August 13th, 2014
DOWNLOAD MP3 DojaCat-SoHighYMNORemix.mp3
Summary: Blunts Up!
About Artist: Doja Cat is an LA artist who recently came out with her first EP title Purrr! Which is a suuuuper chill kind of smoke out album. This track is an official remix by New York based French producer YMNO.
About Song: I don’t know how I came across this song on Sound Cloud but it caught me with the intro and then it just kind of rolled. Though I don’t smoke anymore it did bring me back to those days in a good way : ) This track is a little more upbeat than the original which is even more chill.
Favorite Part: I like that the track is both laid back but also has sharp little rythem. And I do like the sound of her voice singing on the chorus.
Doja Cat Soundcloud
June 28th, 2014
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 ;)
Xiomara Official Website
March 6th, 2014
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.
Aicia Keys Wikipedia
January 2nd, 2014
Beyonce-DrunkInLoveftJayZ Audio Player
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.
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.
October 28th, 2013
JanelleMonae-ElectricLadyftSolange Audio Player
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!
Janelle Monáe Wikipedia
The Electric Lady Album Wikipedia
September 27th, 2013
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.
From the country rock guitar intro to the end I love the feeling of the song.
Mariah Carey Wikipedia
Beautiful (Mariah Carey song) Wikipedia
July 2nd, 2013
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”
Snow Tha Product Wikipedia
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