A couple of my favorite artists are going on tour this Spring: Krewella is headlining the Verge Campus Spring Tour with Def Jam’s Logic as one of the openers. I’m initially surprised at the mix of the two artists, but not as much when I remember that I know there are mutual links between both camps and that they share a similar college demographic of a fan base. If I’m near a college campus, I’m definitely checking this tour out. Look out for an update when the tour dates are officially announced.
Thanks to VMG for providing my Monday with the fire it needs to cool off the return of #ChiBeria. The Logic-led group of artists have all made their own individual moves in 2013 and are now prime to make a splash as a stable in 2014. It’s tracks like these that’ll certainly contribute.
Logic celebrates his 24th birthday with this free release, bringing together QuESt, Castro, and Jon Bellion to spit some raps before he puts the track in a hearse. QuESt sets the tone over another hot production from in-house producer 6ix (I love the loop here) and the Miami emcee has his usual fast pace and set of double meanings you have to run back. Castro brings me back to his ridiculous feature on Logic’s “Ballin'” with a similar effort here. Jon Bellion, “The Monster” chorus songwriter, sets aside the harmonizing for some rapping as well. He holds his own as the bridge to Logic, who kicks off his verse with the line from the chorus. I like when rappers do that and it was well-executed here.
The “24 Freestyle” is a no doubt *Tibs Fav. and another one to add to the library on top of QuESt’s new solo track last week (below).
Here’s a fresh new collab outta the HS87 studio as Hit-Boy, Rey Reel, and HazeBanga provide the boomin’ backdrop for Audio Push’s latest release “Juveniles”. You also got Jill Scott performing on the hook (great words, but unfortunately she’s not singing) and Logic on the last verse. Both Logic and the duo Audio Push touch on record sales, doing music for those sales, and staying true to yourself. Good stuff, I can tell they get it. A very nice pickup on this Monday so listen/download below — off the L.A. Leakers upcoming compilation mixtape, #The2014DraftPicks.