[Hip-Hop] Mike G – Burton

Mike G

Mike G is celebrating the holiday season in his own way with an homage to the great creative Tim Burton. Not only is the single a tribute, but it’s a launching point for Mike’s upcoming project Exile that will be coming in 2019.

“Burton” as you would imagine, is a dark, brooding single. From the start the instrumental sets the tone and Mike comes in with his cool, collected rhymes. We’ve been jamming out to this one on repeat for a while as its dreamy nature lends itself to much replay-ability. Enjoy this one and stay tuned for more content from Mike G before the end of the year is out.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 130: Earl & J.I.D

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #130: Earl & JID

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This week’s episode was heavily focused on two amazing hip-hop albums that dropped last week: Earl Sweatshirt‘s lo-fi and emotionally devastating Some Rap Songs and J.I.D‘s cinematic flow clinic DiCaprio 2. Other highlights include a chillwave-tinted jam from Mk.gee, Chance the Rapper‘s best song in a long time, an entrancing cut from Overmono and Loods delivering his signature dreamy sound for Shall Not Fade‘s 3 Years of Service compilation.

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[Hip-Hop] JDP – Get U Some

Get U Some

Member of the production group Swim Team, JDP presents the anthem to your Friday night, his latest single ‘Get U Some,’ off his forthcoming album ‘Where Were You When,’ so go ahead and get you some.

Referencing the late great Gil Scott Heron’s “the revolution will not be televised,” JDP is out to start a revolution, and it starts by getting you moving.

He shares: “Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is so impactful that even if people don’t know the man, they know the phrase. In the hook I’m saying “the revolution is on the floor, not televised, and when your bodies in my hand, it never lies.” Because sometimes people only give themselves permission to let go and find some freedom on the dancefloor.”

Stream JDP “Get U Some” below, and keep your ears out for the album.

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[Music Ninja Radio] Episode 129: YES LAWD!

Music Ninja Radio is a weekly podcast recorded and broadcast live on San Francisco’s BFF.fm  from 4-6PM PST every Friday. 

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Episode #129: YES LAWD!

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As the name suggests, this week’s episode is largely a celebration of Oxnard, Anderson .Paak‘s long-awaited major label debut. Before we get into that, though, we had a laid back collection of tracks. Highlights included the dreamy stylings of Launder, a new sound from Little Dragon and a low-key gem from wifisfuneral. The remainder of the show focuses on Anderson .Paak’s catalogue dating back to his days as Breezy Lovejoy–including remixes, features and original music from the newly minted superstar. Happy Thanksgiving!

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[Hip-Hop] iiiso – Escape Rope

Portland based hip-hop artist, iiiso gives us a peak into his Pacific Northwest world, with visuals for his “Escape Rope,” the second single from his Ego Trip: Collection EP. iiiso trades in his darker, thought-provoking ways from his first single “In My Soul,” with a more chilled out introspective vibe on  his latest. Produced by HushDeGod, take a dive into some scenic greenery with iiiso, it’s a wave! 

cold cat, kick it in my old shoes
love to keep it old school
can’t say it aint happen like i told you!
posted in the rain forest, coastal

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11 LIT3S

Portuguese born singer and producer, 11 LIT3S releases his latest single ‘KING KAIS PLANET,’ debuted on XO Collective’s new division, XO Urban. The Portuguese talent’s music includes catchy hooks layered over trap-style beats mixed with hard hitting punchlines. This latest single is a track you won’t stop bumpin’.  Read below the inspiration behind the single, and press play.

‘KING KAIS PLANET was inspired by an apartment with an amazing view of Los Angeles and a very lasting experience I was having with a girl I was seeing at the time. The name King Kai’s planet was taken actually from Dragon Ball Z. KKP was a planet in which the characters would go to to train and recharge their energies. I want to create a parallel between this fictional and non fictional reality as in this LA apartment helicopters would  literally fly below us because we were so high.’

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The Music Ninja Presents: Mega Summer Playlist 2018

With the dog days of summer upon us, we think it’s important as ever to reflect on the past few months. For us, naturally, that reflection takes the form of our Mega Summer Playlist. These used to be a yearly tradition of ours that unfortunately fell by the wayside, but it is one that we sorely missed. We have been trying to keep the tradition alive with a much smaller taste for fans of our weekly radio show, but we’re finally ready to serve the full meal again…with a little added seasoning. Previously, we would separate the playlists by genre, but to spice things up this time we’re providing everything in one convenient package. With 385 songs and a run-time of nearly 24 hours(!), you’re certain to find at least something you like in here.

What this all means is that we’re big fans of summer at The Music Ninja and we hope you are too. There’s certainly a warmth to the season that results in some great music, but what you may not realize is how many different forms that can take. Our playlist is designed to follow the motions of going through a summer day–from the moment you open your eyes to the instant your head rests back on your pillow–and the wide spectrum of moods and emotions that accompany that journey. We hope you enjoy the ride and discover something new along the way! Listen to the preview below and make sure to follow the playlist on either Spotify or Apple Music to get the full experience.

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