Cover | North Coast Music Festival Lineup + Tickets

Posted by on May 1, 2014


Take a good hard look at that lineup and try to find a reason why you should not attend the North Coast Music Festival in Chicago this upcoming Labor Day weekend. It may seem a long ways away and something you could put off on getting tickets for, but with a lineup like this, you’re going to want to buy tickets ASAP Rocky. Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, the lineup features the legendary Snoop Doggy Dog, Kid Cudi, Cashmere Cat, What So Not, and even the man himself JODY HIGHROLLER, to name a few. After witnessing it for myself last year, it only has me craving more and more. Think about it, but not for too long because this this thing will sell out, I promise. Holler at the ticket link below and prepare yourselves for a wild weekend with amazing music.

Buy Tickets Here

Hip-Hop, Rap | Justin Timberlake – TKO (Remix) [J.Cole, A$AP Rocky, Pusha T]

Posted by on December 1, 2013


If you missed it a few days back, the Justin Timberlake “TKO” remix is one for the ages. Featuring three of the hottest young emcees (young of course being used relatively as Pusha T is 36) the song puts a more “hood” spin on the original JT Experience track. In my personal and professional opinion I like J. Cole’s verse the best, and no, not just because he responded to Kendrick. Cole’s wordplay and idiom game was on another level and I suggest you guys check out the full annotations over on Rap Genius.

Stream and download this beauty for free and let me know who you think went the hardest on their verse!

Dubstep, Exclusive, Featured | Doctor P & Adam F feat. Method Man – The Pit (Doctor P VIP Mix) [FNT Premiere]

Posted by on October 24, 2013

doctor p & adam f ft method man - the pitEver since the explosion of dubstep / brostep in 2011, its infusion with rap has become much more commonplace with bigger and bigger names taking part. The most notable and successful example would be ASAP Rocky, Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam “Wild For The Night”, which broke through on radio and into the mainstream, commercial audience. You can now add another notable collab to the list, with Doctor P, Adam F and Method Man all coming together on one track “The Pit”. The VIP relies more on the low end and robotic sounds, rather than the high-pitched piercing effects that Doctor P has made his living using in his productions.

Stream the track exclusively below and watch the video for the track as well. “The Pit” comes out on Monday, the 28th, as part of a 4 track EP for “The Pit” that includes the single, the VIP mix, and remixes from Datsik and Brillz. Preorder it all here.


Albums, Electronic | Hot Sugar – Made Man EP

Posted by on October 3, 2013

These past few weeks have been pretty exciting as far as music is concerned, literally one great release after another: Halcyon Days Deluxe, Kiss Land, 20/20 Part 2, Nothing Was The Same, Pure Heroine, shit I hardly get to finish one album before it’s time to download another. Well make some room in your schedule and hard drive, kiddos, because today I present to you Hot Sugar’s latest release, Made Man, and once you start this EP you’re not gonna be able to turn away from it.

I was initially turned on to the New York City based producer by his eclectic remixes and fresh, innovative beats. Beats which are developed by the “Associative Music” technique, which essentially means Hot Sugar captures and records sounds from literally any and everywhere and transforms them beautifully into the tracks you hear now. Pretty wild. “If I point to a butterfly or a fire hydrant and say, ‘Hey, you’re in my band now, so play this,’ it will do it and no one can legally stop me,” said Hot Sugar, more formally known as Nick Koenig, in an interview with Complex.

But back to the EP, the whole thing flows so well and has this juicy, addicting vibe. Artsy, grungy, and totally rad. Like, Gorillaz meets A$AP Rocky meets Handsome Boy Modeling School in a Brooklyn subway station rhyme-spittin’ showdown. Each track features word play from artists such as, but not limited to, Big Baby Ghandi, Chippy Nonstop, Heems, Antown, and Kitty. My personal favorite? “*In & Out*,” featuring KOOL A.D.


You can download the EP fo’ freeeeeee (or Name Your Price) via Bandcamp. And while you’re listening, I’d highly recommend the following:

Diving into this easy read about Hot Sugar featured in 1.21 Gigawatts magazine (page 23)
-Learning more about Associate Music here, and the exact sounds Hot Sugar uses along with his creative process (that is, if you can handle the Comic Sans)
-Watch this video of Hot Sugar’s pet rat, Sarah Michelle Gellar, create the foundation for “Watermelon”


Hip-Hop, Videos | ASAP Rocky – F**kin’ Problems ft. 2Chainz, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar [Music Video]

Posted by on December 5, 2012

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No artist or group will ever top Blink 182’s “Family Reunion” when we talk about vulgar songs.  A$AP Rocky brought along his R-rated clique for his blazing single, “F**kin’ Problems,” which in short, is not a track you want to have a sing along with Grandma in your passenger seat.  Now I’ll admit this is (and has been for weeks) my favorite song to crank in my car.  40 knocks the hell out of the beat and when you have an all pro cast assisting you, it’s hard to fail.   Knowing that 3 of the industry’s hottest features all landed on the same track, I can’t help but critique young Rocky.

Among others, “Peso” and “Goldie” awarded him the opportunity to have such a respectable cast on this single, but did he abuse his leverage? Sure this record is the filet mignon of features, but was it necessary?  I’m still left questioning whether A$AP can make a mainstream hit on his own account.  One feature, sure, but 2Chainz, Drizzy, and K.Dot?  In my eyes, he was out shined on the track.  As much as I enjoy singing along to this with my middle finger flying, I wish A$AP made HIS own.

Long.Live.A$AP 1.15.13

iTunes: A$AP Rocky – F**kin’ Problems ft. 2Chainz, Drake, & Kendrick Lamar 

Hip-Hop, Videos | PropaneLv – Fuckin Problem (A$AP Rocky Cover)

Posted by on November 12, 2012

Despite a serious  hangover yesterday, PropaneLv managed to hop into his home studio and put out a new cover/remix video late last night. Having recently straying from the Hip Hop lane in his cover series with Stay With You and Heard It Through The Grapevine, Lv gets back in his comfort zone reworking “F*ckin Problem”. Download is available below via his Facebook page.


DOWNLOAD: PropaneLv – Fuckin Problem (ASAP Rocky Cover)

Hip-Hop | Big Boi – Lines feat. ASAP Rocky & Phantogram

Posted by on November 9, 2012

Big Boi, ASAP Rocky, AND Phantogram? That’s going to raise a few eyebrows and grab the attention of people from all genres of music. There is not many artists as consistent as Big Boi of Outkast and if this track is any hint at what his upcoming Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors album is going to sound like, then we are in for a treat. Stream “Lines” below and be on the lookout for Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors due out Dec. 11st.