Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Fast forward three years and now Tyga's sophmore album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, is due out November 19th. I haven't seen an official tracklist yet, but I did already let y'all in on his first single called Far Away. For single #2, Tyga enlisted Drake and @Ovo40's help on a very "Drake sounding" track called Still Got It.
When I say "Drake sounding", I mean beat-wise with the organ lead in and signature kick on 40's instrumental. You may be saying to yourself, haven't I heard this somewhere? Why yes you have observant reader...
Call it a demo, call it a throwaway, whatever you name you pick, it's still an adequate foundation for a hit that Young Money wasn't about to see leave the compound. I'll give it a thumbs up, even though a verse from Drake would have been appreciated. Can't always get what you want, though, so a long hook with a lil bit of harmony will suffice.
If you remember anything from this post, remember not to sleep on young Tyga on November 19th. He's got the backing and talent to make enough noise that your iTunes playlist may need his assistance coming up here soon...
Tyga feat Drake - Still Got It (prod by Noah "40" Shebib & Supa Dups)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I'm not one to be quick to judge or over-react, though, and I'll admit there's probably more shock value than truth in that last paragraph, but C'mon Man!!! (#CCVoice) My guess is the use of Flo's recycled verses are more of a placeholder and if the track ever makes it to the light of day as a single, we'll either get new verses or a completely different feature than Flo Rida.
Take it for what it's worth, but I doubt this version will ever make it to the masses, so feel free to indulge in what could turn out to be a hidden gem...
Taio Cruz feat Flo Rida - Hangover (prod by Dr. Luke)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The biggest takeaway in my eyes is hearing Wale return to his style that I really liked on his first album. No more pointless, gratuitous Mayback Music tracks (yea I heard the beginning of the track). I'm convinced he was out to experiment and appease his new crew when he took that turn for the worse the past couple months. Either way between the track below, Bad Girls Club, Bait and yet to be heard tracks with Cudi and Big Sean, I'm starting to get geniunely excited for his second album.
Shouts out to @kevincossom on the hook too. It's about damn time other artists started valuing his abilities and giving him features. Between Ambition and Take Care, I should be set the next month for new music. Lots to be excited about, including this melee of awesomeness I'll be taking part in this weekend...
Wale feat Rick Ross & Kevin Cossom - Best Night Ever (prod by Beat Billionaire)(No DJ)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I know, I know, this remix is like a week old, but I didn't plan on this week being so chalked with big releases, so it got pushed back. Still, you know I wasn't about to let some new @drakkardnoir slip through the cracks without sharing it, especially because it marks the first time he's been able to get on a @SmokedOutLuger beat. What you expect is what you get from any @WakaFlockaBSM track, so if you're hoping for substance, then you clearly don't enjoy frequenting strip clubs where all of his music is played. In other words, even though 99% of the music I listen to has substance, it's impossible for me to follow my better judgment and instincts to ignore Waka's tracks because Lex Luger's beats are my kryptonite (see what I did there superman?)
Good got I'm a nerd...
Not the usual delivery from Drizzy on his verse either, which is interesting. The change up of flow makes him sound kinda subdued, but it fits in with the company he keeps on the track. So much booty bass on this one that I damn near slapped on the 808 check label on this one, but that's sorta like saying a zebra has stripes when you're dealing with a Luger beat. More of a novelty remix, but well worth a listen...
Wacka Flocka feat Drake - Round of Applause (Remix)(prod by Lex Luger)
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Both are great, under appreciated vocalists, so picking a favorite version isn't something I'd feel comfortable doing because (for once) I don't want to influence your opinion either way. Like me, you should add both to your newest playlist and hopefully gain a respect for both because both versions are great in their own way. Heads up for that new JoJo album Jumping Trains out early 2012. It'll be her first album in six years and you can cop her new single Disaster on iTunes.
Lil Eddie feat Ameriie - Guardian Angel
JoJo - Guardian Angel
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
J. Cole feat Jay-Z - Mr. Nice Watch (prod by J. Cole)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I can't really explain it, but between the strings, rock solid backbone synth, and Chris Martin's velvety vocals, this track has that je ne sais quoi. In other words, it'd be unfortunate if you didn't add this to your iTunes collection if you haven't already decided to wait patiently for Mylo Xyloto to drop on October 24th.
Coldplay - Paradise
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Lord knows I'll never have the notoriety @drakkardnoir does, but if I did, I'd imagine I'd be fighting the same internal thoughts and dealing with the same dilemmas he faces as his fame and fortune increases. Yea I know it's fun to pretend, but find me another rapper or artist for that matter, who speaks so openly about their life that you feel like you know them. It's a unique quality that he's always possessed and I don't care what the haters who claim he's too emotional or vulnerable with his lyrics...dude had the balls to tell millions of people some of his innermost, honest thoughts. I'd like to see you try that in front of a room full of people, much less put it on wax for everyone to dissect again and again.
