It’s that time of year when the kids head back to school, college orientation sweats kick in, deep breaths before your first day on the job, or it’s just another day on the calendar. Regardless, you can kick off your venture with a fresh mixtape. AHM’s first Back 2 School mixtape features 50 tracks that have been in heavy rotation over the past month. Good luck to all of you, whatever you may be doing, and enjoy.
We’re back with Volume 111 and it is a beauty. Hopefully you all found other places to find and enjoy new tunes over the past month. This weeks mix features a mesmerizing track from a up-and-coming artist that makes his AHM debut. The collection also features a summer anthem from D-WHY, a fresh cut from the Arts & Crafts camp, some sexy from PND and The Weeknd, Lil Wayne snapping on his latest single, another Sango/Soulection takeover, Mac Miller with ScHoolboy Q, Mobb Deep with Ghostface Killah Usher with Juicy J, Jeezy with Jay Z, and more.
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.
Welcome to Volume 101, first off I would like to congratulate my fellow Canadians on a spectacular Olympic performance, there is an abundance of pride felt across the nation. Now to the music, this week we have a Jay Rock-Kendrick Lamar collaboration from the vault, Modern Rivals second single from their debut LP, a second composition from the production duo of A-Trak & Lex Luger, a Diddy-produced Rick Ross single and more.
Last week we held a giveaway for some Monster Headphones, today I am happy to announce the winner is:
Wayne Gretzky wasn’t the only NHL player to ever wear #99, but undoubtedly the greatest. Welcome to volume ninety-nine of Blues & Beats, this week we have Rozay’s lead single from his upcoming album, a brilliant collaboration between Ingrid Michaelson and Greg Laswell, a previously unreleased track with Flatbush Zombie’s Erick Arc Elliott featuring Bino, and much more so get at it and spread the word.
Good afternoon and welcome to volume ninety-six of Mondays Blues & Beats. For all you Americans out there, hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend. This past week in music saw a highly anticipated remix from Sound Remedy, the return of Kevin Drew, Euroz and Easy Redd’s second instalment and more.
Another year down, and another year overflowing with good, solid music. Twenty-thirteen started with a bang due to releases from A$AP Rocky, Local Natives, Nosaj Thing and Pusha T (to name a few). As the year wore on, mixtapes began flooding in from the likes of Tsu Surf, K Roosevelt, HS87, and come March, the prodigal son returned; Justin Timberlake. Over the next couple months, we received two disappointing efforts from the Young Money regime, Lil Wayne and Tyga. Let us skip ahead to the summer, and even being halfway around the world, that wasn’t going to get in the way of me enjoying one of the most dominant Hip Hop summers. The fall kept the ball rolling with a London Grammar’s long awaited debut, a couple follow-ups from The Weeknd and 2 Chainz, plus a less then stellar third instalment from the Maybach Empire. We topped the year off with a strong sophomore effort from Childish Gambino and a surprise album from Beyoncé. This was a substantial 365 days of music, I can only hope the next 365 produce nothing less.