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Music, finally…

March 12th, 2010 No comments
It's about time to start getting back to some music posts, "life" has gotten in the way, whether it be work or party, the music content on this blog has been lacking.

Spent the better part of the last two days scouring the internet finding new releases by some favorite artists and new stuff by people i've never heard of. Made me fall in love again with hip-hop honestly... time to give the house and commercial crap i normally have to play a break, peep if you like...

Lupe Fiasco - I'm Beamin/Shining Down (feat. Matthew Santos)
new (old?) singles from the forthcoming "Lasers" LP, with "I'm Beamin" produced by The Neptunes. don't know when the full LP "Lasers" drops but these songs make it look like it might be one for 2010.

Janelle Monae ft. Big Boi - Tightrope
whether its her singing or the beat, the song is extremely infectious (probably both). woulda been even cooler to have Andre 3000 as well but Big Boi does it proper, again waiting for the LP "The ArchAndroid" to be released.

Consequence - Sounds G.O.O.D. 2 Me
this beat is HEAT. have loved this guy since ATCQ unleashed him on the masses back in the mid-90s, flow is timeless and can fit into even the more commercial joints nowadays (see "Make Her Say"). new mixtape and then LP "CONS TV" to drop hopefully within the next few months.

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar/Take Me Back
since going solo, Aloe Blacc consistently is breaking into new soulful grooves whether he's still rappin or singing. the single "I Need A Dollar" was picked for the theme song to HBO's series "How To Make It In America" as well. keep singin Aloe...

Murs & 9th Wonder - 3:16 Part 2
followup to their 2004 collaboration (Murs 3:16, The 9th Edition) has them pairing up again with 9th's identifiable signature sound and Murs' tell-it-like-it-is delivery. LP is named FORNEVER and i have no idea when it's coming out, found this song randomly but makes me want to grab the FELT1 & FELT2 collabos with Slug just for sh*ts and giggles.

Gorillaz - Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach (featuring Snoop Dogg and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble)
the LP "Plastic Beach" JUST dropped and well, its pretty weird but in the style that only Damon Albarn can make weird sound good. with styles all over the place, it's organized chaos turned into a fullly functional long-player, just love how this song kicks it all off, go ahead Snoop!

You can find most of these songs on iTunes...