Man of the moment Diplo has crafted himself quite a little empire since breaking into the spotlight in the early 2000′s with M.I.A.. He’s always just a bit ahead of the curve sonically and has the ability to influence tastes and trends at will so what better way to distill that than with a SoundCloud account dedicated to reposting songs he likes without infringing on his artist page. The first track reposted to the account was the Genesis remix of the Schoolboy Q & Kendrick Lamar collaboartion Collard Greens. Definitely check out the link and give it a follow to see what exactly Diplo’s into lately.
Schoolboy Q – Collard Greens ft. Kendrick Lamar (Genesis Remix)
Breakout producer Mat Zo and bass music titan Kill The Noise have announced a joint tour set to set off across America this May on their Kill The Zo tour. Hitting almost all the major venues across the country, Mat Zo will be looking to support last year’s critically acclaimed Damage Control album while Kill The Noise featured on the new Skrillex single Recess and just released a remix of NRG by Duck Sauce with Sonny and Milo & Otis.
I Mat, from Mat Zo am going on tour with my buddy Jake, from Kill The Noise all around North America which is in the USA.
There are certain talents that are hard to ignore. In the time that ThatNewJam went into hibernation, a new force in music came about in the form of Cashmere Cat, a crafter of the damn near cutest songs you ever heard. He gained early attention with remixes like that he did of Miguel’s single Do You Like which capitalized on hip-hop and R&B elements while using a whole new set of textures and sonics. Having just released a brand new single featuring Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa & Jeremih, it’s safe to say we’ll be seeing Cashmere Cat more often in the mainstream light. Having heard the entire EP, I can safely say each song is it’s own distinct idea with it’s own story and feel and it has been on repeat since I manged to get my hands on it. Go follow the link to buy the project on iTunes and listen to the first single from the project With Me below. Get to know Cashmere Cat in the interview with FactMag and check his links below!
After teasing The 20/20 Experience Pt. 2 over the past couple of days, Justin Timberlake released the first single from the project titled “Take Back The Night”. The song unsurprisingly finds JT just asserting his pop dominance with a tune as catchy and infectious as a Michael Jackson single. With the album debuting 9/30, there’s absolutely no question that this man has recommitted to the music after his hiatus; the Legends of Summer tour is going to be an absolute MONSTER.
Brooklyn’s own, Fabolous, is back and is the latest MC to sit down and speak to the well versed, always entertaining, Nardwuar. The clip finds the two speaking about everything from Fab’s early days in the game, his passion for old soul music, and his love for Brooklyn hip hop.
Nardwuar of course comes with the gifts, giving Fab a limited edition Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo album on vinyl! Check out the interview below and please, speak your mind – you know what happens when an artist rolls through Vancouver!
There hasn’t been much in the way of music appearances in 2013 for 50 Cent. The Queens rapper has mainly focused on behind the scenes ventures this year as music has taken more of a backseat (although his upcoming album has been due out four or five times already at this point). J. Cole recently released his widely popular sophomore album Born Sinner and 50 was a rare guest on the project. The track “New York Times” is the only song on the album featuring rappers other than Cole. Recently, the Queens native called into DJ Whoo Kid’s program on Shade 45 and talked about his involvement on the album and J. Cole.
“I think that it’s a good project man,” 50 Cent said. “He’s producing his records while actually rapping on them like Kanye.”
Speaking of Kanye, 50 didn’t spare his feelings about Born Sinner’s release date competitor Yeezus and its creator.
“I think they’re both talented,” he said. “Some of the choices on the new joint that Yeezy made, I wasn’t into all that. I didn’t know what kind of beat came off.”
50 Cent also talked about how Kanye’s sixth studio album might be received by fans and critics down the line.
“It was creative man, it came out of nowhere with that. We’ll see if people can adjust to it and really enjoy it or if it’s too different.”
Finally, 50 talked about his future music and why he doesn’t party too much. He even jokes about re-recording Power of the Dollar with producers such as Timbaland, J. Cole, and Kanye West.
Listen to the full DJ Whoo Kid interview below (via Shade 45):
50 Cent Talks Ending Beef With Floyd Mayweather, Yeezus, J. Cole, Boxing, & Much More
In what may be the only legitimate bit of good I can do as a blogger, I’m urging everyone to read and share this in hopes of helping find EDC Las Vegas attendant Veronica Delara. My heart truly goes out to those affected by this and I can only hope that this works out for the better. Las Vegas is absolutely no joke and although the festival went off mainly without issue, you really hate to hear of anything like a missing girl happening. Rave safe kids.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Missing Persons Details is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Veronica Delara.
Veronica was last seen at the Electric Daisy Carnival on Monday, June 24th 2013.
All area hospitals are to check their registries and to notify LVMPD if located. It should be noted that “HIPPA” permits disclosure to law enforcement upon request and is authorized persuant C.F.R. section 164.512.
Anyone with any information on the known whereabouts of Veronica Delara is strongly urged to contact LVMPD Missing Persons Details immediately.
Has anyone on planet earth ever said no to a Jay-Z free concert? As Jay-Z gets set to release Magna Carta Holy Grail on July 4th, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Hov has had ever minute detail of this release planned for months to ensure that the hype is at a pure frenzy for the entire summer. Besides a surprise 2 minute commercial in the NBA playoffs to announce the album, a multi-million dollar deal with Samsung that already guarantees the platinum-status of the album, and a show at Yankee Stadium with Justin Timberlake shortly after the albums release, there’s still plenty more up Jay-Z’s sleeve.
Today news broke that Mayor Bloomberg approved the plan for Jay to have a free concert on top for the marquee at The Ed Sullivan Theater in NYC on 53rd St and Broadway on July 8th. The show will be free to fans and will shut down the surrounding area; you can bet your bottom dollar that Scott and I will definitely be there for this one!
I wrote just a couple hours ago on BroBible about deadmau5 and Kat Von D breaking up and had mentioned that since his deal with Ultra Music is now officially over, we can be expecting a lot more music from Joel Zimmerman. Turns out that amid all the rumors, he kept on with business as usual and released 2 brand new tracks, ‘Suckfest9001′ and ‘You there?’. Although deadmau5′s music is not for everyone, you gotta know those melodies and chords that he comes up with are perfect and no matter what the product is, deadmau5 meticulously crafted every voice to perfection. After debuting those 2-ton mau5bots in Las Vegas this past weekend, I’m hoping there’s a lot more in store for the summer.
This Avicii & ABBA collaboration is awesome for what it’s not: a festival tune. Sounding something like a graduation song meets a church hymn meets a broadway musical, the track served as the Eurovision 2013 intro song and is definitely a step in a…different… direction for Tim Bergling. It’s become apparent that he’s is looking to make more artistic waves than what was left behind from the pop/mainstream takeover of Levels (See: banjo + kazoo at Ultra for his single with Aloe Blacc) but this really does show an entirely different side of the Swedish producer. I can say that after this, I can safely say I have NO idea what to expect from his upcoming album TRUE; I can only hope that this was a one time experiment in production.
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