Skyzoo and Torae drop the visual for “Memorabilia” from their collaborative project titled Barrel Brothers, which is hands-down one of Front-Free’s top five albums of 2014 thus far. I gotta get my hands on that Marlo Stanfield West Baltimore jersey that ‘Zoo is rockin’ here. Help a blogger out.
I had the honor of hearing some of this cat’s early work a couple of monikers ago and he’s still bringing quality material. Check out Courteous L’s Float Pamphlet while you’re waiting on his next work.
Just in time to read (I won’t subject my eyes to it) the eye-rolling nods being given to the tweens’ choice acts via the BET “Hip Hop” Awards, Black Milk drops this textured, grimy joint from the upcoming If There’s A Hell Below. Look for it October 28th on iTunes.
I’m a couple of months behind on this one, but given how dope her last project was, I had to share her second, which I just stumbled across today on Spotify (follow the Front-Free playlist there if you’re not already). You can cop the EP on iTunes.
New-ish (new to me) music from the group KING. If the President can just order that they release more music, I might just consider his duties as Black President fulfilled…that and get episodes of Martin on Netflix or Hulu Plus. Check below for KING performing “Supernatural” live at a record store, courtesy of OkayPlayer.
I’m super-late on posting this, but Jessie Ware is on the way back with some new material that’s sure to be bare-bones heart and soul on record. Scroll down for the video and the audio. Tough Love drops October 13th.
In anticipation of MF DOOM and Bishop Nehru’s collaborative project NehruvianDOOM, due out September 23rd or later (unless you already got your paws on the leaked version), here’s the audio for “Caskets”. Vicious.
“Moonlight Sonata” is one of the few classical songs I could listen to non-stop when in a certain space, so I was delighted to hear this laid-back treatment of it by Laurent Clerc, AKA Little People. It turns out he has a lot of stuff in this same vein that’s really good. Check him out.
I don’t get it when people say Your Old Droog is biting off of Nas. There are vocal similarities, but Droog to me is another MC entirely and one I’d like to hear more from, personally. Droog is that energy we need right now, in terms of being a rather mysterious entity (his first appearance since his debut in June was Sept. 3rd) who isn’t giving too much of himself other than the music via social media. He’s also hungry, b. This reminds me of when people were calling Action Bronson a Ghostface rip-off and all I could hear was a similar accent with more obvious influences from Pun and Kool G Rap than Ghost himself. Let this man cook.
Ikey drops another video for “Olodo”, which makes use of some cool melodies. Can’t wait to see what comes next from this guy. You can check out the full song on Soundcloud here.