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Tirzah stole our heats with her 2013 EP I’m Not Dancing and now she’s back to bring us some more. “No Romance” gives us an r&b vibe but with a quirky twist. It’s soft and tender yet completely edgy and cool, in other words it’s the perfect mixture of everything you may need. Tirzah’s latest EP, also titled No Romance, will be released next month via Greco-Roman.
In the middle of all the craziness surrounding the bizarre (but brilliant) collaboration between Skrillex and Chance The Rapper earlier tonight, Chance posted a subtle tweet:
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) March 11, 2014
Um, what? A remix of one of the biggest surprise blog hits of 2013 (“Don’t Wait”) by everyone’s favorite newcomer (Chano)? Yes, please. Over Magnus Lidehall’s excellent production, Chance drops a deceptively complex verse based on a strained long-distance relationship that takes detours to sprinkle in biblical metaphors and a Chicago violence reference — all while mixing melody and rhyme as well as he ever did on Acid Rap. Basically, my anticipation for his next solo project is reaching unhealthy levels. I even caught myself humming the Bieber part of “Confident” the other day. It’s getting bad, you guys. Anyway, follow my lead and replay this short remix over and over while you wait.
Don’t worry, I had to do a double-take too when I saw Frank Ocean, The Clash‘s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon and Diplo were all on a track together. It only made sense was when I realized that they collaborated for Converse’s “Three Artists, One Song” project. I had sort of forgotten that they did this, but I remember when they got Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij (of Vampire Weekend) and Bethany Cosentino (of Best Coast) together on a track called “All Summer” back in 2010.
This time around, they’ve pulled some stellar artists together, and they even recruited the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir for an angelic refrain. The result is a catchy tune that plays on the strengths of all key players: Frank Ocean’s alluring storytelling through his vocals, the punk instrumentals and shouts from Jones and Simonon, and the perfect production that Diplo has become famous for. The woo of the children’s choir is the icing on top of the cake.
There’s always a fear that collaborations like this will fall flat on their faces, but surprisingly enough, they can just as often work like a charm. This time, we’re lucky it was the latter.
Okay so like is this hat attached to Pharrell’s head or something? The video for Future‘s latest single “Move That Dope” is kinda weird, I’m just being honest. We have Pharrell’s weird hat, Casino’s verse got cut out (which I’m not totally complaining about), and Wiz Khalifa and Schoolboy Q are just kinda hanging around. Whatever, this song bangs. Check out the tracklist for Future Hendrix’s upcoming Honest LP, too, courtesy of 2DopeBoyz.
It’s sometimes nice to know the right people as that’s how I found myself with this track in my inbox. ZHU, before today, was an anonymous artist before today posting music with no indication of who he was, but we now have a name to the music.
I give you Faded. which is a chilling vibe that is most likely meant to roll with molly. Regardless of your molly habits, this is for everyone as this should fair pretty well with the internet game.
As a bonus, I included his Outkast cover that hit the webs when he was anonymous.
I have to say I didn’t really like the Sam Smith song “Money on my Mind” the first time I heard it. It didn’t sound like the Sam Smith I had fallen in love with on “Lay Me Down” or “Latch.” It sounded too bubblegum for me, and it didn’t make his voice sound as angelic as I know it can. But I’m coming around to the song, after learning a bit more about the inspiration behind it and how Sam was screwed over by so many agents and managers in the music business. Just as I was starting to warm up to the song, I heard from a friend that another of my recent musical loves, MisterWives, had covered the pop tune.
Listening to it, I think it might be perfection. Lead singer Mandy Lee nails the pitches, harmonizes perfectly, and in the end I’m thinking her voice might even be a better fit for this song than Sam’s. I know that’s saying a lot, but I just don’t think the original emphasizes Sam’s strengths. It strains his voice too much. What do yall think?
Nothing better than a bit of girl power and it’s a relief we’ve got fabulous talents like Ji Nilsson and Marlene teaming up to warm our hearts. “Love You Anyway” is a soothing pop song filled with a theme of love and tenderness. Can’t really go wrong there. Feel free to collaborate as much as you’d like ladies, we will not complain. Check out the perfect pair and their creation below.
Hugh recently made us marvel at their newest track “Look Back In Laughter”, with it’s slightly dark yet beautiful vibe, it reeled us in. Now Paper Tiger have taken the tune and created something a bit edgier with it. It’s still got it’s original beauty peeking out, however this version is a bit lighter. Let’s just say both versions are a must-hear so don’t miss out either way, it simply wouldn’t be right.
I’m going to preface this with a “this is not for everyone” label. If you like turning down for what, getting turnt, doing hoodrat things, crumping, or enjoy the occasional dubstep-trap music, then this is for you! Fortunate enough for me, I enjoy one of the above, but we’ll keep that our little secret on which one.
Yeah, not what I expected.
Chuck Inglish & Chance? The Rapper? link up for a dope, rock sounding, collaboration that will appear on Chuck’s Convertibles album that is dropping in the not so distant future. The blues feel that comes with the song is nothing short of excellent. I’m not the biggest Chuck fan, but kudos to him and Chance for creating “Glam” as it’s worthy of a listen, or two, or three, or forty.
Big Sean drops his own solo version of Rick Ross’ “Sanctified” which appeared on his latest album. You better believe he’s doing what he does best: wordplay. There’s really only about a minute and a half of rapping, the rest is intro-outro church-like-stuff going on.
I mean, sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling like the black Brad Pitt, too.
Skizzy Mars just dropped the third single from his project Pace, coming out March 4th. This one features some futuristic production by Michael Keenan, simple flow patterns by Skizzy and a catchy hook in which Skizzy lets the world know that he might not be huge yet, but he’s too ill not to make it big. Might seem a little pompous, but I’d say Skizzy has put in the work to back it up. Come March 4th, we’ll see if the rest of the songs on Pace are ill enough to back that shit up.