Kendrick Lamar‘s “Sing About Me” was one of the most intimate, personal songs on good kid, m.A.A.d city. Kendrick told several powerful narratives in gripping fashion, assisted by Skhye Hutch and Sounwave‘s emotive production. Brooklyn-based producer Soft Glas switched things up beautifully, remixing the song with beautiful instrumentation that might be echoing through your head . . .
I’ve really started to look forward to Dave East‘s remixes, which is not something I can say for a lot of emcees these days. He really sounds hungry on every single verse. For his latest takeover, he grabs the beat to Kodak Black‘s “Skrilla” and turns it into “Deposits.” The results? Fire. Watch the video . . .
Early Thursday morning, Kendrick Lamar hinted at something. He had wiped his Instagram profile clean except for one simple post of the Roman numeral “IV.” It was rather hush hush, yet the noise of wonder was so loud. We now have a resolution as Kendrick unleashes “The Heart Part 4.” Listen the “The Heart Part . . .
There’s gotta be something in the water up in Toronto. The number of uniquely talented R&B artists to come out of that city is impressive, and newcomer Joël Lobban is another one to watch for. His Japain-produced single, “Reload,” feels like the best song from a new science fiction movie soundtrack. The vocals on this . . .
Are you a fan of raw, in your face, unapologetic Golden Era style spitters? If not, please exit stage left now. For the rest of you, we have a special treat: DJ Low Cut‘s new single, “The Payback,” featuring EMS, M-Dot, REV, and Mayhem. Sounding like a lost file from an old Wu-Tang album, the . . .