Monday, November 11, 2013
I spent my entire shift at the good ol' 9 to 5 playing Jhené Aiko's new EP Sail Out, and I'm happy to see that it's doing extremely well on iTunes. Sail Out is currently in the top 3 albums overall and is currently king of the R&B charts.
To make things even better, Jhené offered up dramatic visuals to "The Worst," one of Sail Out's darker compositions. Perhaps we'll see her on season 2 of Orange Is The New Black? (Probably not, but definitely catch her alongside Drake, Miguel and Future on the remaining stops of Would You Like A Tour?)
Purchase Sail Out on iTunes HERE! It's also available for stream on Spotify.
Props to Noisey for the premiere, and head there to catch an exclusive interview with Ms. Aiko!
Previously: Jhené Aiko ft. Childish Gambino - "Bed Peace"
The Port representative and Gs staple Quent Young is easily one of the freshest emcees representing my hometown of Charlotte, NC. After building his repertoire with Conscious Thoughts, The Basquiat & Laid Back, it's clear Quent has found the best Southern-laced sound for his distinctly deep delivery on The Dream State.
Stream + download The Dream State after the jump, and check out the visuals for the catchy yet mellow standout, "Hippy Chick" featuring Nandi JOAL.
Directed by Lone Ranger Productions
Last year, Omarion solidified his status on the MMG roster with his impressive EP Care Package, and now that he's earned his stripes, he presents the Don Cannon hosted sequel. Stream and download Care Package 2 below, which features Audio Push, Nipsey Hussle, Casey Veggies, and Czar.
Hourglass Picks: "Leave You Alone," "Know You Better," "Diamonds & Hennessey"
[VIDEO] Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, N.O.R.E. & More Remember Wu-Tang's ' Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)' Album
Saturday, November 9th marked the 20th anniversay of Wu-Tang Clan's debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). While I was only 4 years old when it dropped, I still remember the impact the album had on me growing up thanks to my sister blasting it constantly. Once I'd matured and was able to appreciate it for myself, I went back to form my own love for the 9 man army.
Like myself and millions of others, today's upper echelon of emcees have also been inspired by the work and accomplishments of Wu-Tang. In a special Rap Fix Live moment with MTV's Sway, members U-God, Masta Killa and honorary member Cappadonna were presented with a video compilation of clips from N.O.R.E., DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, ScHoolboy Q, Big Sean and A$AP Rocky-- all expressing their gratitude for the Wu-Tang movement.
If you're looking to dig deeper into Enter The Wu-Tang, check out Rolling Stone's latest feature HERE.
Previously: The RZA - Blowin In The Wind
Friday, October 11, 2013
Janelle Monae's new album The Electric Lady is full of amazing records, but the Miguel featured "Primetime"seems to be the current fan favorite.
Thankfully, the sexy duet is Electric Lady's next official single, and "Q.U.E.E.N." director Alan Ferguson delivers an equally impressive visual as the
The Electric Lady is well worth the coins, so be sure to go out and support Wondaland's movement. To hear the entire project in full before you buy, hit the jump for Atlantic Record's official stream!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Although the South is home to many heralded and extremely talented rap groups (Outkast, Goodie Mob, Youngbloodz, Eightball & MJG, and Three 6 Mafia just to name a few), Alabama talent has noticeably been absent from that roster--until now.
Straight outta Birmingham, trio K.L.U.B. Monsta is waiting for the perfect time to release Canvas, their DJ Wally Sparks hosted follow up to the acclaimed Separate But Sequel. I've been privy to quite a few joints from Canvas and all I have to say is get ready to hear the name K.L.U.B Monsta A LOT more in the near future.
Stream + download KLUB Monsta's latest offering, "Chauvinist Clap" below, produced by my main man Anthem, and be sure to hit the comments with your thoughts.
Canvas hosted by DJ Wally Sparks is coming soon!
Previously: Anthem x B.o.B x Nicki Minaj - "oUt OF mY mInD" (Remix)
Monday, October 7, 2013
On October 15th, Cali slick talker Dom Kennedy will release his album Get Home Safely on iTunes as well as at Best Buy stores nationwide. Dom's got quite the repertoire, so the fact that he considers GSH is best body of work means that the Yellow Album followup should be well worth the coins.
Stream the Drewbyrd produced "Dominic" below, and hit the jump for the full track list for Get Home Safely!
Backed by the ever-passionate Kanye West, Pusha T's solo debut album My Name Is My Name will finally be upon us tomorrow, October 8th. Despite King Push claiming that his rival Drake is no competition, I have no doubt that his rival's Nothing Was The Same will be a major point of reference for most when critiquing MNIMN.
Stream My Name Is My Name below courtesy of Myspace, and hit the jump to catch the visuals to the Kendrick Lamar featured "Nosetalgia."
John Legend's new album Love In The Future has proven itself to be one of my most valuable purchases this year. While the project is near and dear to my heart, I can only imagine what it means to Mr. Legend and his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen.
"All Of Me" was written entirely by John as a tribute to Chrissy, and after performing the song at his own wedding, John brings us into their world with the visuals to the timeless standout. Watch the intimate music video below and click HERE to purchase Love In The Future now on iTunes.
Previously: John Legend ft. Rick Ross - "Who Do We Think We Are"
Friday, September 20, 2013
Led by "Take Back The Night," Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 is set to hit iTunes September 30. It's safe to say that this album release doesn't quite have the momentum of its "Suit & Tie" predecessor, but maybe the Timbaland produced "TKO" will change that. Take a listen below, and let me know what you think!
Purchase: Justin Timberlake - "TKO" (iTunes)
Previously: [Music Video] Jay-Z ft. Justin Timberlake - "Holy Grail"