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By   |  14 August 2013 10:43 am  |  
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FRANK AND EARL TERRY

Earl continues to trump in the lyrical department with his new track entitled “Sunday,” featuring Frank Ocean. Earl delivers an introspective verse over a dusty organ and live drums. Frank’s surprising verse brings the track to a whole new level. Listen to Ocean’s quasi-spoken words below and read a lot more after the jump…

 

 

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By   |  18 June 2013 12:00 pm  |  Reviews Reviews
Yeezus

Kanye West has been building up the hype for the release of his sixth studio album with the controversial title Yeezus ever since he tweeted its release date last month. Since then, Yeezy came up with an original way to premier his track “New Slaves” by projecting it on the sides of buildings throughout the world, just one day prior to his appearance on Saturday Night Live, where he performed the controversial song along with the album’s second track, “Black Skinhead.” The angry, avant-garde tone of the album was set. On Monday, June 10th, West via Def Jam invited both his peers and the media to hear Yeezus in it’s entirety. In order to avoid leaks, the album was played at a ridiculously high volume, prohibiting the use of any recording devices. With just four days prior to the release of Yeezus, the album leaked and twitter had a field day. It took the birth of his daughter (whose name has yet to be revealed) this past Father’s Day just to create some distractions from all the hoopla. Nonetheless, Tuesday is here, and with that comes the official, retail release of Yeezus. That said, we got the team together to present you with a track by track breakdown of the album. Ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu, hit the jump for the man you came to see, Kanye West. *Spotify album stream included.

 

 

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By   |  24 February 2013 16:00 pm  |  Audio Audio
frank ocean

While we eagerly await a sample of his next album, which he says he is “10, 11 songs” into, a previously unreleased song from Frank Ocean‘s channel ORANGE sessions has found its way online today. Personally, I don’t see how “Eyes Like Sky” would have fit into the album’s flow, but it still makes for a pleasant listen.

 

 

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By   |  12 January 2013 13:30 pm  |  Audio Audio
pink matter

Frank Ocean‘s channel ORANGE charmer, “Pink Matter,” just got sweeter–but even better, it marks the official on-wax reunion of one of hip-hop’s finest duos, OutKast. The rumoured remix has been realized, and it hears Big Boi jump in before his old rhyming partner, Andre 3000, to grace the humping groove with an equally-as-slick verse. This re-appropriated version was premiered on Elliott Wilson‘s Keep It Thoro radio show, but thankfully the tags of his screeching laugh have been safely removed (sorry, YN!)

 

 

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By   |  27 December 2012 16:42 pm  |  Editorial Editorial
VIDEOS OF 2012 2

Some are visually breathtaking, some are emotionally moving and some are just downright ridiculous; here are our top 10 videos of 2012. Take it away Joey…

 

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Greg Grease – “Forward”

 

 

If you’ve managed to get this far during the week, you probably deserve a break. And what good timing to introduce Greg Grease‘s latest video for “Forward”, a stripped down, less-is-more banger that doesn’t need to be overdramatic to get it’s point across. Directed by Adam Dunn as a part of his #LABB (Lights and a Backdrop) series, the visuals are as minimalistic as it gets, allowing the Grease, his DJ and his turntable to play centre stage. Check it out and be sure to pick up Greg Grease’s Black King Cole EP if you don’t already own it.

 

  1. Blu & Nottz (feat. Rashad) – “End of the World”
  2. CJ Fly (feat. A La $oul & Phife Dawg) – “Seek Well”
  3. Boldy James (feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Da$h & Domo Genesis) – “Reform School” (prod. by The Alchemist)
  4. Danny Brown (feat. Scrufizzer) – “Dubstep”
  5. Black Milk – “Dismal”
  6. Alterbeats (feat. Guilty Simpson & The Rockness Monstah) – “Fruit Punch”
  7. Snow Tha Product (feat. CyHi The Prynce) – “Hold You Down”
  8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Harold’s”
  9. Childish Gambino – “Yaphet Kotto”
  10. Stan Ipcus – “Wifey Material”
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