Better late than never. Hop on after the cut and download all the tracks! it’s a shame that there’s no How To Make It In America to post today alongside Eargasms :(
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WZRD (KID CUDI x DOT DA GENIUS)
This is the kind of Kid Cudi music I enjoy. A little bit extrovert, psychedelic and weird. Haha. WZRD is the latest project from the G.O.O.D. music artist Kid Cudi & producer-friend Dot Da Genius and they’re set to unleash their début collaborative project in January 30th. If the album is anything is like his mixtapes and debut record then I’m excited. This track has a horror film vibe with the heavy guitar, real drums and slowly built up vocals.
Selected by Yin
TINIE TEMPAH x J. COLE x WRETCH32
As Tinie Tempah gets ready to release his much anticipated mixtape ‘Happy Birthday’ in the build up to the release he graces us with an unexpected collaboration which features UK’s very own Wretch 32 and Roc-Nation artist and man of the moment who is also supporting Tinie on tour J. Cole. ‘Like It Or Love It’ sees all three artists going at it, and mind you this track has already set the tone for the mixtape, produced also by UK producer SX.
Like It Or Love It.. I’m sure you’ll love this one. Tinie’s mixtape is due to be released next week.
Selected by Alex
Shontelle has been likened with Rihanna on many occasion’s since stepping out with her debut ‘T-Shirt’ and although I think that they are two completely different artists. This latest song from the songstress does nothing to discourage the comparison. It’s the fact that she has moved away from what was a very urban sound to a dancy floor filling sound reminiscent of Miss Fenty. However this is not an official single nor will it appear on Shontell’s next album, it is purely a gift she gave to her fans on thanksgiving to showcase what sounds she has been experimenting with. It’t nothing groundbreaking but it’s nice to hear someone transition to a more uptempo sound without it feeling forced and copycat.
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Selected by Yemi
Lupe Fiasco has solidified himself as one of the finest rappers in the game with three brilliant albums, the most recent of which is ‘Lasers’. ‘End of the World’ is off his recent mixtape ‘Friend of the People’ which I am currently listening to, and this track stood out for me. With motivational lyrics and a catchy hook, this track’s play count on my iTunes is guaranteed to rise very quickly. Favourite lyric – ‘The people united will never be defeated’.
Selected by Amon