Hope you all enjoy this song of the day to start off your weekend! Today we’ve got “Run”, by up-and-coming rap group The Knux, and the track also features Kid CuDi in a rare guest feature. Got to love it!
Today’s track of the day is a unique hybrid of rap and rock, and we mean that in the best way possible. Travis Barker’s oft-delayed solo album is finally seeing the light of day in a month or two, and today brought around the release of the first official single off of the album. Featuring an all-star lineup of Lil Wayne, Game, Swizz Beatz, and Rick Ross, “Can The Drummer Get Some?” is a blaring, anthemic track filled with spectacular verses by all, as one might expect. Be looking for this one to be hitting radios everywhere sometime next month, even though this will have fully dissipated through the mass consciousness of the internet approximately 0.263984 seconds after this posting. Not a bad way to start off a weekend, right? Thought so. Enjoy!
Today’s track of the day is Kanye West’s emotional ode to his mother, entitled “Hey Mama”. This song was famously performed by West at the 2008 Grammy Awards, shortly after losing his mother to complications stemming from plastic surgery. The live performance was widely considered to be one of - if not the best of his career. Now, we’re bringing you the original studio version of this historic song in all its orchestra-backed glory. Enjoy!
This track just hit the internet just a couple of days ago, and we can already tell it’s going to be a hit. Willow Smith has enlisted British rapper Tinie Tempah for the official remix to her huge single “Whip My Hair”, and the result is brilliant. Tempah’s verses go perfectly with the updated beat (which now has a sound more reminiscent of a European nightclub than a Southern hip-hop release), and Willow herself delivers as always. Look for this one to be hitting radios soon - with MTV itself anointing Tempah as one of the “Biggest Acts to Watch in 2011”, it’s very possible we’ll be seeing him on more than a few awards stages this year. Enjoy!
The above video is for the latest single off of Bay Area rapper Kendrick Lamar’s recently released O(verly) D(edicated) EP. Amid rumors that Dr Dre would be working with the young rapper on his oft-delayed album Detox, Lamar decided to go ahead and confirm those rumors by releasing “Look Out For Detox”, a trippy, schizophrenic look into the mind of one of the hottest artists to come out of California in the past couple of years. If this video is any suggestion of what’s to come in Lamar’s career, the future of hip-hop is bright indeed. Now if the world could only get a Detox release date…one can dream.
`Today’s track is included on rapper Fabolous’ latest full-length offering, the There Is No Competition 2 EP. This rock-tinged song features some nice production from Ryan Leslie that fits in perfectly with the overall feel of the number. Fabolous seems to be making more of these “I-like-to-rap-but-I-like-to-[try]-to-sing-like-everyone-else” songs nowadays, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Combine a few more of these songs with a few more high profile cameos (a la Lil Wayne), and Fab will be setting a perfect stage in leading up to the release of his upcoming album (as of yet untitled). Enjoy!
Well, well, well…look who’s back with a new single! After busting out of Riker’s Island and completely destroying Birdman’s remix of “Fire Flame”, Lil Wayne is back with his first official single since being incarcerated back in March. This latest song, entitled “6’7’ (Six Foot Seven Foot)”, features new Young Money signee Cory Gunz and some very A Milli-esque production, courtesy of frequent collaborator Bangladesh. Wayne drops ridiculous metaphors left and right, including the unforgettable line, “I just got through that sentence like a subject and a predicate”. Looks like Wayne’s back for real this time. If this is any indication of what’s being cooked up out in Miami for Tha Carter IV, it looks like Mr. Carter very well may be showing up on more than a few awards shows in the coming year. But now that the track is out…what are your thoughts? Is this a worthy precursor to the upcoming album?
Today, we have a great song to share with you - the title track off of rapper T.I.’s highly-anticipated album, No Mercy, which is slated for a December 7th release date. “No Mercy” is helped along by The-Dream’s airy vocals, which provide an odd contrast to the darkening verses of T.I., which seem to focus more on prison and solitude than Ferraris and Maseratis these days. That lyrical content is reflected throughout the entire album - it’s shaping up to be a classic already. Enjoy!
Here’s Yelawolf preaching on the substance of boondock life (“I know you got an elevator in your house, but with me you appreciate the steps”) to a father/daughter pair residing in a haunted sounding Beverly Hills. Letting this girl know that brunch in the city is nothing like breakfast at the Waffle House. Its a hit-ready, heavy 808 beat but the delivery is hyper agile, running off with a narrative young and reckless persons from both orange county and the woods will be able to project themselves into. The beat was crafted by Drama Beats, who is smallish skateboarder Rob Drydek’s cousin. Trunk Muzik 0-60, which has 12 not 60 tracks, is out just six days from right now, November 22nd.