Sean Leon has emerged from the depths of another frigid Toronto weather to bless us with more audio greatness in the form of his new three-track project, Leaving Soon… All the elements of his signature sound are there – heavy bass, excellent sample usage, catchy choruses, and relatable bars. You hear a lot of different sides . . .
“You was hating, but you not anymore.” Toronto-based emcee Sean Leon has a dark, hazy banger on his hands in the form of his latest drop, “Gold.” Gloomy, powerful production courtesy of Wondagurl and FrancisGotHeat sets the tone from jump street. Sean’s autotune-assisted, ominous, melodic delivery keeps us intrigued from start to finish. Stream “Gold” . . .
Texas beatsmith Raava adds a new twist to Sean Leon‘s single, “Miles.” In this new and improved edit, Raava spices up the drums and chops a few part’s of the original to create a groovier, and more enticing end product. Stream Raava’s edit of “Miles” below.
Sean Leon and Wondagurl‘s “This Ain’t 2012” is full of soul, harmonies, and heavy bass- the perfect candidate for a distorted remix courtesy of Creepa. The remixed version has a grittier feel than the original. Stream Creepa’s “This Ain’t 2012” remix below, and check out the original afterwards.
Toronto collective IXXI isn’t on the tip of many tongues yet, outside of their home city. In fact, this project is the first I’ve heard of them. Consider Sean Leon‘s Narcissus, The Drowning Of Ego a strong introduction. Sean, who is touted as the leader of the collective, impresses with Narcissus, The Drowning Of Ego, . . .
If no one else cares, Big Sean cares. The Detroit superstar bares his softer side once more in the newly released video for “One Man Can Change The World,” featuring Kanye West and John Legend. The black and white video is dedicated to Big Sean’s late grandmother, Mildred V Leonard, one of the first female . . .
The last official drop from Missy Elliott was “WTF (Where They From)” WITH Pharrell at the end of 2015. Well, she returned overnight with an energizing new single and video called “I’m Better” ft. Lamb. “I’m Better” is a bass-heavy song with hypnotizing metronome-like keys. In true Missy style, she adapts like a chameleon to . . .
Kanye West beats will hold a special place in the hearts of many for years to come. It’s not hard to understand why. Essnse, the homie from the West Coast, saw fit to bless the world with another edition of Produced by K. West for Very Good Beats that’s full of classic Kanye West instrumentals . . .
It’s that time of the year again. The 58th Annual Grammy awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 12th, and the Recording Academy has released all of the nominees for this year’s ceremony. It should come as no surprise to see Beyoncé and Adele leading the pack. It’s good to see Chance The . . .