Netherfriends is kicking up quite a storm this year. Outside of the very ambitious 50 Songs, 50 States project, he has an album called New Chi-t scheduled for June 21st featuring songs from, you guessed it, Chicago musicians. We’re lucky to be premiering the latest song from New Chi-t, “Good Vibes on a Sunny Day,” featuring ShowYouSuck and ELEE X from Impolite Society.
The video follows Netherfriends’ practice of editing classic video footage juxtaposed with the song itself to create a dichotomy between the song and the footage. “Good Vibes” samples The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” but with a trippy mix. ShowYouSuck and ELEE X trade verses over footage of surfers from the 1966 film, The Endless Summer, followed by a tempo/tonal change halfway through the song, making a creative spin on the characteristic “drops” in most popular music these days.
MikeJaxx has been keeping extra busy this week (as if he doesn’t stay busy already). With his remix of Chance the Rapper’s “Juice” and production on the amazingly well-received Grade Aplus track “Nate Robinson” making the rounds the past few days, Jaxx is ending the week on a high note with this new track, “Ride Out” for rapper Weasel Sims (and featuring Tae Butch).
You can check out the song below. I get a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from Weasel Sims this year…
For Ludacris‘s latest installment of #IDGAFFridays, he links up with “A Milli” beatsmith Bangladesh. The track is titled after the name of the series it’s a part of. Next week, Luda will be concluding the series with his #IDGAFMixtape. Hop over to Ludacris’s SoundCloud page to review all of his entries for #IDGAFFridays so far.
For Ludacris's latest installment of #IDGAFFridays, he links up with "A Milli" beatsmith Bangladesh. The track is titled after the name of the series it's a part of. Next week, Luda will be concluding the series with his #IDGAFMixtape. Hop over to Ludacris's SoundCloud page to review all of his entries for #IDGAFFridays so far.
Jambalaya Fest, a three date, three city festival in Texas, is featuring a stellar lineup including EarlWolf (Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt’s collaboration), Zeds Dead, Big Boi, RL Grime, and G-Eazy. The festival originally featured AraabMUZIK, but he had to back out due to unforeseen circumstances. Bigger news, however, involve a venue change in Austin, TX from The Backyard to Austin Music Hall.
So for Austin readers interested in attended Jambalaya Fest next week, schedule your plans accordingly. The official press release is below. BUY TIX HERE
“Our lineup for Summer 2013 was scheduled to play 3,000 capacity venues, but because Austin Music Hall had a previously confirmed event we looked to make an exception for Austin with The Backyard. However, when the Music Hall became available it made sense for us to make a move to downtown Austin to keep the similar model we’ve applied in the other markets. We love The Backyard and look to produce an event there soon.”
An unreleased Wu-Tang track has risen from the dungeons of rap! Released by Soul Temple as a “customer appreciation offering,” the track is available for streaming and purchase on their official bandcamp. “Execution in Autumn” features production by Frank Dukes with verses by RZA, Raekwon, and U-God. Even better, Soul Temple is offering the track on vinyl for a price that listeners can set (with a minimum of $.50) + shipping fees. This is a great incentive for both Wu-Tang fans and record collectors/DJs.
Just as a reminder, you can listen to/buy the track here.
New York newcomer Rekstizzy here premieres the first single and coinciding title track from his forthcoming album, Whatever You Say. In visual form, the delivery sees the rhymer getting slapped, whipped, tased and more by some overbearing strippers. Just a normal day in the life, huh? Nonetheless, you can enjoying the quick-rhyming antics and visual display from Rekstizzy by pressing play above. Keep an eye out for more from Whatever You Say.
Recently, Hoodie Allen took part in a special challenge in which he had to choose an artist from a different side of the music world, write a song with her, record it and prepare to perform it live on FUSE TV—all in just 24 hours. The partner-in-crime he selected was YouTube-bred singer-songwriter sensation Kina Grannis, and the track they created is called "Make It Home." Allen released the live footage of their performance a few weeks back, and now he's returned with the CD-quality version for consumption. The pop-friendly song features signature witty verses from Allen and a big chorus from Grannis over production by Something Silent. Could this end up being a hit for the duo? Stream the track up top and purchase it at iTunes if you like what you hear.
After being forced by Sway into revealing a coveted feature he has lined up earlier today, Juicy J generously lets free a loosie called "Boss Nigga" via his Twitter, which he co-produced alongside Crazy Mike. The track shows the inner boss of Juicy, how he calls shots and how he takes shots. It will most likely not find its way onto his solo debut album Stay Trippy set for release July 2.
Currently working on his upcoming EP, titled Young, Loved, Hated & Broke, D-WHY takes a moment to let the masses hear what he's recently been cooking up in the studio. Dropping off the new project's first single "FaZe Clan," produce by K.E. On The Track (Future's "Magic", DJ Khaled's "I'm So Blessed"), we see D take it back to his hip-hop sound as he lays some quotables over the bass-rattling instrumental. For those curious as to the title of the track, D-WHY went on to provide the following explanation:
The title originated from one of my best friends who is an avid CoD player and watches FaZe Clan videos on YouTube religiously. He said to me one day in a conversation about my music and performing, "D, you've gotta kill 'em like FaZe Clan." That's where the recurring line in the song comes from. After playing the track for several people, they all began calling it "FaZe Clan" and the title just stuck. Honestly, this song is just about being yourself, being confident in who you are and not caring what other people think. I love coffee—so what? If I replaced the word ‘espresso’ with ‘bottle’ in the chorus in reference to alcohol, no one would say anything about it. It would be normal. But that's not me. Be yourself and don’t be afraid to be different. That’s the real motto.
Beginning on May 24, D-WHY will be embarking on his just-announced 22+ city Young, Loved, Hated & Broke Tour, and check out dates and venues be sure to click here. Check out the Jakob Owens-directed video up above and feel free to grab the free download by clicking here.