The Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All collective unveiled the newest mini-group to come out of the collective, The Internet, last night. The Internet consists of members Syd The Kid and Matt Martians (of the Super 3) who have come together to bring us “Love Song -1-2″. Its a short taste of what is possibly to come from the duo, and features production by Matt Martians and vocals by Syd the Kid. This minute long song definitely leaves me excited and wanting to see what else will come out in the future. Download it below.[audio http://www.box.net/shared/x3x45d7fkxushj4udl2u]
On Tuesday, at 4:20 pm Pacific Time, Odd Future’s answer to weed rap, Domo Genesis, released his latest mixtape Under the Influence via his tumblr. It mostly features Domo going in on his favorite instrumentals and a couple originals from the likes of Michael Uzowuru and others. You can download it here.
The UK beatmaker is back at it again, adding the Star Slinger touch to the most recent single by Brooklyn pop act Body Language. The single titled “You Can,” gets all the proper fixings and is another on point remix by the Slinger of Stars. Grab that remix below via his soundcloud.
In other related news, he recently signed a deal with Green Label Sound (the same label that the Cool Kids signed with to produce their first album). As a part of signing with them, they are releasing the first single off his first album, “Dumbin'” later on this month for free download. Be sure to look out for more noise from Star Slinger in the very near future.
Master Chef Lunice recently did a mix for The FADER, and it was premiered this morning. The mix, titled Swag Memorial 2011, brings together all that is swag into one glorious mix. Stream/download/check out the track-list all below, and get to cookin boys and girls.
Lunice’s FADER Mix: Swag Memorial 2011 Tracklist:
Lil B – I Am A Lion
Al Ripken Jr. – Clap Ya Hands
Bambounou – Dock Request (Lunice Remix)
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks (Lunice Remix)
Lunice – I See U
French Fries – Champagne
Secret Squirrel – Jungle Squirrel (Machinedrum Juke Edit)
Jam City – Magic Drops
Bambounou – Alpha
Lil B- I Cook
Young L- L-E-N
Canblaster – Clockworks (Para One & Teki Latex Remix)
Chris Brown feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne – Look At Me Now
Al Ripken Jr – Everything I Got Now
Wiz Khalifa – On My Level
Lunice – Juice
Rick Ross feat. Styles P – B.M.F.
XV – Swervin’ (Lunice Remix)
Lunice – “Untitled”
Waka Flocka Flame – No Hands
Clams Casino – I’m God
Guido – Mad Sax
Jagged Edge – Tip of My Tougue
Sledgren – Never Been
Yesterday and today, Frank Ocean, OFWGKTA’s R&B voice, has put out videos for arguably two of his best songs, “Swim Good” and “Thinking About You.” The first, “Thinking About You” was directed by the unofficial LA director crew High5Collective and really taps into that native voice inside us all. The second, “Swim Good” was directed by Nabil Elderkin and features the ninja version of Frank Ocean. These are all dope videos and definitely worth checking out. And if you’re into either one of the songs you can hear “Swim Good” off of Nostalgia, Ultra which you can download by clicking here, and “Thinking About You” by clicking here.
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire is a Brooklyn rapper with a big raspy voice who raps a lot about being drunk, and driving drunk, and any other thing that comes with being drunk. His lyrics are vulgar, and offensive, but he has a real knack for making it catchy. Earlier this month, eXquire released a mixtape called Lost in Translation. The mixtape takes you into the world of eXquire, and, I’ll admit it isn’t always a nice sight to see, but eXquire has this relatable vibe to the everyday man that I think most will find enjoyable. He’s drunk often, he’s somewhat ignorant, he’s broke, but he likes to have a good time, and you can see that in his work. Lost in Translation isn’t your typical rap mixtape, but follows along the same weird path of rappers like Lil B and Odd Future, just in a less offensive, more relatable way. Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire is your drunk neighbor who parties too much, but in rapper form. Click the artwork above to download the mixtape, and if this doesn’t sound like your thing at all, at least check out the video for “Huzzah!” below which encompasses all eXquire has to offer in one, wonderful song.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bzoyVKZaL4]
You can pick up some fresh songs from Blood Diamonds, the best of which is called “Dreams” via the Pitchfork link below. Blood Diamonds is an artist akin to Baths but with a bit more vocals. Follow the link below or click the image.
Check out this new track from J. Cole featuring Jay-Z. It sounds a bit like the songs off Watch the Throne but with J. Cole rapping, of course. There is both a clean and a dirty version available below. I recommend the latter. Download it below via the link provided or by clicking the image.
