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.
As mentioned in last week’s post, Chance dropped his mixtape Acid Rap last week – and this composition was just known as track 2 “Pusha Man” to me. Now, it’s come to light this is actually a hidden track composed with the incredible Nosaj Thing. Lean back and sink right into this drooling beat and drooping lyrics. Download the mixtape in full HERE
Speaking of underrated rappers, here’s a brand new single from Philly’s Gilbere Forte. I remember hearing this cat for the first time when I was down in Portland, and now i’m hooked. Forte’s next project PRAY, comes out May 15 – along with his shortfilm that goes by the same name. Look out for this 26 year old to make some noise in the next few months, perhaps he’ll find a G.O.O.D. fit with a label soon.
Coming from their latest album Swing Lo Magellan, “The Socialites” get a remix EP featuring Joe Gaddard, FaltyDL and AlunaGeorge who turns up the sex appeal with Aluna’s vocals and George’s heart pounding bass line. Get the EP on iTunes
Now on to the underrated in the R&B game; Jeremih. The 25-year old crooner links up with Game for a provocative slow jam. His third album Thumpy Johnson is still in the works.
I’ve fallen in love with this dream wave duo from Sweden. With such a small amount of music released, they’ve made quite the impression on me. Here’s there latest, which is found on the Julian EP and can be purchased on iTunes.
Connor found himself on Kweli’s track a couple weeks ago (Vol. 65), now the rolls have reversed for an old school vibe. This comes from Connor’s forthcoming project Unconscious State.
This serves as the second single to Thundercat’s (Stephen Bruner) upcoming album Apocalypse. Produced once again by Flying Lotus, and in comparison to the first single, this one is high energy fun.
Young Veggies draws up another deep methodical jam with a hefty message. Lee Bannon dropped the beat, which suits the theme and artist to perfection.
Mr. Radio Killa enlists Jay-Z for a well-suited verse for the beat.
Here’s the latest from MMG’s wordsmith Stalley, as smooth as it is, I doubt it’ll make his debut album. Produced by Cardo
It’s been awhile since i’ve heard an original composition from the New York natives. As good as they are with remixing, the duo bring heaps of energy to their original pieces.