I Still Love H.E.R. – The Show 05/16 (Free Mix)

I still love H.E.R. - The Show 05:16

Featuring Kaytranada, BADBADNOTGOOD, 50 Cent, Blueprint & Aesop Rock, Erykah Badu, Homeboy Sandman and more.

Download here: DopeFile

Tracklist:

  1. ScHoolboy Q – That Part ft Kanye West
  2. Kaytranada – Bus Ride
  3. Chance The Rapper – No Problem ft Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
  4. Kaytranada – Got It Good ft Craig David
  5. BADBADNOTGOOD – Hyssop of Love ft Mick Jenkins
  6. Skepta – Numbers ft Pharrell Williams
  7. The Underachievers – Really Got It
  8. Lion Babe – Jungle Lady Pt 2 ft Angel Haze
  9. Chance The Rapper – All Night ft Knox Fortune
  10. Alicia Keys – In Common
  11. Homeboy Sandman – Heart Sings
  12. The Alchemist – Palisades Ft. Blu, Killa Kali, Big Twins & Planet Asia
  13. Kaytranada – Glowed Up ft Anderson .Paak
  14. Redman & JayceeOh – I’m Gone ft Trae Tha Truth
  15. Fat Joe & Remy Ma – All the Way Up Remix ft Jay Z, French Montana & Infared
  16. 50 Cent – No Romeo No Juliet ft Chris Brown
  17. Theophilus London – Stay
  18. De La Soul – Pain ft Snoop Dogg
  19. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper – They Can’t Hold Me Down ft Illa J
  20. Homebody Sandman – Talking Bleep
  21. Blueprint & Aesop Rock – Corner Store Showdown
  22. Masta Ace – 3000 Avenue X ft Your Old Droog
  23. Kaytranada – You’re The One ft Syd
  24. Chance The Rapper – Angels ft Saba
  25. Pusha T – Drug Dealers Anonymous ft Jay Z
  26. Blueprint & Aesop Rock – Corner Store Showdown Instrumental
  27. Erykah Badu – Come And See Badu Remix

Hip Hop’s 2016 Freshman (XXL Top Picks)

XXL just released their Freshman Class of 2016 issue today and just like every year there’s tons of disgruntled fans, hop-heads, & whatnot because their favorite artist didn’t make the cover or they feel the artists on the cover are trash.  Whatever the case, this year’s issue caused an outrage.  Usually I’m rather indifferent to the opinions of these things cause people are gonna have their opinion but this year I feel like there’s legitimate reasons for the complaints: Designer being the end all, be all, of the argument.  One song, no more than 20-25 bars, and on top of that no one even understood the lyrics & still don’t really know wtf this guy is even talking about. But I guess a co-sign from Yeezus makes the most intolerable, highly flammable :?|  Honestly that’s the major problem we have now-a-days.  The dominant forces in rap, as well as the taste-makers don’t seem to gaf anymore.  It’s all about a check so they go along with whatever, and it’s not a secret anymore.  This new cover is a clear sign.

I came to this conclusion when I realized that half of those guys sound just alike, and Young Thug/Future is basically the blueprint for it all.  So not only does it sound uninspiring it sounds like last years…and the years before that. No originality.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s some artist up their worth the listen, but definitely no game-changer.  Someone that everybody agrees is hands down the best rapper out there.  Not like a Pac & Biggie… or when Jigga reigned… or LL, or…you get my drift. The first name that probably comes to a lot of minds is Drake, but besides the whole ghost-writer ordeal Drizzy isn’t as versatile as a Kendrick or a Kid Cudi even.  He’s dropped some hella good albums, but nothing I feel will go down in the same pages as Illmatic, Reasonable Doubt, Me against the World, Ready to Die, sh*t like that you know.  Nothing Was The Same is right there behind them tho…it’s classic material I can’t lie.  Now K. Dot I feel did that with TPAB, but a lot of people disagree with the album, and the direction that K. Dot is going in general.  I’m starting to believe K Dot won’t be that dominating factor that the game so really needs, but it’s not his fault.  It’s just the double-edged sword that we call the internet mixed with the capitalism of the music industry.

I had a conversation with an older fella and he said there was just as much trash music back then as it is now & that people will always miss earlier years music, it’s just the cycles of music.  I began to debate but thought about it and had to agree…to a certain extent.  There may have been music people disagreed with back then (Miami booty-shake, ATL bounce, etc) but the artist who made the music still had a love for what they were doing.  I saw an interview the other day with one of XXL’s Freshman artist, Lil Yachty, and he blatantly said he doesn’t take his rap serious, and doesn’t consider himself a rap artist.  One listen to his music, and that was clear.  Again not his fault though, tons of people support him so what could a non-fan really say?  I salute his accomplishments to the fullest but the debater in me just doesn’t want to give his artistry any credit cause he doesn’t give it any.

