Dubstep | R Rated #65

Posted by on March 7, 2013


First up on R-rated this week is a heavy remix the fans have been waiting for from Getter. After coming through with a great EP release he decided it was time to release this remix of 50 Carrots – Wiz Kid. The track starts off with a chiptune vibe and some Wiz Khalifa vocal samples slowly working its way into Getter’s riddim-esque drop.

Mantis just released a monstrous EP on Play Me Records, and thought why not give away a free VIP while we are at it. So they took one of their older tracks and revamped it to a more heavy hitting beast than it already was. Everyone loves a good free VIP download after an EP release, am I right?

We might have posted this track from Rekoil a while back when he first released, but he decided that the mastering and mixing just wasn’t close to the level he wanted. So he went through and revamped the whole thing also adding a few new things here and there.

Last, but not least is a banger from the one and only, Figure. When have you known Figure to let you down and not come through with a beastly track. This one is a heavy one over some Aesop vocals which add a nice twist to the usual doom styled tracks Figure releases.

Albums, Events, Featured | Snowglobe Music Festival Recap

Posted by on January 11, 2013

Photo: Chromeo at 12:00 12/31/2012 | Credit: Drew Levin

 RECAP VIDEOS: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Being from Colorado I went into SnowGlobe Music Festival in South Lake Tahoe, CA a bit cocky thinking it would be impossible for me to get cold but the first day proved me wrong. Despite being bundled up in huge down jackets, the entire crowd was amped and ready to rage. We got a late start to the first day and walked-in mid set with the crowd in full force already with Minnesota throwing down. With constant top-notch releases from Minnesota all year I was really excited to see him live and he didn’t disappoint. Next up was the first night headliner, Wiz Khalifa. I was following Wiz’s Tweet’s and Instagram’s and he was not ready for the cold but he didn’t let it hold him back. The crowd exploded as he opened with Black and Yellow and he kept the energy the entire time playing all his big hits. The stage set-up was incredible and watching Wiz live surrounded by massive pine trees and snow coming down was surreal. Wiz ended earlier than the schedule indicated and we rushed to the shuttles because we had to make it back for the after party. The after party that night was what I was most excited for because Seven Lions was the headliner. Kill Paris was slotted to play before Seven Lions but unfortunatly he got stuck in Indiana and wasn’t able to make it. The set up in the hotel was one of the most awkward setups I’ve ever seen, it felt like high school prom gone EDM but that wasn’t going to hold us back. Seven Lions was without a doubt the best performance of the night and he will soon be at all major festivals. One of my favorite songs ever is his Florence and the Machine – Cosmic Love Remix and he dropped a great version of it and I guarantee  anyone who didn’t know who he was before the show was googling him immediately after. He exceeded my expectations and make sure to add him to your “MUST SEE” list.

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Hip-Hop | Juicy J – Know Betta (Ft. Wiz Khalifa)

Posted by on November 2, 2012

MUST DOWNLOAD. Juicy J and Taylor Gang pal Wiz Khalifa hop on this brand new Juicy J and Crazy Mike produced track. Sampling The Weeknd, Juicy throws some classic Memphis trap into the beat to make it straight fire. Juicy’s Stay Trippy mixtape coming out soon.


Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | Wiz Khalifa – Cabin Fever 2 (Mixtape)

Posted by on October 16, 2012

Damn, this mixtape goes HAM. Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa killed “Cabin Fever 2”. Just like the original, the beats are out of control, with producers like Sledgren, ID Labs (Wiz’s favorite), The Invasion and Crazy Mike throwing down bass-filled bangers. The features are what you would expect, Juicy J on 5 tracks, Problem on 3 tracks, Chevy Woods, French Montana and more. If you’re looking to bump some songs in your car, look no further than “Ridin Round”, “Smokin Drink”, “MIA” or “Tweak is Heavy”; if you want some light ish to chill too, check out “Deep Sleep” and “Pacc Talk”, and if you need to bust a move throw on “Bout Me”. Cop the whole mixtape below and check out Wiz Khalifa’s Facebook page for updates.
DOWNLOAD: Cabin Fever 2 (Mixtape)

Hip-Hop | Wiz Khalifa – Goin’ Places ft. Mac Miller

Posted by on September 2, 2012

Pittsburgh’s resident DJ, Fast Eddie, got an exclusive collab from the two PA kids for a feature on his most recent installment of his mixtape series Live From The 412.  Although Wiz and Mac share a friendship, they have never fed off each other for features, and for the most part keep a distance in the booth to remain individual artists.’  That is certainly not to say we haven’t heard joint tracks from the two in the past, because we have, but they’re typically few and far.  This one doesn’t sound like it’s hot off the decks, but embrace it and enjoy the byproduct of the Taylor Allderdice alumni.

