One of my favorite tracks from last year. Voli self-directs the video for his interpretation of Chromatics’ “Lady”. When it first came out, I remember thinking it was a pretty ballsy song to remake/cover/remix, but Voli more than pulled it off. Great matching visuals, too.
New instrumental from Trackademicks.
Thundercat‘s 2011 album, The Golden Age of Apocalypse, was an instant classic. On July 8, he will release the follow-up, Apocalypse. The album will be executive produced by Flying Lotus, who also co-wrote/produced its lead single, “Heartbreaks + Setbacks”.
Gold Panda‘s new album, Half Of Where You Live, coming June 10.
[Still underrated producer] Statik Selektah brought heavyweights, Raekwon, Joey BADA$$ and Black Thought for the lead single of his upcoming album, Extended Play. Look for it on June 18.
The latest from No I.D.’s Cocaine 80‘s project is a springtime wedding story from Common.
Right now, you’re thinking, “Jai Paul…Jai Paul. I know the name, but I can remember why”. That’s fair. Jai Paul’s monster single “BTSU” and its ubiquitous “Don’t fuck with me…” line were recorded almost 6 years ago, but really made impact after the official release in 2011. I don’t think any song/line has been sampled as much as “BTSU” since James Brown. The world has been waiting for Jai Paul’s formal LP release for years, and in a very unexpected move, he uploaded his full self-titled album himself last night. Stream it below: UPDATE: Word is circulation that Jai Paul’s laptop was stolen and these are demos released by whoever took it. Jai Paul by Jai Paul
While perhaps not the conversation piece it once was, Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange has lost none of its luster. Check out his new video for “Lost”.
I had no idea that Mr. Carmack was on Mad Decent. “Mr Carmack aka Aaron Carmack is a Hawaii-based producer blurring the distinction between Hip Hop and Dance Music in a progressive way that has even the most seasoned producers scratching their heads. His current rise to fame started with the self-released Bang, Vol 3 followed by the Life/Death EP, which both achieved the #1 best selling album on Bandcamp consecutively. Supported by the likes of RL Grime, GTA, Plastician, Djemba Djemba, S Type, Elair Fifi as well as appearances on BBC Radio 1, Mr. Carmack’s global domination has only just begun. Jeffrees presents two brand new tracks from Mr. Carmack, “Birth Control” and “Hopscotch”. “Birth Control” leads the way with twerk’d out hand claps over a jerky squeaky ass beat that shifts gear into a wavy yet compressed early 2000′s Neptunesque synth line. “Hopscotch” follows that up with Mr. Carmack’s own pitched up Sugarhill-like vocals over the most sloppy head knocker we’ve ever released.” – Mad Decent
Kanye’s Twitter reference to Jay-Z’s “Open Letter” put everything in motion… Our family Hov brought that real hip hop shit this morning so me and Pusha wanna keep that feeling going — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 11, 2013 5,000 freestyles over this beat by Monday morning.