[Hip-Hop/Trap] DJ Reflex – Body So Tight (Feat. Childish Gambino)

Body So Tight
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Body So Tight ft. Childish Gambino

You know we always love us some new Childish Gambino around here. Produced by Roc Nation’s DJ Reflex, Body So Tight” is an absolute banger that is guaranteed to get you up out of your seats. Bino easily “bodies” the 808 heavy instrumental with a flow reminiscent of his verse on “Do or Die,” his collaboration with Flux Pavillion late last year. “Body So Tight” is the first single from Reflex’s debut EP, due for release later this year.

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[Watch] Kanye West’s Performance on SNL

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Kanye West took the stage last night for the season finale of Saturday Night Live last night, premiering two brand new singles from his upcoming sixth studio album. With songs like “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves,” and an album reportedly entitled Yeezus, Kanye is as Kanye as he’ll ever be. Just like his previous appearance on SNL, Kanye’s performance was both iconic and mesmerizing. Leave it to Yeezy to turn a live act into a full theatrical affair. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Kanye seems to be aiming for a much darker tone with his latest effort (hard to believe considering his last album was called My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy). Check out the evidence below and let us know your thoughts about Yeezy’s recent performance and his upcoming album, set to drop in less than a month from now on June 18th.

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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 9]

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Now, I’m no meteorologist, but based on this week’s Hip-Hop Dojo, it seems fair to say that we have a scorching hot summer ahead of us. The ninth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo is jam packed with promising young talent primed to take over the game. The beginning of summer also indicates the start of mixtape season, which is what really makes this week’s selection truly special. Just about every track collected here was specifically chosen from a stellar project that recently dropped. While we can only share one gem from each artist, definitely make an effort to check out the rest of their material.

We start things off with the trunk rattling “Tangerine” by former Cool KidChuck Inglish. Reviving many of the same production values we came to appreciate from his singles with Sir Michael Rocks years ago, “Tangerine” is a guaranteed banger that’ll be a mainstay in your playlist as you cruise around in your whip this summer. Next up, we’d like to give a warm welcome to 16 year-old hip-hop phenom, Jalen Jenkins. While we don’t know much about the New York native, we do know he’s incredibly talented. Take one listen to “Shroomies” and you’ll be immediately enthralled with the fledgling artist. If you’re still not convinced however, check out Jalen’s full Bipolar project to get a further grasp of his abilities. We bridge the age gap as we cross over to our third selection, Prodigy‘s “Dough Pildin.” Produced by The Alchemist, “Pildin,” is presumably all about the Mobb Deep member’s desire to stack his cash up ala The Joker in The Dark Knight (though he might not end up burning up his funds quite so literally).

Chicago is the location of our next two tracks. While Alex Wiley and Freddie Gibbs ”creep” around the city hatching schemes for taking over the world (actually I might be confusing them with Pinky & The Brain), Tokyo Shawn leaves us all wondering when the SAVEMONEY crew will finally get the recognition they deserve. We then shift our attention over to the West Coast where Casey Veggies focuses on counting his days, and his paper, all while weaving slick rhymes over a sample of Usher‘s “What Happened To U.” Up next, we’ve got New Yorkers, Da YoungFellaz with their single, “Fuck Rap.” For two guys who apparently have beef with the art, they’re awfully good at it.

Next on the queue we’ve got another youngster, 17 year-old Jon Waltz. The Memphis native is already drawing comparisons to Drake, and it’s easy to see why. Waltz is able to strike a careful balance between witty lyricism and an effortlessly catchy chorus on “Bang.” If you’re interested in hearing more from Jon, make sure to check out his Airways Blvd. EP. Following that up is the emotionally heavy “Clarissa (I Used To Love Her)” by Houston’s Anti-Lilly. Although the name might lead you to this to be an ode to the Common classic, Lilly’s “Clarissa” is actually a heart-wrenching tale of a love-struck drug dealer. While Anti-Lilly is left patching up a broken heart, Emilio Rojas is out breaking some more as he struggles with women who can get too attached after just one encounter.

