Sweet Tarts did, Cal and Rez came through and injected some life into these faintly beating hearts (sweet and sour hearts all day). So, whether you’re single, taken, or in your own mind – both, enjoy this Valentines Day appetizer.
Purchase on iTunes: Timeflies – All The Way
Posted by Grubeats on January 27, 2014
Those of you who watched the Grammy’s last night likely have an opinion, one way or the other, on the Best Rap Album of 2013 award. I have endless amounts of respect for both K.Dot and Mack & RL. Both deserved multiple Grammy’s for their performance in 2013 and the fact that Kendrick came out with a donut is disappointing for hip-hop. You may ask how this is relevant to the new track VMG dropped today- valid question. Music has evolved over the years. There are more sub-genre’s in 2014 than ever before. Artists are experimenting with different sounds, fusing different genre’s, and new sub-genre’s are being born. The artists representing Visionary are a prime example of this.
Although these artists often experiment to create new sounds, you can’t help but love a raw, bar dropping freestyle cypher. Last week Logic celebrated his 24th birthday with a few friends. Those friends just so happened to be label mates Jon Bellion, QuESt, ©. Castro, & producer 6ix. The celebrating just so happened to take place in the studio. Do you think the rest of the game is scared yet?
While we’re talking about Team VMG, take a few minutes to enjoy the additional goods below…
Posted by Grubeats on September 10, 2013
TImeflies Tuesday is back. Rez retwerks Miley’s smash, “We Can’t Stop” as Cal drops bars while flipping through coffee filters. From dormroom freestyles to VMA appearances, Timeflies are only gaining momentum as they head into their Warning Signs Tour this fall. Special guests TBD…maybe you’ll even see Miley shaking her chicken butt.
Buy Tickets: Timeflies Warning Signs Tour