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 — mixing melody and rhyme as well as he ever did on Acid Rap. My anticipation for his next project is reaching unhealthy levels. I even caught myself humming the Bieber part of “Confident” the other day. It’s bad. Anyway, check out his remix of “Don’t Wait” below.
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’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.
One of the biggest surprises of last year was when Beyoncé released a 5th album as a complete surprise to all fans and press. It caused a huge splash and further respect for Queen Bey. Today, it appears other artists are following suit, the latest of whom being Kid Cudi, who today released his album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, which was originally due out on April 29th.
The approach completely goes against all things traditional, whereby the marketing leading up to the album release often outdoes the album itself. We typically see three singles released before an entire album, and all leading up to the release, fans are anxiously awaiting the day they can get their hands on the entire album, either legally or illegally. But as we’ve seen it, the shine tends to wear off pretty quickly, and in modern-day music consumption, many will move on to the next bright and shiny new release after a run through of that album. Many times, people wont even get to the end of the album if the songs at the beginning of the stack aren’t strong enough.
The fast-paced, ADHD modern method of consumption leaves artists with few options but to release single after single, put out free music, or, as we’re seeing here, completely rethink the system.
So here we have it: an entire Kid Cudi album, two months early, released with minimal marketing efforts, available via iTunes.
What do you think; is this a method that other artists should use to put out their music? Or is it one only fit for Queen Bey herself?
“Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now” – Kid Cudi:
Download KiD CuDi Too Bad I Have To Destroy You Now
So I probably should’ve looked at what kind of remix this was before I started listening….because I had no idea it was a trap remix, and I was like this is different, but different good.
YONAS takes the radio hit, Counting Stars, and transforms it into a trap remix that’s just as addicting. This is his latest tune to hit the blogosphere as he’s ready to set afoot on a 26 city Spring Tour entitled “The Up All Night Tour.” You can get tix here.
She said she love me, she don’t know what love means
You know when you see something or do something and it sparks all these memories you forgot you had? Dammit, I guess that is déjà vu (I was thinking it wasn’t déjà vu when I typed the first sentence out, but now I’m realizing it totally is déjà vu. No, you’re dumb.). So I recently experienced a moment of déjà vu–not like in a “white girl using a fancy word incorrectly way”–like actual déjà vu. I have already forgot what exactly triggered the flood of memories, but I remember the feeling of clarity I had in that moment. It was almost scary and overwhelming. Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Unfortunately, this quote has become raped into cliché, but the meaning holds true. I feel like “All Say” is Skizzy Mars looking around and reminiscing. I don’t know if something sparked these memories. Probably weed, come to think of it. Actually, definitely weed; he says it in the song, so there.
Pace will be out March 4th.
Lena Dunham’s HBO show Girls gets it right 90% of the time. It’s a massive critical success, and for whatever reason a few people on the Internet like to pretend that it’s not good. Whatever–this isn’t even about whether you like Girls or not; get off my back. I was watching the latest episode (S3:E7, “Beach House”) yesterday and was just fucking obsessed over how perfectly Marnie (played by Allison Williams) represents young adults today (me being one of them). And her portrayal of an unemployed, unaware, self-loathing waste of space is perfectly conveyed in “Numb,” the latest offering from Skizzy Mars. So there, past English teachers: I made a connection. And then I thought more and decided I wasn’t even insulted that this is my future. I just accept it as characteristics of my generation. I almost took pride in our awfulness; really, it’s kind of sad. Skizzy’s new mixtape Pace will be out March 4th.
Maybe if we loved ourselves, it wouldn’t be so hard to love each other
Two awesome remixes in 24 hours? Is this allowed to happen? Are we in heaven? You could totes roll and get high to this.