KasFlow leads off our next section, providing us with one of the more impressive lyrical ditties of the week with his track, “Frozen Food Section.” For a guy born in 1994, KasFlow really understands how to capture the essence of the era through his music. Check out some more dope material from him on his Schema mixtape. Somebody contact Rhymesayers Entertainment and alert them about this dude named Dust. On “TEL AVIV III” the Portland rapper pieces together a laidback number with voice inflection that sounds like a cross somewhere between Slug and Brother Ali. Dust’s new project, Dust vs. The Operator is available for free on his Bandcamp page right now. Cam Meekins and Brandun DeShay bring us the cure for the common headache with their mellow collaboration, “Advil.”  We haven’t heard from either of them in quite awhile, so this one was a nice “2 for 1″ special. Mike Stud tries to overcome a few “Bad Habits” alongside Kinetics and One Love with this euphoric new piece from his album, Relief.  Toronto emcee Coleman Hell invites you to chill with him while he counts his “Beer Cans.” I have no idea how he plans to amass a fortune from them, so I’ll leave the explanations up to him. Check out Coleman’s excellent Stark Raving as well. A frequent visitor to The Hip-Hop Dojo, M.i recently dropped his new mixtape Pushing Keyes. The project features stand out tracks we’ve highlighted before like “Church West Texas” and “Nothing You Can Do” as well as this new tune, the chilled-out “Hi.” It’s a nice change of pace from what we’ve heard from the Houston native, and should be one that’ll be a fixture in our rotation for months to come.

The title of “Most Charming Song of The Week” easily goes to Rally for his feel-good single, “Maybe That’s Why.” Featuring a keen sample of Norah Jones‘ “Don’t Know Why,” the pleasant melody is one that promises to instantly melt all your troubles away and keep a smile plastered on your face for the rest of the day. Coming in with a short little number is Tallahassee collective After The Smoke. While the song is light on the rap, it’s just as addicting as their previous hits. Our next summer “Groov” comes courtesy of Brothers From Another and Asher Roth. Grooving out is exactly what you’ll be doing as you jam out to this awesome tune. Our next track comes from fun-loving California trio Drop City Yacht Club. Formerly known as The Freshmen, the group decided it was time to grow up and graduate from their previous moniker as they pursue a life of lavish luxury on the open sea (at least that’s what we assume a newly formed yacht club would do). For fans worried about the change though, don’t be, as they’re still up to their previous antics as they ride the “Pipeline” with THURZ (of U-N-I fame). We keeps thing in California (Coachella to be precise) with Connor Evans and Shawn Chrystopher as they try to score with some “Hipsters and PrimaDonnas.” What is it with rappers using James Blake samples? Despite the recent trend becoming a little too rampant for our tastes, it’s impossible for us to resist the inherent charm behind each song. Adrian Lau’s “All A Game” might exhibit the unique use of Blake’s “Retrograde” to date, and we’re certainly thankful for it.

We hand the keys over to two of the game’s most talented wordsmiths, Jon Connor and Talib Kweli, who implore you to “Rise Up” to your feet as they spit vicious bars on their recent collaboration. Following that performance up is the hardworking Syler who proves it’s worth sacrificing a little sleep if it helps accomplish your goals (we hope making The Hip-Hop Dojo was one of them.) Up next, we have our pump-up anthem of the week in “Bet They See Me Now” by Kwame Darko (I wonder if he’s aware he’s named after two of the biggest busts in NBA history). We hope Kwame experiences more success in the rap game than either of those aforementioned individuals ever did playing basketball. We begin to wrap things  up with “Make It Home” a new collaboration between Hoodie Allen and Kina Grannis. Conceived and recorded in a 24 hour span, “Make It Home” is possibly the strongest material we’ve heard from the former Google employee in a long time. Maybe he should start using that method for all of his recordings? Last but not least, we have “Chasing Rainbows” from Marc Goone. Goone recently dropped his I Am Not A Lobster OK mixtape, which compiles all the music Marc’s released since last year’s Halfway to Nowhere, which had an exceedingly better name.

We hope you guys enjoyed our ninth edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo as much as we did. We’d like to take the time out to thank all the talented artists who sent in their submissions for this week’s playlist. As always, you can send all of your submissions/suggestions to baseer@themusicninja.com.

