Posts Tagged ‘Hip-Hop/Rap’
Last night at the Timeflies concert I caught a few songs from his opener, Truth Himself. For not having heard of him before, I actually liked one of his songs right off the bat. Besides his spaztic energy and a condition that causes his limbs to flail everywhere, he wanted to be entertaining us more than anything so it’s ok. This song, check it out; it’s an upbeat rap over everyone’s favorite Temper Trap classic “Sweet Disposition“. It was pretty cool to walk into the concert hearing this, my attention was directly pulled toward the innovative turn to the classic Temper Trap track.
Yup, you heard me. Surprisingly, Atmosphere tickets are still available for this Friday’s Homecoming Concert at the U of M. The concert is going to be held at the TCF Stadium and starts at 6:30 PM. These shows are best when they’re in his hometown of the Twin Cities and when his fans can shout “Hennepin Ave” louder than any other lyric in the song. You can get your tickets at Fifth Element which is right off Hennepin, the address is 2411 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55405 – U of M Student tickets are $10 and general admission is $25. The ticket limit is 8 per person, but it’s cool if you can get them all at one time because tickets are assigned a seat. Get em now! Say ssshhhh.
These videos make me want to hang out with Mac Miller and be his best friend. If you haven’t watched this series you should, they’re each about 11 minutes long and really let you see who Mac is and the rest of his crew. Rex Arrow is the best cinematographer ever by the way, he makes the entire vibe of his videos so artistically on point I could watch them over and over. Mac is hilarious. Enjoy!
Not familiar with Sol but check it out – Rhymesayers folks Grieves and Budo! This steady hip hop song is about staying on top of your life…I love Grieves’ voice, when he drops in at 2:35 I can just picture him making the Rhymesayers fans go. I just had to toss this into the mix because I am an avid supporter of the Twin Cities artists and enjoy Grieves especially. Get it if you want it!
Foster The People is absolutely genius as far as catchiness and making the perfect beat. Remember in “Pumped Up Kicks” how they got everyone’s attention from people all across the board just by the way the beat went with the rest of the song? Check this one out, Skizzy Mars on the lyrics. What a great collabo.
Okay, so let’s talk about what makes a great blend. First of all, it must have a great instrumental, preferably from a song you already love. Second of all, it has to be matched perfectly with one, two, or however many songs are blended over it, and make those songs great as well. Third, the beat, tempo, drums or other sounds have to catch the right times. For me, a great mashup, blend or remix has to make me fall in love right off the bat. If I don’t like it after ten seconds I’ll usually lose complete interest in it. This is a great example of a perfect blend – while you have Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Roll Up“, faintly but very addictive is the background and award winning theme music from The Social Network. All mixed into one delicious sound. Seriously enjoy this one. Thanks, Kollection.
I was perusing through videos and interviews of my favorite artists and came across Drake with this British guy but it’s a fun little talk. This one is a little over a month old but a great interview to simply get to know Drake on the fun and simplistic side of things. I know we all love him and easy questions are sometimes the best way to get to know our favorite entertainers. He answers questions about his first kiss, first fight, his first paycheck, ride and shoes. Enjoy.
Give these lyrics a listen. I love this entire song from start to finish. The piano, lyrical story and flow, 1:03 when the beat drops, and the ‘ain’t life beautiful?’ type of feeling it gives. I think we all need one of these kinda songs in our playlists right now. Ain’t it beautiful when all your dreams come true?
How did I miss this? I’m sorry that Bonnaroo has come and gone and I didn’t post the live video of my all time favorite piece by Atmosphere. “God’s Bathroom Floor” was recorded and put on Sad Clown Bad Dub 7 back in 2003. The album consists of two discs and was tagged as “Random Volume #3″, but I’ve been hearing God’s Bathroom Floor in my headphones since…so long I can’t even remember. It should have made its way to a main album. Every time I’ve seen him live he makes sure his old sound gets heard with this beautiful and lyrical piece but most of the crowd usually has zero clue where it comes from because it’s found on one of the most unknown discs of his work. But I know that the people who love Atmosphere and know his stuff will understand why I say it’s my #1 Atmosphere song of all time. “God’s Bathroom Floor” is remotely pleasing to the ears and beautiful throughout. Even live. Also, check out the posters that say “family” that the fans are holding. Always family with the Rhymesayers!
This Mr. Rogers person has some people liking this version better than Drake’s. Well, not like anyone can win over Drake in my book but I really do like this…it has some sort of serious deepness in his voice that Drake’s sultry voice doesn’t factor in. I caught this over at October’s Very Own and “Trust Issues” is absolutely beautiful, so I’ll put up the video that I watched, get the download link below and you can do with it what you will. Drake even posted it on OVO. Enjoy.