LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Trey Songz f/ Drake - "The Usual"
I'll let you in on a little secret — when it comes to R&B, all I really look for is sex. You know, the type of sleaze that made R. Kelly so iconic in the early and mid 90s. Contemporary artists like The-Dream and Drake understand this and bring the right balance of cocky swagger and sexytime to the track. I'll be completely honest here and just say that my familiarity with Trey Songz' work peaks somewhere around his high-profile, high-swagger collaboration with Drake; "Successful" from Drizzy's So Far Gone mixtape. On "The Usual", Trey Songz is reunited with Drake to make up what is shaping up to some sort of R&B dream team making dream sex jams, just how I like. Hear/download the song over here.
LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: Wait What (of The Notorious xx Fame) - This Is Real Life
At the heels of his unbelievably popularThe Notorious xx mash-up album, DJ Wait What has released This Is Real Life, a project that brings the hip hop kids and hipsters together — a popular notion these days. With pairings like Diddy vs Sleigh Bells, Mase vs LCD Soundsystem, and Nas vs MGMT, you are going to want to check out the well-crafted This Is Real Life. (Continue Reading)
DOWNLOAD: Free Radiohead Live DVD
On August 23, 2009, Radiohead played in front of a massive crowd in Prague. The band handed out video cameras to a number of fans who were to shoot the concert from different angles. Footage from several dozen cameras were then edited and clipped together, with a high quality audio recording of the concert, to create this live DVD — and, true to form, Radiohead are giving the entire thing away. (Continue Reading)
RECOMMENDED MP3: T.I. - "Pledge Allegiance To The Swag" f/ Rick Ross
While this is not the first new piece of T.I. music that's hit the web (or iTunes) in the last few months, I can now say that the King is back and actually mean it. Despite a poorly chosen song title, "Pledge Allegiance To The Swag" is near-eights minutes of raw hip hop prowess from both T.I. and the Teflon Don himself, Rick Ross. Production is spot on, courtesy of the constantly delivering J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. (Continue Reading)