Sunday, May 31, 2015

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Surf [Free Album]

It is finally here! Last night Chance let loose of a project we have all been anxiously awaiting, Surf. The album is free and available via iTunes. While Chance is the most popular of those involved in The Social Experiment the project and group is Nico Segal aka Donnie Trumpet's baby. This is 100 percent a team effort however, and these guys are bringing life to music. This free album is a treat with a number of features including, J. Cole, Raury, Big Sean, Busta Rhymes and many others. Stream the album below, purchase the project via iTunes and check the official track listing with features.

  1. Miracle
  2. Slip Slide (ft. B.o.B, BJ the Chicago Kid, Busta Rhymes & Janelle Monáe
  3. Warm Enough (ft. J. Cole & Noname Gypsy)
  4. Nothing Came to Me
  5. Wanna Be Cool (ft. Jeremih, Big Sean & KYLE)
  6. Windows (ft. BJ the Chicago Kid & Raury)
  7. Caretaker (ft. D.R.AM.)
  8. Just Wait
  9. Familiar (ft. Quavo & King Louie)
  10. SmthnthtIwnt (ft. Saba)
  11. Go (ft. Joey Purp & Jesse Boykins III)
  12. Questions
  13. Something Came to Me
  14. Rememory (ft. Erykah Badu)
  15. Sunday Candy
  16. Pass the Vibes

Friday, May 29, 2015

College of Music x PRVT PRTY - Festival Season Mix

Our third installment with PRVT PRTY is here, to check the past two visit here. It's summer time and that means it's time to hit up the festivals from the big ones such as Bonaroo and Summer Jam, to the local ones in your state. This mix will satisfy your needs as you prepare for all things festival and summer related, including tracks from up and coming artists, as well as the established artists in the game. This is a must have for your summer days. Hit the jump to see the full track listing.
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Press Play on Portland: The Faces of Rose City Music

Portland has long been known as one of the most idiosyncratic and creative cities in the world, home to a community of people who believe in doing things just a little differently. This pioneering spirit is reflected in the Rose City's burgeoning music scene, which is fittingly diverse and experimental.

Amidst the towering pine trees and flannel bearing residents you'll find a vibrant collective of artists, bringing sounds as far-ranging as sultry bedroom-pop and alternative styled hip-hop together under the cities cloudy skies. With so many bright young talents blooming from Portland's roots, now is a fantastic time to start getting acquainted with what's bubbling in the PNW.

So, before the rain starts to pour down again, let's introduce you to eight of the Rip City's finest musicians!

NOTE: Hit the jump for a brief bio of each of the eight artists, as well as a standout record. At the bottom of the post is a vibey playlist full of even more great cuts.

Disclaimer: With so many great artists coming out it's impossible to give each and every artist there shine, so these our only my favorite selections. Please let me know who I might have missed, and if I missed you, know it's nothing personal.

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Yonas - Going Places EP [Stream]

Yonas has found his niche in the game. The Bronx emcee brings us a 5 track EP that is "bringing content back to popular music." This EP has banger after banger while retaining substance. We can only hope that this EP gets the love and plays it deserves. These tracks are fantastic and exactly what anyone needs heading into the weekend. Kudos to Yonas this is a fantastic piece of art. Be sure to cop the EP on iTunes.
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The Flan - The Way (Kehlani Remix)

The Brampton native, The Flan, is back. The Flan hops on Kehlani's track, The Way, for a little remix of his own. We first introduced you to the Flan in March of this year. The Canadian artist is still new to the game and doesn't have the respect he deserves. His mixtape, 905, was one of the most underrated to drop thus far in 2015. The Flan and Kehlani go in perfect harmony on this track. There is no denying The Flan's talent and natural ability. Nothing but vibes on this track.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pryde - Day One [Official Music Video]

Same music, different name. About two weeks ago Pryde, the 21-year-old Filipino from Canada formerly known as D-Pryde, decided to make a change and rid the 'D' from his name. With the release of this new song titled 'Day One' also came a surprise announcement of a new EP titled 'Richvale Summer' which is set to drop on June 3. Roll the windows down and play it loud, this is a song that you can add to your summer playlist. The track features a melody more bouncy than Pryde's hair and a simple and catchy hook that I couldn't help but sing along too. The release of the Richvale Summer EP will be almost exactly two months after the release of his previous project, a mixtape titled 'Plan A' that dropped the beginning of March. According to Pryde via Twitter, the EP will contain "all fun records" like Day One, a project influenced by words from his mother, who passed away almost two months ago, who told him to prioritize happiness. Prayers out to Pryde, I'm excited to hear his new EP after this song.

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Mick Jenkins - P's & Q's [Official Music Video]

Mick Jenkins teams up with Kaytranada in his new song a video "P's & Q's".

Mick's upcoming Wave[s] EP should be one of the best under the radar releases among all the heavyweight 2015 projects  yet to come. "P's & Q's" takes a smooth Kaytranada beat and fills in with a high level of lyrical intensity. The intriguing visuals for the track blur the lines between celebration and destruction as Mick delivers his message. 

Listen to "Alchemy" off Mick Jenkins upcoming Wave[s] EP here

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Leif Womack - She Say (Impossible Is Nothing) [prod. Demitrean]

Georgia emcee Leif Womack is back once more. It is always a good day when Leif Womack releases a track. Leif has released some notable tracks already. This time Leif goes back to talk about his time in high school with a female. This person seems to be someone that Leif admires and respects and someone he had feelings for. Leif can not only rap over any style of beat but he can talk about a number of topics.
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