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.
The Rapture released three phenomenal remixes of the ever so buzz-worthy track “Sail Away” (Click Album Cover For EP). The Big Pink released their sophomore record courtesy of 4AD Records. Jay-Z got some brand new vocals (literally) on his latest track, Lana Del Rey does it once again, the LP release date has found it’s way into iCal’s all over the world (January 27). Slick flow Chip Tha Ripper over a Lex Luger beat. 5 absent years and a record label later, The Shins are working on a new project due March, “Simple Song” is the first single.