I’ve gone through Gambino’s CAMP one time through and I was pretty damn shocked with it, to say the least. Let’s just say I’ll be doing a top albums of the year all thanks to the Mr. Glover, aka Childish Gambino, aka Dong Lover. But until the full album’s release next Tuesday, I’m gonna hold off on my full thoughts on the album.
Until then, here’s the first single off the album, rightfully titled “Outside.” With its inspiring tune and a touche type message, Gambino gets all of us reclusive types to once again realize maybe we should get the fuck out of the house once in a while. Wish this was a Spring album, so I could actually take the advice, though some sledding might do me in nice.
In this rapper filled mashup, DeeJay BeeKay takes on some of the top MC’s of today and battles ’em against Gramatik’s reinterpretation of “Stairway to Heaven.” The MC’s flow in and out with well layered transitions, though some of the vocal cuts need work. Still, a surprisingly well flowing mashup considering such high expectations with anything Zeppelin.
To promote his upcoming album, Camp, Gambino did a freestyle over at Sway in the Morning against DJ Wonder’s “5 Fingers of Death.” From dubstep to reggae, Gambino shows off his freestyle talents in just about every fashion. He may not have had the most immaculate freestylings, but his cunning style is ever present. Now this is some real shit.
Just put up Xaphoon’s remix of “Marvin & Chardonnay” and now we get a mashup from The Hood Internet with instrumentals borrowed from Wolfgang Gartner’s “The Way It Was.” I can’t quite say which I like better yet, but damn does each have a sick beat to back up Sean & Kanye. Which one do you like better
I can.not get enough of this guy, I’ve been all over the Vodoo Farm SoundCloud page and it has some of the most overlooked sounds on the damn site. Until I can get a SoundKlout feature on him, here’s another one of my favorites of his.
Voodoo’s remix of “Wheelz of Steel” takes these Dirty South Stars and drops the usual dubstep // glitch combo on ’em. But unlike the usual, Voodoo doesn’t overdue the drops and has a nice balance of the highs & lows.
A never before released track by Common that was thrown up on YouTube from the producer of the song, dsteele. dsteele also provides some visual stimulus that may not be all that rich, but sure is fitting. Here’s what dsteele had to say about it –
“From the vaults of the underground comes a never before heard tale from Chicago’s Greatest Street Poet, Common. Common’s graphic story comes to life with the assist from visual artist and producer dsteele.”
I’m not gonna spout off why I like this so much, it’s way too early in the morning. But I will say this, it’s nice to hear a Xaphoon joint over something other than Chiddy. And no I’m not bashing Chiddy! people…
I’m surprised I haven’t heard a dubstep // glitch-hop remix of “Jump” yet. It had to be one of the top one-hit-wonders of the 90’s and defined the style for a while.
In The Bolivian Marching Affair’s (TMBA) remix of “Jump,” the electro gunplay hits right from the start. With outlandish breaks & glitches, this really shows where music is heading, for better or worse. However, to all those who don’t understand it, try to remember that this style of music is more about feeling it than actually listening to it (which is true, to a certain point, for all music).
Weezy with The Fray, it’ll at least be interesting. 21azy’s sampling of the two doesn’t sound like a good idea from the start, but it’s all about if he pulled it off (he did). He may have laid The Fray’s vocals down as pleasant as ever, but when those Weezy vocals hit, I was lost in the transition. Such a pleasant track that it’s even gotten me liking Weezy auto-tune (eh).
Urban Noize is a set of twin producers based out of Miami, Floria. The two just finished up their Brooklyn. Chicago. London. mashup project with a Jay-Z // Adele mash.
“Won’t Go (Wishing)” takes on Jay-Z’s “Wishing on a Star” & Adele’s “He Won’t Go.” The mashup feels more like an original, really just because of how well the two vocals match up, but I guess that’s what makes or breaks a mashup anyways. The beat also pulls in from both originals, yet still keeps to a clean & simple melody. I haven’t checked out any other tracks from the project, but based off this, I’m heading there right now.