Monday, August 4, 2014

Sam Lachow - Huckleberry [Album Review x Album Stream]

August is tomorrow. That means it is time to purchase your copy of Sam Lachow's new album, Huckleberry. Sam Lachow has been a real fresh voice and influence in the music scene over the past few years. The writers at COM had so much confidence in Sam Lachow and his album that we put down a combined $110 on the project. Do we regret it? Absolutely not. This album will blow you away. First track might blow your speakers out.

Sam said before he released the project that, "no two tracks on this album sound alike." When I heard that I thought, "yea, yea we'll see..." He wasn't lying. This is a pure work of art and something all music lovers, not just hip-hop, can enjoy. This is how music should be made. Sam could care less if this goes platinum or 5 copies get sold, he just wants to make music for the people that enjoy it, but mainly for himself and the self satisfaction of that.  "I do not wish any reward but to know I have done the right thing." - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This is easily my personal favorite album of 2014 that you have to buy, to date. Please read our full track-by-track review of the project below, but make sure you at least read the very end "FINAL GRADE" part if you read nothing else. Support the independent music game with this record. Thank you Sam for this masterpiece. Mr. Twain and Huck Finn would be proud to share your first and middle names, respectively .

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Jessie J - Bang Bang (feat. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)

This song is the definition of a hit. Three of the industry's most popular artists all link up to bring us a fantastic record. Jesse J takes the chorus and a verse, while Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj deliver solid verses as well. Everything with Ariana's name on it is a success, and I truly think she's going to go down in history as a legend. This song is literally a flawless pop record, and if you can appreciate catchy music, you'll love this song.

Chuck Inglish - James Harden feat. Vic Mensa & Killa Kyleon

Back in 2012 Chuck Inglish hooked up with a young Vic Mensa and Killa Kyleon; the result was fire. The west-coast style beat is a great vibe along with the "James Harden" chorus. Verses from all three emcees are fantastic. Even though Vic's voice sounds a bit different, his original flow and style are as recognizable as ever!
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Fredo Santana - Riot feat. Childish Gambino

Just a few days after calling out Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q at a show in Sydney, we are blessed with a new feature from the mastermind. "Sliding in your top five, let 'em hate on that line" is the clear punchline to Gambino's slowed down, vibe induced finishing verse on Fredo's new track.

With BTI tour season coming to an end, Gambino has managed to still stay on top of releases and announcements. After confirming the release of a 2014 album in May, Gambino also teased fans with the supposed upcoming release of a Childish x Chance the Rapper EP. With there have been no further developments on the EP, all hip-hop fans should be waiting eagerly to see what the second half of 2014 holds for Childish Gambino.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jon Bellion - Munny Right

After releasing his sophomore album The Separation for free, following the success of his debut project Translations through Speakers, Jon Bellion keeps setting the bar even higher with his newest track Munny Right. Pressing play on a Jon Bellion is probably the closest you can get to a massage for your ears. Munny Right serves as an autobiography to Jon's life; one thing that has always impressed me about Jon's work is that he constantly finds a way to make every song tell a story, one in which it is easy to get lost. As well as storytelling, Jon is also great at doing all of his own work; this song was made entirely by Jon himself from production to song writing, he really is a pop genius. Along with this spectacular single, this Visionary announced a 24 date nationwide tour to start on October 1st (10/1).

Tickets for his upcoming Beautiful Mind Tour will go on sale on August 8th (8/5). Tour dates have already been announced and are listed below. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more new music and news about the Beautiful Mind Tour!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chris Webby - Superhuman [Official Video]

Ever since The Checkup dropped, the DJ Semi-produced track Superhuman has been a clear fan favorite. The record is super deep, and one of the most relatable songs on the mixtape. Plus, the video is nothing short of greatness. I honestly don't think Hunter Lyon could have done a better job with this visual, it's literally flawless. It fits the mood of the song perfectly, plus with all the retro toys (which are all Chris' personal items), it's a very authentic video too. This is easily one of my favorite Chris Webby videos, and I think you'll really enjoy it.

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Chance The Rapper - Wonderful Everyday: Arthur

Chance and his band The Social Experiment today decided to come together to bring us their own original spin on the theme song to the ever-popular kids show "Arthur". With the main refrain "Everyday could be wonderful" dominating the landscape of this wonderfully produced track, this is a slice of positivity that just about everyone could use. The instrumentation from Chance's band on this track is beautifully done, and provides a perfect backdrop for Chance's vocals to thrive over. 

The Chicago born rapper is also joined by Wyclef Jean, Elle Varner, Jesse Ware, Francis & The Lights, and a few others who add additional voices to the star-studded track. Chano has been performing this song at multiple festivals across the world during this summer run of his, and it's awesome to finally get the audio. This track should help to bring a little light to Chicago in these dark days for what is now one of the murder capitals of the U.S., and along with his #SaveChicago campaign can hopefully help to bring a little change. Check out the track, show Chance some love, and be sure to catch his performance at Lollapalooza on the 3rd of August, whether in person or on the official livestream!

Connect with Chance The Rapper: @chancetherapper

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Three German Students Surprise a Homeless Guy & Sing a Great Song

Facebook has become somewhat of a dying breed, except for one thing. Finding things you won't see on your news outlets that are too busy talking about what Jay-Z or Beyonce are doing. Who is wearing what. Who said what. Who is breaking up with whom. These three German students do an amazing gesture for the people in the streets here as well as make a great song and video. Maybe next time you'll think before you pass someone minding their business and needing money. (Always give spare change to anyone making music on the sidewalks)