Boston’s ‘Just Juice’ Lands a Logic Feature On “Lavish”
Posted by Grubeats on January 18, 2015
Just Juice, a young up and coming face in Boston’s hip-hop scene dispels his “Lavish” rhymes on us with his newest release. Gaining support from VMG’s own, Logic, as well as Mojo, Juice and co. spit semi-auto bars over this C-Sick certified banger. Juice has been on his grind for several years now and I have a feeling this track will land him the platform he deserves. If you’re feeling this one, feed your ears his free album, For The People.
Timeflies Release Anthem for Bang Bros All-Star, Mia Khalifa
Posted by Grubeats on January 6, 2015
Her native country of Lebanon might hate her as a result of her chosen profession *cough cough*, but Americans sure do love the shit out of this 21-year old adult film actress. Mia Khalifa – the only search burning up more internet bandwidth than “Farrah Abraham’s Duck Lips” is on the brink of a Twitter trend thanks to our friends Timeflies. While Rez and Cal typically drop a new visual for their Timeflies Tuesday episodes, they Wu-Tang (diversify their bonds) and throw together an anthem in honor of Miss Mia recent success – yes, she is now the #1 pornstar on Pornhub *applaud*. The track is already garnering quite a bit of social traction as Mia herself has confessed her love for it. If all goes as planned, maybe the fellas will end up with a porn star’s phone # after all. That certainly never hurt anyone…well, probably unless you’re married.
Timeflies Are In Love With The CoCo, But Not That “CoCo”.
Posted by Grubeats on December 24, 2014
Tis the season for Timeflies to once again throw on those ugly sweaters and rock out to a less than expected viral jam. Unlike years in the past, Timeflies turn up to the trap-rap hit of the fall, “CoCo”. In typical Tuesday fashion, Cal and Rez spin O.T. Genasis’ street anthem into a family friendly Christmas jam. Wait, what? Essentially, if you were to replace every drug reference with a sweet, edible equivalent, you’d get the same result. “BAKIN’ COOKIES, WE BE BAKIN’ COOKIES!” Even the street slugs are going to be boppin’ to this one.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
P.S. Rez – that hat, though. >>>
Timeflies Are Super On This Week’s TFT, “Heroes”.
Posted by Grubeats 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”.
Timeflies Tuesday – Burnin’ It Down
Posted by Grubeats 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
Timeflies Tuesday – Don’t Stop Believing
Posted by Grubeats 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
Logic – Under Pressure [Album Reflections]
Posted by Grubeats 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!