Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kaytranada - Drive Me Crazy feat. Vic Mensa

Canadian producer Kaytranada hooks up with with collaboration favorite Vic Mensa to drop off a new single from his upcoming album.

Not being the first time the young worlds of Chicago and Montreal have hooked up and surly not the last, Kaytranada and Vic Mensa are an emcee/producer match made in heaven. Bringing wavy hip-hop vibes through synthesized melodies, the duo follows up there 2014 hit "Wimme Nah" to perfection. Be sure to stay on the lookout for Kaytranada's LP and as always, expect a big year from Vic Mensa.

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Danny Evans - Grinding My Whole Life [Official Video]

Hitting us with raw lyricism and an impeccable flow is emcee Danny Evans. After releasing his mixtape New Week, New Money Volume One, Danny gives us the video for his record Grinding My Whole Life. I love his sound on this hard-hitting instrumental and think everyone will be able to appreciate the talent Evans clearly has. Plus, the British accent used around 1:40 is fantastic. Be sure to check out the video and download Danny Evans' mixtape via DatPiff.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Courtlin Jabrae - 1991 (Prod. Courtlin Jabrae)

Courtlin Jabrae dropped my number one jam a few weeks ago. I have had this song on repeat since I stumbled upon it a few days after its release. Sunday afternoon I was on a hike with a friend and I said that I had not even posted my favorite current song on the site yet, well here it is. This song has everything in it. The hook is too catchy, Courtlin's rhythm and rhymes are on point. Some of the lyrics in this song I'm just think "keep on Courtlin, preach." So enough of me hogging this song, peep this track it's fantastic.
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Magnus Vir - Reverse Time Capsule

This track is from when we were telling the fans to tell us who we were sleeping on via Twitter. Magnus Vir, which translates from Latin to English as "Big Man," is a talented young emcee from O-H-I-O. His lyrics are raw and powerful. I've gone ahead and listened to the songs of his I could find on the Internet and this young emcee has impressed me. This is without a doubt my favorite song. It contains nothing but the truth, I found myself nodding along and agreeing with the words coming from Magnus. I personally am excited to see what he has to offer in the future; a promising talent.
Connect with Magnus Vir: Twitter // SoundCloud

Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise [Trailer]

Big Sean quiets speculation by dropping a teaser for his next official album Dark Sky Paradise set to drop February 24th. 

Big Sean has been in full force paving the way for his next studio album. Highlighted by a lack of fucks given, stellar features and Detroit repping, the first chapter for GOOD Music's monumental year has a date. With a definite album release from Kanye and possible King Push release from Pusha T, 2015 is sure to be an exciting year for hip-hop albums. Stay tuned! 

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Quinn - FFYL (Prod. ayokay)

There are few greater sensations than stumbling on a truly remarkable record. A record that immediately compels you to press play four or five more times in a row, and still has you coming back for more. Well Motown's own Quinn has one of these elusive, endlessly addictive tunes with his latest effort FFYL

Joined by frequent collaborator ayokay Quinn is gifted a stunning soundscape overflowing with breezy, tropical vibes. Effortlessly layering effervescent synth melodies with snappy percussion and a rumbling bassline, the production has a bright and lush feel reminiscent of the beginnings of a new love. 

Quinn's silvery vocals prove the perfect companion, as he finds himself in the throes of love, unable to express it: "You say it's hard to tell what I've been thinking lately / But behind closed doors I'm a fool for your love" The chorus is well-paced and transcendently catchy, and Quinn manages to strike the perfect balance between his emotive crooning and half-sung rhymes.

The young creative has cultivated an infectious and distinctive sound, that will no doubt propel him on to greater things soon. But, for now enjoy FFYL and soak in some warm and inviting vibes. Also, stay tuned for Quinn's upcoming EP Change Of Scenery

Connect with Quinn: @Quinn_music // Facebook

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney - FourFiveSeconds

Off the heals of Kanye and Paul McCartney's first collab "Only One", Rihanna joins the team to drop a single of her own with the duo.

The genre-crossing acoustic song carried by Rihanna is accented by great vocals from Kanye and production from the legendary Paul McCartney. Background vocals on the track are contributed by Ty Dolla $ign among others. You can download the song on iTunes below!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Campana x Nia Ilyssa - Spoke Fiction Project Trailer + Single w/ TPFT

In the midst of this beautiful weekend, I'm very excited to bring you guys the official trailer for, and a brand new single from Campana and Nia Ilyssa's upcoming collaborative project Spoke Fiction. We are very happy to be partnering with our innovative and talented friends at ThePlaceForThings to bring you guys this project, and could not be more excited about this wonderfully creative release, set to drop February 3rd.

If you're not yet familiar with the duo, Campana is an experimental hip-hop artist, whom we've been a fan of for a while (in fact we premiered his Holy Water Video in early December), and Nia Ilyssa is a songstress; both of them hail from rain-drenched Seattle, and our part of the pioneering PLCBO collective.

The brief trailer is a short look-in at the concept of the project, and introduces the characters involved, as Campana thumbs his way through a book full of their own Spoke Fiction. Along with the trailer we are blessed with the final track from the project, entitled Weight Of The World". The record sees four members of the PLCBO crew come together, as Campana and Nia are joined by fellow Seattleites Brasco Noir and Samurai Del behind the boards.

Over the knocking, nostalgia-inducing production, Brasco and Campana trade animated, highly conceptualized verses before harmonizing with Nia on the emotive hook. It's a dynamic cut, and a beautiful introduction to four highly promising artists. Stay tuned for more soon.

Connect with Campana & Nia Ilyssa: @campanaisbell  // @niailyssa