Big Sean

Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 79

Teen Daze

Happy Monday morning to everyone, hope the weekend was good to you. Start the week of with some new tunes courtesy of Blues & Beats Volume 79. If you’ve followed for awhile, you’ll know AHM always has love for Teen Daze and Gilbere Forté, well this past week the two of them brought the heat (separately). We also have fresh ones from Stalley, London Grammar, Majid Jordan, DIANA and more.

PS. Once again, i’ve gone with a new design, and this has to be my favourite thus far, what do you think?

UPDATE: Added Big Sean’s historic joint featuring Kendrick and Jay Elec

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 39

It’s Monday, and the people over at G.O.O.D. have revealed the fourth single from the upcoming record. Talib Kweli and Big Sean both dropped free mixtapes, both of which, I advise you download in full (to the right, to the right). Rihanna enlists the unorthodox A$AP Rocky for her latest single, and TDE’s Black Hippy is on the grind as per usual.

Also included, new material from Miguel, Band of Horses, Teen Daze, Disclosure, Colin Munroe and more.

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Big Sean – Detroit

Almost two weeks ago, Big Sean announced via YouTube he was dropping a new mixtape. Well that tape is here and it’s called Detroit. One of G.O.O.D. Music’s youngest artists has failed to disappoint in just a few years in the industry. Following a trilogy of mixtapes, Sean was set for his debut record Finally Famous, and the name didn’t lie. With the help of Kanye West, No I.D. and all their connections, the LP was a massive hit. After the consummation into the game, Big hit the road on a tour that still has yet to cease. The features started rolling in, including the platinum “Mercy,” with his label mates, as well as hooking up Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber and more. So here we are today, with Cruel Summer on the edge of our iTunes libraries, Big Sean gives us Detroit. Along with some storytelling from Common, Jeezy and Snoop, he enlists Cole, K.Dot, CB, French, Royce and more for the features. Not to mention, the production line-up includes bangers from Hit-Boy, Lex Luger, Key Wane, Don Cannon, Young Chop and other talented visionaries.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 26

Frank Ocean announces a new album and tour along with 10 minutes of R&B/Electronic goodness and unique cover art.

Grizzly Bear’s latest release sounds like a 70’s classic rock joint.

Mac Miller drops some free gems via Twitter.

New singles from Passion Pit, French Montana, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz & More.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 21

Hola, Amigos! Back from Mexico with a greater appreciation for under 30 degree weather.

A week away from new music is definitely challenging, but catching up is like letting your ears swim in a fountain of gold.

G.O.O.D. Music dropped a couple of free gems via

Meek Mill’s fire is burning brighter and brighter as we near the release of Dreamchasers 2

Both MMG’s Rick Ross and YMCMB’s Drizzy Drake featured on a couple tracks.

 The British indie label 4AD released two singles from new comer Purity Ring and Twin Shadow’s sophomore record.

Two new songs from Animal Collective

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The AHM Network Ep. 3

Today’s episode was inspired by a brand new single and video from Pretty Lights. Hailing from Colorado, Derek Smith is working on a new project and never skip over one of his remixes.
Included are Feist’s & M. Ward’s latest videos and The 25th Weekend Recap from Big Sean

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Top 25 Albums of 2011

Incredible, record shattering, inspiring, contagious, controversial, emotional, political.
2011 brought an abundance of greatness to our ears. The tracks stuck on repeat, the concept albums in your CD changer since release day, the pivotal party beat in your playlist you wait for like Christmas morning.
Thinking back, every genre set off a lightbulb to in my mind. Hip Hop seems to be the reining champ for play counts in the library of 2011. For Canada, Drake delivered his sophomore LP and we were introduced to The Weeknd with a  trilogy of brave mixtapes. Adele broke world records with 21, while Coldplay’s still going strong with their 5th full-length. In with the Indie was a dominant theme this year. Memorable TV scenes, Sportsnet highlight packages, Aritzia, you name it.
Twenty-eleven was a fantastic year in music, whether you’re an artist or listener.

Counting down my top 25 records of 2011 after the jump