Here we have the latest offering from hip hop artist, Dae Zhen. Dipset is another track that showcases his ability to add a hook to his rhymes. Vibe out to this one!
Sam Smith has been blowing up the world and our hearts so it’s only fair we get a new remake of a song here or there. “I’m Not the Only One” is a track that definitely stands out on his gorgeous debut album, so it’s exciting that he’s managed to add a new twist to it. When you think Sam Smith, collaborations with hip hop artists may not pop in your mind but that can now end. ASAP Rocky has added his own edge to the beautifully sorrowful track “I’m Not the Only One” and it’s a good one. Listen to the feature below.
Here’s the thing. Olu is talented. Quite talented. This is the latest single off of his upcoming project. One thing is for sure, Olu is the latest Cleveland rapper to be creating buzz and he does it with such ease.
Man, Skizzy Mars and Michael Keenan blacked out on this. The duo took Baby Boy Da Prince’s 2007 hit and gave it a futuristic facelift. The result is a very positive song with a killer hook and a few slick verses from Mars. Shout out to whoever came up with the idea to draw out the final chorus.
Check out Skizzy’s collab with the new Penthouse Music artist Lais.
For a moment this collaboration seemed like a dream, but it is in reality. Our favorite dark pop band The Neighbourhood have teamed up with everyone’s favorite new artist Raury and it’s a winner. The track oozes a beautiful darkness and is a cry for love. It starts as a track that is a familiar NBHD sound but suddenly there’s an intensity that builds up through the track. Raury puts his touch on it which makes this track that much more special. Listen to the pure music masterpiece below.
Yesterday, I turned 22. Today, no classes because of labor day. Tonight, the best new songs of August, and just like this month (for most), it was a scorcher of a month. Genre jumping, and feature hopping, the best new songs of August are here! Just a great weekend.
Logic and Childish Gambino come together for an epic collaboration. What do you expect when you have two rappers hungry to make moves in the hip hop world. Love love love the flow, the beat, and the verses in this track. Look out for Logic’s debut album which will drop sometime this fall. Cheers!
WOOOOOOO. Jazz Cartier has been quiet for a while now, but today he decided to blow up the spot with his latest single “Set Fire.” The visuals show Jazz doing his favorite (or favourite, since yer boi is from Toronto) thing, and that’s blowing up with his friends, the Get Home Safe crew. Jazz’s frequent collaborator, Lantz, is all over the beat and turned in one of the eeriest efforts you’ve heard in a long time.
Everything’s pointing towards this being the start of something huge for Jacuzzi, so make sure you keep tabs on him and all of Get Home Safe (and if you’re in TO try and get to one of their parties, it’s on my list).
I DON’T GIVE A F*CK
Today was a bizarre day. It was one of the last days before my junior year starts, and my friends and I did stuff we have never done before. We made tacos. We fucking canoed. We broke into our college football stadium and sat on the field and took in the silence of the normally explosively loud venue. We then explored this probably haunted, abandoned mill. I saw a devil drawn on the wall of the basement, and there were bats and just gaping holes in the floors and steps. And the constant factor through all of these strange activities was this song. The artists that matter make the music that soundtracks your life. So, Skizzy Mars matters.
And by the way, the song samples “Touch” by Shura, which is one of my favorite songs of the year. I posted it below.
Kevin Abstract makes it well known that he has a lot of heroes. In attempt to emulate his heroes while also discovering his own sound, his producer Romil and he turned in the 12-track MTV1987 LP that I consider the year’s best album. So during this live interview (that you may be viewing after the fact when it’s not live), I will be talking to Kevin about his heroes, his album, and his quest of becoming the most popular artist alive, and I will be discussing in depth the making of MTV1987 with the suddenly iconic duo.
Cleveland rapper, Olu, is back with his latest buzz single “Work.” It’s been a little over a year since we last heard from him, but man, he hasn’t skipped a beat. I can’t really describe Olu’s music other than it sounds and feels right. You probably don’t even understand what I’m trying to say. I don’t even know what I’m saying. Just listen.
Be on the lookout for not one,
not two, not three…but TWO projects from Olu in the coming months.
This is the last Tape Tuesday before school starts back up again for me. Every summer I try to make that one mix that the few of you who religiously follow my mixes will look back and say, “That music defined my summer.” I think Rare Occasions is that mix. Looking at it from a strictly musical point-of-view, you can clearly see that R&B ruled summer 2014. It’s not even a question. From my personal point-of-view, I am hoping this mix will remind me of the rowdy nights in my new apartment that I only partially remember now. I hope it will remind me of the moments I shared with the people in my life. I hope in the future I will know which moments were significant and which were insignificant because in the moment, the view can be blurred. Maybe I will listen to this assortment of songs in ten years and regret something–or feel some type of way. That’s the beauty of songs. They are like vials for your bottled up emotions that can spill over at any given time. For example, when you are at the perfect level of drunkenness and “0 to 100″ comes on at your own party or when you are driving in the rain and a song comes on and you suddenly feel like you are the main character in a TV drama. In the moments when the rhythm of the music syncs up perfectly with the pace of your life, you get flooded with lost emotion and develop a true connection with a song. Those are the moments that will stay with you forever and give you perspective on the rest of stuff going on in your life. Those are the rare occasions.
For realla, baby
*Missing track 1 (“Her” by Majid Jordan) and track 3 (“On The Way” by Kilo Kish), not available on SoundCloud.