We have yet another talented producer out of the SOULECTION camp. Vincent Martinez aka NiceGuyxVinny has served up a fresh project today that goes by the name V I S T A. Put simply; vista means ‘a far-reaching mental view,’ which Mr. Martinez clearly grasps all too well.
As promised, De La Soul has finished with the teasing, and have dropped their latest project for free. Smell the Da.I.S.Y. is entirely produced by the late legend, J Dilla. This is truly an extraordinary gift from the boys of Long Island, NY; a gift I would gladly pay good money for. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Posdnuos called Dilla “the Tupac of producers,” and this project is a clear testament to that statement.
In last weeks mix, we had the first instalment of Big K.R.I.T.’s Week of K.R.I.T. The Southern rapper dropped one free song a day for six consecutive days to promote his upcoming album Cadillactica, followed by a trailer for the album. The quality of these ‘freebies’ are at a superb level, strong enough to build an album around. Hit the jump and download the tracks.
A few mixes ago we posted a track by Amerigo Gazaway, which was a mash-up of Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey. Well that track was part of a full project of deconstructed Gaye beats, and Bey (FKA Mos Def) raps. This Nashville producer has tapped into something unique and memorable. Stay tuned for Side Two
G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce has resurfaced with a brand new mixtape in hand. It’s been over a year since we’ve heard from Cydel Young, but the wait was worth it. 18 tracks (14 minus the interludes & ‘tro’s), and not a single feature required. The 29-year old from Georgia carries the weight of the tape with ease, slanging bars for days. Watch out for CyHi to make a splash in 2014.
I’m not one for large, extravagant valentines day plans, but apparently De La Soul is. Today, and today only, the legendary hip-hop trio from Long Island are giving away their entire discography for free. Yes, for FREE! So if you’ve misplaced them over the years, or you have low-quality versions, or you’ve never given them a chance; hit the link and choose to download one or all of their records. Enjoy
To commemorate his 29th birthday yesterday, Jermaine Cole hit the guests at his Madison Square Garden show with a surprise. Each seat in the iconic venue had a handwritten message on it stating Cole’s imprint label Dreamville Records had signed a deal with Interscope. Along with the message was a hard copy of the labels first compilation project Revenge of the Dreamers. To cap the night, the New York crowd was treated to guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z.