Video: Ka - Off the Record

I'm sure this video resonates with those that received their introduction to quintessential nineties rap through vinyl records and tape decks. My first rap album was Puff Daddy's No Way Out, on CD (fml), and it's a shame to Read more

Marmalakes - Dolores

I was in bed reading the The Movie Goer by Walker Percy the other night when "Dolores" came up on a recent playlist I made. I had to put down the American classic and listen a little closer to Chase Weinacht's Read more

Toony TuneS & Captn Dan - Popadock

Wordplay Saturday. You might be out in the sun, swimming or riding your bicycle, but I'm the house listening to rappers Toony Tunes and Captn Dan. I don't know where they came from, put them in my ears, Read more

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Joel Compass – Back To Me

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Can I get another smoke machine electronic R&B singer? The genre has got to be my favorite in the last few years, and Joel Compass takes it to new heights. The obvious comparisons to the Weeknd and Frank Ocean are there, but I think Compass holds a little stronger to traditional R&B lyricism. Which is interesting, because Compass was a beat making dj before he tried his turn at singing on one of his own tracks.

So we now have a 19-year old Southern Londoner producing his music from A-Z and Black Butter Records picks him up after hearing one track. You can probably bank on Joel blowing up in like… one year from now. If not that’s cool his music will still be good.

We don’t have to talk about the video.  Just watch it in amazement and be excited that Joel Compass has an EP coming out this summer.

Yuna – “Thinkin Bout You” (Frank Ocean Cover)

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Aye Yuna, I’ve been thinkin bout you too, girl. Where u get all dem mouth instruments?

For real though, “Thinkin Bout You” is probably my favorite track off Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange. I’ve been on Frank’s nuts like Romney on meme lists, but I haven’t heard too many good covers or remixes off the album tracks. So, I was stoked to come across this. Not to mention, Yuna does it all with voice loops.

Frank Ocean – Channel Orange

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It’s really a shame we haven’t posted about Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange release by now. We knew it was going to be on another level after hearing his Pyramids release a month ago, Novocain a year ago, and so on. There’s not much more to articulate now other than that the 24-year-old has transcended his generation. He puts the world on a pedestal - more like a silver tray in a McDonalds bag – and directs our attention, for once, to something larger than a self-obsessed personality.

Here’s one of my favorites, Sweet Life -

Frank Ocean – Pyramids

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Frank Ocean, probably the most talented member of OFWGKTA, is a lyrical genius. His LIQ (Lyrical Intelligence Quotient) is 1,000,000. This new single, off his upcoming album Channel Orange, is called ”Pyramid”. It’s about Cleopatra and her fall as Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt to a Pyramid stripper in Vegas, all in one fell swoop of infidelity. But, you know, that’s her own fault.