Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time and Location

Will Thank Me Later live up to the hype? Will it put a gag-ball in the mouths of the naysayers? Iunno. Personally, I hope it's worth the hype simply cuz I don't like bad music. I usually don't post the joints that everybody and they momma 'nem post--especially from artists who are guaranteed promotion from the powers that be--unless I feel it's worth it, but this joint is nice. So get to clickin' and disfruta.

Swiped from somebody else. Don't know who, so don't sue.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What Is Love?

According to El Perro Del Mar née Sarah Assbring (that's her government; I couldn't make that last name up if I wanted to), whatever love is, it definitely ain't pop. This isn't the first EPDM album we posted, and I've been jamming this one since it hit the internets last year, but considering the type of day I've had, I felt that this drop was appropriate. If you bang with Lykke Li, you'll appreciate this fellow Swede. (They collaborated on this album as well.) Click the album cover to download. Disfruta.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Boom Bap E-flat


I'm in a fit of productivity right now so you get to reap the bennies (no Franklin). My homie Brother Price hit me up today to remind me that I been loafing on posting his last mixtape. Homey's got his hand in a couple projects as well as a couple features on The Paxtons next mixtape The Manhattan Project (you'll be hearing more about that--TRUST), but this is an accomplishment in and of itself. In case you lack any type of inferencing skills then you can put the piano pedals and the MPC together... piano hip-hop. Yeah, like Nas's "NY State of Mind" or Jay-Z's "Feelin' It"... yeah that real ish. You can stream the whole tape here, but why do that when you can just download the whole tape? So yeah, get to clickin'!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sorry Jane


So, Janelle Monae's latest opus leaked and Janelle asked her fans not to download it. Why? Prolly cuz she thinks if we download it we won't actually buy it (which is probably true), but honestly if we don't download it, we prolly won't buy it either.

The archives can tell the story of my adoration of Ms. Monae. Her song "Peachtree Blues" was featured on the very first Real Niggas Light Candles and, short of stalking her TMZ-style, I posted much of her music for the consumption of internet fiends the world over, thus helping to raise her capital as an avant-garde artist worth paying attention to. I'm not taking sole credit for her success, but I am saying that without these here internets, I doubt she'd be worrying about people bootlegging her album right now. We stoked the flames of what was a local phenomenon and helped her take her show from the AUC stage to stages all over the country.

When I saw her in Philly back in '08 with The Roots and Santogold (as she was still known at the time), so many ppl came for the sole purpose of seeing Janelle without even knowing any of her music. How'd they even know that she was worth seeing? Where'd the buzz come from?

Internet bootleggers.

Call it internet Reaganomics, but the trickle down effect left the streets wet with anticipation for the new-age, post-modern heir apparent to Erykah Badu. We lamented her label woes and came out in droves to support any stage she stepped her saddle oxford-clad feet on. So I'm a lil disappointed that my twitter timeline had a request from Ms. Monae asking us to not download her album.

Isn't that why you're in the position you're in now? Isn't that where all that show money came from? Iunno, I expect it from label execs who are still trying to figure out what QWERTY is, but not from someone whose claim to fame was a high speed lane on the information superhighway. An android should know better than to fight against technology. Ask Cindy Mayweather.

Rant aside, I'm still gonna cop the album (and I'm staunchly against the practice of purchasing anything that can be gotten for FREE). And I honestly think her other fans will too. It's the nature of grass-roots artists such as herself--her fans feel invested in her and want to see her win. It's why we voraciously downloaded any and every megabyte of music we could find of hers, why we paid our hard-earned money to watch her razzle and dazzle on the stage like a fireball of talent. It's why we told somebody to tell somebody to tell sumn bout it.

So download while the link is up (and before the google bots delete it). Disfruta, and if you feel so inclined, cop it on May 18th. She'd appreciate it.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Magnetic North


Jamie Lidell's latest. Dude is so talented, I don't think he knows what to do with himself. His music is blue-eyed R&B/Soul, but done by someone with a possible crystal meth addiction. Sometimes it works out great. Other times you're left wondering if he checked himself out the Betty Ford clinic. Either way, I support it, and you should too. Get to clickin'. Disfruta.