Posted by J_Salzer on May 14, 2013
Fresh New Tracks has always supported Marc Goone. I think he has the talent, and personality, to go a long way in the music industry. His latest tape, does nothing but raises by already high regard for him. Every song is unique, and his cadence and voice are something copycat rappers should strive for. His beat selection, often courtesy of Zuxwitit and Judge, is constantly changing and adapting to his ever improving and ever changing rap style. If you find me another rapper with the same style as Marc Goone, I’ll send you to the A&R’s at Def Jam, because that’s who you should be working for. Even if Marc isn’t your cup of tea, you would have to agree that he is unique, and that’s one thing I look for in the over-satured game of internet rappers. Stream the mixtape below via soundcloud and buy it on iTunes here.
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]
Posted by dshaq on May 1, 2013
Its finally here. One of 2013′s most highly anticipated mixtapes has finally come out and it certainly does not disappoint. The transition from Chance’s first mixtape, 10Day, to ACID RAP not only shows his maturation as an artist but also how he has taken the internet by storm. Coming out of Chicago at the same time as Chief Keef may have seemed like a setback for Chance, however he has used that to the best of his ability showing the versatile rap scene that Chicago has to offer. I remember it like yesterday when my friends started to put me on to Chance, and I can’t thank them enough. Something about Chance and his music is just so easy to connect to and I couldn’t get enough of it. It was crazy to think that 10Day was his first intro to the rap scene. I craved that soul sound that I found on his Prom Night, Hey Ma, and Juke Juke tracks but when I listened to the rest of 10Day, I also connected to his slow sounding raps with You Got Me Fucked Up, Nostalgia, and Brain Cells. Chance’s best attribute is his versatility, but with Acid Rap we can see he’s starting to create his signature sound. When Smoke Again came out the other day, I was like “HOLY S*%T this beat bangs” then all of the sudden the beat dropped and he began singing over the beat instead of a hard hitting verse. I think that really embodies Chance. While I might want some more hard hitting verses, this is Chance’s project and its exactly what he wants.
I was lucky enough to be around Chance a lot this last summer and get to know him a little better. I think it’s funny when people say that most of these guys are just like us, I usually don’t believe it, but with Chance it held true. He’s just a normal Chicago kid that loves to make music and knows that that is what he wants to do for his life. I went to KCMO for his show with Childish Gambino and got to experience Chance as a person rather than as a rapper that I loved and really got to know that he is a laid back, genuine, and very funny person. While I clearly have a lot of love for Chance and his music, I know that he deserves all the attention he gets. The sky is the limit for Mr. Bennett and I’m really excited to see where he goes. #SAVEMONEY
Posted by Mach on April 24, 2013
A San Francisco native going by the name, Grip Grand, took it upon himself to use 12 different acapellas from the legendary MF DOOM and remix them into this mixtape. MF DOOM, who is known for not being accepting of remixes of his works, actually posted this up on his Facebook, mind blown. After taking a full listen to the mixtape, I understand why the rapper was ok with these remixed works. The beats do not only sound like classic DOOM, but the other samples used in the tracks leave me wondering if he actually played a part in the production of these. Whether or not he actually did (most likely not), it is really cool to see him support remixes of his works like this.
Free Download: Grip Grand – GG DOOM! BUT HOW?
Posted by dshaq on March 21, 2013
After premiering his track the other day, we finally get the new mix tape from Von La’Flare. While he is still a young new artist, Von shows great promise with his flow. Von’s trap catered sound is a little raw but the tape is still a great listen. Click here to grab the tape or stream it below.
Posted by A on March 20, 2013
I don’t get excited about much these days. It takes a lot for me to come back and write a post about a project, single, or mixtape that strikes my fancy. It’s safe to say that “Moon Tower” has more than struck a chord with me, turning my general cynicalness into belief and excitement.
“Moon Tower” is refreshing as it is innovative, sure to be the soundtrack to long drives and good vibes. Featuring Big Sean, XV, Dev, Chiddy Bang, and more, 2AM Club’s “Moon Tower” is undoubtedly FreshNewTracks certified. Not downloading this tape would be the biggest mistake you’ve made all month. Hit “read more” to check out the track list in its entirety.
Posted by LoffyG on March 3, 2013
At last, we get the long-awaited second installment of Keystone State Of Mind from Philly representative, Tayyib Ali. After releasing a couple sneak peeks such as “Tomorrow” & “Like I Used To” the remaining 16 unreleased tracks are ready for our listening pleasure. Tayyib delivers another well-rounded project that contains only one feature and ton of great productions from the likes of Statik Salektah, 2Astronauts, 6ix, Teddy Roxpin & many more. Tayyib has without-a-doubt progressed as an artist since his previous release nearly 2 years ago. If you’ve been sleeping on him all this time, wake up and get familiar.