Hit-Boy graces us with some new tracks and it’s a quick-hit listen with a couple of intriguing features on the lead single: Pusha T and Quentin Miller. Hopefully for the latter, he’ll step out of the shadow of being Drake’s “ghostwriter” and a couple features on Zoomin below should definitely help that. Listen here:
UPDATE: Hit-Boy also reveals that Pusha’s first verse on “Bussin Moves” was actually originally intended for “Clique”.
One more from Marcus Shadden this weekend that’ll certainly help set off your weekend (and beyond) is his fresh new EP, The Back Burner.
Here, he produces 4 fresh, upbeat productions for 4 oldies but goodies. All hits, but in their own niche way at the time, and now creatively flipped for a mix of modern sounds and nostalgic feels. My favorite is a tie between Ashanti’s “Rock Wit U” and Pharrell & Gwen Stefani’s “Can I Have It Like That”. Can you guess the other 2 flips? Listen below.
And if you’re reading this at posting time and live in the L.A. area, this message is fate. You should go to The B-Side and see Marcus spin live from 3pm-8. Details are below for a guaranteed good time.
ICYMI: Marcus Shadden’s 39 minute end of summer mix “Summer’s Over The Party’s Not!”
2 months to the day, Lupe Fiasco revealed what looked like a new EP, Pharaoh Height 2/30, a play off, and double that, of his Fahrenheit 1/15 mixtape series.
Welp, at midnight tonight, Lupe threw this on the gram with the download link below.
6 new tracks! DOWNLOAD HERE.
Just popped it in the iTunes, and uploaded it to Soundcloud for ya’ll! Back with more thoughts soon (below.) Enjoy!
EDIT: 1st listen thoughts… Whoo, nothin’ but bars. With everything Lupe, you gotta digest this as one entire piece multiple times but if you’re lookin’ for individual tracks, “Valleys”, “Pyramid”, and “Schemes” were the 3 that especially jumped out to me. Lu saved the best for last too. “Schemes” had so much to rewind with some ever-changing production across the 5+ minutes (outro excluded). Looks like we all have some new weekend tunes, huh?!
If you’re wondering, Lupe did splice in the Metal Gear Solid V trailer into the intro. What a way to start it.
ICYMI: Lupe Fiasco f/ Nikki Jean “Prisoner 1 & 2” LIVE on Why? with Hannibal Buress
Teyana Taylor drops a handful of tracks in the form of The Cassette Tape 1994 and her baller boyfriend/rapper Iman Shumpert makes the lone feature. Listen below:
The latest from the U.K. synthpop duo is a fresh new remix EP, out today!
Empathy Test, one of my favorite new artists of the last year, get that good remix treatment from DJs and producers around the world, adding a whole new EDM/electronica sound to their existing gem of a project.
A couple early favorites are the new remixes that dropped with the full project, much of it previewed this summer. “Holding On” by KVLT starts off really well especially and “Hope For Me” has an all-new, eerie mood to it courtesy of Figures of Eighty to conclude the EP. Stream below and enjoy.