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
- In case you’ve been living under a bus and didn’t hear, . In any case, some of his music has been collected in different places, like Street Kings Volume 6: R.I.P. Nate Dogg Edition and Best of Nate Dogg (RIP) (I liked the cover more, so I included it here).
- Tired of waiting for D’angelo to get his act together and drop some new music? You could check out Rudoo — a set of remixes from producyer Daru.
- Sorry about that last link for Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album, this one shouldn’t have all the label shout outs and all that.
- Original songs from Glee you say? Sign me up.
I SUSPECT THIS IS WORTH HEARING, BUT I’M TOO BUSY TO HAVE LISTENED TO IT
- Is Kelly Rowland’s “I’m Dat Chick” a response to Rihanna? Like I care.
- Despite the cover, Rhythm & Screw 4 actually has some decent songs on it, including cuts from Lloyd, Trey Songz, Miguel and Ne-Yo.
- Despite some linguistic choices I don’t agree with, J. Cole is impressing me with his lyrical dexterity and his production abilities. “The Good Son Part 1″ is an unreleased track that didn’t make his Friday Night Lights mix tape, but may see the light of dat one of these days. He also dropped “Killers” this last week.
- The new album from Panic At The Disco is called Vices and Virtues and after loving the first album and finding the second one rather “meh,” I’m curious to see if they got their mojo back.
- A new album from Canibus came out of nowhere, called Training Ops and including a song called “Tell The Truth” which disses — brace yourself — legendary Gangstarr beatmaker DJ Premier. Seriously. Who does that? I’ve gotta play this one …
- What’s that Premier already responded musically? Oh, is that the way it is? Okay …
- I loved “Fireflies,” so word out about the new Owl City single “Alligator Sky” featuring Shawn Chrystopher has me a little hyped up.
- Did I post the new album from Nicole Sherin … Schzhwe … crap, lemme copy paste this … “Scherzinger?” Did I? Anyway, here’s Killer Love
- Is The Bar Mitzvah an EP from backpack rap legend Planet Asia?
- Phase 3 has a new song called “Conscious” off their mixtape The Reason Why, and are described as having “a late 90s or 200 esq vibe, kind of like a Ruff Endz feel.”
- Missed this for St. Patrick’s Day, but here’s a mash up called
- Young Lloyd! The newly signed Universal crooner has two new songs called “Is It You” and “Don’t You Wanna Know?”
- I posted something about The Weeknd last week, and now their whole album House of Balloons is available.
- Field Mob pays tribute to “Keyshia Cole” on a track named after her.
- “Shades” is a new song by Keri Hilson, produced by Polow Da Don.
- Then “Joan of Arc” is a new single from Ryan Leslie off his upcoming album, Les is More.
- Camp Lo + Pete Rock have come together as 80 Blocks from Tiffany’s and their new song “Mic Check” (apologies to Aceyalone).
- Leona Lewis recorded “A Thousand Lights” for her 2009 album Echo, but it somehow didn’t make the cut.
I PROBABLY WOULDN’T LIKE IT, BUT MANY PEOPLE WOULD
- I’ve needed to beef up this section with stuff I ignore. Here’s the perfect start, stuff that I would never pay attention to: Charlie Sheen Meets Mel Gibson by Benja Styles & Jakk Frost … yeah.
- West Coast Lockdown Vol. 2 (House Party Edition) features dedications to ignorance like Too $hort’s “Blow The Whistle,” Dr. Dre & Kurupt on “Let’s Get High” and … wait, they have “Let’s Get Down” by Tony Toni Tone and DJ Quik? That’s pretty good. The rest of it, though, is kind of on that mess …
- Oh, a whole mix-tape of “freestyles” from Lloyd Banks … that’s great, thanks.
- Speaking of Lloyd Banks, he helps out Maino on “Yes Yes Y’all”
- I won’t play — I love lots of stuff from Trey Songz, but his “rap” edge is a little too DRS for me (did I go too far back on that one?) … but if you like it, his song “ShouldaBeenARapper” is probably right up your alley.
- Produce-a-palooza? Dr. Dre and Swizz Beatz have a song called “Chillin” that might suit your fancy, if lyrics aren’t that important. (confession: I haven’t heard it)
- In the “stuff I would never play category,” “You Like Me Better Rich” is from 50 Cent. Or, here’s “SMS Get The Message” too.
- Rick Ross recruited his new signee Wale (who is, to me, the poor man’s J. Cole) for a remix of his song RetroSuperFuture with Wiz Khalifa.
- Game drops a lot of songs. Here’s one now: “Keepin’ It Real”
- I don’t understand Red Cafe. Even in today’s watered down industry, he’s super mediocre. Anyway, here’s two new songs called “The Realest” and “Everyday’s A Weekend.”
- “The Ruler” is a new song by Rich Boy. You know, why not?
- Game has a tribute to the late Nate Dogg called “All Doggs Go To Heaven” because … well, he loves the west freaking coast.
- Drummer Travis Barker is making big moves with his new project, and on “Can A Drummer Get Some” has Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Swizz Beatz along side.
- Young Dro doesn’t need your pen — he said, “I Co-Sign Myself”
- Do you watch American Idol? Me neither, but here’s a lot of songs they sang, or something.
- I haven’t been enjoying Timbaland’s digital leak series called #TimbalandThursdays, and the idea of “All Y’all” with Attitude and Short Dawg doesn’t fill me with excitement either.
- Mobb Deep, “Love Y’all More” and what have you.
- Snoop Dogg wants you to “Choose” his new song, produced by Black Mob.
- Plies has a new mixtape called I F*** With The DJ … does that mean he gets down with the DJ, or he torments him? I don’t get it …
- Just because everybody was talking about it, here’s “Friday” by Rebecca Black, whoever that is.
Will that hold you? Cool, see you next week.
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Playing (Music): “Hey Mr. DJ” by Zhane