[Hip-Hop] Fabolous – The Soul Tape 3

Fabolous has struggled with consistency throughout his entire career. Anointed as a successor to Jay-Z in the New York hip-hop scene during his early days as an emcee, he’s never seemed to live up to the expectations allotted to him by fans, despite having plenty of commercial success. While we can’t get behind everything that Loso has released in recent times, there’s always one thing we can look forward to every year: The Soul Tape. Incepted in 2011, the series has reflected the qualities most appreciated in Fab as an emcee (his smooth demeanor, witty punchlines, etc.) as he rhymes over soulful instrumentals both old and new. This year’s edition comes gift wrapped in a giant bow, featuring artists like Jadakiss, Ryan Leslie, Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, and Jeremih as well as production from araabMUZIK, Boi-1da, ILLmind, and more. Check out a few highlights from the project below, and then follow the link to cop a free download of the tape.

DOWNLOAD: Fabolous – The Soul Tape 3

’Fabolous – The Get Back (Prod. The Superiors)’
’Fabolous – Everything Was The Same (Feat. Stacy Barthe)’
’Fabolous – Lay Down (Feat. Ryan Leslie) (Prod. By ILLmind & Ryan Leslie)’
’Fabolous – The Hope (Feat. Jadakiss) (Prod. By araabMUZIK)’
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[Hip-Hop/Electronic] AraabMuzik – For Professional Use Only (Mixtape)

As promised, AraabMuzik drops off his long anticipated mixtape, For Professional Use Only, today. The project features instrumentals he has cultivated for various artists along with a few original tracks. The talented producer, known for his quick hands on the MPC, continues to move his sound forward mixing hip-hop production with heavy electronic synths and bass. Check some of our favorite tracks below and download the whole tape for free here: AraabMuzik – For Professional Use Only.

’AraabMuzik – The Prince Is Coming’
’AraabMuzik – Hammer Dance’
’AraabMuzik – Beauty’
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araabMUZIK – Never Have To Worry

Blurring the lines between hip/hop and electrifying sonic architecture, araabMUZIK releases another track from his upcoming mixtape For Professional Use Only. ‘Never Have To Worry’ is a carefree and liberal track founded on araabMUZIK core influences showcasing his ability to merge intricate drum loops with an organic sounding instrumentation.

For Professional Use Only will be released this week on February 15th.

’Never Have To Worry’

More songs from the mixtape

’The Prince Is Coming’
’Araab Styles By Styles P’
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[Hip-Hop/Electronic] araabMUZIK – The Prince Is Coming

araabMUZIK certainly knows how to make an entrance. For the first entry on his new mixtape, For Professional Use Only, araab brings us his trademarked frenzied percussion coupled with some reverberating tribal drums and slashing electric riffs. “The Prince Is Coming” truly serves as a meer teaser of what’s to come on February 15th when the mixtape drops. Until then, keep this one on repeat.

’The Prince Is Coming’
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[STREAM] Fool’s Gold’s Loosies Compilation

Our friends at Fool’s Gold Records are celebrating their fifth birthday, and what better way to do it than with a ton of music? Their epic Loosies Compilation is a 22-track rap collection that is truly stacked with some of hip-hop’s rising stars, such as Action Bronson, Flatbush Zombies, Freddie Gibbs, and Danny Brown. Producers like AraabMUZIK, Chuck Inglish, and Chase N Cashe show up to the party to lend a hand as well. Oh, and remember that epic, filthy A-Trak “Piss Test” Remix we posted the other day? Yep, it’s on there, too.  Below are a few choice selections:

’GrandeMarshall – Kelly Green (Produced by Milo)’
’Action Bronson – Twin Peugeots feat. Big Body Bes (Produced by Party Supplies)’
’Danny Brown – Molly Ringwald (Produced by AraabMUZIK)’
’Flatbush Zombies – 36 Chamber Flow (Produced by Erick Arc Elliott)’

Stream the whole Loosies Compilation HERE.

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Sleigh Bells – Never Say Die (Araabmuzik Remix)

Looking for that dramatic, swirling haunter of a track? Maybe to accompany a thrilling, action-packed car chase scene, or zombie apocalypse clip? This “Never Say Die” remix by Araabmuzik is the answer. Originally by Sleigh Bells, the new rework, packed with heat, noise and aggression, is sure to get your adrenaline powered up in no time. The two acts are currently on the road together until early November, so check out these tour dates and don’t miss out.

Sleigh Bells’ sophomore album Reign of Terror is out now.

’Sleigh Bells – Never Say Die (Araabmuzik Remix)’
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[Hip-Hop] Slaughterhouse – Welcome to Our House (Album Review)

In 2008, four well known and talented emcees banded together and decided to deliver some dope music that the rap game has been missing since the days of The Black Sheep or Leaders of the New School. Members Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Crooked I, and Royce da 5’9″ formed the group Slaughterhouse and recently have been dropping a mixture of singles and mixtapes that have kept their buzz heavy in the industry. With their newly-inked Shady/Interscope record’s deal, the rap supergroup step out into mainstream success on their debut album Welcome to: OUR HOUSE.

From the beginning, the album starts on that dark, crazy tone that is signature of Royce da 5’9″ and Em’s recent style with added hooks from the macabre Skylar Grey and the high-energy Busta Rhymes featured track “Coffin”. Quickly shifting from chainsaw and horror-movie themed tracks to the stripper-party inspired single “Throw That” ft. Eminem, OUR HOUSE  fluctuates from raw underground vibe, real rap, and some commercial tracks but still manages to give each member their shine. While delivering well timed puns, in-verse rhymes, and metaphors, the lyrical content throughout the OUR HOUSE is top-notch.

Coupling dope lyrics with A-list production, it is clear that Slaughter House wanted to do the fans justice but rise away from just underground success. With a darker, drum heavy AraabMuzik produced beat on the street single “Hammerdance,” snare drum rhythms on the No I.D. “Get Up,” radio friendly Street Runner single “My Life” ft Cee-Lo, to the intimate Boi-1da produced single “Goodbye,” OUR HOUSE has a variety of content that doesn’t sacrifice the group’s personal style of delivering real rap without sacrificing lyrical prowess for a more pop-frienfly sound. Although collectively this album isn’t the rap game’s “savior” LP, it is a strong return to the days of focusing on clever lyrics-regardless of content-with top production for an ever growing stagnant music industry.

’Slaughterhouse ft. Busta Rhymes – Coffin’

’Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance’

’Slaughterhouse – My Life (ft. Cee
Lo Green)’

Stream the entire album here.

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