Kendrick Lamar – Black Friday

November 27th, 2015


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Summary: Kendrick drops some black friday goodness. Check out J. Cole’s version!

About Artist: Kendrick Lamar is reigning king of the west coast. One of the most influential rappers in the game right now.
About Song: This song is Kendrick Lamar rapping on J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” from 2014 Forest Hills Drive. The song is part of a 2 track drop. J. Cole released a verse on Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” from To Pimp A Butterfly, also titled Black Friday.

This song dropped on black friday along with a counterpart song.
Favorite Part:
Kendrick goes hard.
Black Friday (Soundcloud)

J. Cole – Black Friday

November 27th, 2015


DOWNLOAD MP3 JCole-BlackFriday.mp3
Summary: J Cole drops some black friday goodness.Check out Kendrick Lamar’s version!
About Artist: J Cole is one of the most influential rappers in the game right now.
About Song: This song is J. Cole rapping on Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” from To Pimp A Butterfly. The song is part of a 2 track drop. Kendrick Lamar released a verse on J. Cole’s “A Tale of 2 Citiez” from 2014 Forest Hills Drive, also titled Black Friday
Favorite Part:
Black Friday (Soundcloud)

Roman GianArthur – No Surprises (ft. Janelle Monae)

September 17th, 2015


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Summary: Laaay back and enjoy
About Artist: Roman GianArthur is one the artist on Janelle Monae’s Wondaland Records crew. Obviously I’m a huge Janelle Monae fan. This is just the very beginning of Roman GianArthur’s career on the big stage but I very high hopes from the sound of this first project.
About Song: This song is off of an awesome free EP that Roman GianArthur dropped call OK Lady. The whole EP is a series of remake of Radiohead songs and I really love it from top to body (the track High and Dry is my other favorite).
Favorite Part: “A heart that’s full up like a landfill
A job that slowly kills you
Bruises that won’t heal
I’ll take a quiet life
A handshake of carbon monoxide” 0:30-1:06

…and then that piano that comes in

I also like when the song switches up at 2:03 and that woman is speaking portuguese.
OK Lady (freeon Soundcloud)

Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Diplo & Grandtheft Remix)

June 29th, 2015


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Summary: Yes it EDM but… It’s also awesome!

About Artist: Rihanna hip hop / pop superstar. Jay-Z affiliated. Diplo is famous EDMish DJ part of Major Lazer and and Jack Ü. Grandtheft is some other DJ that I don’t know about.

About Song: This is a remix of Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money, which came out in 2015 and hopefully represents the vibe of her upcoming eith studio album.

Favorite Part: This is my new favorite song it just put such a good twist on the original. I love the outro (the last minute of the song). It’s got a little Timbaland vibe, and I love the way it kind of bends part of the chord structure. I don’t normally like this kind of remix but I love love love this one.

Rihanna Wikipedia
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Fashawn – It’s a Good Thing (ft Aloe Blacc & Choosey)

May 29th, 2015


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Summary: Chill little rap

About Artist: Fashawn first gained my attention in 2009 with his album Buy Meets World. He was on the cover of XXL magazine in 2010 with J. Cole and Big Sean but his career hasn’t taken off in the same way. Aloe Blacc is a singer songwriter who is famous for I Need a Dollar, and for being the vocals on Avicii’s Wake Me Up. I have no idea who Choosey is.

About Song: This song is from Fashawn’s 2015 album The Ecology, which I would recommend listening to al the way through.

Favorite Part: I love the little bossa nova type guitar on the track with some classic sounding hip hop raps on the top.

Fashawn Wikipedia
Aloe Blacc Wikipedia

OutKast – Roses (PLS&TY Remix)

May 29th, 2015


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Summary: Roses really smell like boop dee boop

About Artist: No idea who PLS&TY why, but obviously this is a remix of OutKast’s great song Roses.

About Song: The original Roses came out on Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003.

Favorite Part: I love at 2:00 the “roses really smell like_____”

PLS&TY soundcloud

Snoop Dogg – California Roll (ft. Stevie Wonder, Pharrell)

May 29th, 2015


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Summary: New Classic

About Artist: Snoop Dogg needs no intro. Stevie Wonder needs no intro. Pharrell needs no intro.

About Song: This song is from Snoop Dogg’s 2015 Pharrell produced album “Bush” highly recommended.

Favorite Part: I love the phone vibe of this song. And I love at 2:51 when Stevie sings “I’m talking bout me and youuu”

Stevie Wonder Wikipedia
Snoop Dogg Wikipedia
Pharrell Wikipedia