Albums, Hip-Hop, Pop | Timeflies Just Brought Grubeats Out of Retirement.

Posted by on March 29, 2018

It’s been a cool ~5 years since I published my last blog and faded off into corporate America. I’m dusty, washed up, real-world slummin’, counting one more grey every time I have my hair cut. It’s a different grind than working my shitty hotel job then cranking out 15 blogs at night back in 2010. Do I wish I could go relive the college life once more? You’re damn right I do. Twice even. Since I now have a cubicle to occupy, I’ve come to the realization that this is no longer a reality. “So Grubeats, why are you back,” you say? I’m back because our day 1 guys Cal and Rez dropped a heater and sent me on a trip back to my younger years.

Our good friend’s Timeflies’ new EP, ‘To Dream’, hit digital outlets last Friday, chalk full of all the feels. Like I said, they took me on a journey. Fast forward to the closing track, “Be Easy”, which is backed by a elementary chorus (which is catchy as hell), pumped with that nostalgia I so desperately need. Those who have been following Timeflies’ from the jump know their story. They came up in an era where the blog game was booming. The Stupay brother’s were the blog game Jordan Belfort and Donnie Azoff – fortunately they did it clean and never ended up under seize by the SEC and FBI. It was a different ballgame back then. Blogging was the meat and cheese sandwiched between Limewire and Spotify. The good ol’ days. Cal and Res capitalized on their unique opportunity and are still here killing it 8+ years later, and for that, I salute them.  Head on over to Timefliesmusic.com, cop/stream their new album and catch them on tour now!  …and shout out for the HOF FNT line in verse 2.

[Verse 2]
I remember taking laps through the quad
Natty in the back of the Jeep with the squad
All the girls laying on our lawn while we’re playing our song
Looking at us like ‘oh my God’
Thinking man if we could just do that
If we could we get a song up on fresh new tracks
If Waldo doesn’t call the cops
If 101 had blocks
If hotongue didn’t get so packed
But Jerry and our peep we were hungry
And ever since they heard me free people love me
64 buzz deep on them rizzer beats
In the back seat of the town and country
No time for stress, I’m blessed, I confess
I’m pressed tryna turn all their no’s into yes
I’m obsessed with being the best
Ain’t no time for rest
I’ma turn lights checkmate into cash cheques

Signing off until 2023, Grubeats.

Chill, RnB | Wilsonn Get’s Personal On “Even If I Know”

Posted by on March 19, 2018

“Even If I Know” is a sexy, chill new alternative R&B single that deserves your attention. When asked about the tune Wilsonn stated “It can be quite easy to write music with up beat synths about how good life is, however it’s when it all comes crashing down when you really start to write the music that got you into this in the first place”, and this just proves any emotions, good or bad, help with creativeness and crafting art. Check out the new track above now and keep Wilsonn on your map he is bound to blow soon enough if he keeps dropping stuff as dope as this.

Chill, Hip-Hop | “Damage” Is a Dope Introduction To New Rapper/Producer, TV

Posted by on March 12, 2018

Lots of rappers these days produce there own beats and write there own raps, take J. Cole for example, but that doesn’t make it easy. TV is a new rapper on the come up out of Los Angeles who is starting to turn some heads. On his latest release “Damage” the self produced beat is the perfect soapbox for TV to stand upon and spit vicious well thought out bars. On top of that his melodies are on point too, so get familiar with TV and check out “Damage” above.

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Electronic, RnB | Mr. Probz returns with “Space For Two”

Posted by on March 12, 2018

Mr. Probz is back with a new single release on Ultra Records entitled “Space For Two.” You might remember the Dutch singer-songwriter from his debut breakout hit “Waves” in 2014, and since, his tracks like “Till You’re Loved”, and his other release from 2018 – a Kaytranada-produced track “Gone” featuring Anderson.Paak.

“Space For Two” sees Mr. Probz’s vocals in an almost acoustic light, through production that is soulful enough for R&B but catchy enough it could be nearing pop. The track also was released alongside a video that illustrates some of the inspiration for the song, demonstrated through quite the quirky and out of the box relationship and its ups and downs.

Electronic, Pop, RnB | Spazz Cardigan Is Nashville’s New Act To Keep Your Eyes On

Posted by on March 9, 2018

“Episode” by Spazz Cardigan sounds like if Beck and MGMT had a kid and then that child combined forces with the love child of Empire of the Sun and early Maroon 5. Kind of an odd combination and comparison of sounds but seriously, stream the flashy and fun new tune and give it your own feedback in the comments section. I am impressed and bewildered by this one and plan to re-listen to it a bunch of times. Listen to “Episode” by Spazz Cardigan above now and keep the rising artist on your radar!

Bass, Hip-Hop | Apashe Releases Historic Requiem EP Inspired By Mozart

Posted by on February 23, 2018

Apashe has long been known for his hybrid sound, but now he’s upped the ante. His historic Requiem EP just dropped today on Kannibalen Records with three tracks that are literally unlike anything I’ve heard before. What would you think if someone said they made an EP of classical mixed with hip-hop and trap? You’d probably laugh, but once you listen to this project there’s no laughter, just awe-struck silence. It’s the beginning of the year and a lot of lists have been coming out about what producers are going to have the biggest years… Apashe should be at the top of the list.

Chill, Electronic, Hip-Hop | VenessaMichaels Huge New Collab “Real One” Is Glamorous

Posted by on February 17, 2018

This one is straight up sexy! Valentines Day may be over (barely) but this one will put things in the perfect mood for you and your bae. “Real One” is a fresh new track by VenessaMichaels, Effy, Holly & Outlaw The Artist that is as relaxing and calming as it is motivating. It’s laid back thanks to the future beats style production, and it’s motivating because it makes me want to get down to business with my significant other ASAP! Check out “Real One” above now, and get ready for major feels.