Monday, August 19, 2013

Earl Sweatshirt "Sunday" (ft. Frank Ocean)

It's an understatement to say that Odd Future has been a huge game changer in the rap scene. From the beginning these kids blew up the hip-hop world with an attitude driven by complete mayhem. Striking terror into the hearts of middle class parents everywhere who found a copy of the "OF vol. 2" album in their CD player. Cluing them into the fact that their children had stolen their mini van the night before. Only to pound forties in a high school parking lot and drown their sorrows in Tyler's unbelievably layered beats. Now that some time has passed and we have been able learn the three dimensional characteristics in each member of this gang of hard hitting, angst ridden, lyricist. Over the last year I have had a special place in my heart for the painful lyrics that Earl threads through oddly timed syncopated beats such as this one. It's hard to pull off "the sad kid" without looking like a pussy, especially in hip-hop, but the sweatshirt seems to get stronger in his grief. I find myself putting this track on repeat in the late hours of the night, when I feel the need to stroll through my neighborhood, alone, to mull over "the big picture." Listen carefully, this kid is a genius and being backed by Frank on this track, it's nothing shy perfection. Not to mention that I've been waiting for Frank to spit rhymes again. It's a nice change up from his R&B role that he usually plays in the crew. Enjoy.
"Click the link below they got this track on lock down"

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Big Black Delta "Money Rain Down" (Video)

I opened my inbox this morning to find this little gem waiting for me. This song has lightened the intense weight of my whiskey induced hangover that I've been enduring throughout the day. The bright and carefree tempo that pulses through this tune has a way of uplifting anyone's spirits. I've had it on repeat for the last couple hours so I'm pretty sure I'm a fan. Oh yeah and the video is pretty fun too. It's filled with camera trickery and back-flips. Enjoy!