First off, a salute to all the heroes and veterans who have kept us, our parents and grandparents safe over time. Hopefully those lucky enough to get one, enjoyed their long weekend. It was a busy week in music, Kill Paris and Flight Facilities spun some fantastic electro webs, Murs & 9th Wonder prepare for their final collaborative project and Jeezy & Loso get patriotic with their latest tracks.
UPDATE: J. Cole’s brand new single is a late addition but too good to pass up.
Flight Facilities – Clair De Lune (feat. Christine Hoberg) [Stream Only]
The mysterious Flight Facilities do it again with a gorgeous composition featuring luscious vocals from Christine Hoberg. This track represents the group to perfection, deep, mystifying and incredibly talented. If you have a “Epic” playlist in your library, I guarantee this track will find it’s way into it. Download the single on
Cole announced his upcoming sophomore album Born Sinner is set to be released late January. This record serves as the first single and he goes in. Self-produced.
As far as the solo career goes, this might be one of Big Boi’s best creations. Where the idea to enlist Harlem’s grunge-hip hopper A$AP Rocky and NY’s indie/synth-pop group Phantogram is beyond me. This collaboration works so well it’s almost stupid. Kudos to Organized Noise for the beat, somehow he mashed up the synths that suit Phantogram and the deep dreamy bass A$AP loves to spit on.
9th really chops this intoxicating beat up.
Loso does it nice and smooth for the first promo track off The Soul Tape 2. Produced by Streetrunner.
Jeezy gets heavy on us with a raw patriotic joint celebrating Obama’s second term. Produced by Cool & Dre with help from Sap.
The seductive dub step creator is back at it, heavy low-end, funky synths and potent piano.
Bobby Ray wants everyone to know he’s still here, and he does it in style. With the help of TIP, Juicy J and Mike Will on the beat, this collaboration bangs.
The trio recruit their fellow West Coasters K.Dot and Blu for this old school vibe beat from Smiff D.
It’s been six years since M-1 (of Dead Prez) released his debut solo album. Hopefully this a sign of things to come from the Brooklyn rapper. Produced by Beatknick & K-Salaam
SRH has almost completed the City Scape EP, this serves as the 6th track. Produced by FrankMusik.
One of the standout tracks from Audio Push’s latest mixtape Inland Empire. Produced by Young Chop.
Sean Price’s new album Mic Tyson two weeks ago, and if you’re a fan of in-depth Hip Hop and heavy beats, check it out. This is one of the bonus tracks left off the hard copy. Produced by Statik Selektah. Get it on
New material from the Eels, Wonderful, Glorious is their tenth studio album and is out February 5