If you’re not familiar with Freddie Joachim yet, consider yourself seriously asleep.Jay-Z – Ignorant Shit (Freddie Joachim Remix)
The Seven-produced “Blame Yourself” has one of the HEAVIEST beats we’ve heard in a minute. MTV Riff Raf could rap on this shiz and knock out a banger, ANYTHING/ANYONE would sound good/interesting on top a beat like this. XV & co. deliver, though, with the rhymes on, at the very least, a level with the production. Track to Veggies, the young Casey continues to step his game his up.XV – Blame Yourself (Feat. GLC, Emilio Rojas & Casey Veggies) (Prod. Seven)
Seattle based rapper, Grieves offers up a piano-driven melody with highly relatable lyrics and an impressive chorus hook. The song reminds me of childhood, and specifically, how our differences as kids were countervailed by the bonds we shared through riding in the last seat of the bus and going to the local deli to pickup packs of baseball cards. Grieves’ lines about these ideas make the song all the more authentic and set the mood for an interval of reflection. The song crosses many disciplines and I believe, has something for everyone. Contributed by Trevor MeyerGrieves – Lightspeed
Here goes some cool new West Coast shit. “What Goes Up” features Snoop and is signed off on by Dr. Dre (he executive produced). (Some serious West Coast royalty co-signing). “What Goes Up” has that sort of classic CA sound, that piano-driven cadillac bounce shit. How long before Jayceon starts beefing with this dude too.Slim The Mobster – What Goes Up (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
Yeah, we didn’t expect this to be good either. Let alone this good. Young Mac surprises the b3sci crew with a sharp flow on top a hotly tipped jazz-inflected beat. Surprise! BSP due Nov. 8.Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park
We don’t usually fuck with mashups, etc, etc. But THIS(!) Shaolin Jazz mash of Wu-Tang and the late great Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Bottle”, it’s sound like Ghost, Rae et al were in the studio cutting this shit live with Gil. “The Bottle” has such a great groove to begin with but damn what a nice match. Good on Shaolin Jazz. Get familiar below.Shaolin Jazz – Gil’s Pinky Ring (Wu-Tang Clan x Gil Scott-Heron)
One more thing we have in common with David Dallas. We feel like Oasis everyday of the week. Monday, we feel like we’re the young hungry Definitely Maybe Oasis, the Oasis that will record, scrap and re-record an album three times. By Wednesday we feel like Morning Glory Oasis, we’re still the fucking shit but we’re too drunk/high to care. By Friday, we feel like Be Here Now Oasis, the fact that we’re the fucking shit still can’t be questioned, but now we’re too drunk/high to have any idea what that is, that its actually Friday or that we’re supposed to be “Feeling like Oasis” or anything else really. We pretty much just feel like “Drugs”. And so forth.David Dallas – Feel Like Oasis (Feat. The Kid Daytona & Tayyib Ali)
“Brightside” is NYC’s The Knocks first proper single release for A&M records. It’s an uptempo feel good dance track that’s got enough soul built in its guts to make for great repeat listening. Heavy roc.