Out early and essential listening…especially these days.
More of my favorite music videos from this past year…
♩ Chance The Rapper – No Problems (ft. Little Wayne & 2 Chainz) [from Coloring Book]
Directors: Skim Nasty & Lil Chano from 79th (aka Chance)
♩ David Bowie – Lazarus [from Blackstar]
Director: Johan Renck
♩ ANOHNI – Drone Bomb Me [from HOPELESSNESS]
♩ Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me [from MY WOMAN]
Director: Angel Olsen
♩ Blood Orange – I Know [from Freetown Sound]
Directors: Devonté Hynes & Tracy Antonopoulos
A few of my favorite new releases this week…
A few more worth a listen:
2 Chainz//B.O.A.T.S. 2# MEtime
Arbouretum//A Gourd of Gold
The Clash//Sound System (12-disk box set)
Joanna Gruesome//Weird Sister
Juliana Hatfield//Wild Animals
More new music at Largehearted Boy.
The G.O.O.D. Music crew had a huge year with the release of Cruel Summer. This record top to bottom has some of the best production in hip hop along with some of hip hops biggest names. “Mercy” is the standout track in my opinion, especially the verses from Pusha T and 2 Chainz. Pusha T has emerged as the stand out lyricist of the entire crew, combining clever quips with street credibility.
The super hyped Odd Future crew are some of the most blogged about people in hip hop. Earl Sweatshirt is actually deserving of the hype. Drawing comparisons to early Nas, Earl has a grim and visceral tone to his music. The 18 year old MC has definitely established himself as one of the elite up and coming rappers in the rap game. And when you have a chance, head on over to Stereogum and watch the music video that dropped yesterday.
Just add the stats of this track and I’m sold: Kendrick Lamar + Drake + a Janet Jackson sample. There are a lot of great cuts from Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut and follow up to his majorly successful mix tape Section.80, but this might be my favorite.