New York based, Oakland raised rapstress Gita delivers an attitude fuelled debut single produced by British producer Darq E Freaker. Freaker’s hyperactive production coupled with Gita’s fierce flow captures the rapid-fire sound that’ll very easily appeal directly to her fast-growing fanbase; Many of whom have been with her since her ‘Let That’ and ‘Hood Rich’ days.
Man like Ghostpoet comes through with a typically London looking video for his new single ‘Meltdown’ featuring two young couples on very different (bus) journeys. The new single comes off Obaro’s forthcoming album Some Say I So I Say Light, due out May 6th and as it always does – sounds like nothing else around.
James Blake throws another spanner in the works by unveiling a new Big Boi-sampled bonus track taken off his forthcoming new album Overgrown, due out April 8th. His latest production is again vastly different from all the singles he’s so far debuted but like everything he touches it still carries the key elements of what makes Blake such a enigmatic character.
In anticipation of the impending Beyonce promo overload that we’re all blatantly going to be subjected to in the coming days/weeks – let us quickly post this back-to-back with her last announcement and move on. Reports surfaced last week that Beyonce and Andre 3000 would record a cover version of Amy Winehouse’s iconic ‘Back to Black’ (single) for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming new film ‘The Great Gatsby’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The films soundtrack (curated by Jay-Z) will also feature new music from Jay, Coco O (Quadron), Q-Tip, The xx, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine and more. You can hear short previews of some of the songs (including ‘Back to Black) in the just-released trailer up top. You can also check out the full OST tracklist after the jump.
Despite a lot of peoples initial reservations I felt ‘Started From the Bottom Up’ was a strong lead single for Drizzy’s upcoming new album Nothing Was The Same. The reason I liked it was because it didn’t sound like much else Drake had done before and even though lyrically it wasn’t all that dextrous, it was a massive tune. And despite ’5AM In Toronto’ being decent enough track I don’t find it as strong as it’s predecessor – for the exact opposite reason – we’ve heard this all before. But anyway, I remain a Drake fan – so peep the new video up top.
The homies over at PMR sent us the new remix of Jessie Ware’s ‘Wildest Moments’ featuring A$AP Rocky a couple weeks back, sadly we were sworn to secrecy. But fear not because here it is, the second of two bonus tracks that will feature on the U.S release of Ware’s debut album Devotion. The remix will do exactly what it needs to do – excite the U.S market (not that they’re not already, Jessie’s already performed a string of sold-out shows in the States) and like the awesome ‘Imagine It Was Us’ produced by Julio Bashmore will work as a dope addition to the LP.
Basically while old farts were busy debating Beyonce’s stance on feminism on her ‘Bow Down/I Been On’ single, she was busy lining up bonafide H-Town legends for it’s remix. The Houston native employs Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug & Lil Keke to add original verses to her Timbaland produced banger ‘I Been On’. As like in the original version Bey only appears in chopped & screwed form.
Tyler, the Creator is stepping shit up – he’s only gone and got Erykah Badu on a soulful new track of his. Taken off his upcoming album Wolf, ‘Treehome95′ also employs the vocal talents of Coco O., who along with Badu takes over the track entirely. Tyler himself isn’t featured on the twinkling record, a poignant move on his behalf in my opinion. This certainly embraces a much more mature direction for Odd Future’s leading man, interested to hear how the rest of the songs shape up.
P.s Hey @FatBellyBella – when’s that new album coming? #wemissyou
One of Slondon’s finest, ItsNate, returns with a analogue heavy new video for his latest single ‘Windy’ taken off his kush-ready mixtape Never Average Talking Excellent. Featuring a customary laid back flow from Nate and smothered in witty dialogue ‘Windy’ is emblematic of the type of leftist approach he’s taken across the entire tape. Dope video.
Danny Brown joins forces with producer Skywlkr to create a furious new production aptly titled ‘Kush Coma’. The beat is erratic and aggressive and sees Brown spitting in his typically eccentric, yet irresistibly addictive style. The song is unfinished and will sound much fuller on the rappers upcoming album Old which is tentatively due out in August.