Wednesday, November 30, 2011

XV - The Kick x BITSU (Freestyle)

Here are two songs that you may have missed while I was taking my sabbatical. Vizzy posted these on his own blog within the last couple of months. The first ("The Kick"), samples the theme from Inception and actually uses the concept of the movie to describe how he's living out his dream. I literally get goosebumps every time I listen to it. Side note: dopest cover art for a single EVER. The second ("BITSU"), samples Jai Paul's "BTSU" and XV totally kills it. I guess there's really no better way to return to TOTR than with XV and Lupe Fiasco.

Download: Mediafire

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Coeur De Pirate - Wicked Games (The Weeknd Cover)

I have to say, I had no idea what to expect when I say that 22 year-old Beatrice Martin covered one of my favorite (definitely top 3) songs from The Weeknd. She really does a breathtaking job of breaking down the song and giving it a chilling, raw sound. Backed by only a piano, Pirate Heart really does an amazing job of covering an amazing song.

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Mike Posner - The Layover (Mixtape)

Mike Posner linked up with Don Cannon to bring you his 3rd mixtape installment. Another quality mixtape from Posner only further solidifies my opinion that his mixtapes are much, MUCH, better than his album material. This mixtape features him sampling Elton John's "Rocket Man", Oasis' "Wonderwall", The Knocks' "Blackout", Adele's "Rolling In The Deep", Coldplay's "The Scientist" (previously posted HERE), and I think theres even a James Blake track in there. In addition to the awesome covers, Posner also provides a healthy dose of original material. Guest appearances include: Big K.R.I.T., Bun B, Bei Maejor, Elzhi, CyHi Da Prynce, and more. *I know I usually only include 3 songs to stream but I had to add a 4th for this one. "Shut Up" is too awesome to not include in the streams.

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01. The Layover ft. Don Cannon
02. Wonderwall ft. Big K.R.I.T. (Drive To This)
03. Shut Up ft. Rusko (Drive To This)
04. Henny & Purple ft. Slim Thug (Smoke & Drive To This)
05. Looks Like Sex [Snippet] (Pull A Bad Bitch To This)
06. Rocket Man ft. Bun B (Fly To This)
07. Blackout Remix (Pre-Game To This)
08. Hey Lady ft. Twista (Fuck To This)
09. Marauder Music ft. Blackbear (Drive In The Dark To This)
10. Long Time (Vibe To This)
11. They Call Me ft. Bei Maejor (Ride To This)
12. 21 Days (Chill To This)
13. Attitudes ft. Casey Veggies (Blaze To This)
14. Travelling Man (Reminisce To This)
15. On Fire (Drug Dealer Girl Pt. II) ft. Machine Gun Kelly (Rage To This)
16. Room 925 ft. CyHi Da Prynce (Fuck To This)
17. Mittens Up ft. Elzhi & Dusty McFly (Represent Your Shit To This)
18. A Perfect Mess (Think To This)
19. Rolling In The Deep (Fall Asleep To This)
20. The Scientist (Fall Asleep To This)
21. Echo ft. Michael Franti & Rjd2 (Fall Asleep To This)

Lupe Fiasco - Friend Of The People (Mixtape)

Don't let the cover art deceive you, this is an awesome mixtape. Took some time for Lupe to release this seeing how he was originally going to drop it before his Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, but then delayed it for obvious reasons. It seems he's updated the tracklisting considering he raps over a few new songs from the Justice album, "Audio. Video. Disco." which were pretty cool. Anyways, this was definitely a solid outing for Lupe and anybody who was beginning to think he'd fallen off, will probably change their opinion after giving this a listen. My favorite line on the mixtape comes from "SNDCLSH In Vegas" when he says:
"Yeah, Atlantic on the fritz
Cause I might not step foot back in that bitch
You disgust me, Jerry Sandusky
Goodness gracious pedophiles and rapists"

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01. Introduction
02. Lupe Back
03. Friend Of The People ft. Dosage
04. Double Burger With Cheese
05. Joaquin Phoenix ft. LIl Ronnie
06. WWJD He'd Prolly LOL Like WTF!!!
07. Lightwork
08. LIfe, Death & Love from San Francisco
09. SLR
10. SNDCLSH In Vegas
11. Super Cold
12. The End of The World