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[16 To End 2016] Ninja Ash’s Best Of The Year

As many grievances as 2016 brought, it’d be a lie to say it wasn’t an incredible year of music. Perhaps, that’s how it always works–the best art comes in the worst of times. Music has always been my primary coping mechanism and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the artists that made this year bearable and, quite honestly, pretty damn fun despite it all. These are the songs that soundtracked my best moments and lifted me up during my lowest–I hope they can do the same for you. Happy New Year!

Solange
Cranes In The Sky (Kaytranada Edit)

No song quite captured the struggle of depression in a more captivating manner than Solange‘s ‘Cranes In The Sky.’ Kaytranada‘s edit makes it glow even more.

Moses Sumney
Lonely World

2016 was a well-deserved breakout year for the incredibly talented Moses Sumney. “Lonely World,” with its intense progression, would be my song of the year if I had to pick one.

Autolux
Change My Head

Autolux were easily one of my favorite discoveries of the year and “Change My Head” is them at their most potent–haunting, grungy and catchy with raw, dynamic percussion.

Moderat
Reminder

Moderat‘s III was my favorite album of the year and ‘Reminder’ exemplifies the super-group’s incredible production in both its stark lows and explosive highs.

Mick Jenkins
Drowning feat. BADBADNOTGOOD

This is just a beautiful protest song in so many ways. From Mick Jenkins‘ versatile rapping and singing to Badbadnotgood‘s flawless live instrumentation, it possesses a unique balance and thoughtfulness that few similarly themed songs display. Make sure to check out the entrancing music video as well.

Blood Orange
E.V.P.

This one’s for Prince! Blood Orange couldn’t have given us Freetown Sound at a better juncture.

Kaytranada
Glowed Up (feat. Anderson .Paak)

Two of 2016’s all-stars team up for pure gold capturing Kaytra’s intriguing cadence and Anderson .Paak‘s soulful flows.

Innanet James
Summer Prod. The Kount

Innanet James‘ introduction to the music world comes with this no-fucks-given summer anthem that also highlights The Kount, a candidate for best new hip-hop producer.

Kid Cudi
By Design (feat. Andre 3000)

Kid Cudi, Plain Pat, Pharrell & Andre 3000…yeah, could’ve guess this one would be in my 16 before I even heard it. Can’t stop listening to this one.

A Tribe Called Quest
We The People

A message of inclusion that came when I needed it and from exactly the crew I wanted to hear it from. RIP Phife Dawg!

Rufus Du Sol
Innerbloom

“Innerbloom” is truly Rufus Du Sol‘s manifesto–an epic that captures the essence of their endlessly playable 2016 release, Bloom. This song also spawned one of the best remixes of the year from What So Not.

Kenton Slash Demon
TT

Kenton Slash Demon continue to enamor me with their trippy, textured take on dance music. ‘TT’ manages to feel both ethereal and ready for the dance floor.

Frank Ocean
White Ferrari (Jacques Greene Edit)

The original version of “White Ferrari” may be my favorite track from Frank Ocean‘s emotional masterpiece, Blonde–capturing both its most and least accessible elements. Montreal producer Jacques Greene released nothing but phenomenal productions this year but this remix of Frank takes the cake.

Ross From Friends
Gettin’ It Done

Aside from having the best name in dance music, Ross From Friends flipped everything I thought I knew about house music on its head. “Gettin’ It Done” certainly makes you want to dance but the lo-fi sonics teamed with a masterfully utilized soul sample create a vibe unlike anything I’ve heard before. If you dig this one, check out this mind-blowing live performance from Ross & crew.

Mall Grab
Father

Mall Grab wins the award for my favorite house discovery of 2016 and this take on the sample from Kanye’s “Father Stretch My Hands Pt.1” was a staple in my DJ sets this year. While I love Kanye’s version, his cringe-worthy opening line disqualified it from any best of lists.

Billy Kenny
Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)

Werk into the New Year!

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The Ultimate Outkast Setlist (30+ Songs We Want To Hear On Their Comeback Tour)

With just one day remaining before the debut performance of Outkasts highly anticipated 40-stop reunion festival tour, we ninjas can not contain our excitement. To keep ourselves occupied as we impatiently wait for Coachella to kick off, we spent the last week putting together our dream setlist from the legendary hip-hop duo. For anyone who will be in attendance during Andre 3000 and Big Boi‘s marathon of a tour, this playlist should certainly prepare you for what promises to be an incredible string of shows. If you won’t be able to make it, we hope that this will be the next best thing.

We’ve also put these tracks in a SpottieOttiefy Playlist (we mean Spotify, in case you didn’t get our sly ninja joke) for those “ATLiens’ out there who want to listen to “GhettoMusick” when they “Git Up, Git Out” and explore “The Whole World.”

