Xiomara-ElectricRelaxationftAmerigoGazawayAudio Player DOWNLOAD MP3 Xiomara-ElectricRelaxationftAmerigoGazaway.mp3 Summary: Smooth and Jazzy About Artist: Xiomara is Berkeley singer sonwriter who has yet to catch her break but I really like what she does. Amerigo Gazaway is one of my favorite producers right now. He specializes in remake, mashups, redits, reworks, he is one of my all time favorite remix artists. About Song: This song is a cover of a Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxtion”, with some other lyrics from Tribe’s “Find A Way”, and a little musical bit from No Diggity (which I guess was originally Bill Withers). Favorite Part: This song is almost a little tooo laid back for my tastes but like how smooth she is on it, and it’s a creative reimagination of the two original Tribe Calle Quest songs.
Also, not gonna lie, I like the don’t mess with bill part at the end ;)
Pharrell-KnowWhoYouAreftAliciaKeysAudio Player DOWNLOAD MP3 Pharrell-KnowWhoYouAreftAliciaKeys.mp3 Summary: Pharrell’s new album G I R L was a bit of a let down but I like this track. About Artist: Pharrell Williams is the hip hop producer, suave singer, style trendsetter, super talented musician extrodinaire. Alicia Keyes is a R&B queen (also a talented musician and piano player). About Song: This song is off of Pharrell’s recently released album G I R L. The album was only 10 tracks and was a bit of a let down but how could it not be with such high expectations. Happy was of course the lead single from the album but along with that and this Alicia Keys track track I really liked the outro ‘It Girl’ .
Though it’s a little repetitive I really like the hook especially when Alicia Keys sings it. It’s easy listening and it makes me feel good.
Beyonce-DrunkInLoveftJayZ Audio Player DOWNLOAD MP3Beyonce-DrunkInLoveftJayZ.mp3 Summary: Happy New Year! Here’s to 2014 A Year of Love! About Artist: Beyonce just keeps getting better. How does she do it? I have no idea. About Song: This song is off of Beyonce ‘surprise’ album that she just dropped. Already this songs is dominating the radio. Jay-Z pretty much sucks on this song but the hook and the baseline are just sooo good.
Favorite Part: I like the chorus, just Beyonce’s growly voice and the super sick base line on this track.
Reminds me of the raw fcking power of just being in love.
JanelleMonae-ElectricLadyftSolange Audio Player DOWNLOAD MP3JanelleMonae-ElectricLadyftSolange.mp3 Summary: 4 DAYS UNTIL JANELLE MONAE! About Artist: I’ve been wanting to post some Janelle Monae for a looong time now, like since August. Her recent album (her second) titled “The Electric Lady” is soooo goood. I’m absolutely obsessed with it, and have since become obsessed with Janell Monae, she is absolutely the best. About Song: This is just one of many great songs that I’ll posting from the album here. Just listen to it. Power Up Power Up! Favorite Part:
MariahCarey-BeautifulftMiguel Audio Player DOWNLOAD MP3 MariahCarey-BeautifulftMiguel.mp3 Summary: #Summer2013 is a recap of the songs that made the summer of 2013 one of the best ever. Miguel had a good summer, that’s for sure. About Artist: Mariah Carey is a pop artist who’s name I haven’t thought about in a loooongtime. That’s why I was surprised when this song dropped and made me fall in love with it. Miguel is an R&B singer who had a really good summer. I really started liking him with songs like How Many Drinks and Come Here then this song and then J. Cole’s Power Trip (to be posted) and Janelle Monae’s Primetime (also to be posted). About Song: This song is a single form Mariah Carey’s 14th album that came out in May 2013. I haven’t listened to any of it… but maybe I should. I really like this song, it’s just a solid solid song. Favorite Part:
From the country rock guitar intro to the end I love the feeling of the song.
SnowThaProduct-Play Audio Player DOWNLOAD MP3 SnowThaProduct-Play.mp3 Summary: This bilingual FeMC Goes Hard! About Artist: Snow Tha Product is a Mexican American rapper of the Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea wave. Snow makes those songs that you just want to bump at full volume. Her mixtape Good Nights & Bad Mornings was highly regarded. Snow got some hype from her independent album Unorthodox but really took off from her 90 second Youtube Video “Holy Shit” (watch it!) About Song: This song is off of Snow’s upcoming mixtape Good Nights & Bad Mornings 2: The Hangover. Another song from the same tape called On Now was also recently released and is really good. Favorite Part: I love how hard she goes! And this isn’t the only other song she does this on. Like I said earlier check out “Holy Shit”
DOWNLOAD MP3 TomCaruana-GotYourMoney.mp3 Summary: Mashup Madness About Artist: I have no clue who Tom Caruana is but you can check out his site here. The Beatles are a rock group from the UK (maybe you’ve heard of them). Ol’ Dirty Bastard was a member of the Wu Tang Clan. Kelis is an R&B singer best known for her single Milkshake About Song: This song is a mashup between the Beatles ‘You Never Give Me Your Money” and “Got Your Money”. It is off of a project made by Tom Caruana called “Wu-Tang Vs. The Beatles: Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers” (a play on the album Magical Mystery Tour and 36 Chambers) Favorite Part:
The mix itself is the best part. But I also really like the part at 1:28 where ODB finishes his verse and it goes into the chorus