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Daily Archives: 06/13/2010

By accident, I forgot to post this when it first came out, but better late than never.  Making what is essentially an Illmatic cover album is a bold move, but if there were one person I believe could do the classic album justice, it would be Fashawn.  Much like Nas when he released his classic debut Illmatic, Fashawn’s amazing debut Boy Meets World saw Fashawn showcasing his smart, wise lyricism at the young age of 21, so I am not afraid to call him the Nas of our generation.  Many people could take offense to taking on a project like this, but Fashawn does a great job of making it clear that he is not trying to say he could have done a better job on Illmatic or anything like that, but simply wants to pay homage to his favorite hip-hop forefather, and does an amazing job at it.  If you are not familiar with Fashawn’s music, this is a great introduction for you.

-TC

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Hopefully everyone is aware of the current World Cup in South Africa, where we tied with England 1-1 yesterday.  Released yesterday to help prepare for the game, Weezer’s new song “Represent” is a tongue and cheek song with some inspiring videos of US soccer.  It is obvious Cuomo and crew had fun writing this over the top, synth laden song.  If anything this video reminds me that we are the best, and we got it like that.  LETS GO AMERICA!

-PK

I don’t know much about this track, but so far, I consider every track animal collective has ever touched gold.  Animal Collective doesn’t remix other people’s music very much, but they definitely should because this track is once again amazing.  It has a darker feel with swirling rounded vocals most easily compared to music on their Fall Be Kind EP, and once as always Animal Collective creates an extremely original sounding piece.

-TC

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While everyone’s been wasting their time getting all worked up for Drake’s debut album, I’ve been mentally preparing my self for J.Cole’s.  In the past 6 months, as the one and only Roc Nation signee has been preparing to release his debut upon the world, every track he has released has been perfectly on point.  This track will not be on his album, but it is great nonetheless and most definitely worth a download.

-TC

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This is a video by Diego Stocco, it’s no song that I’m going to listen to more than once, but the creativity behind this video and song is amazing.  Its hard to believe that this guy could find so many different noises that can be made with a single bonsai tree.

-TC

Here are 2 more great leaks from Big Boi’s upcoming album Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty entitled “Back Up Plan” and “Follow Us (Feat. Vonegutt).  They are sprinkled with tags, but despite that, once again, these are both songs that will soon be in heavy rotation on my iPod.  I don’t know if it is worth repeating it, but I’m going to say again that I am predicting that this album is going to be a classic.

-TC

DOWNLOAD “FOLLOW US” HERE

DOWNLOAD “BACK UP PLAN” HERE

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