Jay & Co. relinquish a Turkey Day slapper for you to vibe out into the long weekend with. Those familiar with the record will readily identify the production as the tail end of “Easy Bake” extended into two and a half minutes of slow burning audible kush. Label mates Kendrick Lamar & SZA joint Jay on the cut, making it a TDE family affair of the highest order.
Brown Bag AllStars members Koncept & J57 team up for their latest collabo project, a 8-track EP called The Fuel. Koncept comes through with the rhymes, while J57 provides the beats. The EP is supplied with features from Dice Raw, Denitia, Akie Bermiss, Andrew Thomas Reid, and more. You can stream it in full, and cop it via iTunes.
Yesterday BBNG dropped off a few surprise loosies. “Timewave Zero” is a a full sprint psychedelic jazz & rock romp built over a dizzying shuffle and lurking, murky organs. “Here And Now” ramps up the reverie with a sampledelic treatment that could double as a lost Sun-Ra outing with a more straightforward groove. Put your feet up along with an L and take a long hard drag with BADBADNOTGOOD.
Benny’s unveiled another collaboration from the STUDIO LP, linking with Mayer Hawthorne on the playful and rubbery ’80s leaning trot “Shoebox Money.” Built over bright, tinny synth plucks and a bubblegum bass line, Benny’s effected vox and Hawthorne’s smoothly crooned, perfectly layered bridge treatment will have you pining for warmer days and colder drinks. Benny Sings’ STUDIO LP is slated to arrive this Friday, November 27th via Dox Records/Jakarta Records.
Chuck Inglish teams with vocalist Lili K. to toast the weekend on the soulful new track “Sunday Brunch.” The groove heavy loosie is a refreshing jam perfect for a lazy day that also happens to be timely enough to bolster Chuck’s Everybody’s Big Brother LP, which landed in October. Check the track above to listen to “Sunday Brunch”, and purchase the Everybody’s Big Brother LP via iTunes.
House Shoes continues to turn out quality material on his Dublab “Magic” show. This time he’s spun up some Denmark Vessey, EWH, J Rocc, Jose James, Denetia & Sene, and more. Get your head nod situated just right before you press play. This one’s proper.
1. Thundercat & MonoPoly – Paris
2. Trevor Dandy – Is There Any Love
3. Raj Mahal – Willful
4. Alchemist – Camp Registration
5. Chanes – Hey feat. Guilty Simpson & Moe Dirdee
6. Roc Marciano – Sweet Nothings
7. 14KT & Tall Black Guy – ChopField
8. D.I.T.C. – All Love (Apollo Brown remix)
9. Danny Brown – Whatkanido
10. Denmark Vessey – GOOD RICE
11. Electric Wire Hustle – Golden Ladder
12. UNJUST – GETTIN HIGH
13. Group Home – Sacrifice
14. FINALE – Just Due ft. Homeboy Sandman
15. J Rocc – COFFEE REMIX
16. DEDE – Phantom ( Waajeed remix)
17. DERT BEATS – You Can Do Better Than Drums
18. Jose James – Black Magic
19. Dert Floyd – the new once more
20. Denetia & Sene – call u. 2
21. Denetia & Sene x Knxwledge – cassanova (Knxwledge remix)
22. Illingsworth – Kings
23. Kendrick Lamar – Mortal Man
24. Lox – Fuck You
25. Fashawn x Alchemist – Amen
26. Jay Electronica – CandyMan
27. Joe Pass – A Time for Us
28. Jay Dee – Joe Pass
29. Jay Z – DP3
30. Dert – Lab Rats feat. Guilty Simpson
31. Samiyam – Sometimes
32. Pharcyde – (My Soul Jay Dee Remixes)
33. Your Old Droog ft. Prodigy – Hoodie Weather
34. Jose Mauro – Apocalipse
35. Guilty Simpson – Cali Hills
36. Roc Marciano – Jaws
37. BIG – 10 Crack Commandments (14KT Remix)
38. Dabrye – This Is Where I Came In
39. DERT – BB17
40. Fatt Father – Grime feat. Guilty SImpson, Sean Price, Roc Marciano
41. KRNDN – Lean On Me ft. Kobe
42. Anderson Paak – The Season / Carry Me
43. Jonwayne – Rap On This Kanye
44. Chanes – Time Is Running Out
45. Jeedeci – Love U4 Life Melody
46. Denmark Vessey & Scud One – Do You Believe
47. Homeboy Sandman – America, the Beautiful
48. Dead Prez – Police State
49. Emanon – Yesterday feat. Blu
50. M.O.P. – Foundation
51. Ext – Strange
52. Waajeed of Platinum Pied Pipers – Knives Out
53. Gil Scott- Heron & Brian Jackson – The Bottle
54. NoWorries – Suede
55. Roc Marciano – Tek To A Mack
56. House Shoes – The Makings
57. MED & Pok – Purist (prod. House Shoes)
58. J1 – Stevie
59. J-1 aka THE DEER – Mellow Yellow feat. Jimetta Rose
60. J-1 aka THE DEER – GHOSTNOTES
61. House Shoes – Castles [The Sky Is Ours] feat. Jimetta Rose
62. Frank Cunimundo Trio – Feelin Good
The Pharcyde‘s classic Labcabincalifornia LP celebrated its 20th anniversary this month, and the minds at Whosampled and Wax Poetics joined forces with DJ Chris Read to create the ultimate mixtape of the album’s joints. This digs into just about every single sample on the record and is a brilliant bit of remedial sonic knowledge for those who never learned back in ’96.
