OnCue – Rich Kid (prod. Brenton Duvall and CJ Luzi)

I saw some chatter about this collaboration on Twitter over the past few days, and I’ve been waiting for the release since I first saw that Cuey, Brenton and CJ were working on a track together.

To be frank, these three artists are three of the most talented up and comers in the game right now, hands down. Just look at OnCue and CJ’s unbelievable “It Usually Goes”. I had the chance to interview Cuey about a year and a half ago, and it’s been clear to me that he is the truth since first hearing his music.

“I speak that realness,” Cuey says, and it’s hard not to agree with him. While his flow is always on point and production always top notch (thanks to CJ et. al), his lyrics are always open, honest, and meaningful.

CJ and Brenton produce an anthem on this one, and Cuey supplies it with a beautiful hook and a couple great verses. It’s got the vintage Brenton Duvall sound, and it’s awesome to see Brenton collaborating with CJ on the beat. I hope these guys do more work together, because this is awesome.

I never was a rich kid, but best believe I’ll die one

If Cuey keeps putting out music of the caliber he has so consistently put out over the past couple years, serious success is inevitable. Cuey knows it, Just Blaze knows it, I know it…do you?

Download “Rich Kid”


Dream Big

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[Video] BADBADNOTGOOD x Tyler, the Creator – Orange Juice (Live)

So I apologize for not posting this week–my laptop has, literally, been sitting in a State Trooper’s barracks in New Hampshire since Saturday night…I won’t get into details, let’s just say it was a long, long, looooong weekend.

Anyway, couldn’t think of a more exciting post to return to. I’ve posted BADBADNOTGOOD on the site a few different times (covering Pe$o by A$AP Rocky  and some more Odd Future), and every time I come across new material from them I get pumped. I’ve been pretty big into jazz for most of my life, although I unfortunately have yet to really show that side of myself on the site, but BADBADNOTGOOD is definitely one of my favorite contemporary jazz bands. Combine that shit with Tyler, and you have a force as unstoppable as the finger’s of BBNG’s pianist.

As Tyler says before he starts rapping, “This shit is so good.” Agreed, Creator, agreed.

It’s just a shame Gucci Mane and Earl weren’t there to throw down their own verses. Free Earl. Free Gucci.



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MF DOOM, Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood – “Retarded Fren”

“This the super villian y’all know who this is”

Usually when I post music I try to write about my opinion on said music…but I don’t know what’s going on. Thom Yorke and MF DOOM? That’s like a strange twisted dream collaboration, I haven’t gotten that excited about seeing two artists work together in longer than I can remember.

But this? “Retarded Fren?” I’ve never heard anything like this. Thought it was horrible the first time I heard it, just confused me. But I’ve relistened maybe 10 times, and every time I listen to it I like it a significant amount more.

It’s a weird song, be warned. Only DOOM and Thom Yorke and the guys from Radiohead could ever create a song like this.

Listen to it over at Pigeons and Planes and let me know what you think, I’m curious to hear the general consensus on this one.

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