Good evening and welcome to Blues & Beats Volume 72, I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend (for us Canadians). If you missed it, there were giant Kanye faces projected on buildings around the world this weekend to promote his brand new single. Unfortunately the track didn’t surface today, but we do have new material from The Weeknd, The Dodos, Banks, D-WHY, Hit-Boy, Gilbere Forté, Mayer Hawthorne, Nipsey Hussle and much more.
Released April 29, 2013 via 4AD & Glassnote
“the first words you hear paint an unmistakably cold image to set the tone of this journey”
Released April 22, 2013 via Glassnote
looped and layered with words you’ll be chiming in the shower
Welcome to Monday Blues & Beats Volume 71, hope y’all enjoyed Mother’s Day Weekend. The unintentional but reoccurring theme this week seemed to be “Underrated.” Today’s mix has some music from the ignored, misunderstood, ill-timed or just those that don’t quite receive the credit they deserve. Regardless, all of them have clearly struck a nerve over here at ahealthymedium. Enjoy.
Good morning and welcome to Volume 70 of Monday Blues & Beats. Hope you’re all enjoying the weather wherever you are, eat some ice cream, take a stroll on the beach, and make sure you take some time out of your day to enjoy some new tunes.
“We live in cold world, my job is to rock nations” – Talib Kweli (“Rocket Ships”)
One day after J. Cole let go of “Cole Summer,” he surprised us with Truly Yours 2. This is the follow up to part one, which dropped back in February. After multiple delays on Cole’s sophomore effort, he holds us over with free music (no complaints here). If the album isn’t ready, or doesn’t feel right, do not release it. That being said, the Roc Nation protege has set June 25th as the release date for Born Sinner.
The EP features 2 Chainz, Young Jeezy, Bas and production from Canei Finch, Jake One and Ron Gilmore.
Good morning and welcome to Tuesday folks. This was one of those weeks for me that kind of just dragged on and on and on. So finally last night, I grabbed a couple beers and dove head first into some new music. We’ve got fresh material from Florence + The Machine, J. Cole, MGMT, Ab-Soul, Daughter, Clams Casino and more.
Good morning and Happy Tuesday to all of you. I took a short trip to Alberta to visit the FamJam over there, so I caught up on a week of music in a few hours last night. What a week! The Great Gatsby soundtrack information surfaced along with a single from Ms. Del Rey, and a couple snippets from the Carter family. Daft Punk and Pharrell’s mysterious single has finally surfaced in all its electronic glory. DJ Khaled links up with the usual suspects for another anthem. New stuff from Ryan Hemsworth, Disclosure, Drake, The Neighbourhood, London Grammar and lots more.
Good morning and welcome to Volume 67 of Monday Blues & Beats brought to you by ahealthymedium. This past week Jay-Z was in the studio cooking up a new jam, Empire Of The Sun has resurfaced, Big K.R.I.T. dropped another mixtape, Poliça sets up for a new record and much more.
Justin Scott, aka Big K.R.I.T. hails from Mississippi and represents the South with great esteem. Today, the 26 year old dropped his eleventh mixtape, simply but elegantly titled K.R.I.T. (King Remembered In Time). The tape is entirely produced by KRIT himself, except for one guest appearance from the legendary 9th Wonder. Scott can spit bars for days but enlisted DZA and Wiz for a smoked out chill ride, Bun B for a southern anthem, BJ The Chicago Kid for some storytelling, Trinidad James for a banger, the beautiful Ashton Jones for a soulful love joint, Big Sant for some jabs and a snippet of the Future induced hook. I’ve said it before and i’ll say it again, Big K.R.I.T. is one of those underrated artists in Hip Hop, the man can spit, story tell, carry a track and produce all day.