When writing on a Dom Kennedy album, or any Dom Kennedy release in general, its particularly challenging because you will never be writing about some big change in sound, a transformation in style or some unforseen addition to lyrical style. In fact, if you are looking for a new sound from Kennedy on any subsequent release, you are sadly mistaken. Kennedy has one of the strong stylistic consistencies in delivery, production and presentation of any hip hop artist that is […]
Vince Staples releases the audio for “Get Paid” on VEVO. The song features Desi Mo. We can infer that the VEVO release means an actually video isn’t far behind. Staples is set for a debut album at the end of June called Summertime 06. Listen to a track in Get Paid that is set to be on his album and look out for his album coming June 30th.
Chedda Da Connect grabs some prominent voices in trap music for his remix. “Flicka Da Wrist” is sweeping the nation. Some of its success is due to the catchy ‘whip’ dance kids are doing all over to the beat. The remix features Fetty Wap, Boosie, Yo Gotti & Boston George. Listen to the full remix above.
Save Money, The Social Experiment, Donnie Trumpet, Nico Segal, Chance the Rapper. These names, some of which characterize the same people, also characterize a particular sound which is making itself prominent in the hip-hop scene, a sound that we are hearing on recent releases from artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Mick Jenkins, and sound which is arguably more organic than much of the other hip hop music hitting the shelves these days. We first heard Nico Segal, who goes […]
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The Weeknd releases the video to “The Hills”. The moody R&B artist builds on his signature sound with this slow and mysterious video. Beginning with tragedy, The Weeknd exits a flipped over car and proceeds to open the doors for two others trapped in the car. Continue watching and you might get more confused, but overall it is a good video and has great production.
James Fauntleroy releases new music as he seldom does. “Help” is a short a minute and a half song and features everything Fauntleroy is known for. The sweeping melodies and interesting vocal layers can all be found here. Hopefully, James is cooking up an EP for us in the near future. Meanwhile, just listen to “Help” below.
Future drops the remix to his club hit “F**k Up Some Commas”. This remix features features from Rick Ross and Big Sean. One thing that is clearly different about this version is the intro to the song. This arrangement utilizes Future’s original verse to help the song build. Check out what Ross and Sean has to say below.
Freaky Dray drops a chilled song called “Time”. He looks to redefine is sound with jazz-influenced rap and so far has been successful. This track was cut from BJ The Chicago Kid’s “His Pain II” featuring Kendrick Lamar. The producer does a great job of not adding too much to a track that already has a great foundation. Dray takes his time on this track – no pun intended – and delivers a solid flow. Listen to the song below.
Apollo Mighty is back after a brief hiatus to bring us a new 3-track EP called 11:59. This project was released in celebration of Apollo’s 25th birthday. Though it only has 3 songs, it gives us a glimpse of what to expect from Apollo in the coming months. Through close observation, it seems he is continuing to develop his unique sound that consists of slow melodic blends. Production credits includes Noah Yisra’el and KAI ZEN. Listen to the project below.
Rich Homie Quan has been known for making great trap songs along with Young Thug. However, here he delivers a solo track that is sure to make some waves. “Flex”, better known as Ooh Ooh Ooh, is interesting track. The production bounces with energy and Rich Homie matches this energy with great cadences and delivery. Check out the song above.
Today, Kendrick Lamar released the first video from his latest project To Pimp A Butterfly. “King Kunta” is a funky, dance provoking song. Kendrick basically made an entire album with this funk and jazz influences. You can imagine that this sound had an major effect on Lamar as his family more than likely exposed this sound to him when he was a kid. Such an impact led Lamar to create a radical album. Watch Kendrick mob through the streets of Compton in […]