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 J_Salzer on February 27, 2013
Another Wednesday morning, another Timeflies Tuesday. No knock to the boys, they’ve been hella busy these last couple of months. But of course, they still have time to drop an awesome video every Tuesday. When I saw the first Timeflies Tuesday two summers ago, I immediately knew that it would quickly become a YouTube staple. This weeks video is one of the classics of Cal freestyling. Rez whips up a quick Skyfall beat, and puts a little pitch bend on Adele’s beautiful James Bond theme. I will never not be impressed by Cal’s ability to think on his feet and come up with sick rhymes while pulling them out of some sort of container. When I first saw the “Carry on my Wayward Son” video, I was in awe. Nothing has changed.
Posted by Grubeats on January 9, 2013
Holy biscuits, Cal and Rez just made gravy out of Ke$ha’s chart topping single, “Die Young”. Back to the old school Timeflies Tuesday format, Cal freestyle’s topics from the infamous basket supplied by Rez… like he actually freestyles. Since the Mayan’s are a bunch of goons who can’t get their predictions straight, the fellas thought it was only appropriate to remix this lively track feeding off apocalypse movies & songs and Twinkies, of course. Who else in the game is crushing remix freestyles like this?
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Posted by Grubeats on November 12, 2012
When you have a lyrical arsenal comparable to that of the U.S. Military (While we’re on the topic, thank you to all of our Veterans), you have no choice but to pay your respects to a hip-hop classic. Logic lets loose a rock solid cut that he has been holding in his vault, “Concrete”, flexing over Nas’ legendary, “New York State Of Mind Pt. II”. Opening up and revealing some of his personal history, the Gaithersburg High School dropout reflects on the state of hip-hop, “The King is dead, long live the king now watch me reign, spit fire that I attain from leaving a dragon slain”. At this point, I feel comfortable saying that Logic has nixed any disbelief from naysayers arguing his choice to put music in the forefront at such a young age. XXL Freshman 2013?
Posted by Grubeats on October 10, 2012
Someone get Rez a buffalo chicken pizza, please! Tour life appears to be running smoothly for Timeflies, still with 22 stops left, the duo heads West, but not until they flip the Ray Charles classic, “Hit The Road Jack”. Grab your tickets before they sell out, because judging by the footage in this video, it’s not a scene you’ll want to miss.
Posted by Grubeats on October 4, 2012
Far too often an artists “freestyles” are not actually freestyles. While this art was founded off the skill of improvising over any given beat, far too often pre-written verses create a deceptive impression of the select artists’ capabilities. Typically, you can tell if an artist is rattling off a pre-written verse, or if they’re spitting completely off the dome, but sometimes artists will mix pre-written bars with threads of free’s. Cal, of Timeflies, is one young artist who actually “freestyles” when he claims to be. The latest episode of The Clocumentary features Cal’s rare abilities to ad-lib whatever topics are being fed to him. We all know, nothing gets a party or a live show going like a live freestyle. Cal, props to you my friend.