Freestyle, Hip-Hop | Lebron’s Rapping and It’s Not an April Fools Joke.

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Lebron Rapping freshnewtracks.com

It takes a lot to wake me a fallen blogstar up from his blog coma.  This my friends, is one exception.   Let me preface…

I’m sitting at my desk, dropping panties with my Excel wizardry, smashing through some emails while simultaneously scrolling through some blogs looking for new beats to feed my ears through the end of the work day.  Some solid tunes along the way, but nothing too face melting for a Tuesday.  Earlier in the morning I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw this tweet from LBJ;

 

 

Joke, right?  The last thing Lebron James should be doing is rapping.  My initial thought was that Lebron was “hosting” a mixtape (in other words slapping his name on it for some seamless promotion), with “features” (meaning guest tracks) from Jay-Z, Drake, Kendrick, etc. Wrong.  WRONG WRONG WRONG, GRUBE.  Four hours later and my ears are literally listening to Lebron rap – my ears.  For those who saw the Jimmy Fallon x Lebron skit know why this news is so disturbing.  I feel violated.

Lebron opens up his “F*ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt” freestyle with an impression of Bun B, I think?  Lebron, haven’t you learned anything from your predecessors?  A.I., Ron Artest, Shaq, Kobe, Tony Parker, Chris Webber, the list goes on, bro.  You’re trying to be the best ever and you’re dropping corny raps like this?  You’re already one of the most hated players in the NBA from your circus act of a departure from Cleveland to your broken face “incident” earlier this year.  If anything, be like KD and stay under the radar producing.  For the sake of the NBA and more importantly humanity, please do us all a favor and never pick up a mic again.  Ever.  Did Jordan ever rap?  Stupid question.  Sorry Lebron, you can keep rapping about your “2 RINGS” in your 2 Chainz voice, while Bill Russell laughs at your antics while sipping a bourbon browsing Amazon for a ceramic hand to hold his 11th ring.  Don’t worry though…

“Shots are bright, I got a tan, killa'”

#RAPGAMEPUTAMUZZLEONTHiSCLOWN

Contests | ENTER CAMPUS CRASHER MADNESS AND WIN A FREE CONCERT FROM THE CHAINSMOKERS FOR YOUR COLLEGE

Posted by on March 19, 2014

Chainsmokers
SKYLLZONE and Recess have teamed up to power a little friendly competition between US colleges to win a free concert from a pair of the hottest DJ’s on the planet, The Chainsmokers. The competition is FREE to enter; all you have to do is sign up, draft your NBA fantasy squad, and then sit back and collect your prize $$$$$ for winning your league as well as the fame and glory that comes with bringing this dope party to your campus. So sign up, play the game, spread the word, and be the man when you’re single-handedly responsible for the biggest free party on your campus this spring.

Sign up here: Enter Campus Crasher Madness

Details:

1. Competition starts Tuesday, March 18th and ends Monday, April 7th.

2. Students, alumni, and school supporters earn 100 points for their school by registering and drafting one-day NBA fantasy team (for free).

3. School with the most points at the end wins the contest and The Chainsmokers (just a concert though because they’re people and you can’t keep them forever).

4. The one-day fantasy basketball game is SKYLLZONE’s Fan vs. Machine, absolutely free to play AND offering cash prizes for beating The Machine. Competitors win $20 for placing 1st in their league against nine computer teams (“The Machine”), and SKYLLZONE has paid out more than $50,000 in the past six weeks, including a $1000 global prize package given away every Wednesday night to the Top 20 fan teams.

5. RECESS & SKYLLZONE are looking for student Campus Captains at each university to help promote the competition and organize the concert if that university wins. Students can apply to be Campus Captains for their university by clicking here.

Electro-House, Progressive House | Rihanna ft David Guetta – Right Now (Remixes)

Posted by on July 12, 2013

Rihanna ft David Guetta – Right Now (Remixes)
Pop vixen Rihanna has become one of the leaders in bringing dance music into popular music, for better of for worse, collaborating with Calvin Harris, David Guetta numerous times and on “Right Now” bringing on the talents of Nicky Romero for what he called a “basic” production. While the track has had staying value for radio play and commercially, being an anthem for the NBA playoffs, as a club weapon it needed a facelift and that is exactly what it got from a group of Dutchmen in this remix package.

Dyro does not change too much, but rather adds his own gritty formula that blends with the original melody, beefing up the bass line as a possible track for more commercial audiences. Sick Individuals took more liberties with the track, adding a rolling, pitched bass line and big room synths to make this my favorite of the two, though the Dyro remix has received the brunt of the publicity.

Beatport: Rihanna ft David Guetta – Right Now (Remixes)

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Uncategorized | New Artists: Boy Crisis, Paul Markham, and Adam Tensta

Posted by on May 20, 2010

Boy Crisis reminds me of Scissors Sisters but with a slightly more electric vibe. With that said, I’m not too familiar with this electro/band clash genre so my comparison might not be spot on. Either way, the songs below are definitely worth a listen.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Boy Crisis – Dressed To Digress
Download: Boy Crisis – Dressed To Digress (Nero Remix)
Download: Boy Crisis – Fountain of Youth (Wallpaper Remix)
Download: Boy Crisis – Strawberries

Here’s some new material from the witty up-and-coming rapper who I discovered at the UMass Stoolapalooza show.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Paul Markham – Beamer,Benz, Bentley Remix
Download: Paul Markham – Miss Me Remix

Shouts to my Potomac boys for bringing this Swedish electro-rap sensation to my attention. If you’ve played NBA 2K10, this first song might sound familiar.

MUST DOWNLOAD: Adam Tensta – My Cool
Download: Al Azif vs Adam Tensta feat Eb – Dopeboy