Our blog spans across several genres of music, from hip-hop, trapwave, chillwave, electronica, indie rock, electropop, and beyond. We also take submissions from music artists or producers that want to promote their project or track.
Miguel was apparently feelin’ himself last night, as he performed on-stage at the Billboards. He decided it would be a smart decision for his little ass to try to jump across a crowd of fans to another portion of the stage…. Two ladies in the crowd paid the price for it. One getting kicked fully in the face with Miguel’s “man-heels” & the other getting a WWE-style leg drop across her neck… Good times, good times…
Who said the Nation’s Cap don’t know ‘bout dat funk? Well probably no one. Regardless, after an adventure the other night I made the conscious effort into finding these artists after picking a spot at random. Sometimes you gotta get curious and try something new/find a bathroom after getting drunk at a different bar.
All Good Funk Alliance is two guys hailing from Alexandria, VA who are heavily influenced by funk, hip hop, disco, jazz, and pretty much anything that’ll get your ass moving. Bass heavy in their grooves, AGFA released “Jack of All Trades” under Fort Knox Recordings. Here’s a mix they did for the UK that crosses genres in their sound.
Qdup Foundation, like their fellow funk partners, bring that funky sound to the capital. Mixing more rock, breakbeats, and house, Qdup has an interesting blend which also got the attention of Fort Knox Recordings. And including samples from god knows where and countless remixes has made them internationally known.
Understand all of this stemmed from one of these 2 remixing “Get Lucky” from Daft Punk. Can’t find it for the life of me. So if you guys got it….hook a ninja up.
The first 30 seconds confuse the frruck out of me. I don’t know what kinda scientific bullshit WhiteFolkz is spittin’ but it seems really deep. I even Google’d that shit and still nothing. And it’s muthafuckin’ Google, son. It’s probably I’m just too tired from my hangover to really put much thought into it. Nevertheless, Folkz (formerly Whitefolkz) has gone from the Pimp moniker that I was first introduced to and may be heading toward a different direction with laid back flow. Different as this beat sounds more grungy, filthy, dirty, rich with packs to move.
Filmed at the set of the Jean Claude Van Damme movie, “Cyborg”, Folkz reps his city with pride as he spits some mathematics that a straight edge like me doesn’t understand. And he has no shame showcasing where he’s from. With a new name, Folkz is currently working on his new album “Slumdogg Trillionaire” coming real soon.
A black truck rolled up to Willamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY last night, as a crowd gathered to see what the hubbub was about. It turned out to be Kanye premiering new music with a video for “New Slaves”. The black truck projected the video on one of the building faces. This is the clearest vid you’ll see of it. (Besides this one: http://cmplx.it/10LDk4i , Complex won’t let me embed it.)
I prefer the late 90s - early 2000’s backpacker Ye over the Versace Ye of today. His songs were far more musical then, instead of consisting of trap drum patterns, 808 bass & blips and blops of some weird sound.
At least this song seems to have a message contained within it & doesn’t have him just name-dropping fashion labels (Although he does drop “Alexander Wang” in this song, but for a purpose). Will we ever get a fun Kanye back? Seems like every song or video he’s put out lately occurs in some “Fist of The Northstar”-type, dystopian apocalypse. Where’s the Evel Knievel-Kanye at? This tweet sums up my thoughts perfectly:
I can’t believe I have to live in a Kanye world without a Dave Chappelle
D.T. (Da Truth) drops us his video for “City Love/Can I Live”, a 2-in-1 video. D.T. spits hot bars over modern new school beats, with a very versatile and effortless flow. He has a penchant for catchy hooks & memorable lines, creating head-nodding music without sacrificing his obvious lyrical skills. His knack for songwriting is on par with more established & mainstream artists, and in some cases superior. If he can get his music into right hands & played for the right ears, He’ll be the one to watch… I’m calling it right now….
