Can we please put J Cole on some more UK shit? Heard this via the dude S-X (man behind the beat here) - as I was on a steady find-all-his-instrumentals tear ever since I first heard his "Bricks" last year. The whole Tinie Tempah's EP is fire, actually. Pusha T, Tinchy Stryder, Big Sean, Wiz, & Cole features don't hurt either.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Super late on this recap post, but better late than never. Few weeks ago we (Straight Goods) teamed up with our frequent collaborators Kapacity & TheKnwldg to present the Ottawa debut of A$AP Rocky & the A$AP Mob. It was their 2nd show north of the border, and the sold out crowd spoke volumes about Canada's fanbase committment.
I remember having the homie U-Tern (1/2 of OLIVER) play one of our parties back about 4 years ago ('08 poster game like whoa) & thinking this man needs to be producing big pop records. Not on some cheese shit, but on some serious talent level shit. Could you imagine a pop record with U-Tern & Treasure Fingers (another one of those "how has a major name not put him in studio yet" guys) behind it? One day...
Released almost 6 months ago & still bangs. "Old" by blog standards, but relatively new in my opinion (due to nobody really giving it the light of day... still). I mean, dude has 21 soundcloud followers. Time people get familiar with him (as well as his equally superb Baxta alias).
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I haven't plugged any of my shows on here since back in '10 - but this one deserves the entry as it's goin' to be somethin' else. Been hella about the dude A$AP since he first fondled youtube with his southern infused Harlem self. Four months, couple million views, articles galore, internet buzz through the roof, and we're here - $3 million deal in pocket, 23 years young, selling out our show (and every other one as well, it seems) a month before he departs on his 30+ date arena tour with Drake & Kendrick Lamar.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Young'ns are taking over. The 25 year old behind one of my favourite rap mixtapes of the year (Return Of 4Eva) & the 23 year old with one of the hottest (& most original, without a doubt) instrumentals tapes of the year (Instrumental Mixtape)... TOGETHER?!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Adam Port comes through again. Just as I did with his version of The Weeknd's "What You Need" (which became the last song of every single night/gig for a good 6 month stretch), I am going to overplay the shit out of this.
Drake - The Motto (Ft. Lil Wayne) (Adam Port Edit)
BUY: No release info yet
Makin' the actual version sound chopped & screwed now...
Drake - The Motto (Ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga) (Remix)
Friday, December 9, 2011
JAM! Been lovin' this Floorplan (aka minimalist Robert Hood's side project) joint since I first caught wind of it 2 months ago. No finer way of infusing a techno backdrop with James Brown goodness.