Posted by jeffwbaird on June 3, 2013
Wale’s upcoming third album, The Gifted, is gearing up to be one of his most consistent projects to date. While his debut was uneven and burdened by too many crossover attempts, his second was too MMG-influenced and aggressive. The first three leaks we’ve received from this new album, though, have all had that soulful style of Wale’s, which was the signature of his successful early mixtapes. This is the first of two new singles Wale dropped today in preparation for his album’s June 25th release, featuring a smooth Jake One beat and a couple quality guest verses courtesy of Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross. Gotta love Lupe’s “olly olly oxen free” reference and the way he flips the chorus at the end, and Rozay’s verse isn’t half bad, either. June is shaping up to be a wonderful month for hip-hop.
Posted by J_Salzer on June 3, 2013
It takes a lot to leave a blogger speechless. So I’ll do my best to come up with words to describe the Austin Vesely filmed documentary of Chance The Rapper’s live performance. It begins with about 3 minutes Chance performing his normal routine. My favorite, is the emotional rendition of Chain Smoker. The tone of the video is quickly changed after Chance calls out some friends of his to perform the passionate second half of Pusha Man, the lost verse, if you will. In the lost verse, Chance implores the media to take a closer look at the inner city violence taking place in Chicago. He doesn’t go about it in a rude way, but rather takes a softer, more dignified approach to help save the city that raised him.
Chance the Rapper has had a whirlwind year, and is easily the hottest up and coming MC in the country, atleast in my opinion. The second half of Pusha Man shows me that this 20 year old Chicagoan won’t be going anywhere in the next decade, he’s here to stay. Some rappers mention their love for their city in songs, and that is all well and good. But this rapper is calling the media to make a change, and that’s rare. So hop on the Chance bandwagon while you still can.
Posted by ATexas on May 30, 2013
After an extended vacation to communism, I return with the dopest new addition to your music library. You’re welcome. Look at that half naked girl! Listen to this free song, which is better than anything released in the last 5 months. Convenient.
Free Download: Butch Clancy ft. Amy K – Far Away From Me
Posted by Mel on May 21, 2013
So I was a little late on this one but you have to understand, I haven’t talked to a girl in a month and a half. I’ve been following Richello since like two weeks ago and I got to tell you, my last two weeks have been awful. Regardless, Richello is a great producer and has mastered his style of uplifting progressive house. “Uncover” by Zara Larsson went through a remix contest so in order to get posted you need to stand out, which his remix does.
Free Download: Zara Larsson – Uncover (Richello Remix)
Posted by Mach on May 21, 2013
Skit is at it again. This is an incredibly euphoric remix, I wasn’t expecting it to be so much more calmer and uplifting than his last few remixes. The vocals breaking in at the second half of the track was a great touch, loving all the Hip-Hop type music coming from Skit. Seems he has found a good place in music.
Posted by Mel on May 20, 2013
So you know how when you were 15 and instead of playing football outside with the rest of the guys in gym class you went and chilled with an okay looking girl that obviously likes you at the lake behind the school. You and the biotch were lying in the grass looking at clouds and generally being kind of gay (not that there’s anything wrong with that) when you looked down and it dawned on you that the shorts you had been wearing casually for the past two months perfectly shows the outline of your penis. Nervously, you get up and attempt to leave. The girl was like “wtf u doin” and ran over to you whilst you were walking away.
She then kissed you for like half a second and you became erect and your friends saw and they still tease you about it today.
That happened to me.
Looking back on that day gives me the same response as the one I got from listening to this song.
Free Download: Say Lou Lou – Julian (The Chainsmokers Remix)
Posted by J_Salzer on April 16, 2013
Marc Goone’s latest video, a 5 and a half minute Vine. is not friendly for seizure prone people. Pictures of the Marc Goone are flashing while he is rapping over the quick moving slideshow. The beat, crafted by Aaron Zuckerman aka Zuckswithit is phenomenal as always. I’m always a fan of the Zucks-Goone collaboration. Marc Goone’s unique style of rapping and Zuck’s creative beats always set the stage for a interesting, fantastic piece of music. Check out the video above, and if you don’t follow Marc already on Twitter, do it, you won’t regret it.