BIG NEWS. The Extremities (separately known as Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester) are about to release a new album, Instruments, and in anticipation of its release, they’ve put together another fabled routine, this time blending Adele and Deltron 3030 to create “Adeltron.” In lieu of another cliche introduction into their music and what this all means, allow me to set the scene by retelling my first encounter with The Extremities, and in the process, prove why you should NOT sleep on anything they’re involved with.
Check out the track listing and continue reading after the jump. Watch the video below.
Blu. Nottz. Together. End of story. One of my favourite emcees of all-time and one of my favourite producers of all-time have teamed up for a collaborative EP called Gods in the Spirit, set for release on October 22nd through Coalmine Records. Aside from Rashad (featured here on “End of the World”), the six-track EP will boast features from Nitty Scott, MC, Versis, ANTHM, Aloe Blacc, Co$$, Homeboy Sandman, Sene, ScienZe, Definite Mass, and Johaz (from Dag Savage). Stream “End of the World” below and peep the track listing (with special emphasis on Track 3, which looks HUGE).
1. “Boyz II Men” feat. Nitty Scott, MC
2. “Creme of the Crop” feat. Versis and ScienZe
3. “Crooks in Castles” feat. ANTHM, Homeboy Sandman, Sene and Johaz
4. “End of the World” feat. Rashad
5. “God S–t” feat. Aloe Blacc, Co$$ and Definite Mass
6. “End of the World” feat. Nottz (Remix)
Kayo just dropped the second instalment in The Prologues series, leading up to the release of his S.L.A.V.E. EP on September 17th. He also let loose the track listing for the EP, which will be released through indie label Black Box. Last time, we got a glimpse into the background behind “Rich Already”. This time, we get a sneak peek of “Apology Accepted”, the closing song off the EP. The song talks about how Kayo’s changed over the past few years, as a result of his successes and pitfalls. As Kayo sings, “She say I came back different/ I say I came back significant.” Check out the video below, directed by The Russian, and take in the track listing for the EP.
1. Don’t Bring Me Down feat. Lisa Scinta
2. S.L.A.V.E. feat. Quake & Kirsten Olivia
3. Rich Already
4. Anybody Out There
6. Transition feat. Cam Smith
7. What You Want
8. Song For Nicole
9. Apology Accepted
September 24th is a big day the OVO team and fans! Drake just released the official tracklisting for his third album Nothing Was The Same. The Standard edition of the album features 13 songs and the deluxe version includes “All Me” and “Come Thru”. What’s really interesting to me is that there are only a few select features on the album (JAY Z, Detail). If you were to take a look at the past 3-4 years of mainstream albums you noticed they are littered with features, almost every single song! My opinion is that this is your album, something you’ve taken a lot of time, energy, to put together and it’spart of your legacy, features can be saved for mixtapes and throwaway songs. The growth that Drizzy has shown the past couple of years since Take Care has been very interesting and I can’t wait to hear this album. I want to know what your hopes and expectations about this album? How do you feel about that most of the album is just Drake? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.
Nothing Was the Same Tracklisting
1. “Tuscan Leather”
2. “Furthest Thing”
3. “Started From the Bottom”
4. “Wu-Tang Forever”
5. “Own It”
6. “Worst Behavior”
7. “From Time”
8. “Hold On, We’re Going Home”
10. “The Language”
11. “305 to My City” feat. Detail
12. “Too Much”
13. “Pound Cake” feat. Jay Z/”Paris Morton Music 2″
Deluxe Version includes.
14. “Come Thru”
15. “All Me”
Los Angeles’ Blame One and Brooklyn’s J57 are teaming up across coasts for an upcoming collaborative album, and they’ve just released the title track, featuring J57’s Brown Bag AllStar teammate Soul Khan. The track comes off the upcoming Walk in the Sun, set for release on August 27th through Soulspazm. I can’t front like I’ve been a big Blame One fan – I’ll have to check out his music now – but I’m definitely a fan of J57’s production and emceeing, so I’ll be looking forward to this. On an unrelated note to the music, take a moment to appreciate how intricately dope the cover art is. Check out the track listing to Walk in the Sun and stream the title track below.
1. B.L.A.M.E.57 ft. DJ Rhettmatic
2. They Don’t Know ft. Akie Bermiss
3. The Movement ft. Brown Bag AllStars
4. Zonin’ ft. Jared Tankel of the Budos Band
5. Circuit Overload
7. Just a Memory (Interlude)
8. Before the Sunset ft. Exile
9. How Much Time’s Left ft. Akie Bermiss
10. Mad Money
11. SD to BK ft. Yeshua da poED & Jared Tankel of the Budos Band
12. Lucid Dream
13. Walk in the Sun ft. Soul Khan