February 18th, 2017
DOWNLOAD MP3 DJKhaled-ShiningftBeyonceJayZ.mp3
Summary: All of this winning.
About Artist: DJ Khaled is the hype man turned successful social media entrepreneur who is now hosting the royal couple on their new track. Beyonce is everything, and Jay-Z still raps… 21 grammys he’s a savage, 12 solo albums all platinum.
About Song: This song dropped the day after the Grammys where Beyonce was nominated for album of the year for Lemonade, and gave an amazing performance.
Favorite Part: I love…
“All of this winning, I’ve been losing my mind”
“21 Grammys, I’m a savage n*gga
21 Grammys, I’m a savage n*gga
…12 solo albums, all Platinum, n*gga”
July 6th, 2016
DOWNLOAD MP3 ErykahBadu-HelloftAndre3000.mp3
Summary: Throwback to November 2015.
About Artist: Erykah Badu is a the queen of Neo Soul. Andre 3000 is one half of Outkast.
About Song: This song is one of the track off of Badu’s cell phone themed album “But You Caint Use My Phone”. This was one of my favorite project of 2015 and I highly recommend listening to the whole thing all the way through. Other great songs on the album include track 3 which is a remake of Drake’s Hotline Bling.
Favorite Part: I love the whole album “But You Caint Use My Phone”.
Erykah Badu Wikipedia
André 3000 Wikipedia
September 17th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 Roman-GianArthur-NoSurprisesftJanelleMonae.mp3
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)
June 29th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 Rihanna-BitchBetterHaveMyMoneyDiploGrandtheftRemix.mp3
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.
February 21st, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 TheFugees-TheBeast.mp3
Summary: Rest In Power El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
About Artist: The Fugees need no introduction. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel made two albums in the mid 90s. The second, The Score (1996), is an all time classic. The Beast is the fifth track on that album.
About Song: In a time of #blacklivesmatter and exactly 50 years after the murder of Malcolm X, this song is as powerful today as it was when it was released 19 years ago (lyrics).
Favorite Part: Lauryn Hill’s verse at 1:45 has got to be my favorite part….
“The subconscious psychology that you use against me
If I lose control will send me to the penetentiary
Such as Alcatraz, or shot up like al Hajj Malik Shabazz”
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) Wikipedia
The Fugees Wikipedia
The Score Wikipedia
The Beast Lyrics (via RapGenius)
January 28th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 JazmineSullivan-LetItBurn.mp3
Summary: A little sumthin sumthin to get you over that humpday.
About Artist: Jazmine Sullivan is an R&B/Neo Soul singer from Philadelphia. Her most popular song is Bust Your Windows, but all the songs on her 2008 debut album “Fearless” are awesome.
About Song: Jazmine Sullivan just released her third album a couple weeks ago and I’m a big fan.
Favorite Part: I love Jazmine Sullivan’s voice, and this is just a great song. I like that that slow but moving tempo, all the harmonies. I like the parts like at 1:10-1:21.
Jazmine Sullivan Wikipedia
January 19th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 YoungOneEra-LifeIsAGame.mp3
Summary: Good rap. Soulful hook
About Artist: Young One Era is a local Tucson artist! I don’t know anything about Versailles the Truth but I looked her up on soundcloud and she is actually more of a rapper than a hook singer.
About Song: I don’t know much about this song except that it came out in late 2014. Also that it was produced by J. Dominguez
Favorite Part: The production on this song is awesome. I love the video game sounds (Mario, the Donkey Kong drop at 1:55 etc). The rap is solid, and hook is the best part. So beautiful so soulful.
Young One Era Soundcloud
Versailles the Truth Soundcloud
J. Dominguez Soundcloud