Posts in Category/Tag: Mellow

Mick Jenkins – Jazz

January 17th, 2015

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Summary: mmmm

About Artist: Mick Jenkins is a young 23 year old rapper from Chicago. He released his first mixtape in 2012 and is just now gaining a wider audience after his 2014 mixtape The Water[s]

About Song: This is a song from Mick Jenkins’ 2014 mixtape The Water[s]. It’s a really great mixtape with track 14 Martyrs being the most famous. The sample for the beat actually comes from a cover of Toxic by Britney Spears.

Favorite Part: I like how slow and jazzy the track is while Mick Jenkins goes in real hard. He really paints a picture with his lyrics that goes great with the music.

Other:
Mick Jenkins Wikipedia

Lyrical, Mellow,

Lauryn Hill – Black Rage

August 25th, 2014

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Summary: Raw and real.
About Artist:
Tthe one and only Ms. Lauryn Hill needs no introduction. While her musical career has completely fallen apart her immortal works on Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and with the Fugees have earned her a solid place in the pantheon of hip hop / R&B.
About Song: This song was recorded in her living room and is dedicated to the community of Ferguson MO where Mike Brown was killed. Elements of the lyrics and melody are borrowed from The Sound Of Music’s “My Favorite Things”

Favorite Part:
Though it’s a rought cut, I love how raw it is. That simple driving rhythm over her haunting melody is really powerful.

Other:
Black Rage Lyrics (via RapGenius)
Lauryn Hill Wikipedia

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Doja Cat – So High (YMNO Remix)

August 13th, 2014

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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.

Other:
Doja Cat Soundcloud

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Xiomara – Electric Relaxation (ft. Amerigo Gazaway)

June 28th, 2014

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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 ;)

Other
Xiomara Official Website 

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Tupac Shakur – Dear Mama (J Period Remix)

June 28th, 2014

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.
Summary:  Tupac reworked by the master J Period.

About Artist: J Period is a master producer who has done some of my favorite projects including The Messengers, that Abstract Q-Tip classic, and just recently The Legacy of James Brown.

About Song: This song is off of a yet to be released project “Holler is You Hear Me Remixed” which will be a mixtape inspired by the upcoming Broadway musical about Tupac called Holler If You Hear Me (really not sure how I feel about that :/). This song take Tupac’s 1995 Dear Mama and blends it with Sting’s “Shape of My Heart” (also used in Nas’ “The Message” from ‘It Was Written”)

Favorite Part:
Tuac’s lyrics are timeless and the tone of this music really fits with this one.

Other:
Tupac Wikipedia
J Period Wikipedia

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Sango – Baile Somebody

March 10th, 2014

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Summary: A chill little instrumental mix
About Artist: I really don’t know anything about this guy. I’m pretty sure he live in the US but he must have some kind of Brazilian background.
About Song: This song is from a project that you can download for $1  here call Da Rocinha 2. Rocinha is a favela in Rio which is reflected in the album art. This track is a remix of Aaliyah’s Are You That Somebody, among other things.

Favorite Part:
Just a really creative mix that I like

Other:
Sango’s Bandcamp Page

Instrumental, Mellow,

Childish Gambino – The Worst Guys (ft. Chance The Rapper)

March 10th, 2014

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THIS SONG HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COMPLAINT BY THE RIAA.

Summary: A little alternative chill rap.

About Artist:  Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) is a super talented guy. He was a writer for the TV show 30 Rock before acting in Community. His Childish Gambino alter ego does all of his own production and the dude can rap. Chance the Rapper is a young guys  (under 21) from Chicago and has found huge sucess after his 2013 mixtape Acid Rap (which I really really like too).

About Song: This song is off of Gambino’s 2014 album Because The Internet (Gambino is very public and active on Twitter). If you want to appreciate the song fully check out the meaning of the lyrics on Rap Genius Here. Check out other Childish Gambino song on GregsHipHop

Favorite Part: I like Childish Gambino’s first first. I also like how the song breaks down into those soaring electric guitars at the end.

Other: The Worst Guys  lyrics via RapGenius

Chance the Rapper wikipedia

Childish Gambino wikipedia

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