Now that artists can be accessed so easily people aren’t too much concerned with how much they relate to artists music.  It’s more of a concern with how much they, feel they can relate directly with the the artists real life.  That’s why the internet damn near went nuts discussing rather if Gucci Mane was a clone or not; a conversation that should’ve never left the 5th grade hallway.  Which leaves us with another situation.

The taste-makers get younger & younger…and it’s not really that they’re taste-makers.  The younger the fan, the more support they give, being they have more time on their hands its easier for them to follow every single thing their favorite artist do.  More time for organic internet promotion through reposting songs like crazy.  From adolescence to teens most youngsters don’t, really listen to music that in-depth; they’re more in tune with the beat, and what little they do understand or resonates within them just makes it better. Unfortunately what resonates with most of our youngsters these days is party & bullshit (no disrespect to Biggie) :,?(  That’s my hypothesis at least.  Leave a comment for a more in-depth discussion

MC Melodee – Place Is Lit (prod. Cookin Soul) // Video

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This video is the 1st single of MC Melodee and Cookin Soul’s new album called “Passport Pimpin“.

MC Melodee & Cookin Soul decided to join forces once again and spread fresh feelgood vibes on their new album “Passport Pimpin”. This album has a neosoul, meets trap, meets golden era feel to it.

Check out the warm feels on the 1st colorful video “Place Is Lit”, capturing their adventures in Bangkok, Thailand.

“Passport Pimpin” will be available on all digital platforms July 8th and on vinyl through the German label Vinyl Digital.

Place Is Lit” is written by Melodee, produced by Cookin Soul. This song is part of Melodee’s  album “Passport Pimpin” which is produced entirely by Cookin Soul.
– Stream “Place Is Lit” MP3 here –

 Pre-Order “Passport Pimpin” here via: 

Vinyl
Bandcamp
iTunes
Spotify
amazon

Juan Don – Play (STFU) // Video

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PLAY is the highest form of research, watch WhoBetta artist Juan Don  discover new attractions in Gary Indiana’s abandoned Post Office & School.
With THD & Jonez’s collaboration, this visual keeps your eyes engaged for what’s coming next from the dynamic duo. Seeing graffiti art work wink and Juan teleporting conducts his word play in the song to a higher height.
YALL READY??? Press play!

DONNY – Inner You (KREAM) | Free Mp3

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DONNY releases his latest single “Inner You (KREAM)”, which narrates the end of a break up and getting to know another girl you thought was a rebound but the feeling is free & she doesn’t mind having fun while it’s lasts. The song is produced by DONNY blending a smooth sounding landscape with an unorthodox drum loop. It is the first song off his upcoming project BURNT BRIDGES.

Check out the single below.

https://lightsvisionrecordings.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/dond-apper/donny-inner-you-kream

KiD SEAN – Cliff // Video

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Rapper and entrepreneur Sean Patrick AKA “Kid Sean” of the YK collective has released a music video for his single “Cliff”. With smooth lyrical flow, production from O.D. Gravity, and great Cinematography directed and shot by Christopher Patrick of YK, the young up and comer from bucks county PA is sure to catch some local buzz off this original Classic piece. Be sure to check out Sean and the rest of his music on his website Kidsean.com

Check out the video below.

Mr. Lif – World Renown (Dan the Automator Mix) // Free M

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from Don’t Look Down, released April 15, 2016

Geneva – Like Water // Video & EP

Geneva’s powerful debut EP “Exhale” takes the listener on a sentient journey through the mysterious corridors of the heart; at once vulnerable and confessional, yet strong and surefooted, Geneva weaves together a moving tale of endings and new beginnings with the self-assuredness only experience can bring.

With subtle nods to hip hop, electronic and jazz-infused R’n’B, Geneva’s raw songwriting capability and rich, sultry vocals shine over production by Jazzfeezy (T-Minus, Boi-1da) and Burd & Keyz (Kardinal Offishall, Meek Mill, Pusha T). Step into Geneva’s dreamy realm and discover another Toronto gem worth knowing about.

Check out the EP & video below.

Exhale”: https://urbnet.bandcamp.com/album/exhale-ep

Erykah Badu – Southern Girl (JSOUL Remix) // Listen

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For the third leak off JSOUL‘s upcoming remix project, the Baltimore producer/singer remixes Eykah Badu and her 1999 single “Southern Girl”.

Check out the track below. The entire remix project will be available for free download this Thursday, June 30.  If you’re feelin the vibes, JSOUL’s instrumentals to this project are available now for pre-order.

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