Hip-Hop | YONAS — The Transition [Music Video]

Posted by on July 16, 2012

Fresh off the heels of his latest mixtape, The Transition, YONAS comes through with the visuals to support the standout title-track. Substantially flashier than his previous work, YONAS is improving his brand and shooting for a bigger audience, yet still keeping the bar high when it comes down to lyricism. There aren’t a whole lot of artists right now that can sound this comfortable and poised on top of electronic-infused hip-hop beats and still spit like he can. It’s only a matter of time until the world starts paying attention. If you missed his mixtape release, you need to get on that right about now.

Hip-Hop, Mixtapes | YONAS – The Transition [Mixtape]

Posted by on June 25, 2012

The moment YONAS’ music first graced my ears, I knew I had come across a special individual.  That was a couple months before the Bronx, NY native had released his debut independent album, The Proven Theory.  At the time, I didn’t know much about YONAS outside what I had extracted from the few singles I had heard.  I went on his website and ordered myself a copy of his album.  When I received it in the mail a week later, packed & shipped from his managers apartment, I realized just how independent and driven this kid was.  Since then, The Proven Theory has not left the 10-disc visor folder in my car.  It’s my go to.

Several singles, remixes, and videos later, Y-O welcomes us to The Transition.  A comprehensive 15-track project featuring a contagious blend of hip-hop infused with electronic beats, hard hitting bass, and conceptual rhymes.  There’s no question YONAS is a bully in the booth, but he articulates his rhymes as well as any artist in the game.  He has flourished largely because of his versatile style and confidence to make the music he wants to make.  Featuring 7 previously released tracks, along with 8 brand new ones, this project has something for everyone.  Young Sinatra aka Logic, makes a guest spot on the tape along with one of YONAS’ idols, Brother Ali, as well as Scotty James.  Production credits due to Sean Divine (YONAS’s right hand man who has been credited with the majority of his original production to date), along with DJ Corbett, & Sean Ross among others.  For any new listener, keep an open mind and embrace the art YONAS has created.  This is a must download.  #TheTransition.

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DOWNLOAD: YONAS – The Transition [Mixtape] | Datpiff DL

Hip-Hop | YONAS – Drive It Like It’s Stolen

Posted by on June 11, 2012

YONAS has made waves lately with his remixes nobody has been able to touch. Most notably, our favorite Bronx street preacher flipped Foster The People’s chart topping hit, “Pumped Up Kicks”, which is on the brink of breaking 2,000,000 hits on YouTube.  While YONAS’ attack has been rather stealth over the past few years, he’s beginning to garner the recognition he deserves with love from some of the most respected hip-hop sites such as XXL.  Continuing with his string of amazing sampled tracks, Y-O brings it back to the blueprint and delivers a filthy new track over The Glitch Mob’s “Drive It Like You Stole It” which will act as the second single off his upcoming project.  Consider this a verbal warning as YONAS shares a lesson on how to “Drive It Like It’s Stolen”.  The Transition mixtape coming June 25th!

“This is not Mac Miller, this is that much iller, this is R.I.P. hipsters, I’m a backpack killer” – YONAS

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Hip-Hop | YONAS – One More Time

Posted by on April 9, 2012

Gearing up for the release of his ‘ReMixtape’, entitled “The Translation”, YONAS knuckles up and takes a swing at Daft Punk’s house favorite from 2002, “One More Time”.  YONAS has released a few remixes over the past several months, including his token track, “Pumped Up Kicks” which surpassed the million play mark on Youtube last month.  Although the realest outta NYC is perfecting his remix game, he has ensured me he has plenty of original content on the way.

I first heard this track a month or so ago when I saw YONAS perform it live in Boston, instantly classifying it as a crowd pleasing hit.  I was spoiled with a sub-par video recording of the performance I’ve been looping since, but this CDQ just made my day.  If you’re a fan of house and/or Daft Punk, which I know many of you are, give this track a spin and ride with the Bronx native… One. More. Time.

DOWNLOAD: YONAS – One More Time (Daft Punk Remix)

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Contests, Events | OCD x Logic x YONAS x Julian Stephen 4/12 @ S.O.B.s NYC [Ticket Giveaway]

Posted by on March 27, 2012

Our friends over at S.O.B.s NYC have given us two pairs of tickets to give away for one of their upcoming shows, which just so happens to feature a star studded lineup of FNT’s favorite up and comers.  S.O.B. (Sounds of Brazil) is a venue in lower Manhatten, NYC known for putting on some of the dopest hip-hop shows in the area.  Headlining this show will be OCD: Moosh & Twist, followed by performances by Logic (whose name is buzzing harder than anyone else coming up right now), YONAS (who just reached the million hits club on YouTube as well as Julian Stephen who is also working to make a name for himself.

We have 2 PAIRS (4 tickets total) to give away.  Follow the very simple entry directions below for your chance at one hell of a show.

For 1st pair of tickets:

1.) Comment on this post with you’re favorite song by one of these artists along with a lyrics from that song

For 2nd pair of tickets:

2.) Share the link to this post on Twitter mentioning @FreshNewTracks and @SOBs with #SOBSNYC #FreeTix

One winner will be selected from each option, feel free to enter both, both each person may once win once.  If you don’t win or have more than 2 people looking to go, purchase tickets HERE.

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Hip-Hop, Videos | Yonas – Fall Back [Music Video]

Posted by on February 20, 2012

Yonas drops the visuals to “Fall Back” off his debut album, The Proven Theory. This is definitely one of the stand out songs from the album and the video tops it off. If you haven’t checked out his album yet, you can grab it here on iTunes.

Hip-Hop | YONAS – Midnight City (Prod. by Sean Ross)

Posted by on January 23, 2012

YONAS had one of the best hip-hop albums of 2011.  M83 had one of the best electronic/pop albums of 2011.  Put these two together and you have a work of art.  After seeing exceptional success with his remixes of “I Need a Dollar” by Aloe Blacc & “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster The People, YONAS and producer Sean Ross put their own spin on the 2011 hit.  Gearing up for the release of his next album, YONAS continues to impress track after track and with a fan base steadily on the rise, I think this project may knock the Bronx MC onto the next level.

“The most live MC, I’m feeling like Pac all eyes on me.  So if you’re ready let’s ride on 3, and be ready to die cause you know that I got you over…” – YONAS

P.S. Stay tuned for the “Fall Back” video dropping just around the corner.  It’s going to be notoriously big.

DOWNLOAD: YONAS – Midnight City (Prod. by Sean Ross)

DOWNLOAD: YONAS – Pumped Up Kicks