Illroots was at Pusha T’s private concert at the Bowery Hotel in NYC the other night, and caught a surprise visit from Tyler, The Creator, who joined Pusha on stage to perform, for the first time together, their first single together, “Trouble on My Mind.” Watch out for Pusha’s solo album Fear of God II: Let Us Pray, to hit stores really soon.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/28764403]
Summer is technically over. And while everyone is back in school, it is still over a 100 degrees out here in Texas everyday, so even though I may have to attend class, I won’t be calling summer over for quite sometime . The latest single by California’s Summer Camp called “Better Off Without You” encompasses the sun setting on another glorious vacation from life that everyone else around the country may start to be realizing outside of the hellacious borders of Texas. The latest visuals, which premiered a couple of days ago, showcase 70’s car thief’s’ and bring a whole lot of nostalgia for a summer that I’ve never actually been to. Check out the video below and look out for Summer Camp’s debut album which comes out October 31st on Moshi Moshi! The “Better Off Without You” single is available now.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgrP6fzGKjg&feature=player_embedded]
Drake’s sophomore effort, Take Care, is scheduled for an October 24th release. In anticipation for this album’s drop, Drake released three new songs. The first of which, “Club Paradise” is produced by Noah “40” Shebib and sounds like classic Drake, as he does his usual lament to girls from back home to a slow beat. The second, also co-produced by Shebib,”Free Spirit,” features Rick Ross and is a lot more fast paced. Both sound like traditional Drake, over his usual set of beats. The third song he released is a remix to the song “Round of Applause” by Waka Flocka Flame. Drake has never gone in on a Lex Luger produced beat, and he gives acknowledgment to that, saying that he “feel like” he “got seat B60 on Southwest…everybody has gone in before me…but we made it happen!” on October’s Very Own blog. Check out all three below, and watch out for Take Care in late October.[audio http://www.box.net/shared/atdu75xmmblmv2ejkkau]
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All mostly features males who kill them all. The only female of the Wolf Gang, Syd the Kid (Aka Syd tha Kid, Syd tha Kyd?) works largely behind the scenes as a DJ, producer, and engineer. Recently, Syd remixed a Little Dragon song, “Seconds.” This is not the first time the talented engineer has produced some of her own stuff, the first solo track she did was called “Flashlight” and features a really wild electronic feel. You can download both below, and be sure to be on the look out for more solo stuff by Syd in the near (Odd) Future.[audio http://www.box.net/shared/xvyans3l9p57byvoa8jb]
Hodgy Beats, Odd Future member and one half of MellowHype, has done a coulpe of solo tracks in the past months which, for the ever exclusive crew of misfits, is kind of a big deal. Dating back from my knowledge of his first solo release after OFWGKTA got pretty big was a track called “TANGGOLF” which features Domo and Hodgy going in on GZA‘s “4th Chamber.” Also in the month of March, was the song “Mystery,” produced by Bambeeno, which really showcases Hodgy’s impressive lyricism over a Moody Blues sample. A month later, Hodgy releases “April 27th,” a quick, but really cool, track produced by Uzii. April was the last time I heard anything legitimate from Hodgy until this past week. This week, Hodgy teamed up With Madlib for a song on M.E.Ds new album. Apparently it’s been his goal to work with Madlib for quite sometime, so its cool to see that collaboration going down. Except more out of Hodgy Beats in the near future, with rumors out that he apparently has been working with Nas for his new album, and MellowHype’s latest effort Numbers, which is supposed to drop sometime in 2012. The future seems extremely bright for Hodgy Beats and the whole OFWGKTA crew. Download links for all the songs are below, check them out!
Mondre and Squadda are Oakland based rap duo Main Attrakionz. Using producers such as Clams Casino, and Friendzone, the two have made a name for themselves by using slow, ambient sounding beats to talk about their struggle. It works well to me, and sounds simliar to “Crossroads” by Bone Thugs n Harmony, but based in the way off future in which everything is purple. I’ll admit, initially, I wasn’t into Main Attrakionz slow moving style, but the song that really got me hooked was “Perfect Skies.” The Friendzone-produced beat works so well, with a reptitive piano part, and dreamy vocals, its guaranteed to at least get itself stuck in your head. DO yourself a favor and at least check out “Perfect Skies” below, and watch the laid-back video to ensure you’re getting the whole experience and if you are feeling it, download 808s & Dark Grapes II, here, Main Attrakionz eighth release in the last year.