March 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
With “Wild For The Night” being one of the more commercial and crossover singles off Long.Live.A$AP, it was only a matter of time until A$AP Rocky premiered the video.
The dubstep-inspired track serves as the backdrop for the A$AP Mob and Skrillex to act up in the hood of the Dominican Republic.
Jam out below:
January 15, 2013 § 1 Comment
After his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, Harlem newcomer became the talk of the music industry. Due to his innovative lyrics and unique sense of style, he was respected by both rappers and fashionistas alike. Rocky rode the wave of fame with ease, and brought all of his experiences to his debut album Long.Live.A$AP – a display of the rapper’s natural ability to experiment with sounds and actually make them sound good.
The title track “Long Live A$AP” sounds like it was made in a science lab, accompanied by Rocky’s brazen and confident flow. It has an ominous but childlike quality to it, thanks to the sing-song hook mastered by the rapper himself – “Who said you can’t live forever lied.”
“Goldie” has the title of being one of the rapper’s most swagged-out tracks to dates, with him dropping designer names like Margiela and bragging about his endless supply of money. The Hit-Boy produced beat provides a complimentary backdrop to Rocky’s bold lyrics – “Yes I’m the shit, tell me do it stink? It feel good wakin’ up to money in the bank.” The track shows why he’s one of the most untouchable rappers of the moment.
“PMW (All I Really Need)”, a smoke-easy type of track, features multiple collaborator ScHoolboy Q. It’s a typical rap song where the duo praises the three best things in life: pussy, money, weed. “Fuckin’ Problems” is the most “Pop” song of the album, boasting a killer rap lineup of 2 Chainz, Drake and Kendrick Lamar. It continues to hold strong on the urban airwaves.
May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment
After announcing the creation of his own “Made in America” music festival a few days ago, the line-up for Jay-Z’s festival has been released!
Headlining artists include: Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors, Odd Future, Maybach Music Group, Rita Ora and more!
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am, so click here for more information! Sponsored by Budweiser, the festival (which will benefit United Way) will take place on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on September 1-2.
April 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Dubstep (which originated in the UK) is based on Jamaican dub, so it comes as no surprise to hear a collaboration track from Grammy-winning US dubstep producer Skrillex and Grammy-winning Dancehall artist Damian Marley!
The track titled, “Make It Bun Dem”, is straight Dancehall with subtle hints of dubstep effects. The outcome is killer; I hope this will make way for more dubstep/dancehall collaborations.
Check it out below!
February 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
Music festival fans don’t have to wait any longer – the Bonnaroo 2012 lineup is finally here!
If you could not manage to snag a Coachella ticket (like many of us mortals) then Bonnaroo is definitely the next best thing!
The festival takes place from June 7-10 in Manchester, TN and will include acts like Radiohead, Skrillex, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, The Shins, Foster The People, Bon Iver and more.
The people at Bonnaroo has also uploaded an official playlist on Spotify, that you can enjoy here.
December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
Whenever award show nominations come around, I am usually shocked, pleased or annoyed. With the 54th Annual Grammy Awards nominations presented last night, those feelings rushed right back. I made a post similar to this back in August when the 2011 VMAs snubbed Rihanna, and I never thought I was going to do one again. But, here I am today.
Most of the category nominees were predictable, but some of them actually surprised me (both on good and bad terms).
Kanye West leads the pack with seven nominations, with Adele holding her own with 21 nominated for Record of the Year and her smash single “Rolling in the Deep” nominated for both Record and Song of the Year. Foo Fighters round out the top three with six nominations.
2010-2011 was a great period for all three artists/bands, so I am happy to see their work being recognized. Adele especially, she totally owned this year with her incredible sophomore album.
The category that surprised me the most was Best New Artist. Dubstep producer Skrillex, newcomer to the rap game J. Cole and much-loved Bon Iver were all nominated. I excitedly have my eyes set on who wins this one!
One of my qualms with this year’s nominations is the Best Rap Album category. Everyone knows that Tha Carter IV was a horrible album despite its ridiculous amount of sales, and Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday is just not Grammy-worthy.