Beast Coast crew the Flatbush Zombies celebrate the release of their debut full-length3001: A Laced Odyssey LP with a full stream of the 12-track project, which arrived on Friday via Glorious Dead Recordings. The highly-anticipated release follows the juiced up lead singles “Bounce” and “This Is It” and boasts appearances from Diamante andAnthony Flammia. Check out the tracks below to stream the project via Spotify. Purchase the 3001: A Laced Odyssey LP via iTunes. Get more on the Flatbush Zombies via thegloriousdead.com.
Those familiar with the palette of Kaytranada know damn-well the type of affinity he holds for 90s r&b. He’s shown this time and time again over the years with a prolific output of the dance-floor-certified remixes, which pop up on his miles-long Soundcloud page every few weeks or so. Last night proved to be another one of those moments when the north-of-the-border frequency freaker dropped off a pair of new re-freaqs, throwing Janet Jackson‘s “Alright” and Mary J. Blige‘s “I Can Love You” into his crosshairs, casting his footwork-friendly spell on cuts by two of his favorite subjects.
Janet gets infused with some airy, super-swung bossa nova touches, while Mary J’s track is garnished with some of his hallmark house-soaked textures and rhythms. Together, they make for a pair of formidable new additions to and already lengthy portfolio of infectious reconstructions and best of all, they’re available for you to hear in the player below. Stream the latest joints from Kaytranada below and hold tight for his next transmissions.
Watch as Homeboy Sandman becomes one with his surroundings in his new video for “Life Support.” The Hugo LX produced track isn’t off a specific project, just a one-off here of your viewing/listening pleasure – support this man’s art. Sandman’s has a new album entitled Kindness for Weakness, set to drop in the Spring. You can catch Boy Sand in Austin for Stones Throw’s SXSW event on March 19th.
Sounds like so Nujabes to me 🙂
With his ninth studio album en route, Queens bomber, J-Zone, is looking to make a declarative statement on the status of the rap game (which should come as no surprise to heads, as his entire career has been devoted to the preservation of hip-hop’s integrity.) Today, he relinquishes a sharp assault on struggle rappers du jour with the funky (and snarky) new single “Go Back To Sellin’ Weed,” begging some guns to stay out of the battle and make room for the talents of tried-and-true emcees. J brings to mind some of the most glaring stereotypes in the underground; unprovoked mixtape solicitation in Times Square, butt-hurt wordsmiths that can’t get love from the blogosphere and in turn, pour their hearts out on records that never get heard.
So for all you looking to breakthrough into the weird and wild world of hip-hop, take heed of the OG and at least consider sticking to your day job. Stream J-Zone’s new single “Go Back To Sellin’ Weed” down below and get ready for Fish-N-Grits, arriving April 1st via Old Maid Entertainment. You won’t want to miss it.
Last night JMSN dropped a single off his upcoming album “It Is”
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JMSN – Vocals, Guitar, Rhodes, Bass, Percussion
Aaron Provisor – Piano, Rhodes, Organ
Misha Bigos – Rhodes
Brandon Combs – Drums
Yuki “Lin” Hayashi – Bass
Alekos Syropoulos – Sax
Eliza James – Violin
t’s been a bittersweet month for J Dilla fans across the globe. On the 7th, we celebrated what would have been the legend’ 42nd birthday. Three days later, we memorialized ten years with his parting opus, Donuts. Then just last week, it was revealed that the estate, in partnership with Mass Appeal Records, would release his long-lost vocal album, The Diary, which is currently slated for an April 15th drop.
Today, however, we have on oddly under-the-radar release to share with you, as The King Of Beats Vol. 2: Lost Scrolls surfaced on Spotify and iTunes unbeknownst to us or damn-near anyone in the world. According to iTunes, the album was released last Friday, February 19th via Yancey Media Group/Official Ma Dukes, yet the word was mum, likely for the purpose of bringing attention to The Diary. But for those, like myself, who prefer to hear Dilla’s chop untouched, this here’s the one for you, comprised 18 rare instrumentals, some the devout will find familiar, others that will certainly be new to you. Stream the album in its entirety below and once you’ve had your fill, take it home with you by picking up a copy on iTunes today.
The legendary producer DJ Premier has released a remix of Kanye West‘s a cappella The Life of Pablo track “I Love Kanye.” “I’m a street DJ and when a good a cappella is naked, you put some clothes on it,” Premier said. Listen to it above.
Last year, Premier announced he’d been working on a new album with Dr. Dre, Nas, Snoop Dogg, and others.
Yesterday, Kanye said he’d release another new album this summer.
I had the opportunity to meet and kick it with this guy back when I was living in NY and Jersey, amazing to see that he’s got something new popping Video Below!
It’s been some time since we’ve seen or heard anything new from indie hip-hop legend, Aesop Rock. But it appears that the Portlandian do-it-all is on the bounce-back, announcing today that he’ll be releasing his seventh solo studio outing, The Impossible Kid, at the tail-end of April. Along with the album’s announcement, AR’s shared gruesome new clip for the lead-off single “Rings” revealing his inner-workings, both literally and figuratively, as he goes under the knife following a tragic accident. The Impossible Kid is due out on April 29th via Rhymesayers and is available to pre-order on iTunes today ahead of the official release. Jump down below to peep the new video for “Rings” along with the album’s full track listing. Keep it locked for all of the supporting sights and sounds from Aesop Rock in the weeks and months ahead as he readies his first solo release in four years.
Canadian trio Keys N Krates have just released the visuals for their latest single “Save Me” featuring acclaimed UK vocalist Katy B. Directed by Adam Beck and Paul Johnston, the video sets out to present an absurdist take on our love of material things. The idea being, humans tend to put a lot of value and investment in caring for the inanimate objects that often clutter our lives and distract us from the present moment. This can often lead to misery and missed opportunity. Ultimately, you can’t take this stuff with you, folks!
The track itself features heavy pads and build-up sequences familiar to fans of KNK and of the big room breakbeat style popularized over the last four years or so. Add this tune to the (extremely long) list of those to utilize the immortal “Amen” break. Turn up much?
Something beautiful from Bilal….song below!
Though he’s currently tucked away in La-La Land for a well-earned victory lap at the Grammys, Bilal has just shared a moody and messy new clip for his In Another Life single “I Really Don’t Care.” For all intents and purposes, the song is basically the anti-Valentines anthem, chronicling those baby-steps into full-on numbness following a breakup, where loneliness just might get the best of you and any combination of substances and images fill the void. The visual allows you to fall down the void with Bilal as your guide and it’s available for you to see just below.
Peep the new video for “I Really Don’t Care” along with his schedule of European tour dates. Grab a copy of his In Another Life LP on iTunes today.