BANCO’S BACK! Tune in the Soundcloud Sunday as @SirMichaelRocks blesses the ears of the masses with two hard hitting tracks about the mula that we’ll be playing at maximum volume all summer long!
With the return of one-half of the Cool Kids, we can officially mark the return of Soundcloud Sundays and our other regularly scheduled programming on the #ReedBlog! Mikey Rocks must’ve been itching to drop these major braggadocio takes cause he released them to fans and listeners alike at random last night on Twitter. He asked the Twitter-verse for two new covers for each of his singles and about 24 hours later, all eyes and ears were on Banco Populair. Stream “Cash Lanes” produced by Pete Pine Beats & “Wow” produced by Damian Soliz here!
Happy belated birthday to a true visionary, Stevie Wonder! What? You forgot? No worries, @UncleSego didn’t! This SoundCloud Sunday we’re fixing our ears on an awesome tribute the @TrapHouseJazz artist put together. The now 65-year old musician has been making hearts melt and ears cry tears of joy for decades! The soul singer/songwriter has legitimately been helping us and our parents, and even some of our
grandparents, get over heart break, groove at family functions & weddings, learn new ways to get funky, and spread love. To say we’re thankful for the ultimate message of compassion, amazing records, timeless sounds, and an unmatched legacy of philanthropy is a serious understatement. His legacy is very much alive throughout the world of music, but the homie Masego is definitely the first that comes to mind. The omni-talented musician paid homage to the Man of Wonder himself in ways that only he can. In the “Stevie (Tribute EP),” Masego uses his talents as a saxophonist, vocalist, and producer to bring the melodies and vibes of Stevie Wonder’s music into a new era. Check out the super rewarding 4-track EP in celebration of the wonderful, Mr. Wonderful.
The selection for this Sunday’s Soundcloud Sunday is none other than @Soulection.
This weekend, @J0eKay and the @Soulecetion family showed their respects to the one and only Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest on their latest radio show with Beats 1. The hand-picked playlist drew together artists inspired by Phife Diggy, classic Tribe tracks, and original songs they sampled throughout their discography; even the Five Footer’s closest friends made special appearances in the track list. We truly appreciate the time dedicated to paying homage to the late great Malik Taylor. We certainly recognize that the ‘Sound of Tomorrow’ starts with the pioneers of yesterday, a title the Funky Diabetic earned in his lifetime and will continue to be credited with in the afterlife. Rest in Beats.
Have you been doing the wrong drugs all along? Well, Doctor @FiendBassy has prescribes a dosage of dope for us on this edition of SoundCloud Sunday. Be sure to use with caution. The Queens-rapper is back after leaving many of us itching for another hit. Once he released his debut album “Last Winter” in 2014, Bas hit the ground running and began touring around the world with the likes of J. Cole, Ab-Soul, Cozz, and Big Sean. Still, he seemed to be rather quiet in the music front during 2015. To the pleasant surprise of his fans, Bas had been quietly working on his craft. When “Revenge of the Dreamers II” dropped late last year we finally got a glimpse into the Dreamville-artist evolving as an artist and prepping to offer his follow-up musical contribution, “Too High To Riot.” In “Too High To Riot,” it seems as if Bas is giving listeners a clear window view of the depths of his mind while under the influence. In this setting we can observe him battling his conscious, being shaken up by the potholes on the road to success, and trying to overpower the hurdles of his personal life. These may be the issues that leave Bas rendered immobile in times of uproar. Although he
touches on copious different topics, the Fiend from Queens still managed create a very tight, close-knit sound. With help from the likes of The Hics, as well as slick production by Ron Gilmore, Ogee Handz & DikC, Bas was able to manifest a groovy yet murky atmosphere throughout the project. It’s easy to detect the growth in Bas’ sound. He’s certainly crept out of his comfort zone and has gotten more intimate with
his fans in his lyrics. Apparently, this approach is contagious as it got featured artists J. Cole and Cozz to offer some formidably direct verses during their guest appearances on “Night Job” and “Dopamine” respectively. From beginning to finish, Bas provides a truly exquisite “high.” By the end of the 12-track project, you may become a fiend. Listen here to get hooked.
This Sunday, we’re taking a trip to the borough known as the “Shaolin” by way of Denmark. Follow us as we explore the world of @ItsFelixDeLuca in “Dennis Coles,” an ode to the legendary Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan.