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Chuck Inglish
Tangerine (Feat. Aston Matthews & Kashflow)
Jalen Jenkins
Shroomies (Prod. By Mr. Carmack)
Prodigy
Dough Pildin (Produced by Alchemist)
Alex Wiley
Creepin featuring Freddie Gibbs
Tokyo Shawn
Wonder (prod. M&C)
Casey Veggies
Money Dont Buy Time
Da YoungFellaz
F*ck Rap (feat. Rich iCoast)
Jon Waltz
Bang (Left My Home) (Prod. Zayd)
Anti Lilly
Clarissa (I Used To Love Her)
Emilio Rojas
Did It Again
KasFlow
Frozen Food Section (Feat. M. Wise) (Prod. By DJ DailyBread)
dust
TEL AVIV III
Cam Meekins
Advil (feat. Brandun Deshay)
Mike Stud
Bad Habits (Ft. Kinetics & One Love)
Coleman Hell
Beer Cans
M.i
Hi (ft Porche Harris)
Rally & Don Cruso
Maybe Thats Why (ft. ADOMS)
After The Smoke
Come and Leave
Brothers From Another
Groov Feat. Asher Roth
Drop City Yacht Club
Pipeline ft. THURZ
Connor Evans
Hipsters & PrimaDonnas (ft. Shawn Chrystopher)
Adrian Lau
All A Game
Jon Connor
Rise Up Feat. Talib Kweli
Syler
Dusk Till Dawn (feat. DJ JS1 & Nitty Scott, MC)
Kwame Darko
Bet They See Me Now
Hoodie Allen
Make It Home (feat. Kina Grannis)
Marc Goone
Chasing Rainbows ft. Gloria Kim
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[NEW] Kanye West – New Slaves

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Leave it to Kanye West to premiere his new single in the most elaborate and impractical way possible. In preparation of his upcoming performance tomorrow night on Saturday Night Live, Kanye decided to project his image across 66 random buildings across the globe, (Could you imagine how freaky it would be to see Yeezy’s face right outside your window?) Upon first listen it seems as if Ye’s continuing the trend of his past few releases, venturing down an even darker path sonically than ever before. Despite all of the theatrics, Kanye’s newest track comes bearing a message, relating the widespread obsession with designer brands to being a new form of slavery. I wouldn’t say it’s Kanye’s best work lyrically, but it’s clear he definitely has the creative juices flowing. We’re certainly looking forward to seeing what Yeezy has in store for us on Saturday night, and hope to learn more about the album before it purportedly drops on June 18th.

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[Get Crunk] Clayton and Tommie’s Friday Party Playlist #52

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Heyyyyyyy ninjas! We’re in awe that it’s been a full year of providing you with dance inducing tracks for your weekend endeavors. 52 weeks. 365 days. 8760 Hours. 525,960 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. It’s been a lot of partying, and we’ve been with you every step of the way, which is why we wanted to do something special for to celebrate one full year of Clayton’s Friday Party Playlist.

When we saw number 52 approaching, we decided to reach out to someone who has great insight on party music. Someone who has been lighting up the dance floor for years and years on end. So, we asked Tommie Sunshine to help us out. He obliged, and provided this glorious selection of free downloads for you to jam through out the weekend. So, let your hair down, turn the bass up, and dance the mother fucking night away!

Also, make sure to tweet at Tommie and thank him for this incredible playlist.

