Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I.M.G. Playlist 3


Audio Push and Hit-Boy are back in the game with their new single "Reppin", hopefully there will be some news on a project in the near future. Dallas native Black Milk drops a new single with an assistance from Bun B. Gambino drops another unconventional yet incredible song. Bipolar Sunshine teams up with Goldlink for a song that definitely should have come out during the summer. Philidelphia newcomers CRUISR offer a fresh new alternative sound (Their debut EP All Over is out now). And finally, Nebbra drops an incredible remix of Odesza and Zyra's "Say My Name."

Must-Hears: "Reppin", "All Over", "Say My Name (Nebbra Remix)", "Future (Part 1)",

Friday, September 26, 2014

I.M.G. Playlist 2


In this rap-heavy playlist, Nas soundalike Your Old Droog drops a solid track with a verse from Prodigy of Mobb Deep. Kendrick releases his newest single "i" which lead me to find an old track called "Look Out For Detox", with some unique production. Atlanta newcomer Daye Jack releases another good track. A$AP Rocky adds a couple of verses over Sam Smith's beautiful "I'm Not The Only One" and tag-team Waldo & Sango take on Vic Mensa and Kaytranada's "Wimme Nah."

Must-Hears: "i" and "I'm Not The Only One"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I.M.G. Playlist 1


I haven't posted once since school started and I apologize. Life is hectic right now, between school, college applications, my job at Brookstone, and Destiny, I haven't made time for this blog. So for my 3 readers who are incapable of finding music on their own, I have found a solution. Every 10 (good) songs that I find, I will make a playlist and post it to the blog. I'll tell you the must hears and the notable projects they come from. First up starts with Noname Gypsy's new single, "Dizzy." I found Gypsy after her collab with Chance and have been impressed with everything I've heard since. Then there's "Envy" by Clique, a song with a heavy drop that I heard on Vine (yes, I am ashamed). There's the hauntingly beautiful "Come Back For Me" by Jaymes Young and a new track from the Andre 3000-esque Eric Biddiness (What up, Seven?). There's also a new banger from my favorite west coast duo Audio Push. Finally, there's my favorite, "Human" by Jon Bellion. Bellion is part of Visionary Music Group (Logic, QuESt). He recently dropped his new mixtape, The Definition, and I would definitely recommend it. His upbeat and unconventional production along with amazing vocals and lyrics will show you why he is one of the fastest growing artists right now.

Must-Hears: "RAILROADS DOWN 2/ INDEPENDANCE DAY", "OTW", and "Human"

Friday, August 22, 2014

Saba-Scum


I've said it before and I'll say it again, Chicago's rap game is by far the best right now. Although the west coast's T.D.E. is the best group, the talent coming out of the Windy City is countless. Saba is probably in my top 5 though. I haven't been able to stop listening to his mixtape ComfortZone since it came out a month ago, but it wasn't until recently that I realized how much I love the 7th song on the album, "Scum." It's always stuck in my head and always puts me in a good mood. The unique rhythm and melody on the song is a perfect example of the innovative music coming out of Chicago and the most impressive part of it all is that Saba produced the track, along with many others on his fantastic mixtape.

Friday, August 15, 2014

King Green-Nothing


King Green of the RDGLDGRN trio tries his hand at some solo work. Still rapping over unconventional, heavy instrumental beats, Green discusses his dreams and aspirations while sampling Office Space in "Nothing". Looking at his solo work it's clear to see why RDGLDGRN have been so successful thus far. Each member is incredibly talented and sound just as good on their own. Check out RDGLDGRN's new song "Cornbread."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Jon Bellion-Munny Right


Even if you don't know Jon Bellion is you're probably already a fan of him. Bellion has found his biggest successes as a songwriter in the past, including Eminem and Rihanna's megahit "The Monster", which just hit 200,000,000 views on Youtube. However, if you've been paying attention you'd know that Jon Bellion is not someone who will be kept in the background. Last year he came out with his spectacular mixtape The Separation with Visionary Music Group, the label that hosts Logic and QuESt. "Munny Right" is about the New York artist's journey to his recent success. On top of incredible lyrics (he's a songwriter first), he adds impressive vocals, a blend of pop and hip-hop, and some great production he did himself. Watch out, you'll be hearing "Munny Right" on the radio every day pretty soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Catching Up

It didn't take long after my first hiatus for me to begin another. The reason being is that I had a lot of songs I wanted to post and it was a bit overwhelming, so I've compiled a playlist of all 38. The playlist has songs for everyone so please give it a listen.