As much as I love the internet, there’s no denying that it can be an incredibly scary place. The unlimited sharing of files, and the stealing and pirating of such files, is a huge business. And, where there’s huge business, there’s huge players. Players who will do whatever necessary to protect their game. The Pirate Bay is one of those businesses. Run by incredibly brilliant, cunning, and adaptive geniuses, they have become one of the most influential file sharing sites on the internet.
This is a trailer of the documentary that tells their story. Watch and enjoy, and keep in mind that, without file sharing sites such as those god-fathered by TPB, there would be no Sunset, no PMA, no music blogs.
Finally, we hear 3 Stacks addition to Pink Matter.
Exciting for two reasons:
1. Frank Ocean and OUTKAST? Are you KIDDING ME?
2. Does this mean Big Boi and 3 Stacks are working? Please God, say yes?
The coolest cats kill it per usual, real slow and nice like. Enjoy.
If models are made for modelin’, thick girls are made for cuddlin.”
PS FUCK INFLUENZA ya boy is over here chillin on a 104 degree fever. That’s 40 Celcius for our lovely European readers.
Got a new one from e-dubble in my inbox this morning. “Plot Twist” is the first installment in what will be a new monthly song series called “First Friday.” I really like the production, really enjoy the verses…really not a fan of that chorus. That being said, I’ll be bumping this one. Combined with the horn-bass of the instrumental, e-dubble sounds pretty mean and his flow is on point here. e-dubble has been a big Sunsetter for a while, and he continues to deliver top notch goods.
Check back at the start of each month for a new one from this man.
“Dumbed Down Numbness”
Got a mean one from Pusha that dropped recently. Pusha has the second best grunt in the game; second only to Rozay himself. Popcaan and Travi$ Scott add to the track here but the real stars are Push and Young Chop on the beat.
Cool to see Young Chop blowing up the way he is; just a few months ago he was a low-level Chicago producer working on straight ign’ance with Chief Keef. Now he’s going hard with the G.O.O.D. crew…atta way Chi town, atta way.
Not much more to say about this one but if you’re looking for a new song to mean mug to, you’ve found it here.
I got diamonds on my blocka UNGH
It’s been a while, Sunset. Nice to see you again. I’m back. And what better way to come back than with some extra ratchet Chief Keef. Ahhh, the simple ignorance of Keef’s lyrics, so refreshing.
Aylen teams up with Dotcom to add to some fat bass to this hood anthem. If you’re unfamiliar with The Chief, read up here (Via The Fader). As a Chicagoan myself, the hip hop scene is both really promising yet devastatingly representative of the out of hand gang violence that has plagued the Windy City for decades. Kanye often references the issue in his music–“It’s a war going on outside we ain’t safe from, I feel the pain in my city wherever I go, 314 soldiers died in Iraq, 509 died in Chicago”–so it’s interesting that he and the G.O.O.D. Music crew would put an official remix of the song on Cruel Summer, given Keef’s clear ties to gang violence in the city Kanye calls home.
Regardless, Aylen and Dotcom give this song a filthy little fixup, and the result is facemelting.
Check out more of Aylen’s work here, and get rowdy to “I Don’t Like” this weekend.
Oh, and before I forget, do yourself a favor and like this on Hype Machine. You know you want to.
Aer is back with another video, this time opting to go with Exodus Productions as opposed to their usual director, Matt MiGGz. To be honest, I think this might be their best video yet.
The black and white coloring adds another element to the video, and the visuals are pretty stunning. There’s not too much going on in this video, but the well shot piece is interesting enough on its own.
Enjoy, and catch Aer on their summer tour with OCD this summer.
Manicanparty is a new group that I’m really excited about. We’ve featured them a few times on Sunset so far, first for their production on Oncue’s mixtapes and more recently with their own solo stuff, and now we get a new music video for their single “Rebels in the Light.”
Their music has a really interesting, ambient undertone to it that combines beautifully with their eclectic rhythms and singing.
I think they have incredible potential as a group–it will be interesting to see what direction they take their music in, because I don’t think it would be a difficult stretch for them to go in an increasingly poppy direction to find serious success.
For now, though, enjoy the music video and keep your eye out for this promising new duo.
A$AP Rocky just dropped the much anticipated visuals for his new Hit-Boy produced single “Goldie.” I’ve been pretty disappointed with the quality of popular hip hop music videos (with the exception of anything Jason Goldwatch has touched), but I was really pleased with this.
The video depicts Rocky and the A$AP mob rolling through Paris and their native Harlem. Rocky easily has some of the best fashion sense in the game right now. He’s rocking Raf Simmons, Jeremy Scott, and Martin Margiela at various points throughout the video, and it’s cool seeing a rapper with his style rocking some of the most refined fashion houses.
This song is easily my favorite song right now, it’s been tough recently to listen to anything else, and this top-notch video makes it all the better. Seriously crispy visuals and I love the framing of the shots, especially the driving shots throughout Pareee. Enjoy.
This is about to be the JAM. Every now and then I need some of that ignorance to bump and this fills that role perfectly. For those of you unaware of Sir Carnage, he’s homies with Theo London and has produced for the likes of Theophilus himself, Kreayshawn, A$AP Rocky, and others, most recently known for the Theo x A$AP collaboration “Big Spender.”
He dropped a video for Loaded a while back which I was disappointed with because it was so short and there was no MP3 to download. But I played it on YouTube over and over again, dancing around cooking wonton soup for days.
Now, I get an extended version with Sunset favorite G-Eazy on it? Why thank you, bartender, that’s exactly what I’d like. Both Young Gerald and DJ Carnage are about to blow up. I’m calling a twitter verification for both of ’em by September.
I Be Stayin One Hunned/ Vans On, My Pockets Chunky (Stupid Chunky)
We’ve been rolling with the crew of Radical Something since they first started, and it’s always great to get new material from them. They’re a unique group, fusing together hip hop, pop and acoustic roots into their very own sound.
They recently released their video for You Feel Amazing directed by @JoeBusy_, which chronicles what it’s like being on tour for them. They’ve been killing it on the road, and I suggest you go to see them live if you ever have the opportunity–I have yet to be able to do so myself, but I’ve heard nothing but great things.
Check out the video below, and download the free MP3 while you’re at it.
My life has recently changed. I have taken a liking to country, and it truly has changed my life. I’m not exactly sure how it happened–maybe from kids playing it at school, maybe from my sister playing it at home, but one day I just couldn’t stop listening to it and it’s been in heavy rotation ever since.
A lot of people hate country–trust me, I understand that. I couldn’t listen to it until about a week and a half ago, and I couldn’t understand what anyone saw in it. Now I’ve completely flip flopped. When people tell me they can’t listen to country now, it makes no sense to me.
Anyway, these are my favorite country songs right now, the songs that got me into country in the first place.
By all means, PLEASE help me grow my country collection. Let me know in the comments what else I should be listening to!
Josh Kelley – Georgia Clay
Punch Brothers – This Girl
Jason Aldean – Church Pew or Barstool
Joe Nichols – Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Kenny Chesney – You and Tequila (feat. Grace Potter)
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band – Different Kind of Fine
Download “This is Country”