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Dec 23, 2009 1:55pm

Jay-Z - Young Forever ft. Mr. Hudson

Takin’ a break from the Empire State of Mind.

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Dec 23, 2009 1:49pm

Xaphoon Jones - Testify (Radiohead, Kanye West)

Wake up Mr. West.

It seems that Kanye has taken a little hiatus from the music scene himself. Have his autotune and heartbreak tracks cast a shadow over his earlier academically themed albums? Even so, it’s been a while since 808’s and Heartbreaks. 808’s. 2008.

With Xaphoon Jones, we take a trip back to Late Registration and Broke Phi Broke. “Broke broke broke phi broke, we ain’t got it.”

Xaphoon is the mixing and sampling mastermind producer of Chiddy Bang (http://www.chiddybangphilly.com/). Off his mixtape, The Xaphoon Jones Mixtape Vol. 1, Xaphoon brings us Touch the Sky ft. Lupe Fiasco and Reckoner in one tightly knit track. I have never been a fan of Radiohead at all, but mash-ups always seem to bring a new perspective on sounds I had a distaste for. I mean this guy mashes up Bob Marley and MGMT, Passion Pit and B.I.G. Unreal. Reckoner provides a more sedated, rhythmic accompaniment to Touch the Sky rather than the original backdrop of trumpets and “extra fly, rockin’ pink polos” jubilation. A refreshing reminiscence on Kanye’s earlier, more definitive hip hop, years before all the T-Pain and autotune. Brings back memories of collabs with Adam Levine, Talib Kweli, and Jay-Z. Speaking of Jay-Z…peep the tube on the next post.

Xaphoon Jones - Testify (Radiohead, Kanye West) (mediafire)

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Jul 13, 2009 8:19pm

Wale - New Soul ft. Yael Naim (prod. BKS)

(Drake, Wale, Big Sean)

Mixtape season. Wale and Drake’s mixtapes have some bumpin’ tracks, so here’s some for your listening pleasure. Wale hyped up mostly by his collab with Lady GaGa for Chillin’, is overlooked and he spits some quality lyrical flow.

Yael Naim + Wale. You’d think Super Mash Bros would have already mashed these two. Actually, Girl Talk mashed the New Soul track in Feed The Animals, but refer to the following sidenote. (BTW: Download Fuck Bitches. Get Euros. (Mediafire) - Ten fold better than Night Ripper or Feed the Animals IMHO). Anyways, this track is featured in Wale’s “Back to the Feature” mixtape. Check it.

Drake, he’s the he’s the best. He’s the he’s the best. You recognize the name for “Best I Ever Had,” but other than this R&B sound, Drake produces some hard hitting beats including this track with Clipse tracklisted in his Comeback Season (also featuring Lil Wayne, Kardinal Offishal, Trey Songz) mixtape.

Drake - Do What You Do (RMX) ft. Clipse

Wale - New Soul f. Yael Naim (prod. BKS)

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Jun 26, 2009 8:55pm

Super Mash Bros - Livin’ The Dream (I’m on a Float)

Disclaimer: Does not mix The Lonely Island - I’m on a Boat. Disappointing.

Fuck. I just deleted a long ass post about mash-up.

Just download these songs. Welcome E-603 and Super Mash Bros (and probably more to come). Mash-up getting huge.

Key points:

1. Free distribution

2. Similar sounds/album artwork

3. Expansion of “Mash/mash-up” genre

4. Apple-w = Deletion of long post. :(


E-603 - Lights Out (zShare)

E-603 (Album DL)

Girl Talk - Here’s the Thing (zShare)

Girl Talk (Album DL)

Super Mash Bros - Livin’ The Dream (I’m on a Float) (zShare)

Super Mash Bros (Album DL)

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May 23, 2009 11:58am
May 5, 2009 10:15am

Daniel Merriweather - Change (feat. Wale)

Daniel Merriweather - Change (feat. Wale)

A fresh track to start the week off to a good start. Bear with the Daniel Merriweather vocals. Wale rips it up at the end.

Hot rumor: KiD CuDi collab with Ratatat? Nothing new for Ratat given their mixtapes, but this pairing would produce some dynamic music. Hell, here’s another short track with something we can expect in the future from the KiD, an LCD Soundsystem cover. Actually, make that two Kids. Make it a tri-track day. EMBRACE THE MARTIAN.

KiD CuDi - Can I Be (LCD Soundsystem Cover)

Kid Sister - I’ll House You (Reebok Classic ‘09)

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Apr 26, 2009 8:51pm

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (Andre Anjos Remix)

Genre: Alternative rock, Southern rock, Garage rock revial. Interesting.

DOWNLOAD: Kings of Leon - Use Somebody (Andre Anjos Remix)

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