Seriously. Jeremih has been killing it on the hooks of popular songs for a minute. Got to get something up for the dude for the respect due. How about this? The “N.O.M.A.” (Not On My Album) mixtape Jeremih has out. Check it…for the low, low price of FREE.99! You’re welcome.
(Oh, and the album these joints will not be on… that’s “Late Nights: The Album.”)
Louisiana musician Mikky Ekko had a go at remixing Little Dragon’s single “Pretty Girls” (from their Nabuma Rubberband album). Changed up the sound and tempo. Aired it out, bullhorn-in-an-empty-room style. Interesting approach. Vibe out to it via the embedded stream below.
It’s all in the ingredients, Chef. We hear ya. Gotta wonder what a tasty track will result when Raekwon (of Wu-Tang Clan) starts with a throwback classic like Fantasia’s already dope “When I See You.” Well, wonder no more. Stream it below.
Not sure enough folks are aware of all the work No I.D. is doing out here. Besides that done for and with pals Kanye West and Common. This Chi-town Hip-Hop music pioneer has been putting it down for quite a lot for quite some time now. ‘Bout time dude got his due respect. Shout to FakeShoreDrive for giving it to him and shining a bright light for us. Check out this exhibit, “Prime Time: A Rap Fan’s Guide To No I.D.” so you can be up on game. Tracked out by Trackstar The DJ here. Stream below.
You may or may not remember (okay, you’re here on this site, so you probably remember) how cool that jawn “Itzsoweezee” (Hot) – De La Soul‘s “Stakes Is High” LP – was. Well, UK producer Imperial just made it bubble with his remix of it. True school beatsmithing over a quirky classic makes this new music an experience. You can experience it with a FREE download below (that is, you can choose what you pay for the track; zero to however many dollars represents how much you want to toss in the hat for a talented producer across the pond).
The Jamla Army marches on. The newest salvo is from Halo – entitled “Stop It” (produced by Khrysis) – off the forthcoming “Mansa Musa” project (due out August 26, 2014, on iTunes). Features from Problem and Badd Lucc on this one. Extra sick!
Beat by BADBADNOTGOOD. Vocals by Black Milk. Both given production credit though. Okay. However you wanna play it sirs. We recommend that you play “Now or Never” on 10…preferably in a residential area (heh, “The Chronic” flashback). This track was leaked in advance of Converse’s “CONS EP Vol. 2″ compilation (due out November 2014). Check it out…FREE!
The [Burlington] NC emcee O.C. brings joy to Hip-Hop with the release of this “Check Day” joint (like that paycheck will bring bi-weekly joy to most of us out here trying to make it). Features on this track from the homie SkyBlew and Mundae Boones (one half of the NC duo ILLPO). Damaged Planet tossed out a keeper to the Interwebs for us to enjoy. Give thanks and go stream that now!
New feature!! Check me out on the homie O.C. new song “Check Day” also feat Mundae Boones of Illpo! https://t.co/Lp2ZG6RGPb
— SkyBlew (@HeySkyBlew) August 7, 2014
Producer 88-Keys touches up the Talib Kweli jawn “Upper Echelon” with emcee Nemo Achida riding along. You can get a FREE download of the 88-Keys rework below. The original cut appears on Kweli’s “Prisoner of Conscious” LP (linked here).
You hear Stat Diddy’s audio tag. Telling you the beat WILL be sick. But what about the spit? Oh, it’s Ab-Soul with Jon Connor, Logic and Francesca. Yeah, press play on that! This is a sneak leak from the soon coming album from Statik Selektah entitled “What Goes Around” (due out August 19, 2014); available for pre-order at iTunes now.
Oh yeah. Sir, yessir! DJ Jaycee does the best impression of an insane person on mixes like this. Check out his crazy dope Eargasmic Re-Fixx of one of those don’t-even-touch-it songs – “Remember The Time” by Michael Jackson.
A quick sample of crack from my upcoming mixtape “Long Live The King” that drops on MJ’s birthday, August 29th.
– DJ Jaycee
Wait…this is FREE?? Go. Go get a copy NOW!
To say this is Lecrae’s latest, entitled “All I Need Is You,” would be simplistic but true. And we would miss a fundamental shift in the music buying base at iTunes. This jawn (you listen and judge, but I think it’s cool) is music by a professed Christian artist (or emcee-who-happens-to-be-Christian… either way) that went number 1 on iTunes. Lecrae’s LP “Anomaly” (due out September 9, 2014) is just that apparently; what could be called gospel Hip-Hop going to the top in a non-gospel category. Go look for yourself via the iTunes pre-order link (and stream the single) below. Give it a listen.
Songs just sittin around…time to let em go…
– Rah Digga
Well, let them sh!ts go then, Ma! “I Ain’t Neva Lied” is apparently what Rah would call easy work. But still the good stuff. Banging beat with live lyrics. Just right for the site. No real info out there on any project this’ll be a part of. But hey, Sean Price has been dropping all kinds of loosies lately. Maybe we ought to chill and let the lady bless us like this. Enjoy.
Daytona – joined by N.O.R.E. and Chris Rivers – on a remix of “Type Ish” produced by Harry Fraud produced is that dope (score for Daytona); and it’s a dope way for Rivers (Big Pun’s son) to amass even more Hip-Hop respect and love. Nice! Cop this cut ASAP for the F-R-E-E (e.g. FREE download below).
Sean Price gives credit for the idea behind this joint (and production credit for it) to his wife, Bernadette. That’s that ‘Brown Sugar’ Hip-Hop love right there. Take a listen to P’s “El Raheim” (featuring RIM).
“Stop frontin’ …and start backin’ me.”
So, I was checking (and jacking) Bad Magics (my people) for dope sounds and came across that Jonwayne-produced “America The Beautiful” by Homeboy Sandman. I let SoundCloud keep playing suggested jams while composing my Sandman post, and this Jonwayne jawn hit my eardrum hard. His cut is titled “No” but after listening, you’ll give it a thumbs up I’ll wager. Don’t know much about Stones Throw’s West Coast producer/emcee Jonwayne cat but it sounds pretty dope. What I’ve found, I’ll put after the jump.
Acclaimed producer THX with “In Your Love” (featuring Kelsey Bulkin) off the Scion AV stamped “Red Eye to Tokyo” LP (all tracks available now for FREE via Scion AV’s Soundcloud linked below). THX and Scion AV are also working on a music video to bless the ‘Net real soon.
This Los Angeles artist who has spent years in the studio working with acts including Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Clipse, now steps out on his own to not only showcase his producing talents, but to prove what he can do as a rapper and singer as well. In a career spanning over a decade THX has openly embraced every genre of music which, fuels his own diverse creative output. Influenced by the clean and tight production of DJ Quik, the ingenuity of Moby and Mark Ronson, as well as Rick Rubin’s constant re-invention, THX has grown to a consummate producer and as such has had the good fortune to work with artists including Busta Rhymes, Chris Brown, E-40, The Clipse, David Banner, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, and Problem, just to name a few.
– Scion AV