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.
“The House On The Mountain was recorded in March of 2013; I recently moved into a house situated on the side of Sumas Mountain, in my hometown of Abbotsford, BC. Inspired by the overwhelming beauty of the changing of the seasons outside, and a big empty house with lots of kitchen ware that has been dying to be sampled, I pieced together these tracks over a few weeks. The final piece of the puzzle, and one of the most unique to any Teen Daze recording, is the guitar playing. I would spend the day putting together the beat, and after a morning in the kitchen, I would ask my roommate David (also the bass/guitar player for the live Teen Daze band you’ll be seeing later this year) to just improvise over-top of the beat. I’d sample his playing, and a quick mix later, we had a song. Then we’d usually go eat pizza and talk about video games. I’m lucky to have such a talented friend, and I’m sure this won’t be the last collaboration you’ll hear between us. I hope you enjoy this little slice of Spring in British Columbia; here’s to afternoons spent in the flower garden!” xoxoxo,…
New Action Bronson off Funkmaster Flex’s upcoming mixtape, Who You Mad At? Me Or Youself?
Well, OK! It appears Mr. Carter is not too pleased with his recent press. In “Open Letter”, an uncharacteristically “upset” Jay-Z addresses the rumors surrounding his recent trip to Cuba with Beyonce, the resulting backlash from politicians and his recent advances in sports marketing and his dealings with the Brooklyn Nets. Less about specific incidents, Hov seems more upset about the way certain entities still perceive him, despite all his post-Marcy Projects success.
Give Miguel credit for one thing, he’s got an amazing ability to turn creepy ass questions into smooth R&B jams (see: “Do you like drugs?”).
New mixtape, with enough original content and heavyweight features to play like an album, from Big K.R.I.T.: “It’s a blessing to drop another body of music that reflects my growth as a musician and artist. I’m thankful for all the support I’ve received over the years. It’s Quality over Quantity. 4eva N A day and Multi till the sun die. God Bless’ – K.R.I.T.