1. Les McCann – ‘What’s Going On (Live)’ (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
2. The Pharcyde – ‘Bullshit’ (Instrumental)
3. Chris Read – ‘Theme #3’ (Scratchapella)
4. Bob Marley – ‘Get Up, Stand Up’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
5. Gary Burton – ‘Sing Me Softly of the Blues’ (sampled in ‘Bullshit’)
6. Rodney Cee & Kevie Kev Rockwell – ‘Stoop Rap’ (sampled in ‘Pharcyde’)
7. The Pharcyde – ‘Pharcyde’
8. Cal Tjader – ‘The Bilbao Song’ (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
9. The Pharcyde – ‘Groupie Therapy’
10. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Lyrics to Go’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
11. Minnie Riperton – ‘Inside My Love’ (sampled in ‘Groupie Therapy’)
12. Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa – ‘Suadade Vem Correndo’ (sampled in ‘Runnin’)
13. Run D.M.C – ‘Rock Box’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘Runnin’)
14. The Pharcyde – ‘Runnin’ (Acapella)
15. The Pharcyde – ‘Somethin’ That Means Somethin’
16. The Beastie Boys – ‘The New Style’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘Drop’)
17. The Pharcyde – ‘Drop’
18. A Tribe Called Quest – ‘Check The Rhime’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Drop (Beatminerz Remix)’)
19. The Pharcyde – ‘Drop’ (Beatminerz Remix Instrumental)
20. The Pharcyde – ‘Y?’
21. Mass Production – ‘Keep My Heart Together’ (sampled in ‘Moment in Time’)
22. The Pharcyde – ‘Moment in Time’
23. The Pharcyde – ‘Devil Music’
24. Wu-Tang Clan – ‘Da Mystery of Chessboxin’ (Loop) (sampled in ‘Devil Music’)
25. Roy Ayers and Carla Vaughn – ‘You Send Me’ (sampled in ‘The Hustle’)
26. The Pharcyde – ‘The Hustle’
27. Vince Guaraldi Trio – ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ (sampled in ‘Splattitorium’)
28. The Pharcyde – ‘Splattitorium’
29. Cannonball Adderley – Walk Tall / Mercy Mercy Mercy (sampled in ‘She Said’)
30. The Pharcyde – ‘Passin Me By’ (Extract) (sampled in ‘She Said’)
31. The Pharcyde – ‘She Said’
32. The Pharcyde – ‘The E.N.D’
33. [Bonus Track] The Pharcyde feat Lizzy Parks & Giles Barratt – ‘Runnin’ (Chris Read Rap Renaissance Remix)
DJ Platurn has returned with the follow up edition to his A Tribe Called Quest megamix, TBOATCQV2. Presented and, in a way, commissioned by actor, comedian and documentarian Michael Rapaport, the set is a intellectual dissection and recomposition of the group’s music. Platurn has dug into the deep source material that made A Tribe Called Quest possible, and in doing so constructed an immersive hour of music that always circles back to the almighty beat. Listen above and push-it-along, push-it-along.
Jordan Brand preps a new colorway of the Air Jordan 1 for the ladies for the Winter 2015 season, dubbed “Mulberry/Dark Grey.” The sneaker sports a dark grey base on the upper, with overlaying Mulberry panels, while a black Swoosh adds contrasting, as well as hits to the Wings logo, stitching and inner lining. Vibrant Blue Lagoon laces finishes the look. The Air Jordan High “Mulberry/Dark Grey” is available now at select retailers for $95 USD.
Killer Mike & El-P get gritty on a remix of Miike Snow‘s booming new single “Heart Is Full.” It’s a perfect fit. Mike & EL trade off on the mic, each blazing through the horn heavy chop with their hallmark braggadocio, proving a change of pace can be just what the Jewels need. Andrew Wyatt laces the cut with an anvil like hook, showing us precisely why he’s one of the most in demand vocalists and songwriters in the game. Put an ear to the Run The Jewels remix of Miike Snow’s “Heart Is Full” above, and hold tight for the next transmission.
Freddie Gibbs shares a devilishly smooth offering from his upcoming mixtape, Shadow of a Doubt, dubbed “10 Times”. The track features Gucci Mane and E-40 over a silky Sid “Speakerbomb” Miller beat. “10 Times” is based upon persistent handclaps and a single synth line that’s so melody centric that we’re almost reminded of the ringtone rap era. Gibbs drops bar after bar about longing for a lady who’s a certified 10, and stuck dating the wrong sort of guy. Listen to the new Freddie Kane above, and order Shadow of a Doubt on iTunes now.
Los Angeles producer TOKiMONSTA has announced a new mini-album project, and is already sharing treats with the world in the form of new single “Put it Down.” The track features quick bouncing pizzicato strings, shuffling soft snares and the lush vocals of Anderson .Paak and additional assistance from KRNE. It’s a light and breezy affair that is, until the megaton horns hit. TOKiMONSTA’s new mini-album will be entitled Fovere and will be released on January 29.
We’re pleased to bring you news of Sunday, the new collaborative project from Kaytranada and MC Isaiah Toothtaker. It starts up with “How U Value,” a love song that defies convention and benefits from Kaytranada’s innate knack for making an immersive beat out of simple, understated elements. Then, we’re offered up “Polo Stadium,” which is nothing but strange psychedelia through and through. The entire project is being released on Mass Appeal Records, and in announcing Sunday, the outlet described it as showcasing “savoir faire of the post-Dilla astronaut that is Kaytranada and the offbeat talents of Isaiah Toothtaker perfectly, and they’re able to succeed despite coming from vastly different ends of the musical spectrum.” Listen to the tracks above and let us know what you think of the two song EP.