C Plus is another Sacramento spitter, alongside the likes of Chuuwee & Xuice Hades, that I have always been a huge fan of. It always is great to see the West Side kids teaming up with Lee Bannon’s amazing production and Real Estate is just the next example of that. It comes as the second visual off of the two’s joint project Young Champions and also be on the lookout for a third visual from the mixtape coming soon.
Now Dominic Lord made a pretty big splash with his debut track Pierce. It definitely made me keep my eyes on him and with Fashion Show being his first project I surely had to give it a listen to see if what I was expecting from Pierce alone was true. While there were some tracks that I couldn’t really get into he puts up quite a show and the standout tracks for me personally besides Pierce and its remix were Color Me Red & Wrong For Right. You can stream the whole project below and decide for yourselves, enjoy.
So I have to say that Fabolous has always seemed to be a hip-hop enigma. He would come out on a track that was sheer brilliance and then spit a verse that would make you just silent and wonder what was going through his mind. SoNY is the first of those. With Lil Wayne coming out and saying how NY is terrible, it is great to actually see artists stepping up defending this great land I reside in. I am glad Lil Wayne hates it here, we don’t want him and much loves goes to Fabolous for bodying another song and making NY stand behind him proudly.
MellowHype has been on a music binge and while I would love to post each and every song I don’t want to flood with MellowHype and Godsss is probably my favorite out of the bunch by far. Odd Future stands in an interesting position, with all of their so called ‘debuts’ (except for Earl) out of the way, they are in a time where we all want to see where their music is going to go. With spending a lot of time on touring and expanding their brands it is going to be pretty cool to see how their music develops and if they can push forward through the straight hype and keep putting out dope music.
Damn. Just damn. By just listening the intro/hook or whatever you want to call it, I was hooked. Travi$ Scott is quickly becoming a musical force and every song he seems to be incorporated on goes. I am not complaining and would love to hear a lot more from him. Kind of wish the hook was expanded a bit since I like it so much but the song is great nevertheless.
Shortly after his performance on SNL, Frank Ocean dropped off the video for his song Pyramids which is off of his debut album Channel Orange. Would definitely love to see some visuals for some other tracks on that album as well but we shall see what comes forth.
In a midst of Batman samples, Captain Murphy attacks yet another track and adds to his anonymous legacy. Who knows if we will ever discover who he truly is but I wouldn’t mind having it go in the same route as The Gorillaz who kept their identities hidden for the longest of times. With The Killing Joke like most of Captain Murphy’s songs, he keeps is on the shorter side but packs such a punch in those lines that you just can’t stop listening.
AK is one piece of The Underachievers, a group hailing from NY, of which I posted last week. This time around AK decided to showcase his solo skills and it doesn’t even miss a step. Sometimes people sound better as a group but AK proves that wrong. The Underachievers are definitely music that you have to keep your eye on and your ear out for because they could easily be a part of bringing NY back to glory in this new wave rap music.
I’ve been waiting pretty impatiently for over a week to bring you guys this song. I’ve been a long time fan of Tennessee’s own Jimmy Astro and it has been exciting to see the progression he has shown over each and every song. A King’s Prayer is easily his best song to date and he even jumped on the production side of this one. This release is the first to gear up to re-release his latest project VICEwhich is a collaborative project with a fellow Flight Crew member FreddsDEAD. I don’t know how many times I’ve replayed this song but I’m sure as soon as you press play the same will happen to you. Kick back, grab a brew, listen to the graceful piano come in and Jimmy Astro pounce and give us some of the freshest music that I’ve gotten the pleasure to listen to in a real long while.
In the same veins as Frank Ocean & The Weeknd comes Sid Sriram out of Boston. He is the perfect mix of both artists. With a voice eerily like The Weeknd without the heavy production mixed in to give it the all natural and holistic feel of Frank Ocean is Sid Sriram. Normally I don’t get that into someone singing but Sid Sriram taps into that primal need for a peaceful and relaxing song that you can just lay back to and relax. I have to say the standout tracks for me are definitely Wake Up & Elevate featuring Aziz Francois aka Sonny Shotz from The Deans List.
Also if you want some more from Sid you can go after the jump and check out his cover of Frank Oceans’ We All Try.