23 years ago, “Southernplayalisticcadillacmuzik” dropped and Outkast burst onto the scene. Today, J. Period released his live recording of Outkast: Refixed, an hour plus of classic Outkast cuts remixed with all types of beats. Some may catch you off guard – like the “Hot N*gga” instrumental paired with “Elevators,” but they all work and give . . .
I’ve been listening to more Goapele than usual since she pulled me in during her recent performance at Howard Theatre, so I was delighted to see that she’s released a new single called “Power.” The Oakland, California native has a history of weaving positivity and social consciousness into her music, and she does so with . . .
I think my ultimate goal is to find music that make me scrunch up my face when it drops. West1ne made me do that with his frenetic, swirling instrumental release, “Kondo.” It’s fast paced, full of bass, and full of unpredictable twists and turns to keep you guessing as your head continues to bob in . . .
More Life is ruling the majority of the world’s Drake-related discussions at the moment, but Vanessa Elisha and XXYYXX saw fit to remix “Good Ones Go,” a standout cut from Drizzy’s 2011 release, Take Care. The song carries a definitively melancoholy vibe, and they don’t stray away from that feeling as they give the record . . .
New Jersey native and Los Angeles-based Joella DeVille releases her POUR album. A vocalist in her own right, Joella has been making waves throughout the music scene. As she’s performed throughout the country, she’s been deemed “the black Katy Perry,” because of her ability to effortlessly combine genres such as pop, dance, soul and R&B. While listening . . .
Buzzing Palm Beach rapper, Wifisfuneral, links with Audiomack to deliver “2MG.” He calls on Levi Carter to feature along side him and the two make a good pairing over the laid back instrumental. “When I linked up with Wifi later at Audiomack Studios in New York and he asked for a left-field beat, this one . . .
T-Pain must have hundreds of songs sitting on a hard drive ready to go. I imagine that he sits back and thinks about what he should drop for fans on a regular basis while we wait for Stoicville. He hits us with another loose track titled “See Me Comin.” Stream the Dre Moon and X-Plosive-produced song below.
You never know what to expect from Shabazz Palaces, and that’s a great thing. The experimental group released a new single called “Shine A Light,” and announced their forthcoming Tendai Maraire album, which is set to release on July 14th. Stream “Shine A Light” below. TRACKLIST: 1. Since C.A.Y.A 2. When Cats Claw 3. Shine . . .
Falcons and GoldLink already have a pretty solid history together, so it should come as no surprise that “Boo You Know” is another gem. Falcons produced GoldLink’s explosive June 6 single with Chaz French, “Aquafina,” and GoldLink also featured on their somewhat more downtempo February 2016 release, “Vroom.” “Boo You Know” is another success, thanks . . .
Jeremih has a lot of good buzz behind his “I Think Of You” single, and he adds more fuel to the fire with the newly released visual accompaniment. The song, which features Big Sean and Chris Brown, has a distinctly throwback vibe to it. It also features the infamous “peter pipa picka peppa” guys who . . .
The self-proclaimed avocado whisperer, Mars Today, shares what he hopes will end up on your bedroom playlist. We get ultra smooth deliver from him on “Cool It.” Look for this on his upcoming Bits & Pieces EP. Stream “Cool It” below and buy the single via iTunes.
London-based Bajan native Amelia Payne gets us in the mood with her hypnotic single, “Down.” The colorful video utilizes the single shot to the fullest and finds Amelia holding the viewers focus like a pro. Watch the Arthur Gourounlian-choreographed visuals below. Also, be sure to grab the single on iTunes.
Quavo might have the most juice, but Offset continues to remind us that he can make great music by himself. His latest, “Monday,” is a melody driven, addicting new joint produced by OG Parker and Deko. There’s no word on where this song will end up at, but I feel confident in saying that it’ll . . .
“Crossing boundaries. What part of the game is that?” Bugus continues to stay the course with another smooth gem of a record called “What Part Of The Game Is That.” With lyrics that toe the line between vulnerable introspection and unquestionable confidence, Bugus keeps us listening and nodding our heads for the track’s duration. Stream . . .
Sometimes videos are off the wall, or a bit different. Psymun‘s video for “I Need My Boy” is just downright strange, and possibly indicative of drug usage during its conceptualization or execution. The Minnesota-based producer gave us trippy, disorienting electronic sounds with the song, so it’s only right that the video itself borders on incomprehensible. . . .