Amazing and nerdy parody of Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind.
Our girl Erykah is back with a new album. This album, titled New Amerykah Part II: Return of the Ankh, is shaping up to be something quite promising. I’ve got my hesitations, mainly due to the fact that she has a collabo with Lil’ Wayne (called “Jump Up in the Air and Stay There”). Oddly […]
Big ups to Musical Schizophrenia for posting about a new instrumental tape from Dela. For those who don’t know, Dela’s a French artist now based out of Montreal. Dope, ethereal beats and a very jazzy feel. So check out the Robert Glasper Beattape. Tracklist is below: 1. Kiss 2. The Thief’s Theme 3. Get Busy […]
Free mixtapes and EPs are usually unpolished and gritty. Slapped together on tight schedules and low budgets, they’re a way for rappers and producers to generate noise without much expense (and, sometimes, effort). The prevalence of mixtapes and EPs in hip-hop is probably due to a combination of several things, including the culture’s DIY aesthetic, […]
Today, the website The Inquisitr (among others) reported that Japanese producer Nujabes died last month in a car accident. If true, this represents a huge loss for hip-hop and, truly, music in general. While never breaking into the mainstream, Nujabes received critical acclaim and attracted a diverse and committed fan base. Nujabes made beautiful music, […]
Yesterday, producers Deep and Ben Boogie – collectively known as 2 Hungry Bros – released Back for Seconds, a free mixtape. And it’s damn good. The album’s beats are incredibly diverse, ranging from rare funk and jazz grooves to more recent House tunes like Lady (!) and Music Sounds Better With You. They’re not samples […]
This song is the exact thing you need if you’re starting to feel low in the post-Olympic days. See the video below the jump.
The attempt to send Lil’ Wayne to jail has been amusing to watch. First, Wayne decided that he needed to prep for a year in jail by shooting nine videos in one weekend. That way we’ll all see a lot of the tear-tatooed rapper even when he’s serving time. But that wasn’t enough. Before he […]
Little Brother has released “Curtain Call,” the first single from their forthcoming and final album, LeftBack. The track features a rad ’80s sample, embellished with synth drum fills and a smooth bass line. Lyrically, “Curtain Call” has got to be one of their finest efforts. It’s littered with the kind of witty punch lines and […]