NOTE: Some of you are like, “dude what the hell? I thought this was for your mobile blog!” That was the case, until I decided that I didn’t like it not importing properly into my Facebook (the Tumblr Facebook application is “meh”). Now you’re gonna see all of the links on my normal blog and just the music I personally recommend on the mobile blog (which makes more sense based on the idea of it). This one last week, the stuff runs identically on both, and next week, the new direction begins. Enjoy!
WHAT IS #MUSICMONDAY?
Every week, I post a lot of links to free music you can download. Why? Why the hell not? I’m not hosting the links, I didn’t upload ‘em, I have no legal liability and I’m helping promote the artists. Essentially, I’m a g******ed hero! Enjoy!
Sometimes I rant about musical stuff — that goes at the end. The music is divided into three categories …
I’VE HEARD IT AND IT’S WORTH A LISTEN
- There are so many good songs on New Rap Remixes 2011 Vol. 1 that I barely know where to begin. An extended mix of “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement, “DJ Play The Beat” by Estelle with Swizz Beatz, “Lay It Down” by Lloyd with Patti Labelle … all clean, lengthy mixes for your pleasure. Wonderful.
- You’ll also know (if not like) many of the songs on Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 37 including “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna, “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, “Firework” by Katy Perry, “No Hands” by Waka Flocka Flame (one of my least favorite rappers with one of my most favorite names), “Whip My Hair” by Willow Smith and more.
- If you call yourself a 90s hip hop head and you don’t know Def Jef, I have to call shenanigans on you. Luckily, you could just grab his whole freaking discography and educate yourself. He also played a role in the early career of a good friend of mine, Felicia “The Poetess” Morris, so he holds a special place in my heart.
- Not enough?
- Get ready to feel romantic, dude. The Black By Popular Demand mixtape series has dropped some nostalgic burners, but Day 25 is all up in your 90s slow jam groove. “At Your Best” by Aaliyah. “I Swear” by All 4 One. “Let Me Love You Down” by Ready For The World. “Make It Last Forever” by Keith Sweat and more.
I SUSPECT THIS IS WORTH HEARING, BUT I’M TOO BUSY TO HAVE LISTENED TO IT
- Word is, the Straight From The Vault EP is fresh new stuff from Michigan flamethrower and international sensation Eminem.
- Speaking of spitfires from snowy climates, Avril Lavigne’s new album Goodbye Lullaby is available, but the Hotfile link is already dead. Just FYI.
- Fresh off of her Twitter beef with Rihanna (yawn) “Listen To My Song” is a leftover from Ciara produced by Tricky and The-Dream.
- Here’s a Hidden Beach-commissioned remix of Jill Scott’s “No. 1 Lady” for your listeing pleasure.
- “The giant is greater, so step back!” No, it’s not “Soul Clap,” but “Where You Been” is a leak off BerriTV from A.G. (also known as Andre the Giant, formerly of AG & Showbiz).
- A new song from Notorious B.I.G. with J. Cole on it? Eminem featuring B.O.B.? Pitbull with Ne-Yo and some guy named Nayer? All that and more are available from Muzica Hip Hop.
- Showing a political side of things, producer Cairo Mayeson has dropped the Chaos in Cairo beat tape, a set of instrumentals framed by the climate of change in northern Africa.
- Here’s a new song from J. Cole called “Nothing Like It” which he apparently debuted on Ustream.
- She left Floetry behind, hit the gym and came back with a new album, so Marsha Ambrosius is dropping Late Nights and Early Mornings and that’s just plain cool.
- Mike Posner has apparently done a cover of the Adele song “Rolling In The Deep.”
- If you don’t know Trey Songz, you don’t listen to the radio. When he’s not making chart topping hits, he likes making versions of songs out of other people’s songs. This time, “F*** ‘Em” is a version of Ace Hard’s “Hustle Hard.”
- New Malcolm and Martin? Hell yeah! “Paul Revere 2011″ is from DJ Booth’s Exclusive Freestyle Series.
- Lots of people are talking about Let The Drummer Get Some — the hot new mix tape from Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, itself a prelude to Barker’s upcoming album, Give The Drummer Some.
I PROBABLY WOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT MANY PEOPLE WOULD
- Hh. Nothing this week falls into this category. Interesting.
What woulda made it over to the mobile blog? Marsha Ambrosius, Def Jef, Malcolm and Martin, Eminem and those two compilations. Just FYI.
Okay? Cool. See you next week.
Watching (Hulu): Raising Hope, “The Germ of A Story”