If you’re like me and live on the East Coast, you might be able to empathize with how I felt upon hearing that Outkast would be headlining Coachella 2014. At first I was like “damn, that’s awesome! I have to get over there.” Then I was like, “damn, that’s far. Damn, that’s expensive. How will I get over there?” Well, rest assured, East Coasters, there is hope. Outkast will also be headlining this year’s Governor’s Ball from June 6th to 8th at Randall’s Island Park in New York. The festival will also feature over 80 other artists. Get. Excited.
With Outkast back in the headlines for their huge festival tour and 20th anniversary this year, hunger for new material is probably at an all-time high. Urban Noize and Pigeons&Planes have delivered a remix EP entitled Everlastin’ that is not new material, but is well worth the listen. Steven of Urban Noize explains, “The project is to . . .
James Blake remixes are often in a world of their own. Take his latest, a remix of Outkast and UGK‘s “International Player’s Anthem.” The original featured an iconic, unmistakably vibrant and upbeat soul sample. Stream James Blake’s “International Player’s Anthem” via BBC‘s website, at the 20:30 mark of the program. Also check out Blake’s earlier . . .
If you’re a fan of the golden era of hip-hop, The Fifth Estate‘s Stuck In The 90s project might resonate with you. He doesn’t just stop with iconic hip-hop records, though. The Texas native makes it clear that gospel has been equally valuable in his musical journey, as he incorporates covers, samples, and reinterpretations of a . . .
Following up his BJ The Chicago Kid-assisted cut “These Days,” Commonwealth-state crooner and emcee, JBdaPilot, drops off the debut track off his forthcoming These Are Dark Times project. Titled “Can’t Find You,” the Raider & Flip-produced ballad samples Justin Bieber‘s 2013 single “All That Matters.” Welcome to cuffing season. Stream “Can’t Find You” below and buy the single on iTunes.
Slum Village’s Young RJ releases his Blaq Royalty album. He drops 12 tracks featuring Pete Rock, BJ the Chicago Kid, Joyner Lucas, Statik Selektah, SupaKaine, an more. “It is written ‘Change is the Only True Constant” ….my debut album, Blaq Royalty, reflects change and growth for me musically..” – Young RJ Stream below and get your . . .