Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Witt Lowry - Dreaming With Our Eyes Open [Pre-Order]


Witt Lowry has been one of the most featured artists on COM since his debut on the site in 2013, when he was going by Witty. One name change and a mixtape later, Witt Lowry is ready to present us with his latest work. "Dreaming With Our Eyes Open" is now available for pre-order and will be available for download on September 25th via multiple music providers, including but not limited to iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon. This 11 track album is bound to be Witt's most endearing and honest project to date. Make sure you pre-order this gem on iTunes today, watch the promo video above, see the latest releases from Witt below, and catch up on Witt's past art on COM.
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Vince Staples - Lemme Know feat. Jhene Aiko (Live)

Vince Staples and Jhene Aiko perform "Lemme Know" off Vince's recent Summertime '06 live on The Tonight Show. 

Complimented by a persistent blank look on Vince's face as he delivers the duet vocals, "Lemme Know" was brought to life on The Tonight Show last night. The romantic, emotional track showcases a brilliantly worked feature from Jhene to create one of the premier tracks off Summertime '06. The Roots' ensemble of live percussion compliments the weighted vocal performance for one of my favorite live performances on Fallon. 

Summertime '06 is definitely a sleeper pick for best hip-hop album of 2015 though it has been overlooked by many. National exposure along with Vince's upcoming appearance on Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky's fall tour will hopefully continue to give the 2 disc album the recognition it deserves. If you haven't already be sure to stream the album on Spotify and check out the outstanding visuals for "Senorita" and "Norf Norf". 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

KYLE - Smyle [Album Announcement]

Ventura emcee Superduper KYLE announces his long-awaited sophomore album. 

Smyle will be the follow-up album to KYLE's 2013 debut project Beautiful Loser. Despite the two year separation between releases, KYLE has stayed busy dropping a number of singles and videos building the hype for his next project. Standouts "It's Lit", "Just A Picture" and "King Wavy" have paved the way to the forthcoming album. 

KYLE headed our 2014 Freshman List and dropped some exclusive knowledge with us prior to the list's reveal. All signs leading up to the new album point to KYLE continuing his upbeat, new wave west coast sound on the project that we've come to love. Pre-order Smyle on iTunes to get an instant download of "Really? Yeah!". The album drops October 2nd. 

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sammy Adams - Why Do You Care?

If you tell me that you don't remember where you were when you first heard the Sammy Adams remix of I Love College, you're a liar.

It's safe to say that the college anthem, which was recorded in a dorm room, launched Sammy's career. After releasing Boston's Boy, he went on to sign with RCA and do some crazy things within the industry. Somehow, throughout all the years at a major label, Adams never saw success like he did in 2010. Fast forward a few years and Sammy is now back to his roots and major label free!

The first product of this recent re-acquisition is a remix to Justin Bieber's track What Do You Mean. Trying to take back his shine the same way he earned it, Sammy gives us the flow we've all grown to love on this record. Why Do You Care might be just what Sammy Adams needs at this point in his career. Give it a listen and decide for yourself if Boston's Boy is back.

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Cal Scruby - Going Off (ft. Trevor Jackson) [Official Music Video]

Cincinnati native Cal Scruby is on the brink. This newest video from the Riveting Entertainment artist speaks to this point. This is the last single off of Cal's forthcoming EP, "House in the Hills," which will be released this Friday, September 4th. "Going Off" is a mixture of something fresh and new from Cal, while he sticks to his roots with his fiery lyrics that are bound to connect with even the most casual of listeners. Trevor Jackson is a master of the hook on this track. Check out the tracklist for the EP coming this Friday to iTunes.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Healy - Winse (Feat. YOG$) [Prod. YOG$ & Felly]

Far too often it seems we get caught in the tides, pulled toward different shores by others expectations of how we should be living and what's right, instead of trying to find our own wave. However, here to free us from the riptide is Healy's latest tune Winse, which finds the young Tennessean searching for his own ocean view.

Between swelling synths and skittering drum patterns Healy's free-flowing cadences cascade, detailing dreams of a clearheaded life where troubles sink into the white sands. Joining Healy on this sonic journey is YOG$ who pieces together a whimsical verse, aspiring for successes and riches he has yet to attain, but surely will.

Though Healy is only just scratching the surface of his vast artistic potential, it's hard not to be drawn in by his easygoing melodies and poetic diction: "Chase the moon to flirt with the stars / I swim through typhoons just to get to shore"

Expect more of the Memphis natives creations to grace these pages soon, and pray for continued collaboration between Healy, Felly, and YOG$, three incredibly talented individuals.

Connect with Healy: @cop_a_phealy          

Trippz Michaud - Heart Crash

A few days before winning Funk Volume's DFUOB Contest, Zeltron-based emcee Trippz Michaud dropped this anthem. Heart Crash showcases Trippz's talent beautifully, giving some shine to both his singing and rapping abilities. The future is looking brighter than ever for Trippz and I can't wait to watch him do incredible things.

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Masewell - Sunshine State

Summer vacations are coming to a close. But Masewell is here to help remind you to always keep you head in that "Sunshine State" of mind. After dropping "Small Talk" earlier this summer, the 21-year-old East Coast artist is back with another hit just in time for summer's end. Sunshine State just sounds like summer, featuring a bouncy instrumental produced by fellow east coast native Felly that will having your head nodding. Masewell spits some enjoyable verses and also flexes his vocals a bit on the simple yet catchy hook. Definitely something to vibe out too as the season winds down and your heading back to the classrooms. Check out Sunshine State below!

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