OH LAWD! Welcome to Monday, Volume 62, and a unbelievably luscious week of music. Four Tet chopped up JT/Jay-Z’s “Suit & Tie,” both She & Him and James Blake announced new albums accompanied by brand new tracks and both Lupe and Drake dropped freebies on the same day. Plus we have the first taste of Meek’s Dreamchasers 3, the next instalment of HS87’s All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of, a couple jams from Harry Fraud & Mac Miller and much more.
Hit-Boy and company (“Hits Since 1987”) have released the second joint from their compilation project All I’ve Ever Dreamed Of which drops tomorrow via HS87/Interscope. Just take a second peak at that feature list again, heavy hitters much? Not too mention, Hit-Boy, Kent Money, Audio Push & B Mac The Queen are on the track reppin’ their crew.
After the success of his lead single to Nothing Was The Same, Toronto’s Drizzy Drake dropped a freebie for us Thursday. Despite the lyric, there’s no chorus or hook to this, just mad bars in the form of a freestyle over a Boi-1da beat.
Four Tet adds layers and textures the the Timbaland-produced smash single. It’s truly a talent when you can take any genre, BPM or sound and do something different to it without compromising the integrity of the original composition.
After Cedric Gervais turned “Summertime Sadness” inside out and created one of the best remixes of the song, I didn’t think i’d hear a better one…until now. Ryan Hemsworth is too talented! He does a calmer version, with a dirty drop and when it didn’t seem possible, added even more sweetness to the hook.
A random freebie from Lu surfaced this week, and who can complain? The track leans more towards the ‘harder’ Lupe side, produced by Simonsayz.
MMG’s Meek Milly is gearing up for Dreamchasers 3, and to start it off, he goes in on Drake’s “Started From The Bottom.” Two straight minutes worth of bars from the Philly native, and does his flow ever fit on this beat.
An incredibly chilled out number from Mr. James Blake, who is ready to drop his sophomore LP. Overgrown will creep into our libraries April 8, and according to interviews, Blake has worked with Bon Iver, Drake and Bjork.
Marco Polo has always been underrated in my books, and this time around he works with the legendary Rakim. Apparently Rakim couldn’t get the track cleared for his LP, so Marco is throwing it on his upcoming mixtape.
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward are set for their fourth album, Volume 3 coming May 7. With her distinct voice, and his carefree sound, their albums always make for a good time.
Kendrick let go of a previously unreleased freestyle he did back when he was 16 years old. He goes in on Jay-Z’s “Hova Intro” from Vol. 3: Life And Times Of S. Carter. If you hadn’t already figured it out, this man was clearly destined to revive the West Coast Hip Hop scene.
Another solid jam from these Brooklyn boys. Produced by Spvce
Harry Fraud released a project a few days ago featuring all his unreleased material. It features Rick Ross, Curren$y, French, Wiz, Pusha and of course frequent collaborator Mac Miller.