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The single which was released about a month walgreen pharmacy ago depicts the young rhymer flexing his lyrical muscles over some hard-hitting ‘boom-bap’ production by DontAxAboutIt. The blend allows De Luca to float all over the track with keen focus on the money, cars and women he’s accumulated since blue vision viagra walking in cialis pharmacy rx one the footsteps of Dennis Coles himself. Whether he is dropping lines about his hard to find vintage Hally Hansen gear, or hanging out of the passenger seat of an ’89 Mercedes-Benz, Felix De Luca has the punchlines, wordplay, and persona to thoroughly pay homage to the “Iron Man.”
Check out his refined single here and don’t miss the premiere of the supernatural visuals for “Dennis Coles” by Director Marcus R. Lind right here on the #reedBlog.
Cozz is a force to be reckoned with and this SoundCloud Sunday, his latest project proves to be nothing short of proof.
The West Coast artist is back with his new mixtape ‘Nothin’ Personal’ and is as hungry and confident as ever. Cody Macc’s return to the mic wasn’t too long awaited as he offered brief glimpses of his promise and trademark aggression in the sequel to the Dreamville Records compilation, ‘Revenge of the Dreamers II.’ The widely praised EP received positive reviews but the spotlight was predominantly on Cozz who lyrically outshined his label-mates and even the label’s founder, J. Cole. The Los Angeles-emcee was vastly described as the MVP of the second ‘Revenge’ tape–and he had a lot more vengeance left over.
Cozz starts off the tape with a wake up call for everyone who’s been sleeping on him. After declaring that his New Year’s Resolution was to make his stamp, he proceeded on his conquest of 2016. The title serves as a PSA and fair warning to others in the game that his forthcomin domination this year is nothing personal. Entirely produced by his Committee Records partner Meez, this second mixtape hears Cody Macc channel his anger, frustration and raw emotion over bone-chilling, sample driven beats. Still as a part-time crooner on tracks like “Choice Today,” “Grey Goose,” and “Grow,” Cozz’s storytelling and ability to capture the ambiance of the setting prevail.
SoundCloud Sunday. YGTUT is the son of a preacher as the title of his first LP “Preacher’s Son” would suggest but, as he explains, that doesn’t mean that he sins any less than the rest of the world. Born Kevin Adams in Chattanooga, TN, TUT has seen many of the world’s evils first-hand; from the myriad of drug addicts in his hometown, to crime sprees that would happen every other night, it’s no wonder his family found sanctuary at the Tabernacle. As one might expect, Adams attended every service held at his church as a youth. Overtime though, he began to fall in love with the culture of Hip-Hop and out of love with “the chore of waking up every Sunday.” Throughout the album, we hear TUT exploring and experiencing the world around him, the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, there are also glimpses into his attempted balancing act, trying to live up to the hope set for him by the public as the son of a preacher to be pure. While embracing his surroundings, YGTUT keeps some good company with him as he is joined on the album by Michael Da Vinci. Angel Mae, Johnny Mathers and TDE’s Isaiah Rashad. It seems that they, along with the favored producer
The first Sunday of 2016 means the first Soundcloud Sunday of the new year!
For Big Sean, 2015 was a big year. He was a mainstay at the top of the charts since the year started, his third studio album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ went Gold, he dropped a bunch of memorable videos like “Play No Games,” earned several award nominations and even won a few. But the year wasn’t completely good to the Detroit-rapper. Among his shortcomings were loves and loved ones lost. And even though he was one of the hardest working artists throughout 2015, it would seem that he’d enter 2016 quietly–until New Year’s Eve.
In his single “What A Year,” Sean gets nostalgic while recounting his triumphs and defeats of yesteryear. Everything from the success of his album, to falling out of love again, to the passing of his grandmother, to the robbery of his home while he was away is touched upon in the lyrics of this track. It really opens your eyes to what a year it has been for Kanye’s protégé. Still, the most important message in the song is that from here on out, “every year is our year!”
Check out the Pharrell-produced track “#WhatAYear” here along with the accompanying video by Big Sean recapping his wild year from start to finish.
doesn’t even seem to be a cheesy turn of phrase. Okay, it’s definitely still cheesy but what’s not is their latest single together. The two musical heavyweights gave their fans one of the greatest Christmas presents on Friday night. In “Low Life,” the Weeknd and Future admit to defeat to their vices of choice, women and prescription drugs, respectively. These addictions have led them on paths of destruction, something they are not only fully aware of, but all too familiar with. The beauty of
the track is found in the maddeningly addictive melody and dark tone displayed in the lyrics–quite fitting for these men of dark lifestyles. Will they change their ways? Will the lust and gluttony consume them? The answers remain unclear. Listen to “Low Life” here while you ponder.