Hip-Hop | Spencer Joles – Long Nights

Posted by on April 17, 2014

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I’ve got this sort of, hip-hop-fairy-godfather type of best friend that drops in every now and then to enlighten me with only the best underground hip hop on the rise. For the past few years, he’s been the one to introduce me to everyone from Afu-Ra to G-Eazy, Blue Scholars to Logic, Black Element to even Aloe Blacc. Need I continue? So recently when he told me one of his own cousin’s picked up producing, I knew it had to be good. Everyone, meet Milwaukee’s own, Spencer Joles. “Long Nights” is a v trill track to get lost in, with mellow vibes and steady rhymes throughout. I’ve also included his newest release, “Cosmic Dialect,” which demonstrates this guy’s commitment to steady releases as well as testing out all different production styles. This young rapper already has a pretty stacked selection of * free * original work and covers on his Soundcloud so take a minute to dive in and check it out.

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Electro | Logic feat. Jhene Aiko – Break It Down (Louis Futon Remix)

Posted by on April 16, 2014

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Philly duo Louis Futon may be still be arguably “new” to the scene, but their discography and social media following proves these boys mean business. They’ve got heaps of original releases in addition to a handful of remixes, each one varying a little bit in genre from the next. This delightful remix of Logic and Jhene Aiko’s “Break It Down” is, as the say, perfect for those summertime vibes. I hate to spoil this track by pointing out its similarities to Kaytranada’s style, so just think of it as Louis Futon’s own spin on that groovy feel.

On that note, you may have heard Louis Futon on Ta-Ku’s latest “Drive Slow, Homie, Part III,” in which case you should make note that track will be featured on their upcoming EP, still TBA. In the mean time, snatch this free download and toss it on your poolside playlist stat.

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Hip-Hop | Logic – Now (Prod. By 6ix, Arthur McArthur & Swiff D)

Posted by on April 8, 2014

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Those who have been following Logic from the start know him, his outlook on music, and his demeanor.  Confidence > Cockiness.  A few noteworthy lines from previous songs…

“Never cocky I’m just confident the flow is prominent” – via “Ask ‘Em”

“You gotta realize, a lot of the time when I talk
And I’m talking extremely cocky, I’m not talking
About myself, I’m talking about the work.” – via “Numbers”

Since his last mixtape, Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra has further developed his voice into a powerful, charismatic sound.  With this, some fans may argue his music has changed.  Changed?  No.  Developed?  Yes.  His versatility continues to improve and his fan base continues to grow.  With that comes clingers (#RAPGAMEBARNACLES).  Everyone and their mother wants a piece of the pie.  Once-haters are suddenly starving for a taste.  Logic’s newest release, “Now” addresses those naysayers and urchins with heavy production and a balance of swift and machine gun raps.  This marks the first single off his newly announced Free EP, While You Wait, which will serve as an appetizer to his full length Def Jam debut.

Gotta give it to 6ix, Arthur McArthur, & Swiff D on this one.  This production KICKS.

One more thing – Logic will be touring with Krewella & Radical Something in part of the Verge Campus tour starting this week AND he will also be crossing the country with labelmate QuESt and ©. Castro this summer.

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Freestyle, Hip-Hop | 24 Freestyle – Logic ft. QuESt, Castro, & Jon Bellion (Prod. By 6ix)

Posted by on January 27, 2014

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Those of you who watched the Grammy’s last night likely have an opinion, one way or the other, on the Best Rap Album of 2013 award.  I have endless amounts of respect for both K.Dot and Mack & RL.  Both deserved multiple Grammy’s for their performance in 2013 and the fact that Kendrick came out with a donut is disappointing for hip-hop.  You may ask how this is relevant to the new track VMG dropped today- valid question.  Music has evolved over the years.  There are more sub-genre’s in 2014 than ever before.  Artists are experimenting with different sounds, fusing different genre’s, and new sub-genre’s are being born.  The artists representing Visionary are a prime example of this.

Although these artists often experiment to create new sounds, you can’t help but love a raw, bar dropping freestyle cypher.  Last week Logic celebrated his 24th birthday with a few friends.  Those friends just so happened to be label mates Jon Bellion, QuESt, ©. Castro, & producer 6ix.  The celebrating just so happened to take place in the studio.  Do you think the rest of the game is scared yet?

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Free Download: 24 Freestyle – Logic ft. QuESt, Castro, & Jon Bellion (Prod. By 6ix)

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Hip-Hop | Logic – Like Me ft. Casey Veggies

Posted by on December 3, 2013

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Logic has been fairly quiet since he hopped off tour with Cudi, Big Sean, and Tyler the Creator, dropping a loose track here and there, but for the most part, remaining relatively quiet.  Well evidently along with writing and recording, Logic has been toning his production game as is evident on his newest release, “Like Me”.  We’ve heard one Logic-produced track in the past, “Common Logic/Midnight Marauder ” which was co-produced by C-Sick and had a feeling more tracks were on the horizon, but this, in my opinion, is a big step forward for Logic.  As Logic teased a few weeks ago, him and Casey Veggies were in the studio together, which amounted to this cold, raw new new from the two rising youngsters.

With rumors of the debut album on the way, I’m sure we’ll get a few more loose freebies before that time comes.  In the meantime, keep an ear our for a Logic assisted Jon Bellion record coming with Jon’s album release, 12/10.

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Progressive House | Mako – Our Story

Posted by on October 14, 2013

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Quite honestly, there is a lot of house music these days that feels shallow and empty. That is definitely not the impression one gets after listening to Mako’s latest original “Our Story”. It’s nice to hear music that feels like it was made by actual musicians instead of people who have been playing around in Logic or FL Studio for a few months and are aware of the simple formula that is progressive house. Mako is what this genre needs and it’s a shame there’s not many more producers like them. I really can’t say enough good things about these guys so I suggest you just take a listen. “Our Story” is Mako’s best work so far and an all around great progressive house track.

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Hip-Hop | Logic – Two Kings ft. King Chip

Posted by on September 18, 2013

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Amidst his 23 tour, performing along with Tyler the Creator, Big Sean, and Kid Cudi, XXL Freshman, Logic, lets loose a newly cut record for the fans.  Based on the feature, my guess is that Logic hit the studio with Cudi’s right hand man, King Chip before hitting the road.  Chip has a few years under his belt, while Logic is still new to many faces, but the two lesser known faces lace together a track, worthy of such a title.  Produced by C-Sick, “Two Kings” is everything from machine gun raps, to hidden metaphors, to a deep & direct hook, and a confident self preserving guest feature from Cleveland’s own, King Chip.

If you’re interested in catching Logic, Sean, Tyler, & Cudi live, check the schedule and grab tickets for a city near you.

Free Download: Logic – Two Kings ft. King Chip

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