Bootleg, Electro, Mashups | Na Palm VS Jamie XX – Reconsider

Posted by on April 20, 2013


Na Palm, who is currently on his 15 city Revival Road Tour, wanted to give you guys a little surprise and change of pace in his newest release. Always keeping listeners on their toes, he never fails to showcase his wide range of lyrical skills. He slows it way down over an XX beat and brings you on a lyrical journey in this new track “Reconsider”. Na Palm has some major momentum building and it’s going to be a huge summer on tour for him. Be sure to check his tour dates, videos and of course, free music HERE.



Hip-Hop, RnB | The Weeknd Uses Sheldon Scott’s “Little Bit” Produced by T-Minus

Posted by on December 10, 2011

In 2009, an artist by the name of Sheldon Scott, hailing from Toronto, Canada, appeared in our inbox as many song submissions do. This submission was different from the rest. Sheldon appeared to have no Facebook, Twitter, or Myspace (Yes, in 2009 Myspace was still being used) despite being connected with some of the biggest producers and artists in Toronto. His songs were pop perfection, incorporating poignant lyrics and catchy melodies. He was an enigma, and still remains one today.
In the submission, sent around 2009, was a track entitled, “Little Bit”, a T-Minus produced guitar-driven ballad presumably dedicated to that special someone in his life. This was not the only T-Minus produced track that we received from Sheldon at the time. Every song he sent us blew us away. We couldn’t help but think: how is this man not signed? We had heard rumors that Sheldon had been offered numerous recording contracts, but turned them down because the terms weren’t to his liking. Sheldon seemed to be in no rush to sign to a major label despite their repeated interest in him.

Fast forward to 2011. Toronto native, Abel Tesfaye, also known as the Weeknd, had made his meteoric rise with the help of Drake’s brand manager, Oliver El-Khatib. The Weeknd had been rumored to be not only working with Ill Angelo, but also Boi-1-da and T-Minus. It’s no secret that The Weeknd’s music is in high demand, as evidenced by the pre “House of Ballons” and “Thursday” leaks that have given us a glimpse into his early creations before his signature sound was carefully crafted.

Hip-Hop, RnB | Cities Aviv – Float On

Posted by on October 12, 2011

Personally, in my opinion rap has been dumbing down the masses for ages now, and to a lesser extent the artists themselves. Let me prove this point real quick:

Lyrics in the 70’s

Oh, let the sun beat down upon my face, stars fill my dreams I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been. To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen. They talk of days for which they sit and wait, all will be revealed. – Led Zeppelin – Kashmir [1975]


Lyrics in 2010

They be actin like they drunk, actin-actin like they drunk. When sober girls around me actin-actin like they drunk. Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard. When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard. Sippin sizzurp in my ride, like Three 6. Now I’m feelin so fly like a G6 – Far East Movement – Like A G6 [2010]

CASE CLOSED. When it comes to rap, I’m motivated to wish I was partially deaf 95% of the time. Although once in a blue moon a rare gem reaches the surface for air, instantly a pulse goes back into the heart of rap and it begins breathing, real talk. Float On has one of the strongest rooted verses ever.

Download: Cities Aviv – Float On