Fresh off his Grammy wins for ‘Best Rap Performance’ & ‘Best Rap Song’ for the song ‘i’, the West Coast emcee Kendrick Lamar gets deeper for Black History month with this new banger called ‘The Blacker The Berry’ which is a deeper self-love & black pride type of song. This new joint is produced by Boi-1da with additional production from Terrace Martin that smoothes out & coasts near the completion of the track.
It is February, Black History Month, and like last year CyHi The Prynce is releasing another “Black Hystori” mixtape. This second volume is coming out soon and he has released his first track titled “Forever” that uses the classic Jodeci R&B ballad “Forever My Lady”. The production is done by Tec Beatz , Brandon Black & Jeff Leahr. CyHi has been consistent with releasing good music & it looks like he is continuing that trend.
One of Atlanta’s illest double threats as a lyricist AND producer, Jarren Benton, drops a new video for ‘Diamonds & Fur’ off of his latest project ‘Slow Motion’ dedicated to his former manager & homie that had passed on unexpectedly. The Atlanta based-Caribbean rude bwoys Rock City also bridge with the Decatur representer on this new single as well.
DOWNLOAD: JARREN BENTON – SLOW MOTION (EP)
To celebrate Dilla Weekend Miami today, deejays Manuvers, DJ Sharpsound and LouiArson have concocted this hour long mix of J Dilla instrumentals. Niiiiiiice! Big shout of to everyone in Miami today for the huge Dilla Weekend going down from February 5-8th. For the rest of us who are out of town we’ll just ride out to his mix all day as we’ll all be there in spirit. Check out the full lineup for Dilla Day Miami after the jump below….
Action Bronson drops a brand new gem called ‘Big League Chew’ produced by one of my all-time favorite producers…. Alchemist. It could be that I’m such a huge fan of Alchemist’s work that my mind keeps telling me I’ve heard this track before. Chances are I’m not the only Alchemist fan who probably has. It’s still all good because Action Bronson did his thing to own it lyrically.
This joint is a straight up banger! Been playing it on my radio show ever since it dropped. He’s 1/2 of the 1978ers, 1/3 of the critically acclaimed group Diamond District, D.C. lyricist “yU” links up with arguably one of Virginia’s illest producer Nottz! Whenever I see Nottz’ name on something I know he’s going to be killin’ it with the boom-blappers! yU does the damn thing with the appropriate subject matter & A+ lyricism to match the track as well. This joint is straight MURDA! But in a good way. Be on the lookout for Mellow Music Group’s upcoming compilation that this song appears on called “Persona” due March 10th. If you missed the Oddisee & Phonte collaboration called ‘Requiem’ we posted a few days ago, it will be on that same MMG compilation due March 10th as well.
“North Kakalaka” & the “Motor City” connect as Rapper Big Pooh & Detroit producer Apollo Brown drop this powerful new single, inspired by true events, called “Stop” from their appropriately titled project “Words Paint Pictures” due March 24th.
NBA Allstar Weekend takes place in Brooklyn New York from February 13 to February 15th of this year. Many celebrities, groupies, athletes & fans will be there, but the last few years has shown that when the stars come out so do the goons. Check out this new freestyle from Maino, the self-proclaimed ‘King Of Brooklyn’, over the Gangstarr classic ‘Just To Get A Rep’. I guess people better tuck their chains in next weekend because some things may not have changed in Crooklyn.
Some art you don’t mess with… unless you are going to put it in another frame so we can appreciate it even more. Enter the re-framer starRo with his remix to Frank Ocean’s “At Your Best” version.
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Aptly named after the eclectic, downtempo vibe; this album delivers rhythmic instrumentation, stylistic samples and timely features. ‘Modes of Chill’ uses musicality through Jazz, Hip Hop and Soul influences to explore the different layers of ‘chill’.
– King I Divine
Rico Love from the NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) takes a fire track by the One and only Jake Uno… and does it righteous. Beautiful music and a beautiful honey make for a hella hot video (above). Oh, and that beautiful music? Get your copy of “Somebody Else” off iTunes (via link below) whenever you are good and ready.
Yoooo! It’s “The Return Of The Boom Bap” … so to speak. DJ [my brother’s name is] Kenny Parker uploaded a jewel from 1993 for all the Interwebs to enjoy. This unreleased “Late Night” is the Blast Master going on and on with all the buzz and crackle that’ll make everyone who tried to rap back then reminisce. A treasure from the Golden Era that did not make “The Return…” LP.
KRS-ONE – LATE NIGHT
Toronto (Canada) producers Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. AKA Majid Jordan. AKA Producers and purveyors of some pretty dope music; like this “Forever” single (music video appears above). Off “A Place Like This” – the EP (stream below).
Dude is absolutely killing the moves everywhere in there!
The groovy Erykah Badu gets a new groove (a renewed groove) with this remix to her “Bag Lady” hotness by Pazmal and Corey Chase. Truth is WE get a groove made new again… AND a FREE download (hit the link below).
My favorite Little Dragon song re-interpreted just for sh*ts & giggles…Enjoy.
Polo! You probably know a producer or two who does stuff just because. But, in large part because they are not Marco Polo, the result actually sounds like it was sh*ts & giggles. No disrespect. Just saying.
Such will never be the case for Marco. The “Twice” track by Little Dragon was fully explored by Marco Polo, who laid claim and made it his own… with this tight remix!
It’s a Lupe album. So start there forming your opinions. But you really ought to take a listen, not just because it’s Lupe Fiasco; but add the likes of Ab-Soul, Trae Tha Truth, Famlay… And how could you not stream this (below). Out on iTunes for the copping, too. This is “Tetsuo & Youth.”
Yooo! “Khrysis On The Boards” is a problem (get it?)… instrumentals from Khrysis getting blessed by artists has become the norm out here in this music thing. But leaving the beats as the essence. Banged out from the main man’s mind. Something to be enjoyed blissfully. Stream it below.