Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Videos | XXL Freshman, Logic Signs Deal, Drops New Single & Freestyles for Tim Westwood TV
Posted by Grubeats on April 20, 2013
After landing one of the last spots in this years XXL Freshman Top 10, Maryland hot spitter Logic drops off his newest single off his highly anticipated mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever. It’s been a glorious few weeks for Logic fans. Showers of new content. After wrapping up his first European tour Logic x GRVTY presented the newest episode of Just Another Day: Europe, we saw Logic’s XXL Freshman solo feature, the face of Visionary Music Group announced he had signed a major deal with Def Jam Recordings (empowered to still make the music he wants to make), he obliterates one of Outkast’s most legendary records (paying respect to the legends) on his new single “Roll Call”, and most recently shares his studio session at Tim Westwood’s crib in London where he takes lyricism to a new level. In a nutshell, Logic’s non-stop grind is steadily spilling out of the studio into the ears of his fans. With his forthcoming mixtape, Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, dropping on May 7, Logic is about two months away from being “THAT DUDE” in hip-hop.
Oh, I forgot to mention he also announced another nationwide tour beginning this May. Grab your tickets before they sell out.
Posted by Grubeats on April 4, 2013
NEATO: Never Ever Allow The Obscene.
The Miami native, QuEST is back with his latest video single, “Fair Warning” to kick off Neato Season 2013. Sticking his fork into the Doc Dre produced/Eminem owned record, “Evil Deeds”, QuEST exercises some ridiculous lyrical wordplay. Really, this is nothing new from QuEST. He has been continuously slaying tracks, the majority of which are original productions. This beat has always been a gem, but it was never one of my favorites from Eminem off Encore. Nonetheless, it is still Eminem’s track but QuEST triumphantly holds his own.
On a side note, QuEST will be riding the tour bus around the country with Logic, Skizzy Mars, & C. Dot Castro starting this May. Grab your tickets now!
Posted by Grubeats on February 25, 2013
This morning I watched legendary blogstar and hip-hop mogul, Elliot Wilson, share his picks for the XXL Freshman 2013 cover. Let me start off by saying Elliot is a legend. A role model for any blogger. Poseidon to a sea of blog minnos. I’ll follow that by noting the fact that he, and many other well respected industry names, have either bypassed Maryland’s young prince or have not yet opened their ears to him. While Trinidad James is poppin’ molly, Logic is in the studio working. While Gunplay is rambling about getting locked up and blowin’ snow at 16, Logic is meticulously lining up bars in the studio.
“Who woulda thought that painting pictures of being broke would get me rich as like dealin’ coke” – Logic
Peace and positivity is what Logic stands for. Under that umbrella, Logic emphatically delivers some of the rawest lyrics I’ve heard this decade. ”Walk On By” marks the first official single off his highly anticipated senior mixtape due out later this spring. Visuals by GRVTY (of course) and production comes from Logic’s Chi-town brother, C-Sick. As expected, this new cut will leave you dissecting lines longer than Gunplay’s morning…well, wake up line. Enjoy and expect a HUGE year for L-O-G-I-C. #VMG
Posted by Grubeats on February 5, 2013
Ahh, the wonder years. When your biggest concern was whether you’re going to have your PB&J cut into halves or quarters. When having a tough day at work meant going 1-4 in your kickball game at recess. Our friend Jon Bellion releases his newest set of GRVTY visuals leading up to the release of Translations Through Speakers, due late this month. Jon reflects on childhood memories during “The Wonder Years”, pointing out the simple things that made life so enjoyable growing up. Sure, being an adult is great for many reasons, but we will always feel that itch to relive the greatest care free years of our lives.
P.S. Anyone catch _ _ _ _ _ in this video? #VMG
Posted by Grubeats on January 22, 2013
If you’re looking for originality, look no further than Jon Bellion. Following up his previous releases of “Paper Planes” and “LIFE“, the Long Island native has some fun with his newest release, reciting a plot similar to an episode of “My Sisters Hot Friend”. Jon’s organic style is what really stuck out to me in this indie-acoustic jam, written, produced, and performed entirely by Jon himself. Although varying from his two previous releases, Jon once again has shown that necessary x-factor in each video thus far, creating a piece of art like nothing we’re accustomed to seeing. The upcoming project Translations Through Speakers is still slated for a release later this winter.
Posted by Grubeats on January 14, 2013
Grubeats; fashionably tardy as always. I can’t promise I’ve saved the best for last, but hopefully this eclectic mix of tracks tickle’s at least party of your fancy. I’d enjoy hearing from you in the comments section if you have opinions on any of these songs!
12.) Skizzy Mars – Sirens
This young star didn’t sound my radar until late spring of ’12. I had heard the name and few scattered verses, but overlooked the true talent Skizzy Mars was bringing to the table until I first heard “Sirens”. With sounds similar to a young Cudi, Skizzy himself only recently graduated high school and has only begun to lie the brick and mortar for long, prosperous career.
11.) Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem
As you probably know, I’m not a die heard EDM head like many writers and followers of this site. No kandi for this kid. I do however, enjoy just about anything Skrillex lays his hands on. Couple the addictive production with Damian Marley’s rasta raps and you have pure gold. If and when hip-hop and EDM cross paths, this is the type of execution I expect. [Watch video HERE]
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Posted by Grubeats on November 12, 2012
When you have a lyrical arsenal comparable to that of the U.S. Military (While we’re on the topic, thank you to all of our Veterans), you have no choice but to pay your respects to a hip-hop classic. Logic lets loose a rock solid cut that he has been holding in his vault, “Concrete”, flexing over Nas’ legendary, “New York State Of Mind Pt. II”. Opening up and revealing some of his personal history, the Gaithersburg High School dropout reflects on the state of hip-hop, “The King is dead, long live the king now watch me reign, spit fire that I attain from leaving a dragon slain”. At this point, I feel comfortable saying that Logic has nixed any disbelief from naysayers arguing his choice to put music in the forefront at such a young age. XXL Freshman 2013?