Conflicting reports on whether this will surface on Take Care, but I'm cool with it being a diamond in the rough or deluxe bonus track if that's the case. All I know is that it's far from a filler track and not single material, which would make it a great choice for the album. Shouts out to @OVO40 on the instrumental.
Drake - Club Paradise (prod by 40)
Monday, September 12, 2011
I can't hate one bit on the come up MGK has made from rapping in his basement, all the way to the bidding war that Diddy ended up winning. Which brings me to my next point, would Diddy not only invest, but outbid other prospective labels over just anyone? If the shoe fits, wear it (see Ciroc) and after one song, I'm listening. Shouts out to @jonathanrotem on the beat and @livvifranc on the hook on Warning Shot...#Duck
Machine Gun Kelly feat Livvi Franc - Warning Shot (prod by JR Rotem)
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As far as the execution and sound of the track, @ovo40 gets the production credit for providing the mellow template. Call it a street cred track with a touch of harmony for Drizzy Drake, displaying lyrics that get in it where they fit in with the Rozay influence. Not my cup of tea in the grand scheme of Drake tracks, but I can see why he went the direction he did with the track in collaborating with the industry's hottest rapper out now. Should further his clout/Hip Hop influence and provide a firmness to Take Care that all the trappers and gangstas were missing on Thank Me Later...#Oct24th
Drake feat Rick Ross - Free Spirit (prod by 40)
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Since I enjoy shades of Indie and Hip Hop, anytime the two worlds collide, I generally like it. As such, daps & lbs are in order for @djreflex of Power 106 for putting Compton's prince into the limelight on the remix to @fosterthepeople's hit single. If Detox ever comes out, that may would definitely be the tipping point for @Kendrick_Lamar's career. Until I'm gonna continue to post his stuff to get the word out because he brings a unique combination of intelligence and ferocity when on the mic. In other words, if you haven't already, you should probably go and cop his new album Section 80 on Amazon for $3.99.
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks (DJ Reflex Remix)
Friday, September 09, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Not everyday you hear a proper English accent on an auto-tune heavy @TPAIN track. Thanks to the hook provided by @MrsLRCooper, I'm left feelin' like this track is pretty dope. It's got a real chill vibe to it and I'm giving a lot of the credit to Teddy Pain for evolving his style that was getting a little bit tired with his non-stop mix of auto-tune and in your face club tracks. Rarely do we a heartfelt ballad about sitting up waiting for the object of your affection.
This is probably going to serve as the lead single to his upcoming album RevolveR, which is slated to come out sometime by the end of 2011. Shouts out @RealWizKhalifa on the mini-verse at the end with the iPhone shout out...as if the girl would be out her damn mind for charging her Droid...smh. I'm playin'! I've got an iPhone and was more than a little elated today when this hit the iTunes store today. Forgive me in advance for mobile blogging y'all...#boutTimeGoogle
T-Pain feat Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa - 5 O'Clock
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Anybody else get a Nintendo vibe from the beat on this track? It's head nod worthy, but what makes it stand out are those old school synthesizers. Like straight up Contra, you feel me?
Man Contra plus Super Techmo Bowl was my youth in a nutshell. Three more weekends til Cole's masterpiece finally makes it out of the oven. It's hard to say whether it will compete with The R.E.D. Album and Watch the Throne, but what I do know is that it should tide me over til Take Care and most likely be better than the medicore Carter 4. Only real question is, is it worth driving an hour to pay homage on a Wednesday night?...#WellSeeHowGoodTheAlbumIs
J Cole - Heavy
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
"Older, mature yet hip; something that is for a more mature group of people"
Monday, September 05, 2011
I'm guessing the track below will surface on his upcoming maejorMaejor mixtape, but that's only speculation. Either way I'm sure he'll keep it USD and hopefully keep the new material coming...
Bei Maejor - Till We Get it Right
Sunday, September 04, 2011
The track below will presumably serve as the second single off I'm Yo Pusha's sophmore solo album, Fear of God 2: Let Us Pray, due out September 27th. Feelin' Myself is more of a mid-tempo, for the radio track with a quality beat from @ThaBizness and an equally solid hook from @kevincossom. It's a stark contrast from his no holds barred lead single with @fucktyler, but will provide a needed diversity to his upcoming release. I'm digging the video too, feel free to peruse either and keep an eye out for that high profile G.O.O.D./Def Jam release in late Sept.
Saturday, September 03, 2011
#808Check in this b i atcha, mind the corny, repetitive sample on this track and give the speakers some room to breathe...
Kevin Cossom - Make Love Thru the Speakers (prod by Bangladesh)
Friday, September 02, 2011
How in the hell did Tyler, the Creator win best new artist over Wiz Khalifa & Big Sean?