New record entitled “One Thing” and produced by Pharrell. The song will be featured on Cris’ new mixtape, Echo Boom, presented by Billionaire Boys Club, available January 31st. If you enjoy this, be sure to check out my favorite Cris Cab song, ‘Better Off Running‘.
Hey guys, I just want to share with you a little gem I found the other day. It’s been around for the while but that doesn’t diminish the value of the song. I won’t say much except that l really like the direction Chad Hatcher is taking with his music. It’s got a very laid back feel yet you can hear influences from pop, folk, rock, hip hop, reggae and indie. Just give it a listen – for me, it’s pretty reminiscent of this summer.
Download: All About You – Chad Hatcher
Be sure to check out Chad on Facebook if you like him.
We’ve got a special guest poster today, Ryan Murray, and he’s here to put his two cents in on Sammy Adams getting a spot on Conan. Follow him on twitter @murrmaidman.
Maybe it was a lapse of sanity, or a producers whim, or a favor for a fellow Boston-area “artist”. Whatever the case, Conan O’Brien, star of TBS’ CONAN, has allowed “rapper” Sam Adams to (hold your breath) grace us with his music on his show January 18th.
We all know Sam Adams isn’t a favorite of the YGM crew, but good lord CONAN, this is prime-time TV. You can’t have some untalented frat rapper parading around stage, rapping into his auto tune about getting shitty with his friends for 50 bars. I Hate College was a great party track two years ago, and Blow Up had me going for about 5 minutes. But come on Sammy, its time to let go of the act.
I encourage you to tune in. See for yourself the difference between the real new-comers; Logic, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, Chiddy Bang, or even Chris Webby; and Sam. Lyrically there is no comparison, he is trash. He just covers it up with catchy production.
See ‘Into the Wild ‘ Pre-Album
YGM, thank you for allowing me to post, it’s been real.
P.S. Conan… Where’s the love for Don Sheen?
Let me clear some things up, I don’t dislike the rapper personally at all. I just don’t think he deserves the spotlight with all of these much more talented rappers trying to make it in the game right now. You can’t tell me Sammy Adams is any different than a large amount of college rappers. I saw a comment mention how he “invented” electro-rap, if that was the case I invented techno. Electro-rap is just the act of a rapper dropping lazy bars (in Sammy’s case) over a great EDM production. As much as I may like the beat, I do not enjoy seeing weak verses spit over some of my favorite tunes. So, getting back to my main point, I am not just trying to hate on Sammy. I am just trying to make a point about the music industry’s current place through this guest written post. Thank you Ryan for writing this post last week when we heard the news about the Conan spot and thank you for your time.
This post will be updated with the video of his performance soon.Check his TV debut below.
-Raffi (creator of YGM)
Sam Adams performs ‘Blow Up’=
Cage The Elephant finally gets into the studio to record “Doctor Doctor Doctor”, a song they’ve been playing live without a studio version for years. Perhaps this means we can expect more new music from them soon… we’ll see. As we wait, be sure to check out Cage The Elephant’s live DVD Live From The Vic In Chicago.
Bramzwig is a 20 year old rapper who currently attends Bentley University. He just released his debut mixtape, The Roaring Twenty and he delivers some up-beat music with a some nice raps. We posted Bramzwig’s “Locked Out” last month and are happy to finally see the full mixtape out. Bramzwig’s first tape offers a great variety of music and shows that he is here to stay. Stream/download The Roaring Twenty after the jump.
We were supposed to post this a few days ago but we have been pretty busy of late. However, this is a solid remix provided by the dynamic Stanford duo, Sex Ray Vision. I’ve been following them for quite some time now and they always come through with solid remixes and catchy original tunes such as “My Beach House” and “How Bad Do You Want It Now.” I actually got to see them live at Vanderbilt during school and they were awesome. Ravi and Brian really know how to put on a show and they were both extremely energetic during their performance. Give this remix a listen, it’s definitely worth your time!
Download: Kaskade & Deadmau5 – Move For Me (Sex Ray Vision Remix)
TSIS just premiered a new track that features Shwayze entitled
Wintertime ‘Summertime’. ’Summertime’ will reside on W.E.E.D, an upcoming project that features Shwazye, Mark Rosas, and a special guest. The dubstep influenced track still manages to maintain a chill summertime vibe. Check back for the free EP on January 13th.