[Mixtape] MeLo-X – Yoncé X (Beyoncé Remix EP)

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MeLo-X was probably one of the most criminally underrated artists of 2013. After releasing three mixtapes, an EP, and an album last year, MeLo isn’t showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. In honor of Blue Ivy‘s (Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s daughter for those of you who don’t know) 2nd birthday yesterday, the Brooklyn native decided to release a free 5-track remix EP dedicated to the momma diva’s latest album. MeLo-X is a multi-talented man, so instead of simply hopping on some beats and contributing a few verses, he decided to put his production hand to work, crafting a deeply rich, ambient sound that’s both therapeutic, yet spine tingling in nature. Of course, he couldn’t completely resist the microphone, as you can hear the emcee chop it up on the fourth track, “9-5 Killa,” a rework of “Ghost.”

Stream the full project below, and head over to Noisey for an interview that covers MeLo’s creative process and motivation behind the project. Also if you haven’t already, make sure to pick up a copy of MeLo-X s GOD: Pièce de Résistance album, which dropped last November.

DOWNLOAD: MeLo-X – Yoncé X (Beyoncé Remix EP)

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Drunk In Lust (I Been Draking)
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Too Far
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Ghost In The Sheet (Handle This)
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9 to 5 Killa (Feat. MeLo X)
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Rock It
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[NEW] Vampire Weekend – Step (Wintertime Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot)

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Step (Wintertime Remix) (Feat. Danny Brown, Heems & Despot)

With every new year comes new expectations, but there’s no way we could’ve ever seen this coming. After putting out one of the best albums of 2013, Vampire Weekend are back with a “Wintertime Remix” to their remarkable single, “Step,” bringing along Danny Brown, Heems and Despot for the ride. The beat remains relatively unaltered, yet all three emcees fit in gracefully over the tranquil indie rock ballad, making this one of the best cross genre efforts we’ve heard in quite awhile. One day in, and 2014 already looks like a bright year for music. Check out the stream above, and make it your resolution to grab a free download as well.

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[Hip-Hop] Smoko Ono – Good Shit Talkin’ (Feat. Tris J & Sir Michael Rocks) (Prod. Smoko Ono & Papi Beatz)

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Good Shit Talkin' feat. Tris J x Sir Michael Rocks (Prod by Smoko Ono x Papi Beatz)

It’s December 31st folks, which means it’s your final opportunity to get some “Good Shit Talkin” in before the year is over. If you can’t think of anything yourself though, we’ve got a few talented emcees to do the work for you in Tris J, and former Cool Kid, Sir Michael Rocks. Today they’re teaming up with one of Chicago’s finest producers, Smoko Ono, for this brand new single that should fit right in with all of your late night festivities. This latest cut is set to be featured on both the upcoming Smoko & Friends mixtape, as well as  Tris J’s next project, Super Grand Master Deluxe; both are set to drop in early 2014.

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[Mixtape] Ryan Hemsworth – ☺RYANPACKv.1☺

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Christmas may have already passed us by, but the season for giving isn’t quite over yet. To prove that point, DJ extraordinaire, Ryan Hemsworth, decided to drop off this collection of unreleased remixes to thank all his fans for their continued support in 2013. Featuring tracks from Beyoncé, Disclosure, Danny Brown, Lorde, and more, the free download contains enough juicy remixes to last you well into the new year. We have the full tracklisting below, but you can check out a few our favorites as well before you grab a copy for yourself; trust us, you’ll want to hear all ten mind-blowing tunes. Oh, and in the words of Ryan himself, “Let’s make 2014 awesome and not boring. ”

Beyonce – Mine (Notwist N Shout Version)
Que – O.G. Bobby Johnson (Game Boy Advance Version)
Lorde – Ribs (Let’s Have A Sleepover Version)
Future – Honest (Post-Rock Tears Version)
Disclosure – F For You (Rejeeected Version)
Mr. MFN eXquire – Illest Niggaz Breathin’ (Pamyu Pamyu Version)
Hachioji-P – フカヨミ (Hatsune Heater Version)
Danny Brown – Kush Coma (Kawaii Yoshino Yoshikawa Version)
Chief Keef – Citgo (Hisaishi-fied Version)
R. Kelly – Real Talk (La Valse D’Kellz Version)

DOWNLOAD: Ryan Hemsworth – ☺RYANPACKv.1☺

Beyoncé
Mine (Notwist N Shout Version)

Disclosure
F For You (Rejeeected Version)

Lorde
Ribs (Lets Have A Sleepover Version)

Danny Brown
Kush Coma (Kawaii Yoshino Yoshikawa Version)

Mr. MFN eXquire
Illest Niggaz Breathin (Pamyu Pamyu Version)

Future
Honest (Post Rock Tears Version)
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[Hip-Hop] Fabolous – The Soul Tape 3

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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

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The Get Back (Prod. The Superiors)
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Everything Was The Same (Feat. Stacy Barthe)
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Lay Down (Feat. Ryan Leslie) (Prod. By ILLmind & Ryan Leslie)
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The Hope (Feat. Jadakiss) (Prod. By araabMUZIK)
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