#danceirresponsibly

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Busta Rhymes
Dangerous (Project Tempo Remix)
The Weeknd
Enemy (Poupons Take It Slow Edit)
Blondie
Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)
Daft Punk
Get Lucky (Drop Out Orchestra Edit)
Social Disco Club
Good Times (Chic Cover)
The Bombers
Get Dancing (RipTide Edit)
Stardust
Music Sounds Better With You (Justin Martin edit)
Jessie Ware
Sweet Talk (Urulu Works For Me Dub)
Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx
Ima Read (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix)
Justin Timberlake
Like I Love You Motez Edit
KENDRICK LAMAR
SWIMMING POOLS (JESSE ROSE RE
Crookers
Trillex (Eric Sharp & George Cochrane Remix)
Scott Hardkiss ft. Lisa Shaw
Come On, Come On (Downlow Remix)
Justin Jay
The Dip (Prince Club Dip It Good Re
Terace
Running (Harris Robotis Dub)
Aphex Twin
Windowlicker (Tiger Stripes RMX)
Disclosure
Booty Call Edit of Q
Eve
Tambourine (Scotty Lee Remix)
Ini Kamoze
Here Comes The Hotstepper (WhiteNoize Remix)
Mr. Oizo feat. Uffie
Steroids. (Doctr bootleg)
Ginuwine
Pony (Prince Club & Poupon 4 AM Dub)
Boys Noize
What You Want (D R U N K Remix)
B.I.G x K+Lab
Juicy Mothership (Dan Aux VIP)
Tujamo & Plastik Funk
WHO (Tittsworth Remix)
Pink Floyd // Jason Risk // Eric Prydz
Another Brick In The Wall (Koyote Bootleg)
Deorro
The Disco Donnie (Original Mix)
Savage
Swing (Joel Fletcher Bootleg)
Sound of Stereo
Zipper (MAKJ Remix)
Robbie Rivera
Makes Me Feel Good (Dave all the Rave Big Room mix)
SKRILLEX
BANGARANG (TOPHER JONES fREeMIX)
Dj Snake vs Junior Senior
Move Your Feet (Parisian Vision)
Jewelz feat. Scott Sparks
Calabria Toxic Rush (Tony Junior Mashup)
Chemical Brothers, No Body & Tommy Trash
Swoon Folk (Botnek Bashup).mp3
Tommie Sunshine & Disco Fries feat. Kid Sister
Cool Without You (Dave Silcox Remix)
Felix Da Housecat
Silver Screen (Shower Scene) Dannics Brainless Bootleg
Robin S
Show Me Love (Oliver Heldens Epic 2013 Bootleg)
Tommy Trash, A Trak, C Harris, Example
Tuna Melt Is Coming Back (Dzeko & Torres Bootleg)
Sander Van Door VS David Guetta
She Joyenergizer (DEVIVO Mashup)
Icona Pop vs. Carnage
I Love Incredible (Christopher Ramirez Bootleg)
Fedde Le Grand vs. Sidney Samson
Raw Move (Beltek MashUp)
Nari & Milani
Atom (Afrojack Edit)
Julian Jordan & Martin Garrix ft. SHM
Leave The World BFAM (Trim & Chardy Mash)
Jordy Dazz vs Rihanna
OMG We Found Love (Jordy Dazz
Tony Junior x Carnage ft. New & Used
Nobody Beats The Signal (Tommie Sunshine Bootleg)
Chuckie Junxterjack Mastiksoul Vs Firebeatz
Gangster Noise (Bamboora Mashup)
The Partysquad & DJ Punish
Mash it up
Spank Rock, Chili Peppers, Jay Z, & Partysquad
Nasty Empire Pull Up & Away (Fries & Shine Bootleg)
Joonas Hahmos Vs My Chemical Romance
Take Me Away Black Parade (Henrix Bootleg)
Dada Life x Gigi Barocco
One Last Motherfucker (Aylen Mashup)
Fatman Scoop X Knife Party
Rage Faithfully (Disco Fries Bootleg).mp3
Jack Tipper
Passeport (Original Mix)
Santigold
Disparate Youth (The 2 Bears Remix)
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[TMN PREMIERE] Matthew Koma – One Night (Vicetone Remix)

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One Night (Vicetone Remix) [OUT NOW]

Sometimes, musicians come along out of nowhere and overnight they have found a place in the heart of electronic music fans everywhere. It has been a little over one year since Vicetone, a duo of 20-year-olds from the Netherlands, released their first piece of music and since then they have gathered support from the likes of Nicky Romero and Hardwell not to mention fans across the globe. Today, TMN is honored to premiere their latest track a remix of Matthew Koma’s “One Night”. The boys start up with the great lyrics of Koma, “Chew my love under your tongue, like it’s your bubblegum…” and continue with their own driven melodies. The song is a beauty of an electronic mix with all the hype and dance beats that make these songs so loveable. TMN has a lot of love for these young producers and hope you enjoy this sure to be summer hit.

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[NEW] The Weeknd – Kiss Land & John Carpenter

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The Weeknd
Kiss Land
French Montana
Gifted feat. The Weeknd

The Weeknd gives us a 2 for 1 special today with the premiere of new material from his upcoming Universal debut, Kiss Land. Along with the album’s title track, fans are also treated to the full version of “John Carpenter,” another new song that was previewed earlier this week. For the first half, Abel takes us on a haunting voyage to a creepy location known as “Kiss Land,” complete with cliché horror movie screams. Around the three minute mark, the track segues over to the equally ominous “John Carpenter,” which is sure to please longtime fans of The Weeknd. While Kiss Land has no set release date yet, we look forward to its release later this year. As an added bonus, we’ve also included “Gifted,” a recent collaboration between The Weeknd and French Montana.

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