Chill, Hip-Hop | NW Passage – All I Need EP

Posted by on July 21, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.52.29 PM

Think back, way back. Think Sam Adams, Mac Miller, Trey Palms, Loggy, Brenton Duvall, Dean’s List, etc. When chill hip hop dominated music blogs & made your Summer feel alive. NW Passage’s EP is just that – your summer chill album, the perfect compliment to a J & full of good vibes. Be on the lookout for more stuff coming from these guys soon.

Hip-Hop, Indie | The Knocks – All We Got (Brenton Duvall Remix ft. One Room & Kardinal Offishall)

Posted by on May 16, 2012

Brenton Duvall unleashes this remix featuring the Knocks, One Room, and Kardinal Offishall. Tinkering with the beat, Brenton mixes “The amazing rap/singing/magic/production group One Room, aka Samuel & Chris P”, words from the man himself, and Kardinal Offishall. With finals either done or approaching, this song is perfect for unwinding from some stress and relaxing to. Salute Brenton and this new track by hitting him up on his Facebook and Twitter below, and yes he is verified.

Facebook || Twitter

Hip-Hop | What’s in Dshaq’s Tape Deck Vol.2

Posted by on May 14, 2012

For all you Hip-Hop people, I’m back with a brand new edition. This is to give you the latest up and comers who have got me playing their stuff 24/7, or something like that. Last time involved some A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Phony Ppl, Logic, G-Eazy, Danny Brown, and Skizzy Mars, but I’m back with 5 different artists for your listening pleasure. Without further ado, let’s begin.

1) Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper has been on repeat since hearing his 10Day mixtape. Going in on various types of beats, Chance shows his versatility throughout the whole tape and combined together, it makes for one of the best mixtapes of 2012. With a unique voice and a sharp wit, Chance has a style so incomparable to anyone today, which is part of the appeal. Don’t sleep on Chance, he’s gonna be big!

Download 10DAY

2) Chief Keef

Chief Keef is a touchy subject for most people. A love-hate relationship is a great way to describe him with people. To me, Keef makes some good stuff. Now I know what you’re thinking, “A white kid loves wildin’ out to Chief Keef and his trap musik?”. The answer to that question is, YES, HELL YES I DO. He may not be the best technical rapper, but god does he know how to make some jams, which I guess could be attributed to Young Chop’s success, but nonetheless its awesome. Grab his latest mixtape, and make sure to download 3HUNNA. Next time you’re at a party, throw on some Chief Keef and get crazy.

Download Back From The Dead

3) Meek Mill

Okay, so Meek Mill may not be an up and comer, but wow did that Dreamchasers 2 mixtape totally blow my mind. The beats on that thing, in particular the “Amen” one, only made him sound that much better on it. I’m just a fan of everything he does, especially choosing to sign with Rick Ross. After a mixtape like this and an album due out in the Summer, this MMG product is on his way to making an even big name for himself.

Download Dreamchasers 2



Hip-Hop | Rich Kid(Video) – OnCue (prod. by Brenton Duvall and C.J. Luzi)

Posted by on May 7, 2012

[do action=”youtube” videoid=”G-cZfgKYEfs”/]

The highly anticipated video for OnCue’s hit single Rich Kid was dropped off today. The track is co-produced by Brenton Duvall and C.J. Luzi, so you know it’s good. The verses seamlessly transition into hooks and choruses. The song tells a stunning tale of OnCue’s life, and even though he never was a rich kid, if he keeps making music like this, best believe he’ll be dying one. The video is a bit trippy at times, but you’re quickly brought back to reality by Cuey rapping. As opposed to watching a rapper travel through places, and seeing things un related to the music, this video is pure Cuey. We’ve come to expect as much from his videos, Feel Tall being another one of my personal favorites.

With so many rappers making music now a days, there’s something for everyone, which proves to be both a blessing and a curse. If you aren’t a fan of OnCue, you’re bound to find something else you like. But no matter what your feelings are, this man is making unique music.

Hip-Hop | Young Prince – See You At The Show

Posted by on April 7, 2012

It’s been a minute see we had some good new material from Beau Young Prince. But he’s back with a vengeance, linking up with a band from his self proclaimed “hippy school,” of Guilford College located in North Carolina. The band provides an interesting beat that allows BYP to spit some quality bars. Fun fact: The first song I ever downloaded from Fresh New Tracks, over 14 months ago, was Strange Times(Prod. by Brenton Duvall) and I STILL bump that song on a daily basis. Be on the lookout, cause Prince is comin’ up.

Hip-Hop, Pop | Hoodie Allen – No Interruption [Video]

Posted by on March 29, 2012

[do action=”youtube” videoid=”_t431MAUQlQ”/]

There comes a time and place for every successful artist to break into the iTunes market.  100k FB fans, 45k Twitter followers, three mixtapes, and one free EP later, the very deserving Hoodie Allen releases the first single off his upcoming EP, All American, due out April 10th with an official iTunes release.

“So this is something completely new for me. I’ve built most of my following online based around 2 ideas –1. free mixtapes and 2. creative use of sampling. With this new project, I’ve worked really hard to expand upon the sound that my fans love while actually creating all the songs from scratch.” – Hoodie Allen

After listening to this new single and watching the video, it’s evident that Hoodie’s “No Interruption” promise runs deeper than his relationships.  Locking himself in the studio, this completely original track features production from RJF and WNDRBRD, the whitty rhymes we’re used to, and one heck of a hook.  It sounds like someone has been taking vocal lessons… #AllAmerican

Purchase on iTunes: Hoodie Allen – No Interruption (Prod. by RJF and WNDRBRD)

Below is another mix Brenton Duvall released earlier this week of Hoodie’s “Moon Bounce” off Leap Year.  Take this one for free after you buy “No Interruptions”.

Hoodie Allen – Moon Bounce (Brenton’s Hotel Drum Refix)

Facebook || Twitter

Hip-Hop | OnCue – Rich Kid (Prod. Brenton Duvall & CJ Luzi)

Posted by on February 15, 2012

DOWNLOAD: OnCue – Rich Kid (Prod. by Brenton Duvall & CJ Luzi)

Cuey just released his second song of the week, Rich Kid. With the help of Brenton Devuall and CJ Luzi this track is hot. Here’s what Brenton had to say about the track:

“I sent this shit to OnCue about two months ago. When we were first working with it, it sounded super swaggy. Some Houston x Brooklyn shit. I don’t know what it was really, but I really fucked with the feel of the track. I was sampling this, to begin with. Anyway, what started out as a quick, fun track eventually evolved into something a whole lot better. Once CJ got his hands on the beat, it really got taken to the next level. This is definitely the best shit I’ve ever been a part of and is what I consider to be part of the beginning of a completely new path for OnCue. I 100% believe that he is going to do some really important things in music. Not rap music, but all music. He’s definitely one of the smartest and most creative rappers I’ve ever seen let alone met. I’ve been telling everyone not to sleep on him but I think I’m done doing that. At this point, if you aren’t giving Cue a listen, it’s only a problem for you. I don’t know how much good shit I can say about him, and at this point I’m rambling, so fuck it. Enjoy Rich Kid.”