Based on probability alone, most people are bad for you. The problem is my generation is so antisocial that they cling to any semblance of familiarity. Familiarity, oftentimes, is also bad for you. This mixtape documents that internal struggle between the comfort of familiarity and the drab of routine. I miss new feelings. In order to experience newness, you first have to acknowledge how damn easy it is to be sucked into unhealthy but familiar tendencies, and then you have to fight those urges. Progress comes from the fight for novelty.
On a different note, “Vic Mensa sang beautifully on a Kanye West song” is not a thought I ever imagined I’d have. But on “Wolves” Vic croons, “I’m just bad (bad, bad) for you,” and it’s the most affecting part of the song (along with the haunting sounds that follow his verse). This mixtape is in part an ode to the perfection of that song. It’s my attempt to channel the same energy of “Wolves” into an entire mixtape that doesn’t include the song itself.
And I was only trying to make it
*SoundCloud mix missing track 7 (“Home” by Heems), track 8 (“The Death, The Funeral” by Sean Leon), and track 19 (“Stay Down” by Big Sean) — so basically, download the entire thing below.
The Internet is a funny place. I learned of Kyle (formerly known as K.i.D), Chris P (half of One Room), and Carnage (a.k.a. Dj Carnage) through completely separate circumstances, and now they are all working together on the same label (the very cool Indie-Pop). I’ll be honest I was hesitant at first about posting Kyle’s stuff. But I like to think my iTunes play count doesn’t lie. While Kyle might not be the best rapper out, his songs are just so fun to listen to and incredibly relatable. He’s just a kid working and playing hard; I don’t know why he changed his name (but really, I bet it’s because of SEO shiz).
Listen to this jam and love the piano outro. That’s an order (sorry).
Bonus! Another Carnage produced hit from the young mastermind.
I’m not addicted to girls, but they’re addicted to meeeee!
I was lucky enough to kick it with G-Eazy aka Young Gerald when he came to Maine earlier this year. Javs were tossed, music was talked, all that good stuff. He’s a great dude, a really funny guy with impeccable style.
Today, he released his video with DJ Carnage for their track “Loaded,” and it has pretty much everything you’d expect from your “quintessential” rap video. Bitches, beaches, and bellies.