Mac Miller announces new tour, and album release date

7 May

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Mac miller announced on twitter his Space Migration tour with the likes of Chance the Rapper, The Internet, Vinny staples, earl Seweatshirt and Action Bronson. Great lineup!
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Macs got a lot going on right now with his album “Watching movies With the Sound Off” sett to be released June 18

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Cory Gunz – U.O.E.N.O freestyle

6 May

My personal favorite UOENO remix and its from a YMCMB artist?!Check it out

Thoughts on Chance the Rapper’s, Acid Rap

6 May

 

If you had never heard of Chance the Rapper before Acid Rap, don’t feel too bad for sleeping on talent; a lot of us did, my self included. I first heard about this guy back in mid 2012 from my favorite Oklahoma Rapper Josh Sallee who expressed several times over twitter that Chance, the Rapper was indeed his favorite rapper. I skimmed over his 10 day mixtape and was impressed but nothing really “Wowed” me. 

That all changed when I saw his video for the mixtape single “Juice” back in January

Check it out if you havent

 

Anyways, so I begin just casually listening to Chance and hear about his plans for Acid Rap and am eager to hear the project. What was a game changer for me was when a few days before Acid Rap’s release was the release of the song “Smoke Again” featuring the one, the only, Ab-Soul, and if you have ever read anything on this site, you know I love any TDE artist. Of course, the song was bad ass and both artists did their thing on it. I was completely ready to hear what Acid Rap had to offer. 

To keep it somewhat short and sweet, Acid Rap is my shit. So Let’s look review some of my favorite songs, in descending order, off of the tape

5. Juice (prod. Peter Cottontale, Cam for J.U.S.T.I.C.E League & Stefan Ponce)

The first single released back in January. I personally know a lot of people that were put onto Chance through this song and video. If this song weren’t the single, and played thousands of time in the car, I would probably have it at the number 1 or 2 spot. I love the intro to the song, one of my first experiences with Chance’s voice play that I would almost tie to him as a signature. The beat is awesome, really fast and at times chaotic especially over the hook, but its an organized chaos complimented by beat breakdowns, but coming back with the in your face style the song flourishes in. One thing I will say is although its a great song, I think one reason I may have loved it so much is because I watched it along with the visual the first time I listened, so not to take anything away from the song itself, the video is just sweet. I mean, a crazy kid rapping, air punching and dancing in Time Square; doesn’t get much cooler.

 

4. Nana NaNa (prod. Brandun Deshay)

There are a few reasons I really liked this song. One, it’s probably the best example on the tape of Chance doing his crazy sounding voice play considering the hook is just him saying “Nana na nana na” but, again its actually cool and somewhat of a signature of his. Two, Bronsolino. Action Bronson Ladies and gentleman. The Bronx chef himself makes an appearance on the third verse. Though the verses are nothing just lyrically mind blowing, they’re fun and you can tell that the artists had fun when they were recording over the basslined jazz beat. Three, the song sounds raw. When I say raw I mean it sounds like a couple of dudes free styling and having a good time. I think that’s when music is best is when it seems natural.

 

3. Smoke Again (prod. Blended Babies)

Ab-Soul. Chance the Rapper. I believe we should get use to those names together because I don’t see why these guys wouldn’t continue to make tracks together. This song is the one that made me excited for Acid Rap, it got me to look at Chance in a different way I hadn’t really experienced. The beat is done really well by Blended Babies (crazy ass name) and will really bump if you have a system. Chance’s flow on this song is ridiculous, as is Ab’s. I feel like this duo could make some fire in the future, so keep a look out for it.

 

 

2. Lost Lost (prod. Nate Fox)

There’s a lot to be said about this song. This is one of the song’s that make a tape       multi-dimensional. This of course is the “Real shit” and “feelings” song that most rapper’s seem to try and fit into their projects to please the Drake listeners (I am actually a Drake fan). It didn’t seem like Chance tried to do that though, I felt as though this was a very genuine song that had real effect on me when I listened. 

It could be interpreted in several ways. It’s no secret that Chance uses drugs and psychedelics. When I first listened I quickly realized that it was a drug ballad of some sort, but after a second listen I noticed that is could easily be interpreted as a love ballad. So a drug/love ballad i guess. The words are synonymous to him it seems. I listen to this song not even to relate to it, which like most everyone I did in the love ballad sense, but I listened for Chance’s story. Again, this track seemed natural and that’s something I got from this track more than the others.

 


1. Cocoa Butter Kisses (prod. Cam for J.U.S.T.I.C.E League & Peter Cottontale)

It’s hard for me to say why this is my number one. Easily put, I think it’s the most relate able. The hook, I mean “Cigarettes on cigarettes, my mama think I stank, I got burn holes in my hoodies, all my homies think it’s dank” That’s just cool. The line that really did it for me thought was the Rug Rats in Paris VHS reference (sadly enough). Did I mention Twista is on this song? Well, he’s on the third verse, but the other feature on the track is what I really want to talk about; Vic Mensa. This is the first I have heard of this guy. I loved his verse on the song, and find myself rewinding his verse several times a day. Hopefully I hear more from him in the future. 

 

Basically, Acid Rap is the shit. It legitimately has something for everybody on it and if you download I’m positive you won’t be dissapointed. 

Datpiff Download Link

 

 

 

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The Purist – Jealousy ft. Danny Brown

26 Feb

Danny Brown kills it

Wale working with Jerry Seinfeld on “The Album About Nothing”

26 Feb

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Wale is set to feature Mr. Seinfeld on his album entitled “The Album about Nothing” This duo has been heard on Wale’s beloved “Mixtape About nothing” Should be a great project! Below watch the interview with Jerry Seinfeld talking about his relationship with Wale and how the co-op came to be

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Machine Gun Kelly announces “Lace Up” Tour dates

26 Feb

MGK announced his “Lace Up” Tour dates earlier today.
Y’all on the West coast might feel a little left out

February 28 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
March 1 – Albany, NY – Washington Avenue Armory
March 2 – Brockport, NY – SUNY Brockport
March 4 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
March 5 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
March 6 – Toledo, OH – Headliners
March 7 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater of Living Arts
March 8 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
March 9 – Dallas, TX – Zouk Nightclub
March 10 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
March 14 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
March 15 – Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre
March 16 – Greenville, PA – Thiel College
March 21 – Athens, GA – The Manor
March 22 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
March 23 – Tampa, FL – Amphitheatre Event Facility
March 30 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

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Wale – Street Runner (official Video)

26 Feb

Official video for Wale’s tack “Street Runner off of his mixtape “Folarin”

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Jaye – Luxury

25 Feb

This is a pretty old song from 2012. The reason I’m posting it is because it surprises me how slept on Jaye still is. If you like this song go download his tape “Fiat Lvx”

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Schoolboy Q speaks on upcoming album

23 Feb

Schoolboy is certainly one of my favorite artists and his soon approaching album, “oxymoron” should be a great one. Could it be better than Habits and Contradictions?

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Gucci mane Ft. 2 Chainz – Dirty Cup

23 Feb

Alright I don’t understand what’s going on in my head but for some unknown reason lately I have been feelin Gucci songs. It’s probably a short lived phase, but here’s one of his new songs I really like.