“Her Favorite Song” from Mayer Hawthorne featuring guest vocals from one of the hottest artists out right now, Jessie Ware, and production by Oak of Pop & Oak ( Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Drake, Nicki Minaj) combine to make a great track. It’s got this new feeling yet slightly dated and even a catchy chorus. But something about this feels, unfortunately, a little soulless aside from the Jessie contribution. Even the concept feels outdated, but surely be loved by fans and perfectly palatable to anyone who hits play, it’s hard to imagine it being anyone’s favorite song though.
This haunting track from Gilberte Forte featuring Active Child is spot on with it’s cinematic qualities and smooth harp infused beat. It makes one recall dark choices and memories. Gilbere Forte examines late nights, fast, mysterious women, and the treachery of lust on new single “Nolita.” Wisely enlisting the assistance of Active Child for a typically soaring hook, Forte weaves a detailed narrative that elevates these well-worn topics with personal detail, providing the sort of context that breathes life into description. This song is making what should be a fun Saturday into a haunting yet delightful one.
Chance is a talented rapper. One of the signs of this is the playfulness in his deliveries that all the best rappers exhibit. On “Everybody’s Something,” a chill laidback example, there’s a lot to talk about that makes Chance such an exciting presence in rap right now, but let’s just stick to his rapping. A beat like this one makes it easy for an MC to go with the no-nonsense approach. Instead of falling into the beat or working around a syllable count, Chance takes control, even channelling Eminem-level skill at times with complex patterns that have no business sounding so easy to pull off. And that’s the thing—he makes this sound easy. Take a listen to him and download his whole album for free.
Grip Grand put together a whole album of DOOM remixes, and it’s done with a super villains touch. Matching the crate-digging vibes of DOOM’s own style of production, Grip Grand does the masked villain’s vocals justice—not an easy task. Interesting visuals to match this musical comic.
The first time I spotted Cashmere Cat’s remix of Miguel’s “Do You…” cover photo I was immediately enticed to press play. A beautiful cat being shown off is so cute. What’s cutter is how this soong transforms a dozen different ways, each keeping you locked in a gaze. But even cutter is how call Khal responded, “That blurb is easy: ‘sex.’” Once you hit the play button, you’ll understand how this five-minute long remix can be reduced to just one word. It’s a slow, torturous game of seduction that you will undoubtedly lose.”
One word…OMG! I can’t flipping wait. I haven’t been this excited for an album since Michael Jacksons thriller. Random Access Memories is going to be everything we expected and more!
Yes it’s been a considerably long time since I’ve posted something fresh. I know it’s been a really really long time. But that doesnt mean we forgot about your need for new good music. Si I’m back with one of my fav artists. Major Lazer comes by so smooth on this reggae remix with Chronixx. Check out and download Lazer Strikes Back Vol. 4 below, and be on the look out for Free The Universe, due April 15.
Bitch I Deserve You – Action Bronson ft Evidence
“Bitch I Deserve You” is premier standout track that I can relate to the most. It’s sweet laidback beat mixed with angry and loving lyrics. The follow-up to Action Bronson and Party Supplies‘ excellent Blue Chips mixtape from earlier this year. This time around, Mr Bam Bam takes it a notch higher with the help of The Alchemist, who provides some stellar beats, for a Rare Chandelier.
Hard hitting, no frills Freddie Gibbs just released his latest visuals for “BFK”. Just like Freddie the video takes the realistic approach. Mostly tapped his hood- Gary, Indiana, giving you a slice of his hometown and the people who support him. This track opened up Baby Face Killa, and plays almost like a mission statement, breaking down what Gibbs is about and where he’s going. Straight to your face, no filter or posturing.
Kid Cudi is back on the scene with a familiar sounding song that I can’t put my fingers on. For “Just What I Am,” Cudi packed his more rap sounding ways with King Chip, and the two have just dropped the official video for the track. This is Cudi’s directorial debut, and he hit Twitter to let fans know how this one was meant to be seen: “The Just What I Am video was designed to be watched on acid and/or shrooms. try it out!!! take the trip!!!”