“I’m Not Going To Use A Bunch Of Corny Metaphors Or Flashy Words To Describe Myself. Everything You Need To Know About Me Is Located Below In My Music. I’m Telling The Story Of My City, My Family, and My Struggle And hopefully You Can Relate.” - D.T. (Da Truth)
Cleveland area hero CHARLES RAMSEY was interviewed last night regarding his finding and rescuing of the three area girls who had been missing for ten years. The women — Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight — vanished separately a decade ago while in their teens and early 20s only blocks from the eight-room house where they were found Monday night. Their rescue came when Berry, now 27, hailed a neighbor (CHARLES RAMSEY) while her captor was out, kicked in part of the front door with his help and frantically called 911. Here is a remix of that interview courtesy of RADICAL TURF owner and multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter KONRAD. Check it out and pass it on!
RATCHET, TURNUP, MOLLY (OFFICIAL VIDEO) - TURNUP TWINZ FT. TINA TURNUP
This parody video is from NYC Hot97 DJs Peter Rosenberg & Cipha Sounds, ironically making fun of the recent crop of crapper (crappy rapper) songs on the radio these days. Putting into visual and auditory form what all true hip-hop heads see as the absurdity of popular mainstream rap music.
Peter Rosenberg has been a champion of real hip-hop ever since he’s come up from the DMV radio station 106.7 to the NYC hip hop powerhouse Hot97. He hasn’t let what they force him to play effect his love for that real shit, even though Hot97 is one of the driving forces putting this garbage forward & into our eardrums. Keep strong, Rosenberg, stay strong.
EDAN’S ‘Beauty and the Beat’ was a psychedelic boom-bap masterpiece and one of 2005’s best albums. Word on the street is that EDAN is hard at work on his next classic.
If this 30 minute gem is any indication, Edan’s next joint is going to be mind-blowingly fresh, ridiculously dope, and an ultramagnetic Space Age diamond of sonic perfection.
This is easily some of the best music I have heard in long while; a dusty, Echoplexed, Moog drenched B-Boy delight.
Each time I listen to this I like it more.
Outerspace B-Boys are body rockin’ to this jam right now on a planet near you.
Aside from being one of this generation’s best MC’s, Edan is shaping up to a peerless Master behind the boards, we are talking unearthly, True Master type skills.
To hold us over until his next album lands on Planet Earth, EDAN and TOM FITZGERALD have teamed us to bring us this Interplanetary Psychedelic 30 minute B-Boy Audio-Visual excursion.
Here is the press release for ‘ECHO PARTY‘… “Ever since the success of Edan’s 2005 sophomore release Beauty and the Beat (Lewis Recordings) the phones have been ringing off the hook here at Traffic Entertainment with questions from all around the world asking “What s up with Edan” and “When is the new album coming out?” After it became clear to us that a new Edan album was nowhere near completion we had a eureka moment.
We approached Edan with a unique opportunity; full access to Traffic Entertainment Group’s extensive back catalog to mix and rework in any way he could imagine. We figured this would be a fairly quick and painless project that would be fun for Edan and also offer him some help in getting his name back out into the market while shedding some light on lesser known but full on dope titles buried deep in our back catalog.
Two years and a new label later, Five Day Weekend and Edan have finally finished the project. What began as a simple mix, has grown into a colorful full on production album that features Edan as the musician displaying his skills on live instruments including synthesizers, guitar, percussion, echoplex… even glockenspiel and kazoo.
Echo Party has Edan’s personality intermixed with a wealth of amazing material. Elements are pulled from original multi tracks and these isolated accapellas and drum breaks have not been heard by any ears except the engineers and original artists that were in on the original sessions. Other portions are more identifiable though obscured by the filter of Edan’s ever improving studio techniques.
Only an artist like Edan with his borderline obsessive commitment to detail could have brought such a project to life.
Echo Party promises to be one of 2009 s most celebrated releases.”
Pretty bold maneuver from Mac Miller using a Fly-Lo produced beat as his lead single. It seems like a departure from his last album “Blue Slide Park”. Looks like his new album might be heading to left & thats to be respected. Too many rappers stay in a lane, are afraid to evolve & take the less traveled route, Mac seems like he’s not afraid of doing just that.