Archive for December 11th, 2008

11
Dec
08

Juelz Santana Speaks on I Can’t Feel My Face Album + Juelz & Wayne Tracks


I’ve been waiting for this album for way too long. Luckily there’s lots of Juelz and Wayne tracks to hold me over. Here’s a few good ones.

Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne – Birds Flying High
(Great Nina Simone sample)
Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne – Rewind (Weezy and Juelz both come sick on this)
Lil Wayne – Miami (This one doesn’t feature Juelz but it’s from the I Can’t Feel My Face Prequel and it’s so dope so check it)

11
Dec
08

Q-Tip and Prince – Vivrant Thing (Video)


So Tip is performing “Vivrant Thing” and Prince just kinda casually appears and drapes that crazy guitar around his neck. Great moment.

11
Dec
08

Charles Hamitlon – Brooklyn Girls (Music Video Preview + mp3)


Saw it at ItsHipHop.
And if you haven’t heard yet…
Charles Hamilton – Brooklyn Girls

11
Dec
08

Theresa Andersson – Na Na Na (Video) and Birds Fly Away (mp3)


Theresa was raised in Sweden but has been based in New Orleans for over a decade. Check out the video of her making some music in her kitchen (where her album was recorded). She released her album Hummingbird, Go! last September and has an upcoming appearance on Conan Obrien (Feb. 4th). She’s been talked about in Rolling Stone, Spin, and MTV Buzzworthy, and she’s recently been in the studio with David Byrne so it sounds like she’s on her way.

Theresa Andersson – Birds Fly Away

11
Dec
08

List! Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2008


I wasn’t aware John Mellancamp made such a stellar album this year. Also, was anybody actually pleased with My Morning Jacket’s album? I was really excited for it but extremely disappointed.

50. No Age – Nouns
49. Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
48. Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It
47. Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
46. The Academy Is… – Fast Times At Barrington High
45. Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward
44. The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely
43. Nas – Untitled
42. David Byrne And Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
41. AC/DC – Black Ice
40. Jonas Brothers – A Little Bit Longer
39. Taylor Swift – Fearless
38. Ra Ra Riot – The Rhumb Line
37. Nine Inch Nails – The Slip
36. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
35. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
34. Stephen Malkmus – Real Emotional Trash
33. Ne-Yo – Year Of The Gentleman
32. Jamey Johnson – The Lonesome Song
31. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
30. Duffy – Rockferry
29. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
28. The Knux – Remind Me In Three Days…
27. Brian Wilson – That Lucky Old Sun
26. Mudcrutch – Mudcrutch
25. The Magnetic Fields – Distortion
24. Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
23. Conor Oberst – Conor Oberst
22. Jackson Browne – Time The Conquerer
21. Kaiser Chiefs – Off With Their Heads
20. Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
19. Erykah Badu – New Amerykah, Part 1 (4th World War)
18. Lucinda Williams – Little Honey
17. B.B. King – One Kind Favor
16. Randy Newman – Harps And Angels
15. The Black Keys – Attack & Release
14. Ryan Adams And The Cardinals – Cardinology
13. Blitzen Trapper – Furr
12. Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy
11. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
10. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
09. Metallica – Death Magnetic
08. Beck – Modern Guilt
07. Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
06. Santogold – Santogold
05. John Mellencamp – Life, Death, Love And Freedom
04. My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
03. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III
02. Bob Dylan – Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8
01. TV On The Radio – Dear Science

11
Dec
08

New! Junior Reid ft. Lil Wayne – Ghetto Youths Rock


Here’s a new one from Junior Reid and Lil Wayne. Weird because Wayne’s not the one using the autotune here. Pretty good song though.

Junior Reid ft. Lil Wayne – Ghetto Youths Rock

11
Dec
08

The Welcome Wagon – Half A Person (The Smiths Cover)


Here’s a cool version of The Smiths’ “Half A Person” by new Asthmatic Kitty artists who go by the name of The Welcome Wagon. It’s hard for me to talk about The Welcome Wagon without talking about Sufjan Stevens, because he produced their debut Welcome To The Welcome Wagon and his sound is instantly recognizable in their music. I really enjoy The Welcome Wagon’s music and I hope I hear more from them in the future. If you missed it, check the P&P interview. Thanks to MOKB.

The Welcome Wagon – Half A Person (The Smiths Cover)

11
Dec
08

New! Jay-Z – Jockin’ Jay-Z (Travis Barker Remix)


As good if not better than the original if you ask me. Hope Travis is doing well.

Jay-Z – Jockin’ Jay-Z (Travis Barker Remix)

11
Dec
08

Sick Mash Ups!!! DJ Bling – King of Rock


I don’t know if you know this about me yet, but I’m a sucker for mash ups. Sometimes I fall victim to the shittiest of mash ups just because to me, mashing two songs that I like makes a third that is equal to the value of the first two combined. Not really, but kind of. Anyways, Raphael from http://www.theuep.com/ hooked me up with DJ Bling’s King Of Rock mix filled with lots of sick mash ups. Very well done, DJ Bling. Here are a few of my favorites. Each of these songs features more than the two artists mentioned, but you get the idea. Great for parties.

Watch out Girl Talk. I just wanna say that I love Girl Talk, but is he the best to do it, or just the most popular? ‘Cause there are mad people out there doing some sick mash ups. I’m sure they all hate getting compared to Girl Talk just because he was the first to get embraced by the hipsters. If any of these 4 songs were on the new Girl Talk album, they’d probably be my favorites. No lies. They just need clever titles. Check them out.

Update: They have clever titles! DJ Bling > Girl Talk???

KOR1 Kanye West vs Red Hot Chili Peppers (“Can’t Stop Getting High”)
KOR2 Jay-Z vs Led Zep (I Just Wanna Whole Lotta Love”)
KOR3 Mobb Deep vs Jimi Hendrix (Foxy’s Shook”)
KOR11 Nelly Fortado vs The Killers (Somebody Told Me/Maneater”)

UPDATE2: Since people are digging it, you can DL the full album here.

11
Dec
08

JME ft. Skepta – I Slapped Your Girl


“Time after time, I had to tell your bitch to shut the fuck up” JME and Skepta are brothers from London and this is their hilarious take on The Dream’s “I Luv Your Girl”. Just imagine two dudes from London singing in autotune about slapping your girl over The Dream beat. Now check this track and realize it. Saw it at ThatRealIsh.

JME ft. Skepta – I Slapped Your Girl