Richmond's finest has finally decided to come out of hiding and quit the play play. After the YK representative dropped two spirit bombs on you all the other day, he decides to take it up a notch and drop another two joints on your heads - as if that wasn't enough, he's got not one, but two instrumental releases coming out Friday. This is just the beginning, as he's also got a number of rap releases in the cut (finally, right?!) on the way, these two latest tracks should provide listeners with a twist on some celebrated cuts. "Inˈsanədē" brings a familiar sample to the table and laces it with soul, Wallah supplying plenty of bounce on this one. On the other hand, "Pen T͟Hē Tāl" pays tribute to a classic, instantly recognizable record, muted drums and some added instrumentation adding all the right vibes for this joint that melts away like candlewax. Stay tuned for Friday, and peep his previous two tracks here.
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Toro continues with the rock influence on his latest, releasing yet another summery, airy cut that'll appear on his forthcoming album What For? "Run Baby Run" is a feel-good anthem that further proves the diversity of Chaz's musical palette, following up "Empty Nesters" and "Buffalo" nicely. With his album arriving on April 7th, these tracks will definitely hold us over, but anticipate a video from the visionary music mind.
Jamie xx's solo debut is finally on it's way, arriving in June, here we get an offering that brings fellow The xx member Romy Madley Croft along for the ride on this astoundingly ambient masterpiece. Imagine for a moment that you're surfing along a wave, cyclonic walls of water are encompassing you - that moment just before the water overcomes you and swallows you into it's enchanting depths, that teetering, fleeting moment of adrenaline rush - that's Jamie xx's music. An escaping, overwhelming sense of nostalgia, an emotional headrush accompanies nearly every bit of the pensive, minimalistic production that the xx member churns out. It's safe to say that his album will be pretty ill, check out previous releases like "Girl", or "All Under One Roof Raving".
Moe Green's been quiet for some time, the Vallejo emcee provided us with the groovy Toro y Moe that featured him over some of his favorite Toro y Moi cuts, and here he returns with an original track that gloriously marks his reemergence. "Bay Electronica" alludes to the dense (but never overbearing) lyrical content Moe's been known to navigate with his music, this track bringing Ammbush to the table to talk his shit between some nice verses from Moe. The Outcrowd representative surely has something heavy up his sleeve, and we're ready for it judging by this cut.
Domo Genesis recently enlisted Su for a gem of a track on his last project, Under the Influence 2 and the two re-unite here over some funky production from the legendary Jake One, on the latest from newcomer Mani Draper. Commencing the track with an ill verse, he more than holds his own against two tested emcees, the three lacing the track with some vicious wordplay for a track that's sure to have heads turning. If you're not hip to Mani Draper just yet, check out his last project which was a collaborative effort with Hellas producer Half Black, entitled "Ella Mae Lives".
Let's see here, since both Earl and Action Bronson released albums this week, it seems only right that Alchemist would release this joint that brings the two together over some syncopated drums from the man himself. A righteous guitar riff breaks through this grimy instrumental like a beaming sunray on a cloudy day, parting the seas between vicious verses from the two rappers who sound great together. Be sure to check out I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside and Bronson's Mr. Wonderful if you haven't already, and stream this gem of a track below.
C Plus' latest is a Chase Moore produced cut that sets him outside of his comfort zone with some energetic production that likewise finds Plus vehemently spazzing out. While he's currently (like always) got numerous projects in the works, including one with Ski Beatz, he liberates this latest loosie to remind us of why he's about to take off. Check out Plus previous drop "Talking & Walking" below as well, a catchy tune that'll have you shimmying with his stream of catchy metaphors - stay tuned for Plus to drop something on our heads soon as the guy's been in N.Y. working like crazy.