Welcome to Volume 106, hope everyone is enjoying their Monday so far. We have 17 new tracks for you this week, including Jamie xx, SZA, Flatbush Zombies, De La Soul, a couple from 50 Cent, a couple from Smoke DZA, three from the guys over at Soulection Records and more.
Spazzkid – “At Fault (feat. There Is A Fox)”
Spazzkid is Mark Redito from Los Angeles. I’m a little late to the party on this one, but here’s a collaboration he did with good friend Hiro Makino (aka There Is A Fox). These two create a gorgeous arrangement of chillwave instrumentation, something I can and will listen to over and over and over again.
Available on Bandcamp
Jamie xx – “Sleep Sound”
The distinct eclectic sound from Jamie xx has returned for the pleasure of our eardrums. The London producer really outdid himself on this one.
50 Cent – “Smoke (feat. Trey Songz)”
50 is making a very convincing case to prove his reinstatement as a top tier emcee again. This potential summer jam takeover is produced by Dr. Dre. UPDATE: iTunes Quality
Chromeo – “Jealous (I Ain’t With It) [The Chainsmokers Remix]”
These two fellas from New York clearly don’t plan on stopping their stardom train anytime soon. They keep churning out gems, one after another, this time around giving Chromeo a little more hype then funk.
Smoke DZA – “Ghost of Dipset (feat. Cam’ron)”
Produced by King Thelonious
Smoke DZA – “Fhvt BVsturd (feat. Joey Bada$$)”
DZA’s upcoming album Dream.Zone.Achieve drops tomorrow, and here are a couple joints from the 3-Act project. Produced by Kirk Knight
50 Cent – “Pilot”
Here’s the other release from Curtis this week, produced by Shamtrax. Look out for Animal Amibition, coming June 3rd.
NiceGuyxVinny – “Lawrence”
From the talented Soulection camp, I present NiceGuyxVinny to you. Here’s one from his latest project V I S T A , which you can download for free HERE
SZA – “Child’s Play (feat. Chance The Rapper)”
Top Dawg Entertainment’s SZA is gearing up for her label debut, so why not enlist Mr. Popular, Chance The Rapper for a melodic number.
Trey Songz – “Smart Phones”
Trey continues to keep the ball rolling with this slow jam, which is the epitome of “Trey Songz” track; smooth vocals, emotion, and even a little falsetto thrown in.
De La Soul – “Goes With The Word”
In case you missed it, De La dropped a free project this past week, exclusively produced by the late legend J Dilla. Here’s a taste; download it for free HERE
Waldo – “Kobe’s Room (Revision)”
We have a second feature from Soulection Records in the mix, this one coming from emcee Waldo, as he plays on Drake’s “Look What You’ve Done.”
Abhi & Dijon – “Let Me Know (Dpat & Atu Remix)”
The third feature from the boys at Soulection comes in the form of a remix. Dpat & Atu give the original a lounge feel with a slight jazz infusion.
Rick Ross – “Thug Cry (axxxxgxxx Remix) [feat. Lil Wayne]”
I never thought i’d hear a Rozay track in this zone, but I dig it. UPDATE: axxxxgxxx just did a re-edit that includes the Ross & Wayne vocals – if you want it without, download it HERE
Jame Fauntleroy – “Children of the Love”
James Fauntleroy continues to impress me with his vast skill-set, as he strips this one down to an acoustic guitar.
Harry Fraud – “88 Coupes”
This is one of my favourite beats from French Montana’s Coke Boys 4 , so what were the chances of Harry Fraud delivering just the instrumental.
Flatbush Zombies – “Don’t Do Drugs Kids”
The underrated Zombies continue to drop gold, in a grungy manner. Produced by Erick Arc Elliott
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