This new track by long time Atlanta star Rocko brings a unique twist to southern rap’s recent maximalist streak by toning the frequency down and creating a woozy, ambient groove. Future’s practically whispers his auto-tune drenched hook for a perfectly faded effect. The original version of this track drew a lot of controversy over a lyric from Ross that had women’s groups across america protesting, eventually losing him a multi-million dollar Reebok deal. In his absence, this remix showcases a particularly good verse from wiz, clearly forcing himself to experiment with new flows, but is actually one of 6, each with a different feature, to be released every week. Over indulgent? Sure. But the all-star roster has already included A$AP, 2 chainz, French Montana and, rumor has it, Kenrick & King Yeezus next. Google them all. [Stream: U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)]
[UPDATE: Download the CDQ/Unedited version here: http://batshare.com/84qy21975dp5]
NEW DAFT PUNK! In another month the new Daft Punk album, Random Access Memories, will finally arrive and everyone’s summer will be filled with fresh french tunes to boogie down. To help stave off your salivating lips, the first song has been leaked (now released by the band) and features Nile Rodgers of the 70’s disco band Chic and the great Pharrell Williams (the Neptunes and N.E.R.D.). Enjoy, and save the date May 21st when Random Access Memories hits the shelves.
This unreleased track was originally meant for the album. Its a hidden gem because of the thick, textured beat by producer Canai Finch, that’s both soulful and aggressive masterfully. Standout verses from both Kendrick and Jeezy.
The highly anticipated debut album Amok was released last week by supergroup Atoms for Peace. With RHCP bass player Flea and Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, we really hope this is the first album of many. The first music video, for the single Ingenue, features Yorke in some sweet shoes dancing on stage to some very modern choreography. Set phasers to stereo or put on some good headphones-it’s worth it.
This track is super smooth. It is a little tough to categorize so perhaps I’ll let Miguel’s description speak for itself. He says his music is “fly, funkadelic, intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy, dope shit.” At least on this song I have to agree. Check out the video too.
Teo is a sophomore at CC. He has a radio show every Tuesday 7-9pm, it’s got all sorts of stuff. Check it out.
Finn Riggins met at the Univ. of Idaho and formed as a three-piece, and then eventually relocated to the biggest city in Idaho (you guessed it!): Boise. Benchwarmers was released on Portland’s Tender Loving Empire on April 21.