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Sorry for the lack of posts!

12 May


Finishing up freshman year with final exams kept me so busy that I couldn’t come on here and update the blog. Sorry guys.
Now back to posting…

Aloe Blacc’s LP, “Good Things,” gets certified Gold in France

5 May


The Stones Throw Records crooner, Aloe Blacc, did big things when he released his Good Things LP. “I Need A Dollar” became an instant success, achieving Platinum and Gold sales in Switzerland and Germany respectively. All in all, his R&B style won over the hearts of just about everybody. Now his whole LP has reached Gold status in France, so lets just keep our fingers crossed that Aloe Blacc can keep up this winning streak.

Tyler, The Creator — more from Thurnis Haley

5 May


I already showed you guys his first installment as Thurnis…well now Tyler has a couple more videos of the beloved ‘golf wang.’

I like these because they coincide with the whole Odd Future formula of making their own stuff (in this case, advertisements and promotions for his new LP,Goblin) very simply but with their own goofy spin.

Take a look at part 2 and 3


Childish Gambino’s take on Odd Future, The Weeknd, and whats to come

5 May

Hip Hop Update held an interview with Renaissance man Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino after a show he held in Los Angeles on April 27th to promote his upcoming IAMDONALD LP.

After getting a snippet of his stirring, energetic performance style, Gambino goes on to discuss a rap group at a similar stage in their musical development as himself, OFWGKTA, and up-and-coming R&B soloist The Weeknd, among other things. Despite having just finished a show, Gambino still conducts himself with the same cheer and wit that is reflected in his music. Check it out:

Black Cobain ft. Wale — “4AM” (music video)

5 May

Yet another Virginia rapper has graced us with a product of his creation. This time its Black Cobain, giving us the visuals to “4AM”, a song produced by Tone P, featuring D.C. native Wale. This video shows the artists cruising, smoking, and flowing away a black and white New York night. It brings to the surface a lot of similarities between the styles of the two rappers, but also shows the versatility each has to offer.  Here it is:

Jay Electronica shoots a new music video in Nepal — “Dimethyltryptamine”

30 Apr


Although Jay Electronica already made his own video for “Dimethyltryptamine” by editing together major historical footage, a new video comprised of footage from a trip to Nepal was just directed by Jason Goldwatch.

And here is the old version, comprised of news clips from throughout history.

Tyler, The Creator — “Tron Cat”

29 Apr


Here’s one of the first glimpses we get into the highly anticipated LP, Goblin (besides “Yonkers” and “Sandwitches” which were released much earlier on as a single). You might recognize this song from the teaser site, buffalo-bill.net.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Goblin May 10th.

XV in the studio with Just Blaze and Seven — “When We’re Done”

27 Apr

Life + Times graces us with wonderful visual coverage of the making of the third track from XV’s album, “When We’re Done.” As I mentioned in an earlier post about XV, this song has some unique sampling, and this video does a great job guiding us through the process that these top-notch producers/artists went through to make this great tune. Hit the jump to take a look:

http://lifeandtimes.com/enta-da-stage

Here’s the finished product:

Star Slinger’s refix of “Ready for the World”

27 Apr

Keeping in harmony with his recent production, Star Slinger is back with another tune to add to his repertoire of great remixes. This time, he put his unique spin on “Ready for the World” by How to Dress Well. The thing that has truly hooked me about Star Slinger’s style is his amazing ability to preserve the authenticity of a song while adding his elegant, refined sound. This Manchester magician deserves praise:

Clipse with Tiron, Nickelus F, and Phil Ade at University of Virginia

27 Apr

Just last Saturday, Push T and Malice had a homecoming reunion concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Clipse, a duo composed of these two talented brothers, has not seen too much action in the past couple years, but after Pusha T’s moves with Kanye and G.O.O.D. Music late last year, and subsequent release of Fear of God, it is safe to say that the group got its swag back. Along with the likes of  D.C. native, Phil Ade, and Richmond artist Nickelus F, this Old Dominion supergroup was set to return in style.

I must give props to UVa’s Student Hip Hop Organization for publicizing and putting together such a big concert. Anyways, they provided us with an interesting video that captures the essence of the night, and shows us what Clipse and these fellow Virginians are all about: meaningful, responsive, and just plain good rap.