So here I am doing homework and drinking orange juice when this pops up on my Facebook news feed. It’s been a long time since we heard from Donald Glover (unless, like me, you’re an avid Community watcher). “Think of Me” is going to appear on the upcoming Funkmaster Flex mixtape. Gambino does his usual thing, spitting some real-lyrics integrated with great punchlines over a beat produced by Chemist. Hopefully this means he has more time to spend in the studio and maybe we’ll start seeing some more new material from him soon.
Childish Gambino - "Think of Me"
Southern rapper, Big K.R.I.T., delivered a smooth free mixtape entitled King Remembered In Time. The project is soulful and beautiful. Big K.R.I.T. handles all of the production on King Remembered In Time and the Mississippi artist did quite the job the production end of things. He also flows with ease over well crafted beats. Big K.R.I.T. delivered a project that will remain on repeat for weeks.
This past weekend Armin van Buuren, New World Punx, W&W and Alex M.OR.P.H. brought A State of Trance 600 to the legendary NYC venue, Madison Square Garden. The energy in the arena was live and the performers did a fantastic job of keeping the energy high throughout the night. The stage production was impressive and each set was crafted together nicely. Hit the jump to peep a picture of me reppin’ YGM in the pit with my freshmen cousin, Armen and to watch my HD footage of Armin van Buuren’s massive closer to what I would call a memorable night. Armin finished his set up with some help from Trevor Guthrie, crazy lights, confetti and awesome fireworks. Might I add that the closing song was W&W’s insane remix of his latest single, “This Is What It Feels Like.” Enjoy the footage after the jump and stream the live sets from 3/30/13 below.
W&W – Live @ ASOT 600 NY (3/30/13)
New World Punx – Live @ ASOT 600 NY (3/30/13)
Armin van Buuren – Live @ ASOT 600 NY (3/30/13)
In celebration of hitting 30,000 fans on facebook, YGM favorite Aylen let go a killer 30 minute mix filled with exclusives. Throw this mix on your iPod immediately as it will certainly get people going at your next party. Aylen’s transitions are smooth throughout the 30 minute experience and his unreleased bootlegs are impressive. He leans more towards the trap trend in this mix with a lot of breakdowns and a heavy use of 808s. Aylen also drops some progressive house and ends off the 30k mix with a brand new uplifting ID that will hopefully see the light of day soon. Go Like Aylen on facebook right now and stream/download his 30 minute mix below. Hit the jump to peep the track list.
Aylen - 30 Minute Fan Mix
Upcoming artist, Skizzy Mars, just released his highly anticipated debut mixtape, Phases. The full body of work showcases the 19 year old’s talent on the mic. Skizzy Mars’ Phases features storytelling raps, catchy hooks, great lyrics and smooth beats. Hit play and immerse yourself in the music below. Skizzy Mars has a nice future ahead of him. The up & comer will be going on tour with Logic in the coming months, check out the tour dates here. Hit the jump to stream the project.
Mashup artist, Bruneaux, released his highly anticipated third full length album, Creature Of Habit. The project really embodies Bruneaux’s love for old school music. He really took it back to the ’90s and ’00s on Creature Of Habit. Bruneaux’s revived some classic vocals and instrumentals through his 262 samples used in his new mashup album, Creature Of Habit. This album is a must download! Stream Creature Of Habit in its entirety and download it below.
Bruneaux - "Creature Of Habit" (Album Stream)
Tayyib Ali recently dropped his anticipated new mixtape, Keystone State of Mind 2. Tayyib Ali hasn’t released a complete solo project since his 2011 mixtape, Keystone State of Mind. The Visionary Music Group rapper is officially back with a follow up mixtape featuring 16 brand new tracks and 2 tracks that were released as singles over the last year. Keystone State of Mind 2 features production from Statik Selectah, 2Astronauts, 6ix, Jahlil Beats, and more. With only one feature from Rockie Fresh on a previously released record, Tayyib holds his own throughout the new project. Keystone State of Mind 2 shows Tayyib’s progression as an artist. The project is compiled of positive and laid back music. It is good to hear the young Philly rapping going over a wide array of dope beats. Listen to the opening track from Keystone State of Mind 2 below and download the mixtape. You can stream the mixtape in its entirety here.
Download: Tayyib Ali “Keystone State of Mind 2″
Tayyib Ali- 'We Got It'
Dutch duo Showtek released a new two song EP through Steve Aoki’s Dim Mark label. The Crunk/Slowdown EP leans towards more of a electro-house sound over that hardstyle sound that we have become accustomed to from Showtek. Showtek’s first offering on the Crunk/Showdown EP, “Crunk,” features loud vocals about partying and drinking over simple chords. The track then builds up into an intense drop, a bridge, and then a computerized sample. Play “Crunk” loud at your next party. The second track, “Slow Down”, starts off with a large build up and then bridges unexpectedly. The track then slows down into an electro chord progression that makes up for a festival hit. Both “Crunk” and “Slow Down” are high energy tracks and do not disappoint. Purchase/stream the EP in its entirety below.
Showtek- 'Slow Down'
Hoodie Allen released a new mixtape with help from OCD: Moosh & Twist, Chiddy, Chance The Rapper, Skizzy Mars, Shwayze and more. The Long Island native saw great success with his latest EP, All American, and is back with another solid body of work with Crew Cuts. Hoodie’s latest offering is available to stream and for free download on his website. Check out Hoodie Allen’s tour dates here. Stream/download the mixtape in its entirety below.
Hoodie Allen "Crew Cuts"
J. Cole delivered a five track free EP out of the blue recently through his dreamvillain blog. The project, Truly Yours, features records that will be left off of his upcoming album, Born Sinner. Cole tells vivid stories throughout his new EP over chill production. J. Cole will be releasing the first official single off of his new album next week. Truly Yours will most definitely hold me over until the release of his single and sophomore album. Read what J. Cole had to say about the project and stream/download Truly Yours after the jump.