’UGK – International Players Anthem (Feat. Outkast)’
’Outkast – ATLiens’
’Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’
’Outkast – Church’
’Outkast – Da Art of Storytellin (Pt. 1) ft. Slick Rick’
’Outkast – Ms. Jackson’
’Outkast – Players Ball’
’Outkast – Git Up Git Out (feat. Goodie Mob)’
’Outkast – Roses’
’Outkast – The Whole World (ft. Killer Mike)’
’Outkast – Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac)’
’Outkast – Elevators (Me and You)’
’Outkast – Aint No Thang’
’Jay Z – Poppin Tags ft. Big Boi, Killer Mike & Twista’
’Outkast – We Luv Deez Hoez’
’Outkast – Aquemini’
’Outkast – GhettoMusick’
’Outkast – So Fresh So Clean’
’Outkast – West Savannah’
’Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (Remix) ft. Big Boi & Andre 3000′
’Outkast – SpottieOttieDopaliscious’
’DJ UNK – Walk It Out (Remix) (feat. Andre 3000 Of Outkast & Jim Jones)’
’Outkast – Skew It On the Bar B (feat. Raekwon)’
’Cool Breeze – Watch For The Hook ft OutKast, Goodie Mob & Witchdoctor’
’The Purple Ribbon All Stars – Kryptonite (Featuring Big Boi, Killer Mike, Blackowned C Bone & Rock D The Legend)’
’Big Boi – Daddy Fat Sax’
’Big Boi – Royal Flush (feat. Andre 3000 & Raekwon)’
’Outkast – Return of the G’
’Outkast – Chonkyfire’
’Outkast – The Way You Move’
’Outkast – Rosa Parks’
’Outkast – B.O.B’
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[Funky] Capital Cities – Farrah Fawcett Hair feat. Andre 3000 & Frank Tavares (of NPR)

Capital Cities
Farrah Fawcett Hair ft. André 3000 and narrated by Frank Tavares (of NPR)

Be prepared to hear the most random–and possibly the catchiest–song you’ll hear all year. Featuring the unlikely pairing of Outkast‘s Andre 3000 and NPR’s Frank Tavares, Capital Cities‘ funky new single is a wild ride chock full of pop culture references that includes Frank “narrating” throughout. I put narrating in quotation marks because it seems like they really just got him to say anything and everything they could possibly imagine–basically anything you couldn’t get away with on the radio. “Farrah Fawcett Hair” is a silly tune that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and that’s completely fine, as we’re content with having a fun time right alongside it. To sum things up, “it’s good shit.”

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[NEW] Frank Ocean – Pink Matter (Remix) Ft. Andre 3000 & Big Boi

While it remains unclear when we will get some new original music from Outkast, today marks the first track featuring both MCs in about five years as Big Boi hops on the remix of Frank Ocean‘s Andre 3000 collaboration, “Pink Matter.” As expected, the result is pretty awesome and is a must listen for any music fan. Hopefully we see a project from the legends in 2013, but for now enjoy this slice of dopeness below. Happy Friday night ninjas!

’Pink Matter Remix (Dirty)’
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[Hip-Hop] T.I. – Sorry feat. Andre 3000 (prod. Jazze-Pha)

From Rubberband man to self proclaimed “king” to jailbird to reality tv family man, T.I. has had an interesting career and is back today with some new heat titled “Sorry”. This Jazze-Pha produced single is one of the most personal tracks we have heard from the ATL emcee in awhile. Recruiting the always lyrically dope Andre 3000 really makes the track stand out. Tip’s upcoming 8th LP, Trouble Man:Heavy is the Head, will also feature Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, R. Kelly and Pink, among others, and is set to drop December 18th. Stream this powerful, introspective single below and, if you’re digging it like we are, grab it over at iTunes.

’T.I. – Sorry (feat. Andre 3000) (prod. Jazze Pha)’
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[Album Review] Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

MIA might have a new king, watch out Pat Riley. Ricky Rozay has released a monster of an album and isn’t scared to tweet about it. Ross recruited Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Andre 3000, and his MMG crew to be part of his historic album. The Boss utilizes Florida producers Cool & Dre and the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League to create some polished, jazzy beats. With his lyrical evolution from Hustlin’ to GFID, it’s safe to say Ross has revolutionized the current rap scene to a more lyrically conscious audience, compared to artists like Waka Flocka. He diverges away from the typical trap music we associate with the drug aficionado and takes a turn to a more sophisticated mogul.

Ross’ taste has changed & he is altering the menu of rap/trap/hip-hop with him. With standouts like “Sixteen,” “Diced Pineapples,” and “Presidential,” Rick Ross has created THE standout hip-hop album of the summer. And with competition like Royalty,The Yellow Album, Life is Good, and Self Made Vol. 2, it’s a close race. Let’s see if G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer can break the finish line first, though. Stream a few of the notable tracks below and cop the album on iTunes.

’Sixteen ft. Andre 3000.mp3′

’Diced Pineapples ft. Drake & Wale.mp3′

’Presidential ft. Elijah Blake.mp3′
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[Hip-Hop] Rick Ross – Sixteen (ft. Andre 3000)

It would be an understatement to say the whole blogosphere has been eagerly anticipating a new verse from 3 Stacks. On this nearly 8-minute track, off Rick Ross’s upcoming God Forgives, I Don’t, we get an instant classic about the time constraints created by the standard sixteen-bar format. Ross opens nicely and just when when you are about to die of anticipation, the Outkast gracefully and flawlessly hops on.

Andre blesses us with an absurdly innovative flow for about two straight minutes followed by an impressive, psychedelic and Hendrix-esque guitar solo to conclude the experience. The prolonged verse, lasting far longer than sixteen bars, jumps sporadically, but seamlessly between topics imparting wisdom in a true stream of consciousness. The legend manages to both make insightful social commentary and capture a wide range of human emotion through his distinct and immediately recognizable voice. Despite his hiatus, the ATLien shows no signs of rust as he navigates the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League instrumental with ease. God Forgives, I Don’t hits stores on July 31st with many other notable features including Dr.Dre, Jay-Z, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Wale. Sixteen is a laid back, but powerful song that seems fitting for a pensive afternoon spent poolside basking in the sun.

’Sixteen ft. Andre 3000.mp3′
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