In last weeks mix, we had the first instalment of Big K.R.I.T.’s Week of K.R.I.T. The Southern rapper dropped one free song a day for six consecutive days to promote his upcoming album Cadillactica, followed by a trailer for the album. The quality of these ‘freebies’ are at a superb level, strong enough to build an album around. Hit the jump and download the tracks.
It’s one’o'two of Monday Blues & Beats, and we have a lean, 21-track mix for you. Hope you all enjoyed the Oscar weekend. It was a busy week in the music world, and here we have some new Coldplay, Lupe Fiasco, Amerigo Gazaway, a couple remixes from the likes of Zeds Dead and The Chainsmokers, a posse cut from the HS87 crew and much more.
A few mixes ago we posted a track by Amerigo Gazaway, which was a mash-up of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey. Well that track was part of a full project of deconstructed Gaye beats, and Bey (FKA Mos Def) raps. This Nashville producer has tapped into something unique and memorable. Stay tuned for Side Two
G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce has resurfaced with a brand new mixtape in hand. It’s been over a year since we’ve heard from Cydel Young, but the wait was worth it. 18 tracks (14 minus the interludes & ‘tro’s), and not a single feature required. The 29-year old from Georgia carries the weight of the tape with ease, slanging bars for days. Watch out for CyHi to make a splash in 2014.
Welcome to Volume 101, first off I would like to congratulate my fellow Canadians on a spectacular Olympic performance, there is an abundance of pride felt across the nation. Now to the music, this week we have a Jay Rock-Kendrick Lamar collaboration from the vault, Modern Rivals second single from their debut LP, a second composition from the production duo of A-Trak & Lex Luger, a Diddy-produced Rick Ross single and more.
Last week we held a giveaway for some Monster Headphones, today I am happy to announce the winner is:
In light of ahealthymedium reaching 100 mixes worth of Blues & Beats, I figured it was time for a giveaway. Seeing as the primary focus of this blog is music, headphones are deemed an appropriate prize. As most of the online giveaway widgets were giving me trouble, we’ll keep this pretty simple. Think of a digital name draw from a hat, only your name can be entered multiple times and I will use an only randomizer to pick the winner.