Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, May 03, 2012
We've decided to switch things up a bit, here at "From A Young G's Perspective." When you're sitting on a wealth of musical knowledge, it's no fun to keep it to yourself-- you've gotta share it with the people. So, from now on we will be posting everything from Hip Hop to House... just overall great music.
First up is the new mixtape from British Dubstep DJ, Jakwob. You may have heard his remix of Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed," which is a banger. I've been bumping this 24/7 since I downloaded it, especially the spaced out jam, "Slaves." The entire 'tape is pure class, enjoy.
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the ways I prefer to waste time on Youtube is to search for production videos from my favorite producers. Just Blaze has long been one of such producers, and to me, his sound is Hip Hop in its perfect form. He always keeps the essence of it in place, but makes his music so that is accessible to the casual music fan, as well as the die-hards like myself (case in point: Lord Knows). Back around '05, Just did a demonstation for SMACK DVD-Magazine of his process in the studio, which basically consists of finding a hot sample, adding drums, etc. Obviously there is much more that goes into the process ("by the time I'm finished it'll be a whole different monster"), but you can get the jist of what it's like from the video below...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Whenever I see a new joint from Sean Price, I know that I've gotta check it out- the dude always brings it on the mic. As if I needed any more reason to listen to this, it's also worth noting that Harry Fraud, the NY-based producer best known for "Shot Caller," is behind the boards yet again. Even though I've never heard of Awkword, if he continues to release songs like this, I'd be more than happy to keep listening.
"Shot Caller (Remix)"
Below is the video for Awkword's "Bars & Hooks," which is NY music at its finest.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
50 Cent (feat. Snoop Dogg)- "Remain Calm"
Bonus: one of my all-time favorite 50 tracks, "Hustler's Ambition"
I won't lie, when I first heard about Big K.R.I.T., I completely judged him and figured he was just another Southern Hip Hop "rapper." However, all that changed when I was in the car bumpin' shade45, and "Country Shit (Remix)" came on. I immediately scrunched up my face and mean-mugged uncontrollably for the 4 minutes that ensued. As soon as the DJ said, "that was that brand new Big K.R.I.T., 'Country Shit (Remix)'", I knew I had to investigate. I immediately downloaded his first mixtape "K.R.I.T. Wuz Here," and the mixtape that he had just released at that time, "Return of 4Eva." To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement; K.R.I.T. brought me back to the days of Pimp C, with his funky, yet soulful southern-flavored Hip Hop. K.R.I.T., who is now signed to Def Jam, is due to release his upcoming album Live from the Underground in July. Details have been few and far between, but it's certain that he'll bring the heat.
Album Release Date: Summer 2012
If you haven't heard K.R.I.T.'s newest mixtape, 4Eva N A Day, check it out below.
Big K.R.I.T.- 4Eva N A Day
Friday, April 27, 2012
While I was perusing through 2dopeboyz, which has long been one of my favorite Hip Hop blogs, I stumbled across a video called "Cool Boyz," by a Toronto-based group called A-Game. What really caught my eye was that it was produced by T-Minus, who is one of Drake's go-to producers. T-Minus has crafted some fire beats recently, including, "We'll Be Fine," "Underground Kings," and "Make Me Proud," off of Take Care. This track has his signature sound, and manages to showcase the talented newcomers from Toronto.
Deniro Farrar x Flosstradamus- "Look At the Sky"
NaS- "Daughters" (prod. by No I.D.) *props to Rap Radar*
Here's the video for "Nasty" for those who haven't seen it...
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Recently, Kendrick has been in the studio with the legendary Dr. Dre, and it's been reported that they've worked on about 30 songs together, which sounds like a dream come true for Hip Hop fans. Kendrick has also been ghostwriting for Dr. Dre's now mythological album, "Detox," but perhaps he can spark that fire under Dre, to get him to finally release the album to the general public. The Scoop DeVille-produced first single, "The Recipe," will appear on Good Kid in a Mad City, and it is as smooth as you'd expect it to be. Dr. Dre drops in for a couple verses, but it is more notable that he mixed the final track, giving it those heavy drums that we've come to expect from anything mixed/produced by Dr. Dre. I have no doubt that Kendrick's debut album will live up to the hype.
Album Release Date: Summer 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
It's been a while since we've heard anything new from Nate Dogg's estate, as the legendary hook-man passed away over a year ago. However, we're now blessed to have some wonderful G-Funk from the great Warren G, The Game, and Nate Dogg on the hook. It's a very West Coast affair, with a sparse, well-mixed beat akin to Dr. Dre, or DJ Quik. Hopefully we'll hear more from Nate Dogg soon, with future releases from Warren G and Kendrick Lamar dropping in the coming months.
Warren G (feat. Nate Dogg & The Game)- "Party We Will Throw Now"