Indie, Pop, Videos | Jon Bellion – Ungrateful Eyes

Posted by on September 10, 2013

After teasing us with a ridiculous in-studio video, Long Island swiss army up and comer, Jon Bellion shares the first single off his sophomore album set to drop later this fall.  After setting the bar high with his debut effort, Translations Through Speakers, the indie pop star looks to continue escalating into the big leagues.  Producing, writing, and recording himself, there’s no question marks looming over JB’s talent – the kid really can do it all.

“Ungrateful Eyes” is the next step in his journey.  “I made a hundred grand this year, clap clap, so what” personifies what Jon is all about. He’s in it for the music, and we all have a reason to be excited for that.  Daps to GRVTY for putting together yet another unreal set of visuals.  Visionary.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | QuESt – NEATO Season

Posted by on August 13, 2013

“What up to VMG, ya bish?” – QuESt

If you’ve been following Logic, the VMG movement, and the openers on the tour, you may have become familiar with Miami, FL rhymer, QuESt.  QuESt is by no means a new artist to FNT, but he’s been diagnosed with “the skill” and will be the next artist to receive the “VMG treatment”.

QuESt has been patiently waiting behind the scenes, working, learning, anticipating his first move with the independent label that recently birthed Logic, Jon Bellion, 6ix, and GRVTY.  Returning with his first video single, “NEATO Season” over Childish Gambino’s “Unnecessary”, Q carries his newly acquired torch as he sets forth on his new episode, spitting flaming metaphors and bars packed with intellect.  NEATO; wondering what it is?  Never Ever Allow The Obscene.  The movement QuESt stands behind, the movement you will soon be following (if you aren’t already).  Enjoy this video and stay on your toes for much more to come from the next up.

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Featured, Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever [Mixtape]

Posted by on May 7, 2013

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It’s been one hell of a year for Visionary Music Group/Def Jam crooner, Logic.  When you’re junior mixtape exceeds 500,000 downloads in a short years time, it’s not easy to maintain the same charisma, confidence, and quality and delivery it cohesively in a full bodied 20 track mixtape.  Logic is that minority statistic, disproving critics that were convinced a major deal would lead to “sell out records”.  Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever epitomizes the intersection of fluent lyricism and major mainstream production.  Yes, he signed to Def Jam, but it should be noted that his core is still VMG.  Logic has not changed. The team has not changed.  The music has not digressed.  The bank account….may have gained a few fruitful commas.

“Everybody talk about logic, no sell out
Bitch I had a deal for you before it fell out” – Logic (Tim Westwood Freestyle)

I’d give you a track by track analysis of this project, but quite honestly if I committed to that, I would be sitting here for more hours than I have.  Ultimately, I’m a fan just like you.  We share the same passion when listening to the music.  From here I can only hope those who haven’t opened their ears to Logic do just that.  Listen.  I won’t tell you to play this record or play that record because it’s all personal preference.  The substance and depth is consistent track to track.  Yes, there are some notable features, but to be quite honest, Logic outshines them all.  Enjoy the music, you’re witnesses the come up of a legendary figure.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Logic – Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever [Mixtape]

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Logic – Nasty (Prod. Don Cannon)

Posted by on April 23, 2013

Produced by none other than legend Don Cannon, Logic spits the “Nasty” on this new track. The mic killer, just having announced his signing to Def Jam, shows us that he knows his time to shine is here and nothing is going to stand in his way. As a fan, I am sure I am not the only one who has been waiting for his time to come. “Nasty” will be available for free download off his upcoming mixtape “Welcome To Forever,” set to release on May 7th.

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Freestyle, Hip-Hop, Videos | XXL Freshman, Logic Signs Deal, Drops New Single & Freestyles for Tim Westwood TV

Posted by 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.

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Free Downloads: Logic – “Roll Call” | “Tim Westwood TV Freestyle”

Hip-Hop, Videos | QuESt – Fair Warning [Music Video]

Posted by 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!

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Logic – Walk On By (Prod. by C-Sick) [Music Video]

Posted by 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

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