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Timeflies Are Super On This Week’s TFT, “Heroes”.

Posted by on December 11, 2014

Once in a while your favorite rapper might make a superhero reference to say, Batman or Spiderman.  It’s rare that you’ll hear an artist drop the entire Marvel cast and then some on one track.  But then again, Timeflies typically defy the odds and stray away from the norm.  Once again Cal and Rez strapped on their capes and went to town on the chart topping Alesso & Tove Lo smash, “Heroes”.

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Timeflies Tuesday – Burnin’ It Down

Posted by on November 12, 2014

Imagine Jason Aldean had the ability to insert a Sean Kingston hook and then drop a verse mid song – essentially, that’s what Cal and Rez just did with his latest hit, “Burnin’ It Down”.  For those of you still resistant to country music, ride this segway and give it a shot.

Holy shit, I can’t believe I just endorsed country music.  Past Grubeats would kick me ass right now.

Tickets are still available for Timeflies second show in Boston next week on Thursday, 11/18: GRAB TIX HERE

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Timeflies Tuesday – Don’t Stop Believing

Posted by on November 6, 2014

It’s not a party unless you sing along to a little Journey.  With that being said, sometimes Journey doesn’t tickle your dancing fancy and you just want to turn up.  Fortunately for you, Timeflies have done the work for you and amped up Journey’s classic, “Don’t Stop Believin'” and mashed it with some free bars.

Speaking of turning up, have you copped your tickets to see Cal and Rez live on tour this fall?

#AfterHoursTour details & tickets HERE

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Logic – Under Pressure [Album Reflections]

Posted by on October 21, 2014

Where do I begin?

Exactly 1,163 days I received an email.  That email just so happened to be my first official introduction to Maryland hip-hop artist, Logic.  Described as a young, talented MC known for his lyrical prowess – I couldn’t have said it better myself - and fortunately for us, that’s still the same Logic we’re looking at today.  Since that introduction, Logic has been my favorite artist, period.  To call out a few – he’s genuine, personable, tenacious, confident, well spoken, and last but certainly not least, one BEAST of a rapper.  Preaching “peace, love & positivity” since the very start, he’s one artist who has stayed true to his message, through and through.  His story has undoubtably changed hundreds if not thousands of people’s lives for the better.  The craziest part is, Under Pressure is still just the beginning.

When asked what “Under Pressure” means to him, Logic responded,

“For me, it’s the duality of who I am. Being Bobby and being Logic, being under pressure personally in all the things that I go through in my life. Just as a regular dude, ’cause outside of music, there’s people who look at me like I’m not shit. I’m just little Bobby, dealing with the pressures from my family, where I come from. All that. Also, being in the rap game and just being under pressure to sell whatever you gotta sell.” [via XXL]

He’s right though – he’s the debonair “Young Sinatra” on the street, then he steps into the booth and all previous conceptions vanish. He embodies some form of legendary lyrical machine.  That to me is what separates Logic from much of his competition.

It’s clearly been a long time coming to deliver the album and as you’ll hear on “Growing Pains III”, he has recorded over 1,700 songs in the past 10 years, only 150+ of which have been released to date.  Under Pressure is far from a grab bag of records.  Carefully crafted, Logic and team have put countless hours into this album and I hope that after listening, you’ll recognize that.  The 12 tracks (15 on the Deluxe version) collectively paint a bigger picture.  As expected, the album is a very raw, personal look into Logic’s life, and more specifically his upbringing.  From family struggles to personal and musical accomplishments, you’ll truly understand the person behind the mic after listening to this album.

As if I haven’t already giving you enough of a reason to go buy the album, legendary producer No I.D. blessed it with his executive production.  I don’t mean to jump the gun, but typically anything he touches turns gold.  Then platinum.

“Conversations with No I.D
Who made hits with Ye, got hits with Jay
Now he wanna fuck around and make hits with me
If it’s meant to be, then it’s meant to be
Can’t express what that meant for me, what it mean to me
Man, I swear the shit like a dream to me, what it seemed to be” – Till The End [Track 12]

Last but not least, I want to once again give a shout out to the whole team at Visionary Music Group.  Logic’s in house producer, 6ix stepped up and destroyed the production on half of the album.  The rest of the team is too humble to take credit, but I thank you all for the work you’ve put in.  VMG is a blueprint for organic growth, keep at it boys (& girls?).

Without further adieu I suggest you GO GRAB BOTH DIGITAL VERSIONS on iTUNES and take a trip to your local record shop (or Best Buy, Walmart, Target, etc.) and clear out the shelves (if you can beat Henry to it)!!!  100k the first week!

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No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. “Intro” Sir Robert Bryson Hall II 6ix 3:02
2. “Soul Food” Hall II Alkebulan, DJ Khalil, 6ix 4:52
3. “I’m Gone” Hall II 6ix 4:42
4. “Gang Related” Hall II 6ix 2:47
5. “Buried Alive” Hall II Dun Deal, Logic 5:37
6. “Bounce” Hall II S1, M-Phazes 4:04
7. “Growing Pains III” Hall II Tae Beast, Skhye Hutch, 6ix 4:06
8. “Never Enough” Hall II DJ Dahi 4:22
9. “Metropolis” Hall II Rob Knox 4:55
10. “Nikki” Hall II 6ix 3:23
11. “Under Pressure” Hall II, Lorenzo Patterson, Eric Wright Logic 9:19
12. “Till the End” Hall II S1, M-Phazes 5:14

 

 

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Aer – Whatever We Want Remix ft. Dizzy Wright

Posted by on September 29, 2014

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Do you like bars?  Candy bars, mobile phone service bars, RAP BARS?  Well, if you like the latter, you’re in luck.  Warming fans up for their House Party tour with 2013 XXL Freshman Dizzy Wright, Carter & David remix their last hit “Whatever We Want” with a new verse along with a guest cameo from Dizzy himself.  In my mind, Dizzy is one of the most promising MC’s still grinding on the come up – a focused flow with a message, so naturally he delivers a killer verse.  Carter though, DAMN he went in on this.

Purchase tour tickets HERE

Free Download: Aer – Whatever We Want Remix ft. Dizzy Wright

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Logic – Under Pressure

Posted by on September 15, 2014

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I’m lost for words.  I’ve been playing this moment out in my head for years, forecasting scenarios and making predictions on Logic’s debut.  “Is Logic ever going to let me buy a song? What will the first single sound like?  Who’s going to produce it?  What will it be called?  When will the album drop?” …I could go on and on but I’ll spare you.  I’ll continue to play out new scenarios in my head, but what is boils down to is this. LOGIC IS OFFICIALLY ON ITUNES AND HIS DEBUT ALBUM, UNDER PRESSURE, WILL HIT BOX STORE SHELVES & DIGITAL STORES ON 10/21!!  Not only is his debut self titled single crack, but he produced it himself.  Put your seat belts on kids, the ride has officially begun.  #UnderPressure

Purchase on iTunes: Logic – Under Pressure [Prod. by Logic]

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Timeflies Tuesday – Rather Be

Posted by on September 14, 2014

Cal and Rez may not always outdo the original artist’s work on any given Timeflies Tuesday episode, but their ability to cover and remix such a diverse blend of genre’s is unsurpassed by few.  This week they rolled through yet another viral hit, “Rather Be” from Clean Bandit x Jess Glynne’s.  Rock on and grab tickets to see these Timeflies live this fall/winter!

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