Now this was definitely one of the fun and interesting records to work on for our Lana Del Rey & Jay Z project American Beauty, because of the unexpected approach we took. Which was giving a classic Jay Z a retro rock element and sound. All while maintaining the undeniable coolness factor between Jay & Lana. American Beauty is out now.
Lana Del Rey feat. Jay Z - American Beauty (The Remix EP) [Prod. By Urban Noize]
The Lumineers | 'Ho Hey'
This is my man jam!
So happy that The Lumineers are starting to blow up. From ‘Ho Hey’ being featured in the trailer for one of my favorite movies of the year, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’, to rocking out on the SNL stage, I would think it’s safe to say The Lumineers are poised for some well deserved success.
Repost because this song still gets me.
"It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world."
- Nelson Mandela
A$AP Nast - Trillmatic (ft. Method Man)
In addition to A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, I’ve been keeping up to date with the rest of the A$AP Mob off and on, which consists of 13 members total, but keep in mind not all of them are hip-hop artists/producers. I wasn’t all that impressed with their lackluster 2012 collaboration mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, so I didn’t feel overly obligated to follow their progression too closely, or at least until they got their shit together. Fortunately, that day seems to have definitively come, at least for A$AP Nast. He previewed about a minute of Trillmatic back in July of this year, but I had no idea the final product would turn out this perfect. Not only is Trillmatic better than anything anyone from A$AP Mob has ever released, including A$AP Rocky, but it’s hands down one of the best hip-hop songs of 2013. Method Man makes a lasting statement with his top notch verse, and adds some solid variation to this vintage New York styled song. You’ll find this on A$AP Mob’s debut album Lords, which drops March 4, 2014.
"This ain’t just me rapping, it’s real and something you gots to know. Catch a mark nigga hating, get him a casket, that bastard’s ‘bout to go. Whoa, Nasty baby I’m crazy, the 90’s raised me. I’m just as smart, probably smarter than half the cats who play me.”
My Song Rating: 9.8 out of 10
I broke down and listened to it. Best decision today.
Childish Gambino — The Worst Guys ft Chance the Rapper
Sevyn Streeter | Sex on the Ceiling
This song… .
Jhené Aiko — Wrap Me Up ft James Fauntleroy
Childish Gambino — Telegraph Ave