What makes this so ‘cool headed’ isn’t just the melodramatic wizard, Kid Cudi, but also Travis Barker’s sedated beat. I swear everything Cudi touches turns to gold, but in this I gotta give props to Barker.
In each track I’ve heard so far off his upcoming mixtape, Give the Drummer Some, Barker somehow crafts a beat that fits the featured performer well, damn well. Whether it’s Kid Cudi or Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell Williams, Barker takes their rap to a new level – or at least in a new flavor.
The mixtape is set to release on the 15th. Can’t wait to hear it in full.
I’m still weary about this Childish Gambino, he’s got such pristine raps and a pretty damn decent set of vocals, but his style needs some getting use to.
His latest release, the Childish Gambino EP, however, is habituating me to this fine rapper’s sound. With heartfelt raps and clean, high-pitched vocals, this man’s musical range is only second to his comedic talent.
Make sure to listen in closely, it’s well worth an active ear.
I love my mashups like I love my Midwest musicians… together Whatever, this is one mad mashup.
Mr Physix takes two tracks, Rusko’s “Soldier On Remix” (The Temper Trap) & Camp Lo’s “Luchini” and does what mashups do best, takes the best of two tracks and crafts them together into one glorious sound.
Chopping up Lil’ Wayne’s lines from The Carter and dubbing ’em over John Carpenter’s Escape from New York score sounds risky – ya gotta appease two different crowds, the hip-hop heads and fanatics of Carpenter’s cult classic. But SP-33 manages to take from the two and mash it, cut it and whip it into a completely new grimey cocktail.
My first encounter with Escape from Tha Carter was its 5th track, “A Milli(liter of Vaccine)”. The best line I’ve heard that fully describes my feelings for this song were, “[it] makes me want to chew oxy’s and drive a tank” […]
When I first heard the little Gambino tear up some lines I had mad respect for his lyrics, but wasn’t feeling his style. As talented as he is in words, his style of rap could use some work. He can get in flows that drop jaws in awe, but other times I’m just not feeling it. It just reminds me of an offshoot of Hoodie Allen, which I’m not too big a fan of – although, I do understand it’s more a matter of opinion.
But fuck all the hatin’, I get gitty when I hear anything new from Mr. Glover. He absolutely made Community for me, with the help of Danny Pudi (of course) – and all the rest of the cast. Mystery Team, a movie Glover co-wrote and stars in, is another gem y’all should check out, though it may not be your taste in comedy (but it’s mine). I can’t wait for what’s to come next with Don, not just because of his talent, but his ability to cross into many forms of entertainment.
Check out a few remixes I found on SoundCloud – a twisted taste of his work.
I first caught wind of Bossasaurus back in December, but like my scattered brain, I lost them in my music pile of mess. Well, when I saw some snippets for what’s soon to come from these gents, I had to go back to Lacerta, their debut EP.
“Light Pollution” may have been my initial kick into Bossasaurus’ Lacerta, but I’m starting to warm up to a few of their other tracks. The EP’s got a range of styles, more than I initially thought, and really gives intro to the gen[i]us of these constellations – Lacerta is a constellation/genus of reptile (I’m trying to provide some sort of entertainment :)
There’s nothing better than a sax leading a classic De La Soul number. Mix it with Stevie’s “Sign, Sealed, Delivered” & a little Beastie Boys and this is mashup perfection for that funkified crowd. Learn it, love it, get more of it.
Also, if ya know of anything else sampled here hit it up in the comments below. And for some reason that “Sign, Sealed, Delivered” beat reminds me of a Beatle’s song. hmm…
In an interview last night on The Current, Slug of Atmosphere introduced the first single off his upcoming album, The Family Sign. In the interview, Slug talks about the emergence of ‘rap bands’, highlighting The Roots, explaining they’re more than just the everyday jam bands we see popping up today.
He also goes into how Atmosphere is becoming a jam band with two instrumentalists, a guitarist & keyboardist, who were added around six years ago. It’s quiter coincidental calling Atmosphere a jam bad when their newest single, “Just For Show”, sounds a hell of a lot like one – with Slugs rhymes over top.
Can’t wait to hear what’s to come in The Family Sign, which’ll be out April 12!
Was going to volunteer this afternoon at Rock The Cradle – a ROCK FEST for kids – but I’m buried in about 17 inches of snow and rising. So here’s to the little tikes that may be stuck at home like me – though, I don’t know if they’ll appreciate it as much as us 80’s kids.
JPOD the Beat Chef’s little EP of a thing, covers a good portion of the 80’s shows I grew up with, though there’s many more I wish I could see wobbled up like these. I can only imagine wompin’ around to these in the 80’s, but damn it would’ve been a fun time!/kinda […]
Never been much a fan of Khalifa, but now I see his appeal. The Five One take his original lyrics from “Never Been” and remix it to one laid back beat. But what makes this track is their use of Khalifa’s lyrics – chilled and served smooooth.
“They follow me everywhere my plane go”