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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 29

Hope everyone enjoyed their Canada weekends. If you’re just getting back in to the swing of things, start your week off with Vol. 29 of Blues & Beats.

The G.O.O.D. Music compilation album is shaping up to be a doozy.

Angus Stone leaves out his sister Julia for some solo work.

Rick Ross drops another single from the highly anticipated God Forgives, I Don’t.

Paul Banks of Interpol just released his second solo project entitled Julian Plenti Lives… via Matador Records.

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 17

The Silversun Pickups have finished recording their third LP, due next week. The anticipation of this record only heightened when I heard their new single; incredible.
Kendrick Lamar teamed up with Dr. Dre and Scoop DeVille to create a chilled out Hip Hop track worthy of those 5-Star playlists.
Vancouver’s own Japandroids are also working on their third album Celebration Rock via Polyvinyl Records Co. due June 5
Maybach Music Group’s Stalley released his mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream this week. With the majority of the production done by newcomer Block Beattaz. A very impressive tape from the latest MMG signee. Compared to the rest of his label mates, he has a unique sound and his lyricism goes a little deeper.
Ace Hood dropped his mixtape Starvation, there are a couple download-worthy tracks.
New singles from Childish Gambino, Jai Paul, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj and Best Coast

 

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Monday Blues & Beats Vol. 12

It has been a phenomenal week of music, especially Hip Hop.
J. Cole released some Soul via his Twitter this week. A sample from David Ruffin circa 1969 “Double Cross,” with some kicks, snares and lyrics that bring Hip Hop back down to earth.
Wiz dropped a free track via Twitter. Gorillaz enlisted 3 Stacks and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) for a promotional track for Limited Edition Chucks. Rihanna and Chris Brown both buried the hatchet and hopped on each other’s remixes. Odd Future released a new single for the upcoming project The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2 due out March 20.
Nicki Minaj silenced the critics about being “soft” with her latest single. I highly doubt Sophia Grace’s mom will let here cover this one.
Santigold dropped a fantastic single this week with great instrumentation and another one of her addictive beats. The upcoming project Master Of My Make-Believe is expected May.
Chilled out productions from Ryan Tedder and Dot Da Genius for Bobby Ray and WizardCud.

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