If you liked Jamall Bufford’s Victim Of A Modern Age album released last December, you’re going to love the fact that he has released an all-instrumental version of it. Best of all, he and Mello Music Group have done so free of charge. Listen to it and absorb his work even more, perhaps to get deeper into the consciousness he created.
She goes by the name of Bad Barbie, and she hosts a weekly show on KaneFM called Bad Barbie Beats, a nice diverse assortment of good music for her, you, and everyone around the world, including a lot of awesome surprises, including her own remixes and re-edits. This was in my Twitter timeline, decided to check it out and really liked what I heard, thus I share.
The show airs live every Thursday between 1pm and 3pm UK time (5am Pacific/8pm Eastern). To check out more work from Bad Barbie, click to her Soundcloud page.
No interludes, no dramatic intros, NatStar gets into his new EP in less than 10 seconds and goes in for the kill, metaphorically, lyrically, and whatever you choose to define as “otherwise”. The EP is called The ReUp1, 6-songs of some very fine hip-hop for those who love their music with the kind of edge that the mainstream has stored into the classic bin. For some, “classic status” can mean “dated status” but NatStar wants to show you how lively this style of hip-hop… no, maybe “this style” is the wrong way of saying it. He shows how lively hip-hop in itself can be, and is.
Living in Harlem but originating from New Jersey, Kyle Rapps continues to show what it takes to be not only a rapper, but a skilled one. He worked with produced Belief on “The Sky’s On Fire” and welcomes in the vocals of Brooklyn’s own Adrienne Mack Davis, resulting in a song that is pleasing to the ear and thus the mind.
A song that is perfect for all B-Boy and B-Girl gatherings, or should be, it’s called “Live From The Pub”, where Allen Poe proceeds to rhyme while people breakdance over abandoned cardboard boxes under highways for the sake of getting down in the concrete jungle. In the video, Allen Poe raps in a very low-key fashion, but it’s about the listening, that’s most important. Maybe that’s how they do it in Kentucky, I do not know. Listen and learn. The song is from his Pocket Full of Ohms album, which you may download below
The internet abbreviation “FML” has people feeling like things are always horrible, going down the cubes, but JSWISS it doesn’t have to be that way if you make some changes. Instead of F’ing your life, how about L’ing it? He talks about this with singer Chandania in “LML”, and perhaps you’ll fall in L with the song too. BTW: if some of you recognize the sample heard throughout, perhaps it’s because and you and I know exactly what it is.
Alec Burnright finds himself in a number of different locales to show that Pitbull isn’t the only one who can present himself as being worldwide, even if it’s a state of mind. For Burnright, he is talking about a “state of mine”, as in himself, for self, and “Take It” has him doing it his own way. The track was produced by DJ Cooley while the video was handled by Megan Elliot. You can find this on Burnright’s The Man With Faux Pas street album, or download the song below, the cover of which features the ultra sexy actress Stephanie Courtney (a/k/a “Flo”).
We head to Minneapolis for Zero Calories, which consists of DJ Sidereal and Sam McNaughton, and together they put this together, a remix of “Gas Pedal” by Sage The Gemini that is sure to make you gyrate your rump until your buttchecks flap in unison with the universe. Thank you to Kosha Dillz for the suggestion.
Vee Miyagi wanted to bring in the essence of Dilla into a song he had put together, and he calls this one “You Know How It Go”, which originates from the “Purple” track Dilla came up with. How does Vee Miyagi do? Let me know.
Released today is the I, Ced-produced track by E Reece called “This Is” and in order for you to find out what this is, you’ll have to listen to it. Stream and if you’re feeling it, download it for free or use the “Name Your Price” option to show some support.