Posts in Category/Tag: Mellow

Jidenna – Bambi

February 16th, 2017

Jidenna-Bambi

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Summary: The Chief drops tomorrow!
About Artist: Jidenna is a member of Wondaland Records which is Janelle Monae’s crew.
About Song: This song is a track of off Jidenna’s long awaited, and many times postponed, debut album “The Chief” which is out tomorrow February 17th 2017. I’m giving it a first listen right now I and I gotta say it’s freshhhh.
Favorite Part: I love the mellow vibes. This song really typifies Jidenna’s style, though he goes in hard on some other beats. I also really love the lyrics of this one.
Other:
Jidenna Wikipedia
Wondaland Wikipedia

 

 

Anderson .Paak – Might Be

December 19th, 2016

AndersonPaak-MightBe

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Summary: 1 Track. 4 Songs
About Artist: Anderson .Paak is rising west coast star puttin out all the right vibes. Phil Ade is an DC area rapper who I first featured on gregshiphop.com back in 2009. The Game is an LA rapper who been in the game for a while now (no pun intended). Xscape is an old R&B group from the 90’s.
About Song:I am absolutely in love this this track. Below are four songs that all use the same track. I love all of these verisions…
Anderson .Paak – “Might Be” (2015)
Phil Ade – “Xscape” (2014)
The Game – “Do It To You (ft. Trey Songz)” (2016)
Xscape “Who Can I Run To” (1995)
In January 2016 I heard The Game’s “Do It To You (ft. Trey Songz)”. That reminded me of this Anderson .Paak version from September 2015. I really liked the Anderson .Paak version which at the time reminded me of the Phil Ade’s song “Xscape” (2014). Of course the original is by Xscape and is called “Who Can I Run To” (1995).
Favorite Part: Love the track and I love all of the versions…
Anderson .Paak – “Might Be” (2015)
Phil Ade – “Xscape” (2014)
The Game – “Do It To You (ft. Trey Songz)” (2016)
Xscape “Who Can I Run To” (1995)
Other: ^^^ Listen to the other versions ^^^

Erykah Badu – Hello (ft. Andre 3000)

July 6th, 2016

ErykahBadu-HelloftAndre3000

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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”.
Other:
Erykah Badu Wikipedia
André 3000 Wikipedia

Kendrick Lamar – untitled 06 – 06.30.2014

April 11th, 2016

KendrickLamar-untitled06

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
Summary: CeeLo & K Dot
About Artist: Kendrick Lamar one of most influential hip hop artists today. CeeLo has been in the hip hop game for more than two decades now and a real one of a kind voice.

About Song: This song is one of the tracks that didn’t make the cut to get onto Kendrick’s 2015 masterpiece To Pimp A Butterfly and is instead on an album called “untitled unmastered”. This song also features singer CeeLo Green.
Favorite Part:

Other:
Untitled Unmastered Wikipedia

Pharoahe Monch – Evolve (prod. by Exile)

April 1st, 2016

PharoaheMonch-EvolveprodbyExile

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Summary: Lyrical. Powerful.

About Artist: Pharohe Monch is most famous for his single “Simon Says” (1999) but is also a respected MC who has continued making revolutionary music. This track is produced by Exile who is a super talented producer and who began his early career in a duo group alongside Aloe Blacc.

About Song: This song came out on Pharoe Monch’s third album “W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)” in March 2011. It was never a single but it did re-apper on Exile’s mixtape “Intro to the Outro” in September 2011.

This is the 2nd song from “Intro to the Outro”to be posted in gregshiphop. Check out “Wait For Me (ft. Big Sean, Lupe Fiasco)”

Favorite Part:
1. Listening to Pharoahe Monch speak truth
2. Pharoahe Monch’s pure lyricism
3. The jazzy gospel track

Other:
Pharoahe Monch Wikipedia
Exile WIkipedia
Evolve Lytics (RapGenius)

Roman GianArthur – No Surprises (ft. Janelle Monae)

September 17th, 2015

Roman-GianArthur-NoSurprisesftJanelleMonae

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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.
Other:
OK Lady (freeon Soundcloud)

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

May 29th, 2015

Fashawn-ItsAGoodThingftAloBlaccChoosey

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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.

Other:
Fashawn Wikipedia
Aloe Blacc Wikipedia