Royal and LeGinge totally transformed this horrible Diddy song (which somehow has over 110 million YouTube views). The intro is laid back, quiet and ethereal like the last blurry, muted seconds of life until an EXPLOSION of light rushes Read more
"Stay Young" and "Tears Apart" are the first two digital singles from the UK quartet Letters to Fiesta. While the post-punk, new wavvvvy pop crew did just hit the Internet (running quite fast), they have been together for a Read more
I can't believe it's almost the 20th anniversary of Illmatic, released in 1994. I was 7, Nas was 20, signed to Columbia, and working with some of the best producers available (ie. Pete Rock and Q-Tip).It's funny listening to Read more
Shy Girls are Portland boyz that sound real nice and eclectic. Think The Weeknd or Joel Compass, with a Kenny G sax. I think you can consider them part of the new era R&B movement that sounds a lot more electronic and white than when I was growing up. What Shy Girls lack in throaty soul they make up with distant, layered vocals, a synthed out retro guitar line, and probably one of the best Usher phrases of all time, “you got it bad.” (Kenny G does not actually appear on this track).
I don’t want no scrub, waiving out the passenger side of his best friend’s ride, trying to holler at me. I do however, want Ta Ku in my busted ass car that I both own and put $10 of gas in at least twice a week.
Remember those times as a kid in school when you were taught things that initially seemed counter-intuitive? Like wildfires:
“Naturally occurring wildfires play an integral role in nature. They return nutrients to the soil by burning dead or decaying matter. They also act as a disinfectant, removing disease-ridden plants and harmful insects from a forest ecosystem. And by burning through thick canopies and brushy undergrowth, wildfires allow sunlight to reach the forest floor, enabling a new generation of seedlings to grow.”
Advice to rappers: start off your song with a sample from one of my favorite movies and I am 90 percent more likely to be into it. Luckily this track is way more than just that.
While Kevin Gates has been active for a few years, I only got into this Baton Rouge MC after he dropped his breakthrough “The Luca Brasi Story” mixtape. This track, the first on the tape, sets the stage for what follows. He introduces us to his rap persona, with badass boasts sitting comfortably alongside his paranoia.