The Outkast Cover Artist Named ZHU, Releases Another Gem Titled “Superfriends.”

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ZHU
Superfriends.

The unknown artist responsible for that glorious “Moves Like Ms Jackson.” Outkast cover is back with an upload to a random Soundcloud. There’s no download for this track which leads us to believe it’s an Original from our unknown prodigy. Starting off with some infectious synth work, and a melody that carries perfectly throughout the entire tune. Accompanied by some very on point, slowed raps vocals, and some funky drum work that definitely goes one deeper. There’s also some impressive vocals from our unknown prodigy singing about being “Superfriends”. The mix between Hip-Hop and Disclosure-esque House is just a taste of the future, and we can only hope there’s more where this came from. Cheers.

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[NEW] Beyoncé – Drunk In Love (Remix) (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z)

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Drunk In Love (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z)

If you’re a Beyoncé fan, Valentine’s day was either a blessing or a curse for you, as it seems like everybody and their mother put out a remix to the diva’s hit single, “Drunk In Love.” Arguably enough though, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Premiered late last night by Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, this revision features a raunchy verse from the one and only Kanye West, along with some fine tuning courtesy of Mike Dean. It always make for an interesting dynamic when Yeezy hops on a single with his big brother. We’d like to think Kanye steals the show this time around, but we’ll leave the judgment up to you.

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[Electro Soul/Hip-Hop] Jr. Hi – Trillion Girls (Feat. Childish Gambino)

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Trillion Girls ft. Childish Gambino

Like many artists to emerge through the blogosphere these days, Jr. Hi is a man shrouded in mystery, but one thing we do know about him so far is that he knows how to pick his partners well. After previously collaborating with The Weeknd on his first single “Secrets,” the Neon Gold signee reemerges with a Valentine’s Day treat alongside Childish Gambino. ”Trillion Girls” is an enigmatic, slow burning affair, that steadily builds through a sultry mixture of hazy vocals, trippy synths and pounding drums. Bino helps kick the song off with a deeply provocative verse, rapped in a hushed tone that’s reminiscent of what he heard on Because The Internet. Grab the free download above, and make sure this is a fixture in tonight’s playlist.

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[Hip-Hop] Kid Ink – Show Me (Remix) (Feat. 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Trey Songz & Chris Brown)

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Kid Ink
Show Me (Remix) Feat. Juicy J, 2 Chainz & Trey Songz

I’m not ashamed to admit that this track has been one of my guilty pleasures over the last few months, and it’s for that exact reason I can’t resist sharing a remix that now features 2 Chainz, Juicy J, and Trey Songz. Kid Ink and Chris Brown of course return for the ride as well, with the former penning a new verse to keep things fresh. It’s not a profound transformation by any means, but it at least guarantees a few more spins in your rotation, meaning this tune will definitely be stuck with you for the foreseeable future. Take a listen to the single above, and make sure to catch this song live as Kid Ink embarks on his spring tour alongside King Los and Bizzy Crook.

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[Mixtape] Theophilus London – Lovers Holiday II EP

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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.

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Dress On
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Take A Look (Martin Dupont Interpretation)
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Figure It Out Feat. Blood Orange, The Force Mds
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Based God (Jolene Cover)
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I Have An Ego Also (Preview)
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(PREVIEW) Do Girls
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[Hip-Hop] Common – Made In Black America (Feat. Ab-Soul) (Prod. No I.D.)

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Made In Black America Ft. Ab-Soul

In the lead-up to his upcoming album, Nobody’s Smiling, Common seems as hungry as ever, determined to prove that he’s still one of the most vicious lyricists in the game. Bridging the generational gap with his latest effort, the Chitown spitter goes toe-to-toe with the young cat, Ab-Soul, who’s more than capable of holding his own with the rap legend. “Made In Black America” is a gritty, streetwise production that features both emcees reflecting on their experiences growing up in the streets, while still weaving in some indelible punchlines bursting with bravado. Listen to the track above, and keep on the lookout for more from Com and No I.D. when the album drops later this year.

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[Hip-Hop] Mac Miller – Diablo (Prod. Larry Fisherman)

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Mac Miller
Diablo (prod. Larry Fisherman)

Since donning the alias of Larry Fisherman late in 2012, we’ve been able to witness an imaginatively creative side of Mac Miller that many of us probably never knew existed. With every release, the Pittsburgh native shows tremendous growth and maturity as he tweaks and experiments with various new sounds, making for must follow material on SoundCloud. This latest effort may–in some ways–be his most ambitious to date, as he forges a seedy, almost hollow, dare we say, DOOM-esque piano driven instrumental. “Diablo” explores the inner workings of Mac’s mind as he gets in touch with his personal demons, utilizing his familiar stream of consciousness flow to precise perfection. We only hope there’s more where this came from, as we’re interested to see how Mac develops his sound moving forward.

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