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[Trap] Lunice – Steady Flexin

Lunice
Steady Flexin

While EDM Trap has become increasingly saturated in 2013, artists like Lunice, of the pioneering duo TNGHT, continue to display the genre’s potential to bridge the gap between electronic music and hip-hop. The latest track from the Montreal-based producer, “Stay Flexin,” serves as a prime example of this synergy with its uniquely hard-hitting 808 percussion that begs for emcee accompaniment–a ScHoolboy Q verse would fit perfectly. This gem is part of LuckyMe’s advent calendar, which offers free downloads for every day of this month.  Peep above and, if you’re up for it, give a quick freestyle a try!

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[Trap] TNGHT – Acrylics

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ACRYLICS

It’s been way too long since we last heard anything new from trap duo TNGHT. Hudson Mohawke and Lunice clearly shared the same sentiments, dropping this monstrosity in preparation for their set at Coachella later this month. There’s plenty of adjectives that could be used to describe this track: filthy, smashing, mesmerizing, the list goes on. Just know that it’ll be in constant rotation from this day forward. Cop the single on iTunes, and prepare yourself for an epic 2013 from two of Kanye‘s favorite producers.

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The Hip-Hop Dojo [Vol. 2]

Welcome back to the Hip-Hop Dojo! It seems just like yesterday we put up the first edition of this humble playlist, but we have all this awesome music to remind of us the time that’s passed. This week’s lineup features some true lyrical wordsmiths, from veterans like Talib Kweli and Ras Kass, to youngsters like Kendrick Lamar and Joey Purp. Although we’re only in our second week, a few artists are already making reappearances like the aforementioned Joey Purp, as well as STSSahtyre, King Chip, and Termanology. Since last week’s post ran a little lengthy, we’ve tried to shorten things by highlighting some of the standout material.

We start things off this week with a more conscious vibe. While up-and-comer Eddy B sheds light on some of his harsh realities growing up, Talib and R.A. The Rugged Man take us for a tour around the globe, exploring atrocities many of us may not have been aware of. Meanwhile, ¡Mayday! frontman Wrekonize also provides us with some insight to personal struggles of his own, and the reasons for his “Anxiety Attacks.”

Toning things down in the next section, we’ve assembled a nice collection of songs to share with your other half. One of the most notable items is “Natural Spring Water” from 2AM Club, who flaunt their roots in multiple genres alongside Wichita native, XV. We also have a few recognizable faces in here too. With Tyga & Chris Brown‘s “Fuck For The Road” comes a story of redemption and renewal, while The World Famous Tony Williams and his (arguably more famous) crew of Kanye WestKing Chip, and Freddie Gibbs, assemble together for a remix of his ode to that special someone. Lastly, we have a new cut from some TMN favorites, THEBLKHANDS, who utilize a brilliant sample of The xx‘s “Angels” to introduce us to the darker side of love.

The next section just features some good old-fashioned trash talking, a language that’s clearly spoken worldwide as evidenced by our inclusion of London-based ItsNate on the remix of his hit record, “WSLTA” which stands for “Where She Learnt That At.” We also get some outstanding verses from the likes of Joey Purp, GQ, Rapsody, Rocki Evans, Blu, and Smoke DZA along with his new R.F.C. crew. Old-fashioned wasn’t just a figure of speech either, as just about all of these tracks have some ill, old-school vibes to them.

As always, we also have a few cuts ideal for listening between 4:19 and 4:21. B.I.C.‘s spaced-out “DOPM” is definitely a standout in that category. Credit is definitely due to Chuk Le Garcon, who creates a trippy, ethereal beat for the boys to spit on. We can’t forget to give props to Ras Kass for coming up with the possible line of the week on Termanology’s “We Stay High,” spitting, “I’ll put a rapper in a wheelchair like Degrassi.” Sahtyre‘s got a real banger for the second week in a row, with his powerful new single, “Gettin High.”

Speaking of bangers, we’ve got a real treat for you with our next two songs, both featuring prominent samples. While STS definitely does his thing over Kavinsky‘s “Odd Look,” Zak Downtown and Murda Mook absolutely tear apart TNGHT‘s “Higher Ground.” Finally, we decided we’d wrap things up with some uplifting music. “Jordan vs Bird” is a triumphant song from Puck, a unique rapper, who proves he won’t let being resigned to a wheelchair prevent him from taking the court.

I hope you guys enjoyed our second edition of The Hip-Hop Dojo. As always, if you have any suggestions or submissions, feel free to send them over to baseer@themusicninja.com.

