TDE is slowly making moves to take over the game in 2014. Following the drop of SZA‘s debut LP Z, lyricist Ab-Soul is up next to take the ranks. The West Coast emcee drops a new track for fans listening enjoyment over the weekend. The Curtiss King-produced joint, “Tree of Life,” finds the young emcee spitting some smooth bars over a chill beat about those good herbs. Just in time for 4/20, this new tune doesn’t exactly show off Soul’s lyrical prowess on the mic, but it still makes for a dope listen.
Rage The Night Away feat Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame isn’t one to shy away from doing something out of the box and unordinary musically, so his recent feature on the Steve Aoki single “Rage the Night Away” comes as less of a surprise and more of a welcomed collaboration. Bringing his turnt up personality and live presence to the track, Waka’s high-energy meshes well with Aoki’s pulsating, trap production. This is an infectious listen from start to finish that only gets better with each listen. If you can’t get hyped listening to this party track then you’re probably either missing a pulse or deaf. This cut will be featured on Aoki’s upcoming project Neon Future, dropping later this year.
Sunshine (Remix) feat. Rick Ross and Common
Wale is back this week with a new remix to his latest single “Sunshine.” Bringing in Common and MMG bawse Rick Ross for some tough bars, this uplifting tune finds the rappers taking a more serious tone. More than just flossing on the track or dropping some braggadocious bars about the wealthy life, each rapper speaks on something a little deeper. Ross spits about Obamacare and brighter days, while Wale keeps the vibes positive. Take a listen to The Gifted track remix above.
The Underachievers break their recent mute 2014 status with a dope new track for our listening enjoyment. The Ryan Hemsworth-produced single “Incandescent” is something a little different from their previous body of work. The rap duo make their return to the webs with a dark, moody vibe and gritty, menacing lyrics to match. Paired with some heavy drum work and harsh keys, the underground crew try to come hard with this new sound. Signed to Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder imprint, you can expect the Brooklyn group’s debut album, Cellar Door: Terminus Ut Exordium, later this year.
Remaining releatively quiet on the music front, minus a couple remixes, NY artist Theophilus London returns today with a brand new EP for our listening enjoyment. The project, titled Lovers Holiday II, comes just in time for Valentine’s Day and is a continuation from his 2011 EP Lovers Holiday. Carrying the same vibe from the previous collection, fans get a brief taste into the inner workings of the producer/rapper/singer/fashionisto. Featuring 6 new tracks of original material and help from Kanye West, Leon Ware, Blood Orange, and The Force MDS, this is definitely worth the wait and listen. You can grab a free download HERE.
Take A Look (Martin Dupont Interpretation)
Figure It Out Feat. Blood Orange, The Force Mds
Based God (Jolene Cover)
I Have An Ego Also (Preview)
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Lana Del Rey
Once Upon a Dream
Viewers of the Grammy’s last night received a little extra during the commercial break. Premiering the second trailer for the upcoming Disney movie Maleficent, Lana Del Rey’s new cover track “Once Upon a Dream” also made its debut. The chilling tune sets a tense mood for the theatrical trailer and Rey’s signature moody voice is a perfect backdrop. Swooning and placing listeners in a trance, the single will be the film’s title track. Telling the story of the classic Grimm fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty from the perspective of the “evil sorceress”, the upcoming flick is set to drop May 30th nationwide. Listen to it above and be sure to download it for free through Google Play.
All Of Me (Tiesto's Birthday Treatment Mix)
John Legend may have the ladies swooning with his latest romantic ballad “All of Me,” but Tiësto keeps the dancefloor filled with his reworking. This new remix comes as a freebie for fans to get into, flipping the slow rhythm into a synth-heavy EDM gem. Still holding some of the romanticism of the original, Tiësto puts his work on the chorus, with a reverberating beat and slow vocals that make for an interesting dynamic to the ballad. Happy birthday to Tiësto and us.