King Chip continues his string of solid tracks with the latest glimpse into his upcoming mixtape. Once again he draws in the Taylor Gang producers to cultivate a laid-back, but appropriately boastful instrumental for “Deion Sanders.” Since his recent move to Los Angeles, Chip has shown a newfound confidence that bodes well for his fans. Check this chill, bravado-filled cut below and look out for Cleveafornia, coming soon.
A few months ago, Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well, put out his stellar sophomore album Total Loss. Emotionally exhausting and soulful down to the very last note, it’s certainly one of the high points record-wise this year. One of its standouts track is “& It Was U,” a bouncy, 90′s R&B vibin’ jam, and here is its official music video directed by Luke Gilford.
Florida born Nexus is on track to be one of the bright-and-shining stars in the scene. While we get an overwhelming amount of emails, IMs, direct messages, tweets, and smoke signals about new tracks from young producers, Nexus is one that we will always pay attention to from here on out.
This 19 year old first caught our ear with his original track “Ginger Kids.” This prompted us to sit down with him and conduct an interview (out soon), and also talk to him about posting his latest work, “Radiant”. This original features a sexy sax, melodic builds, and grimy break downs. It’s a perfect example of why you should always expect the unexpected. Look for our interview later this month, but in the meantime, head over and and give Nexus a like on Facebook.
Keeping you warm this holiday season with plenty of love and affection is the soulful songstress Jhene Aiko with her latest leak “Wrap Me Up” ft James Fauntleroy. The L.A. songstress softly sings over the Tae Beast tender jam about being nowhere but cuddling with that special someone in her life. Her soothing voice is only further emphasized by the delicate drum and cymbal tapping. Fauntleroy provides a quick verse coupled with some ad libs and background vocals to make this piece as relaxing and romantic as possible. Fans of Jhene can hear more when her Def Jam debut Souled Out becomes available in early 2013.
Escaping the Mayan doomsday of 2012, luckily Young Guru stayed in the “end of the world” vibe and dropped a remix to MF DOOM‘s “Doomsayer”. The soulful and chill track is further complimented by the addition of some ill percussion and jazz rhythms. Naturally DOOM delivers some clever and witty lyrics that should no question on why he is such an underground legend. Be sure to check out the remix below.
There comes a point in a relationship when things start to get old and we need a re-do on the good times. Like Marty McFly in a DeLorean, many of us wish we could just hop into a time machine and live out the good times again. On the new track “Back to Basics” from the indie songstress Lana Del Rey, reminisces on how good the past was and how messed up the situation has become. The artist formerly known as Lizzie Grant adds a groovy, up-tempo piano driven beat coupled with her unique romantic-comedy worthy lyrics and strong vocals. Be sure to check out the track below.