We’re getting used to getting those addictive bangers from Ishdarr, but he’s taking another route with his latest single. “Four the Fuck of It” is a serious display of what the young Milwaukee artist is capable of. The track shows that he’s more than his catchy tracks and he’s got that soul to get him further in the hip-hop world. As we hear the symphony play, we get a dose of Ishdarr’s realness, which ends up being a combination that meshes oh so well. Hopefully, 2016 is another big year for our favorite Milwaukeean. For now, get a dose of his new track “Four the Fuck of It” below.
IshDARR brought his “A” game in 2015 and it’s clear he’s not stopping in 2016. He already brought the fire with his track “Time Shawty” last month and now he’s taking it up a notch with his latest, “ALPHA”. The Milwaukee native has been making his city proud with his energetic, authentic hip-hop and he’s only at the beginning of his journey (come on, he’s only 19!). “ALPHA” is another hit and we can only hope IshDARR has more where that came from (let’s get that debut album!). In the meantime, check out his latest offering “ALPHA” below.
I am a month into my final semester of university. Obviously, this is a very reflective couple of months in my life, but like my peers I am also looking forward, trying to attain a job, stability, and some sense of control over my own personal roaring ’20s. My path in particular is unclear, as if I am climbing a mountain where the fog is not clearing from the top. This mix is about holding onto youth, facing doubt about the future, and persevering through the challenges of transition.
P.S. The next Tape Tuesday will be the 50th and final Tape Tuesday I produce for Sunset. Thank you to all the people who have listened over the years. Hopefully, the change will allow me to explore other avenues of music coverage for this site.
Tell me when to stop, tell me when to stop feelin’ for you / Tell me when to flop, tell me when to flop so I can make you feel better
Ishdarr had a pretty big year in 2015, especially coming from a city that isn’t exactly known for big stars (Milwaukee). He has toured throughout the U.S. and even made his way overseas, yet hasn’t even released an official album yet. It’s been a pretty good start for IshDARR and from here it can only get better. He’s starting off 2016 with his first new track, “Time Shawty”. It’s IshDARR’s anthem about those silly chicks that want attention for the wrong reasons and how they’re not worth the time. Listen to the track below and keep an eye out for IshDARR in 2016.
The Weeknd has been on a roll in 2015. He has released two singles, “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills,” both of which are currently sitting pretty in the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. I convinced myself that he was going to name his third album The Hills Have Eyes, and when he didn’t (he went with Beauty Behind the Madness), I decided to name the Tape Tuesday that as an homage to his exceptional year.
The tape plays like an escape from summer camp. I imagine around track 7 (“Round Whippin’” by A.CHAL) the protagonists are whipping their shitty cars around the hills while on copious amounts of ecstasy. Through the rest of the tape, they get in trouble, fall in love, and honestly maybe have a brief stint in rehab. I don’t know. Something crazy must happen to explain the seriousness of “Mend” by Planetarian.
But I guess that is the point of the mix. You can do crazy shit in the Hollywood Hills or wherever you are, but that crazy shit will catch up to you because the hills are watching.
Do you ever feel like the only one? ’Cause I always feel like the only one
NOTE: The Soundcloud mix is missing track 8 (“The Hills” by The Weeknd).
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