Not the newest video, but monumental news. And who knew his daughter was so cute?
Most of you probably know NoName Gypsy from her dope verse on Chance’s “Lost” from Acid Rap. She’s been releasing a lot of dope stuff, but this is my favorite of her tracks so far. She raps about confidence issues, her struggle, and the rap game over a jazzy, laid-back beat. Mick Jenkins comes in with a good guest spot, too. Definitely a good listen for any fan of Chance or Joey Bada$$.
Since tomorrow is some type of holiday, I decided to compile my favorite songs regarding that holiday into a playlist for you guys to enjoy, as a way to get away from the typical xmas radio trash but still stay in the musical spirit. Enjoy.
A dope short track from Chance the Rapper’s homie Kami de Chukwu. It sounds like he’s been taking some delivery tips from Kendrick, with the whole breathless thing, but his talent and insight comes through regardless. Look out for more from him, apparently he’s got a mixtape/album coming out soon.
I saw an interview with A$AP Rocky when he first came out in which he said that he thought the other members of A$AP Mob were better than him. So far, Ferg and Nast (and what I’ve heard of Twelvy) have been proving him right. If you live in New York, you probably already know this song, but I couldn’t not put it up. Nast has a couple nice verses, but Mef’s is obscenely good. Let’s hope this is a good leg up for Nast.
This is the single from Cults’s new album Static. “You Know What I Mean” being one of my favorite songs of 2011, but their first album not particularly impressing me, I was intrigued to see if they had charted any new territory. They have. The sound is a lot more guitar-heavy, and garage-y than their first album, but the melody sounds like it could fit on any of their older songs. This makes me want to listen to Static, which you can get here, and see if it’s an improvement.
Vaults are an English band, who don’t have any other music than this online. If this song is evidence, though, they’re a band to look out for. The track has already hot almost 400,000 plays on SoundCloud, and deservedly so. It’s pretty much just vocals, bells, and strings, with some synth later on. The lyrics are cryptic, but definitely make me feel like going out and kicking some ass in a hunger-games-esque setting.