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’Eddy B – Hope’
’Gee Watts – Watts R.I.O.T. Ft. Kendrick Lamar (Prod. by Sounwave)’
’R.A. The Rugged Man – Learn Truth (ft. Talib Kweli)’
’Wrekonize – Anxiety Attacks’
’2AM Club – Natural Spring Water feat. XV’
’Tyga – Fuck For The Road ft. Chris Brown’
’Tony Williams – Another You (Remix) ft. Kanye West, King Chip & Freddie Gibbs’
’THEBLKHANDS – In Love (Feat. Kembe X)’
’Joey Purp – Don’t Stop (Prod. Thelonious Martin)’
’GQ – I Know Feat. Rapsody & Rocki Evans (Produced by Khrysis)’
’Smoke DZA – Ghost Of Dipset (Prod. Thelonious Martin)’
’R.F.C. (NYMLo, Den10 & Smoke DZA) – Slave To The Wave (Prod. By 183rd)’
’ItsNate – WSLTA (Remix) Feat. G FrSH, Catch’Em x Phaze One’
’Blu & Bombay – Dre Day’
’Termanology – We Stay High (Feat. Ras Kass & Wais P) (Prod. Statik Selektah)’
’B.I.C. – DOPM (Prod. By Chuk Le Garcon)’
’Sahtyre – Gettin’ High’
’Zak Downtown – Don’t Blow My High ft. Murda Mook’
’STS – Odd Look’
’Puck – Jordan Vs Bird’
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[Trap] TNGHT – R U Ready

Rumor has it that TNGHT uploaded this song to their Soundcloud a couple weeks ago, then Kanye West bought it from them and used it in a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And what a surprise, it is yet another high octane Trap banger from Hudson Mohawke and Lunice. Featuring some massive horns that resemble those from their hit track “Higher Ground”. Cheers.

’TNGHT – R U Ready’
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[Fresh] Waka Flocka Flame – Rooster in My Rari (TNGHT Remix)

Exploding onto the scene this past year, the DJ duo TNGHT, comprised of Lunice and Hudson Mohawke, flip the infectious Waka Flocka Flame banger “Rooster in My Rari”. Although part of this remix was released earlier this summer, the full version finally leaked to the interwebs. Stripping the original beat, the duo add a trap rip and heavy bass that completely encompasses the turnt up feel of the original.

’Waka Flocka Flame – Rooster In My Rari (TNGHT Remix)’
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[Hip-Hop] Angel Haze & Lunice – Gimme That

Over the summer EDM trap-pioneering production duo, TNGHT, helped define an explosive subgenre with their self-titled EP and several massive mixes. Both members, Lunice and Hudson Mohawke, expressed their desire to reach out and work with rappers. Thus far, we have seen Mohawke work with several hip-hop acts, most notably Kanye West on Cruel Summer.

The Montreal-based half, Lunice, has also been hard at work producing for several up ‘n coming emcees. His latest release, “Gimme That,” features NYC’s Angel Haze, yet another example of a quality female artist in a genre that has traditionally lacked them. The trap influence on Lunice’s instrumental is evident through out with 808, kick-driven percussion and epic synth melodies. Haze delivers an absolute verbal assault continuing the compelling case for further collaboration between EDM trap and hip-hop.

“Gimme That” is part of Yours Truly’s “Songs from Scratch” series and serves as a great pick me up to get you over the Wednesday hump. Stream it below and head over to Yours Truly to watch a dope documentary on the making of this one.

’Angel Haze & Lunice – Gimme That’

Bonus: Check out another recent Lunice-produced hip-hop cut with Deniro Farrar and Shady Blaze, a sort of trap ballad with an effective autotune chorus and some pretty solid verses.

’LUNICE x DENIRO FARRAR x SHADY BLAZE All I Know (Prod. Lunice)’
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[Hip-Hop] Captain Murphy – Shake Weight (TNGHT Version)

The mysterious Captain Murphy, best known for his work with Flying Lotus, is one of the first of likely many rappers to hop on an instrumental from Hudson Mohawke and Lunice‘s standout electro-trap TNGHT EP. On “Shake Weight,” which was tweeted out by HudMo earlier today, Murphy’s versatile vocals perfectly match the intensity and bounciness of “Bugg’n.” The TNGHT duo have already expressed a desire to work with hip-hop artists and this is a pretty cool glimpse into the potential collaboration across the genres.

Stream and download this high octane cut below and make sure to check out the TNGHT EP if you haven’t yet given it a listen.

’Captain Murphy – Shake Weight (TNGHT Version)’
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