Hip-Hop | Saturday Standouts: New Rick Ross/Andre 3000, 50 Cent/Dr. Dre/Alicia Keys, Wiz Khalifa/Game

Posted by on July 28, 2012

It’s been a big week for hip-hop, with Nas’ authentic and lyrical Life is Good taking the top spot on the charts, and a number of big-name collaborations dropping (a majority of which happen to be leaks from God Forgives, I Don’t). We’ve already taken a look at his underwhelming trade-off with Dr. Dre and Jay-Z (“3 Kings”), and now with a handful of rapper-assisted tracks leaking (featuring the likes of Andre 3000, Drake and Wale) I’m becoming more skeptical of his upcoming effort. I think that too many times artists rely upon features to provide sales and generate interest, when much of the time all it does is disguise the fact that a rapper can’t keep a listener’s interest over the course of a full LP. Other times, the featured artists’ contributions can become the highlights—which is certainly true in regards to Andre 3000’s work on “Sixteen.” Here’s a look at some of the week’s most compelling collabs:

Rick Ross — Sixteen (feat. Andre 3000)

This track is definitely the best thing I’ve heard from God Forgives, I Don’t thus far, and it’s not because of Rozay. Over some extremely soulful, saxophone-induced J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League production, Rawse bellows about how “sixteen [bars] ain’t enough” before dropping an elongated verse that certainly could’ve been shortened. Then Andre steps into the light with a plethora of flows and multisyllabic lines, and that crisp form of storytelling that is so illustrated and idiosyncratic that it’s just mesmerizing. Here’s one standout for Ross’ project.

50 Cent — New Day (feat. Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys)

For so much star-power, it’s a shame that this track never really manages to grab me. The whole track just bleeds a genericness that it never steps beyond, from Dre and 50’s stagnant verses to the Alicia-crooned chorus that really isn’t saying anything (“Party people say, party people say ‘ayyyy’/It’s a new day.” It’s the kind of pop songwriting that makes me cringe—that which strives to make people think they’re listening to something meaningful, keeping the shallowness of the message directly equivalent to that of the listener. This one’s a big flop from my end, as is everything I’ve seen from 50 and Dre lately.

Wiz Khalifa — Far From Coach (feat. Game & Stat Quo)

I used to be a huge Game fan back in his G-Unit/Aftermath days, and though I’ve stayed in touch with his music I haven’t found anything as gripping or interesting in his recent work. But for his verse on the new single from Wiz’s upcoming work O.N.I.F.C., Game is back to his energetic, rhyme-heavy flow that always leaves a great West Coast tint on the track. He steals the show here, especially compared with an average chorus and Wiz verse, and a poor assist from Stat Quo (the former Shady signee) that struggles to keep the vibe up. Overall, though, this is a feel-good track that I’ll be bumping as proof that Game is back on his game.




Chill, Exclusive, Hip-Hop | Beau Young Prince – King Midas (Video) [FNT Exclusive]

Posted by on May 30, 2012

Now that’s officially summer, there’s nothing to get me into my out of school mood like Beau Young Prince. Today, he drops his newest video, King Midas, exclusively with his favorite blog. *The story of King Midas has applied to Beau Young perfectly as of late. Everything he’s recently released has been on FNT, because it has all been gold. In this video, Beau reminds me of a mix of John Lennon, Snoop Dogg, and Wiz Khalifa. But his music could not be more unique. Beau runs around his city giving off a positive vibe, and even looks like a caveman at some points. The music is high energy and fun, and Beau’s lyrics are always solid and match the tone of the song perfectly. This video was shot, edited, and directed by Tim Driscoll of “TheCollective.” Also make sure you stop by his facebook and show him some love. Crank this song up, check out the video, kick back, crack a beer if you’re of legal age, and enjoy.

*For those of you who don’t know the story of King Midas, he was a king in ancient Greek times, who was cursed by the gods and everything he touched turned to gold. Now you might be thinking “that’s not a curse,” but eventually, EVERYTHING he touched turned to gold and he was all alone.