Kanye West & Jay-Z – That’s My B*tch (Prod. By Q-Tip)
I wake up this morning to this track in my inbox and what a way to start your day. Apparently the track is a leak from the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album Watch The Throne. I can't confirm it but I'm pretty sure Elly Jackson aka La Roux is singing the hook on this track. The track is about being a famous entertainer and having love interest, the complications that come with it, the fun, the realities, etc.
Girl, it's easy to love me now..." - 50 Cent
To say the least, money and fame change the way people approach you and ...
I Blame Coco – Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Coco Summer is 20 years old but sounds like a veteran singer with 5 albums under her belt. She also happens to be Stings daughter and her sound is heavily crafted by a bunch of Swedish legends responsible for some of our most beloved artists. Her lead single called Ceasar not only features Robyn but has already been remixed by Diplo and Miike Snow...
Where do we go from here? Least you could have done was give me a warning. - Drake
But this is no typical celebrity daughter hype, the music is pretty damn good and you can bet your ...
Alexander – Truth
My favorite song right now and the lyrics say everything I want to say...
The truth is that I never shook my shadow
Every day it's trying to trick me into doing battle
Calling out "faker" only get me rattled
Want to pull me back behind the fence with the cattle
Building your lenses
Digging your trenches
Put me on the front line
Leave me with a dumb mine
With no defenses
But your defenses
If you can't stand to feel the pain then you are senseless
I've grown up some
Different kind of fighter
And when the darkness come let it inside you
Your darkness is shining
My darkness is shining
Have faith in myself
Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: The Lost Tape
With high expectations, rebel citizens of the millennial generation leave the tired and corporate ruled world of radio to begin a new life in music blogs...
Raid the radio!Cause weâ€™re tired of hearing the same old song.Weâ€™re gonna change the dial to something new.Bring some truth to this town." - General Electriks
However, the Recording Industry of America gains great military powers and soon ceases control of one music blog after another, in the name of justice and peace.
The year is 2009, the space age. In a move to counter The Industries tyranny, rebel citizens of the Et Musique Pour Tous faction ...
Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind (Part II)
Some folks like to get away,Â Take a holiday from the neighborhood
Hop a flight to Miami BeachÂ Or to Hollywood
But I'm taking a Greyhound On the Hudson River Line
I'm in a New York state of mind." - Billy Joel
I love the holidays, of course for all the traditional reasons but also for the simple fact that for those two or three days before and after Christmas New York City empties out and all you get is the city and that all too unfamiliar feeling of solely being around old school New Yorkers. I've been a hundred miles and running this entire year, ...
Florence + The Machine – Rabbit Heart/Raise It Up (Switch Remix)
How important is a producer to an artist? Well, theÂ Michael Jackson sound we all love wouldn't really exist without Quincy Jones. The psychedelic pop genius of Oracle Spectacular wouldn't be nearly as adventurous without the vision and direction of producer Dave Fridmann. Would there even be Snoop Dogg without Dr. Dre? M.I.A. without Diplo? I mean the list goes on and on. Don't get me wrong making music is a collaborative effort, one which like any successful relationship requires compromise and love so it's silly to say that one person is solely responsible for anything. However, I believe in giving ...
Generationals – When We They Fight, They Fight
I don't know where all these new school vintage bands are coming from but I'm loving everyone of them. My latest muse is the workings of Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer who along with their New Orleans based band are making a sun-drenched life-is-good sound I can't get enough of.
When they fight, they fight & when they come at night they say - I love you baby."
I have a lot of friends in New York City, most of them who are currently overwhelmed by the non-stop nature of this city so I thought I'd post something to help you guys ...
Brazilian Girls – Pussy
CMJ has me at 100 miles and runnin' so I thought it would be nice to take it back to 2005 and kick it to one of my favorite reggae inspired Brazilian Girls songs. Most of you will be distracted by this songs chorus which simply repeats the words pussy and marijuana. At first listen yes, it is ridiculous but once you get past that you'll find that it's just a metaphor for meeting someone who simply won't leave your mind, much like the aforementioned subjects. It's not exactly your typical roses are red metaphor but that's what makes it ...
The NOISEttes – Never Forget You
Mark Ronson look what you done started boy!
This song was released back in January and is the follow-up single to their UK hit Don't Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go). The first thing you'll notice is the Phil Spector/Motown vibe reminiscent of Amy Winehouse and Adelle. However, you will quickly forget all preconceptions when you get to the hook which out of nowhere introduces heavily distorted guitars that make the song explode into an entirely new experience - fresh. Seems like the older I get the more friends I have who are losing all their faith when it comes to ...
Mark Ronson â€“ Toxic (Feat. Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Tiggers)
I'm taking it way back today, back to a time when not even twitter existed - 2007.Â It was in that ancient time when Mark Ronson released a cover album called Version.Â The last track I posted from that album was Lily Allen's amazing cover of the Kaiser Chiefs' Oh My God, if you're new around these parts, do a quick search on the blog and check it out, it's well worth the listen.Â This time around I'm posting Ronson's rendition Britney's infectious hit Toxic.Â Ronson adds some NYC to it by including hip hops grittiest rapper, the late Ol' ...