Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Listen to Audio Push's 'The Good Vibe Tribe'

To celebrate 4/20, Cali-duo Audio Push released their mixtape The Good Vibe Tribe. This is Audio Push's first full project since 2013's Come As You Are mixtape, which was pretty lackluster and was filled with tracks too laid back for the duo's energy. But since that frankly cheesy project, they have been dropping a lot of bangers, with production handled by HS87 leader Hit-Boy. The Good Vibe Tribe fits much better with Audio Push's sound. Filled with heat and energy, the mixtape is filled with great production mostly from Hit-Boy for Price and Oktane to flaunt over, and they do it perfectly. They sound like a more mature and lyrically-versed Rae Sremmurd with Hit-Boy acting as their Mike-Will. There are obvious weed-influences in the mixtape, like with the song "Mary Jane", but the mixtape is filled to the brim with high energy, explosive tracks instead of laid-back, cliche marijuana anthems. And with features from Vince Staples, Casey Veggies, OG Maco, Isaiah Rashad, and G-Easy, this tape is a must-listen. The Good Vibe Tribe should hold you over until Audio Push releases their debut album later this year.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'll Be Recording the Chance the Rapper Concert This Thursday for OnlyHipHopFacts

This Thursday, April 16th, Chance the Rapper will be performing at the Louisville Palace with Louisville-native Jalin Roze as the opener. Tickets are still available here, but if you won't be able to make it, don't worry, I've got your back.

Today, I contacted OnlyHipHopFacts, an original, awesome hip-hop news/information outlet, about recording the Chance concert for them. OHHF has been steadily increasing it's fan-base and it's outlets, as it has grown from a Twitter account to an Instagram account, website, and Snapchat, all with their own unique twist. They have opened up their Snapchat to fans, and allow fans to record concerts in their hometown to be broadcast on OHHF's Snapchat Story. I've been lucky enough to record the Chance the Rapper concert this Thursday, and broadcast it on their Snapchat story. The deal is still in the works, and if for some reason I can't use their Snapchat, then I'll broadcast the show on my own Snapchat. Add onlyhiphopfacts before 8:00 PM EST to see the show!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Listen to Some New Heat From Vic Mensa, Freddie Gibbs, and A$AP Rocky

Following the surprise collab between Kanye West and Vic Mensa on West's "Wolves", Mensa released his own Kanye-assisted song today called "U Mad". Vic has been dropping a few heaters this past year, but "U Mad" is his biggest banger to date. The boisterous track will be his break-out track, without a doubt. It's a goddamned banger, no other way to explain it.

Kaytranada, a producer who's worked with Mensa a few times before, just dropped a new track with Freddie Gibbs called "My Dope House". It's a lo-fi song, but the bass hits hard and is addicting. Freddie Gibbs x Kaytranada might be as great of a duo as Freddie Gibbs x Madlib.

We're inching closer and closer to A$AP Rocky's second album A.L.L.A. A few days ago, Rocky dropped a third single on his Soundcloud called "M'$". This is the song that was featured at the end of the "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2" music video. "M'$" has a more complex beat, similar to those on Long.Live.A$AP, but I like the more low-key bangers that Rocky has been putting out like "Multiply" and "LPFJ2". But Flacko still stunts all over the songs, and crafted another banger.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Big News From Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean

What ever happened to Odd Future? The hip-hop super-group that busted into the scene in the early  2010's with violent lyrics, interesting production techniques, and probably the most character out of any hip-hop group ever. While much of their popularity stemmed from their bold and unique styles, Odd Future boasted some legitimate talent, such as Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, Tyler, the Creator, Domo Genesis, and The Internet. Their heyday was in 2013, when Tyler released his best album to date, Earl dropped his debut album to critical acclaim, and just a few months prior, Frank released probably the best R&B album in years. All of a sudden, they fell off, with very little new music to be released, and reports of falling outs between members. But, as of just a few days ago, a few OF members released some huge news.

Out of all the members, Frank Ocean has certainly been the quietest. His only form of social media is his tumblr, and despite a very small handful of guest verses, he hasn't released any new music since his debut album Channel Orange. To the delight of his fans, Ocean posted on his tumblr the image above, and announced that his next album would be dropping in July, which would be called Boys Don't Cry. No other information has been released yet, but if Boys Don't Cry, but there is no doubt that the follow-up to Channel Orange will be amazing.

Tyler, the Creator has been a bit more open about his artistry. A few months ago he sat down with the Fader for a very in-depth interview outlining his soon to be released album and his relationship with Odd Future. Yesterday, Tyler announced two huge pieces of information. One, he has created an app called Golf Media, which will feature original content and music from him, along with a magazine. But more importantly, he announced that his next album, Cherry Bomb will be available on April 13. The album can be preordered, and two singles, "DEATHCAMP" and "F-CKING YOUNG/PERFECT"  along with a music video for the tracks. This will come right off the heels of Earl Sweatshirt's dark and reclusive sophomore album I Don't Like Sh-t, I Don't Go Outside (sorry for the lack of coverage), but judging from the first two tracks, Cherry Bomb will be much more upbeat.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Watch Kendrick Lamar's Music Video for "King Kunta"

Fresh off the release of his second major label album, Kendrick Lamar released the visuals for the track "King Kunta". After first projecting it on a billboard in the middle of Times Square, the official video was released on YouTube. It's a simple video, featuring Kendrick mobbing through the streets of Compton in a low-rider, dancing in and on top of buildings, and straight stunting in the middle of a parking lot. Watch the very hood video here.