February 10th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 MarkRonson-FeelRightftMystikal.mp3
Summary:Some Mark Ronson whiteboy funk with some in your face Mystikal rap
About Artist: Mark Ronson is a UK musician/producer. He produced Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” and has worked with Adele, Christina Aguilera, and Bruno Mars among others. I fist heard of Mark Ronson on Wale’s “100 Miles and Runnin” (one of my top 5 mixtapes of all time). It turns out that Mark Ronson has had a hand in several more Wale mixtapes as well. I then ran into to Mark Ronson on Rhymefest’s “The Man In the Mirror” which is an awesome Michael Jackson tribute project. Mark Ronson also gave a Ted Talk on Music Sampling (which kinda pissed me off but whatever). Most recently Mark Ronson blew up with his and Bruno Mars’ song Uptown Funk, which is a great song despite the fact that it plagued the radio.
Mystikal was once a huge force in hip hop, with songs like “Shake Ya Ass”, “Danger”, “Move Bitch (w/ Ludacris)”, “Bouncin Back” and others. Despite his platinum success Mystikal commited sexual battery (forcing his hairstylist to give him oral sex) and extortion. For this he spent six years in prison from 2004-2010. He’s been trying to come back ever since. In 2010 he had a song I really liked called “Set Me Free“.
About Song: This song is off of Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special” (2014).
Favorite Part: I just like that Mystikal is back in music and it’s an interesting combo him and Mark Ronson.
The best part is the break at 2:35.
Mark Ronson Wikipedia
February 4th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 Royal-DevilPt1.mp3
Summary: A little pop R&B
About Artist: I have no clue who royal is except that they recently came out with a debut Cycles EP. Their website royalmakesmusic.com is awesome, well designed, and they have a link to download their EP straight from their dropbox.
About Song: This is one of 5 songs off of Royal’s debut EP.
Favorite Part: I really like the chorus, it keeps getting stuck in my head. The pan flute type thing in the background doing arpeggios is cool too.
Royal Official Website
January 31st, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 KeroOne-WhenTheSunshineComes.mp3
Summary: Sounds like John Mayer meet Korea.
About Artist: Kero One is a Korean American rapper/producer based in the bay area. Since 2006 Kero One has been quite successful overseas and has gained recognition in the states as well. I’m a big fan and he has lots and lots of good songs and good albums. The Korean alternative hip hop group Epik High is also involved in this song (on some of the verse I guess). The sweet vocals are courtesy of UK instrumentalist/DJ/vocalist Ben West Beech
About Song: This song is off of Kero One’s 4th album Early Believers (2009). I don’t really know what the song’s about but there is an english version here (not sure if the lyrics are the same).
Favorite Part: I really like the vocals in the chorus but also love the Korean rap. I like the hard consonants and the diction.
Kero One Wikipedia
Kero One Wikipedia
Kero One Wikipedia
January 26th, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 CeeLoGreen-WHoEverLovesMe.mp3
Summary: Short little Monday diddy.
About Artist: Cee Lo Green, the one and only soul machine. Cee Lo is now pretty famous but has had a much longer career than people realize going back to Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley.
It should also be noted that Cee Lo is a rapist.
About Song: This is song a little track off of a project called TV On the Radio that Cee Lo dropped on SoundCloud last week.
Favorite Part: I just like Cee Lo’s voice and this is a nice short little tune.
Cee Lo Green Wikipedia
January 23rd, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 Tuxedo-DoIt.mp3
Summary: Hooray for Friday!
Do you love Uptown Funk but can’t stand to listen to it one more time?
About Artist: Tuxedo is one part white soul boy Mayer Hawthorne, one part underground hip hop producer Jake One. They recently came together to form Tuxedo and plan to put out a debut album later this year.
About Song: This really gets at the disco vibe at the heart of Tuxedo. With Uptown Funk getting so much play time I thought now would be a good time to share this track.
Favorite Part: I love that funky disco vibe. Ain’t no reason why this song isn’t all over the radio.
Mayer Hawthorne Wikipedia
Jake One Wikipedia
January 21st, 2015
DOWNLOAD MP3 FloRida-GDFR.mp3
Summary: If you liked Turn Down for What or Talk Dirty to Me, you’ll love this. Get the Instrumental version here
About Artist: Flo Rida is the radio rapper known for such classics as Low (ft. T-Pain) and Right Round (ft. Ke$ha). Sage the Gemini is more of an underground California rapper but became famous with his single Gas Pedal.
About Song: This is a song off of Flo Rida’s upcoming album The Perfect 10, which I don’t think I’ll be listening to.
Favorite Part: This song isn’t very good. But the drop, oh the drop. I’m just a sucker for that sound at 1:09. I downloaded the instrumental and I have to say I like it more than this version so…
Flo Rida Wikipedia
Sage the Gemini Wikipedia
June 28th, 2014
DOWNLOAD MP3 PhilAde-HappyRoyalFamRemix.mp3
Summary: Been missin Phil Ade’s flow. (Old song I know)
About Artist: Phil Ade is a DC rapper who I really got into into 2010.
About Song: This song should have been posted months ago. Not much to say about it but it’s a great flow on a catchy pharrell track. Try to enjoy like you haven’t heard the original a million times
Phil Ade’s flow just keeps. on. going.