Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us ft. Ray Dalton (Major Lazer Remix)
Posted by Grubeats on May 24, 2013
It’s Friday. It’s Memorial Day weekend (thank you troops). Don’t let overcast skys kill your vibe. Major Lazer x Mack & Ryan x Ray Dalton. Boom.
Kat Dahlia – Gangsta
Posted by Grubeats on May 23, 2013
Ex FNT blogstar, SeñorScoop, pushed this track in front of me a couple weeks ago. He said dude, “Listen to this chick. She’s the next Rihanna.” I took it with a grain of salt (as I usually do) and gave it a listen. Decent, good at tops. I was wrong – this song is magical. The 22-year old Cuban-American boasts vocals equivalent to Rihanna’s deeper notes, continuously delivering honest, edgy lyrics over a slow piano driven production. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite songs. Oh, and if it’s any indication that she’s destined for success, Sylvia Rhone (arguably one of the most powerful women in the music industry) was the one who gave her a platform and eventually signed her to a new division of Epic Records, Vested in Culture.
As a bonus, check out two additional tracks below!
Nick Luebke – The Search EP
Posted by LoffyG on May 14, 2013
After releasing numerous music videos, having a run with X-Factor and opening shows for artists such as Mac Miller and Mike Stud, Nick Luebke gives us his debut EP, The Search. It’s a 6 track EP which includes some of the popular tracks we’ve presented you in the past such as DARTY & End Of the Road, along with others. You can catch Nick on tour opening up for Somo during the Show Off Tour. Get tickets here.
Mike Stud: Relief [Album]
Posted by LoffyG on May 12, 2013
After releasing a successful mixtape, viral videos, weekly remixes and nothing but free music, Mike Stud has finally released his debut album Relief. The album features 12 tracks, 9 of which have never been heard before. Debuting as the #1 hip-hop album on iTunes and #2 overall, Mike has definitely put in work and earned the success he and his album are having. At the low price of $7.99 you can’t go wrong. Preview the album here and support by purchasing the album using the link below!
PURCHASE: Mike Stud – Relief [iTunes Album]
Cam Meekins- Lamp City Family [Music Video]
Posted by LoffyG on May 8, 2013
If you didn’t know, Boston rapper Cam Meekins is gearing up to release his first iTunes album on May 21st. In light of that he let loose this new video for “Lamp City Family” which will be featured on the album. Produced by Cam himself along with Geoffro Cause, this is a laid-back-good-vibes beat that grabs your attention. Definitely some of the best material he’s released as of recent. Support Cam and pre-order Lamp City on iTunes using the link below!
PRE-ORDER LAMP CITY (iTunes)
Timeflies Tuesday – I Need Your Love
Posted by Grubeats on May 8, 2013
Finally, a break from morning shows, radio spots, baseball games, and probably a few sub-par rooftop parties. Life is tough, huh? Back off tour, Timeflies serve up a fresh new Tuesday rendition of the Calvin Harris/Ellie Goulding’s smash, “I Need Your Love”. Fire on fire on fire folks. TFT has girlies going gaga, globally. Grab their recent single, “I Choose U” below.
iTunes: Timeflies – I Choose U
Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever [Mixtape]
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]