Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 44

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is need for some new music. RZA gave us a taste of his highly anticipated soundtrack for The Man With The Iron Fists, with features from The Black Keys, Kanye West and his crew. Kendrick Lamar is a week away from dropping his highly anticipated good kid m.A.A.d. city, and gives us another taste. Gucci Mane took more shots at Jeezy with a diss track, which you won’t find in this mix because it’s awful, however you will find Young’s new single. Rick Ross dropped his Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape, which was a waste of time, however it came with a couple noticeable tracks. Wayne found himself on a couple features and actually delivered solid verses. Lastly, imagine Gigamesh with Fleetwood Mac, Danny Brown with Purity Ring, and Synapson with The xx…it’s all here.

RZA – The Baddest Man Alive (feat. The Black Keys)

A very unique combination, which is not a surprise when you’re talking about RZA. Pre-Order the soundtrack on iTunes here:  The Man With the Iron Fists (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Various Artists

Kanye West – White Dress

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard a love ballad from Mr. West. Self-produced.

Wu-Tang Clan – Six Directions of Boxing

Wu’s last single came out in 2007, I had a feeling this upcoming soundtrack would put them back in a studio, well at least 6 of them showed up on this track.

Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle

Even though you get the feeling K. Dot had fun with this one, it goes hard. Hit-Boy delivered a real mean beat. Make sure you pre-order his record good kid m.A.A.d. city here:  good kid, m.A.A.d city (Deluxe) - Kendrick Lamar

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Gigamesh Edit)

At first glance you might think, why would anyone touch a Fleetwood song? But fear not, Gigamesh adds the slightest, most gentle touch, just giving it a smooth wavy bass-line.

Young Jeezy – Get Right

With all that’s going on with Gucci Man and Rick Ross, Jeezy clearly put it aside and dropped this classic trap banger.

Joe Budden – She Don’t Put It Down Like You (feat. Lil Wayne & Tank)

I’m having trouble trying to recall that last good Budden track I heard…but this joint came together perfectly. Tank added a juicy hook, Wayne spit some C3-reminscent lines, and T-Minus coordinated a dirty beat with gorgeous flutes.

T.I. – Ball (feat. Lil Wayne)

This club anthem from TIP serves as another single from Trouble Man which is expected at the end of the year. Rico Love is responsible for this incredibly busy beat.

Rick Ross – Us (feat. Drake & Lil Reese)

One of the only standout tracks from Black Bar Mitzvah. Young Chop on the beat, Drizzy with the heat and Reese on the repeat.

The xx – Fiction (Synapson Remix)

I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again; xx tracks are both seemingly easy and incredibly difficult to remix. Synapson gives it a beautiful Explosions in the Sky-esque touch with a haunting piano riff.

Purity Ring – Belispeak II (feat. Danny Brown)

How this mix came about is beyond me; Danny Brown is thought of as one of the wackiest rappers out there right now. But he delivers a great verse that matches the aggressive instrumental to a T.

Pusha T – Pain (feat. Future)

This serves as the first single to Pusha’s ‘unnamed’ debut solo album. Produced by the boss, Kanye West.

Shwayze – Love Is Overrated

The Malibu rapper gives us another highly addictive track with a carefree theme and a beat to match. Produced by Paul Courture.

Dom Kennedy – My Type Of Party (Remix) [feat. Tyga & Juicy J]

Tyga and Juicy hop on one of my favourites off Dom’s Yellow Album, you can find the remix on his new tape Young Nation. Produced by THC.

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