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Eargasms

posted by on 28/02/2012

I’m a day late with this post! Apologies. Arriving home at 11pm on Sunday night after the Northern London derby means only one thing – BED. Not exactly. Bed at 1am but just didn’t have enough time to get this post out. Without further a do, I present to you Eargasms. Apologies in advance for the songs without links!

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KID CUDI

Dose of Dopeness

If you’re a real Kid Cudi fan then you’ve probably had the 1-minute long live version in your iTunes library since July 2008. I have. Hoped it would drop with his first album but no, it didn’t. Two albums went by and still no sign of this Dot Da Genius produced wonder. Then it surfaces last week and it definitely lives up to the hype. Such a great song, Cudi at his best. WZRD out now.

Selected by Yin

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J. COLE

Grew Up Fast

I love beats like this, sampling David Ruffin’s ‘Double Cross’ adds that souiful vibe to the song. He’s brutally honest in this track, summarises the state of the whole industry with this one line:

“It’s only right I brought back the soul/ Ya’ll got way too electro” 

Not sure if I agree with the metro/half way homo line but still a dope track. It made me go download the original sample in an instant!

Selected by Yin

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CHRIS BROWN x RIHANNA

Birthday Cake (Remix)

If I’m talking purely about the music, it was one of the better tracks from Rihanna‘s ‘Talk The Talk‘ and lasting just over a minute (interlude) there needed to be a full track. The ‘Birthday Cake’ remix boasts senseless lyrics over a very danceable beat and I thought Chris Brown‘s inclusion on it was reasonable but hardly necessary. Never the less I love the song. In terms of the controversy surrounding the collab, it’s not the wisest of moves given that Chris beat Fenty to an inch of her life and also because once upon a time she was speaking against domestic violence. She’s supposed to be a role model for her younger audience, but the truth is if your a parent and you think pop stars are the perfect role models for your kids then more fool you!

Selected by Yang

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TEYANA TAYLOR x JADAKISS x FABOLOUS

D.U.I

Teyana Taylor is back with the second single taken from her hugely anticipated The Misunderstanding of Teyana Taylor EP. On this smooth groove, which features Jadakiss and Fabolous, it is clear to the ear that Taylor was inspired by Miss Janet Jackson. The little ode to Jackson is cute as is the song. Here’s hoping she has many more gems like this in store for us on the EP.

Selected by DJB

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ALEXANDRA BURKE

‘Elephant’ (No D/L)

Alexandra Burke performed an acoustic version of her upcoming single ‘Elephant‘ on That Grape Juice’s ‘The Splash‘. The original is a dance/electro track but she’s stripped it back and given a flawless vocal reminding me he great her voice is. Here is hoping that she’ll deliver more tracks like this and release some material in America where she’ll be appreciated!

Selected by Yang

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WARREN XCLNCE x ETTA BOND

‘Examine Me’ (No D/L)

I don’t know know a lot about Warren Xclne but I peaked, this track via a friends feed on my homepage (FB). Etta Bond‘s feature drew me in, I hit play and my ears and nostalgia for 90′s RnB were equal satisfied. Etta Bond’s slender tone reminiscences the bass line, new signee to Odd Child part of the SYCO imprint . And all I say is watch out for this chica she is on the up and up. Enjoy!

Selected by Grace

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