Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 45

Good evening, and welcome to Monday, time for some fresh sounds. Not only did I get to see A$AP Rocky live this week, but he collaborated with a couple of my favourite emcees. Kendrick Lamar’s highly anticipated album drops today, I suggest you all pick up a copy. Local Natives have resurfaced with a brand new single, as did Toro Y Moi.

A$AP Rocky – Fuckin’ Problems (feat. 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar)

A$AP let this go on Thursday and Hip Hop communities everywhere exploded. These four emcees have been the talk of the town on a consistent basis for quite some time now. 40 delivers a versatile beat that suits all their styles.

Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice (feat. Drake)

K. Dot’s album good kid m.A.A.d city just dropped on iTunes, I suggest to anyone and everyone that’s a fan of hip hop that they pick up a copy. Produced by Scoop DeVille. I’ve had a chance to listen to the record, and it is phenomenal. Pre-Order good kid m.A.A.d. city on iTunes.

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die) [feat. Ab-Soul & Jay Rock]

On the eve of his biggest album release to date, Kendrick let this track go that features his Black Hippy mates. Produced by Tae Beast.

Toro Y Moi – So Many Details

Chazwick Bundick aka Toro Y Moi, is working on his third studio album titled Anything In Return (January 22, 2013). This cluster of sounds is so detailed and intricate, it’s hard to pick it apart. He incorporates chillwave, a little funk, some slight dub step, with unique percussion and fading vocals.

Local Natives – Breakers

The LA band that swept us off our feet in 2009 with Gorilla Manor are finally back at it, the new record Hummingbird is set for January 29, for now we get this

Meek Mill – Maybach Curtains (feat. Nas, Rick Ross & John Legend)

Meek continues the hype for his debut album Dreams & Nightmares, by enlisting GOOD’s Legend, the boss Ross, and the legendary Nas. DJ Infamous on the beat. Pre-Order Dreams & Nightmares on iTunes dropping October 30.

Two Door Cinema Club – Sun (Gigamesh Remix)

Another gorgeous remix from Gigamesh, this time on TDCC’s latest single “Sun.”

Skeme – I Remember (feat. Bryan Roberts & Kendrick Lamar)

The Inglewood rapper dropped his (major) debut album this week, it features ScHoolboy Q, Dom Kennedy, Iggy Azalea, and some great production. This joint features a verse from Kendrick Lamar and K. Roosevelt on the beat. Buy Skeme’s Alive & Living on iTunes

Mac Miller – These Dayz (Dope Awprah)

Mac did something a little different with this track. I followed up on multiple sites, and I noticed the young Pittsburgh emcee took a lot of heat for doing this. The ironic thing is, this joint is specifically for those people hating; the ones that have a problem with being different and emotional. So I applaud Mr. Miller for letting this intense, raw composition go. Produced by Larry Dollaz.

XV & The Squarians – Be There, Be Square

XV and his crew dropped a mixtape this week, which features the four of them; XV, Freddy High, Sez Batters, and go-to producer The Awesome Sound. This laid back beat produced by Xaphoon Jones. Download the full mixtape here

XV & The Squarians – Our Time

This messy, aggressive beat produced by AraabMuzik, who you can read about here.

King Chip – Ask A Baby

Formerly known as Chip Tha Ripper, this man has always done his own thing (aside from producing), and this is a good example of why he continues with it.

Download Vol. 45

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