Paramore has got a little bit for us to snack on now, building an appetite for more to come from the self titled album scheduled for release April 9. Can you get excited about one song in less than 60 seconds? You can decide Now & let them know if you are planning to pick this up later (single on iTunes January 22nd) @paramore.
Because there is really only one King of New York. There are rumors that the Pornocore Don is coming out with a new album, the man has a new tour. Peep his interview with The Vine, he’s a little nonsensical, obviously.
Somebody might paint a box yellow – a shoe box with all kinds of black spots around it. And I’m like ‘What does it mean?’ I’m not only entertaining them. We entertain each other. – Kool Keith to The Vine
The new New York track is available for download, scope the instrumental if you’re trying to emulate, you wack ass emcee.
Download: Gentleman – It No Pretty [new album]
Download: Gentleman – Regardless [new album]
Download: Jadakiss-Til It All Falls Down
Download: Laws-Target Practice (Feat. Joe Budden)
Montreal/NYC funky electro duo Chromeo have been busy these past few years pushing the Fancy Footwork album, touring, and remixing radio epics. They’ve found enough time and creative energy lately to compose an original track titled Night by Night. The track is palatable, it’s a little too fluffy or lighthearted for my personal taste. Which is why I found the remix by minimalist DJ Skream to be fundamental in this singles success in marketing Chromeo. Hopefully if they keep touring (finished west coast tour over summer) and randomly dropping original tracks, then they should find a plethora of market share in the ever increasingly significant electro consumer base. As long as they get that remix by Skream to accompany it.
Live in NYC? Scope the Chromeo show on Ocotber 16th @ Irving Plaza. Cop tickets here.
Peep the video of Skream getting the kiddies in Vancouver to scream at a recent concert after the jump.
If you’ve been hanging around ER wards or perhaps black market opium parlors, you may have crossed paths with Joe Budden recently. His critics would argue that you wouldn’t have noticed him, for he’s a social hermit, a perpetual loser. His recent scuffle with Wu-Tang, specifically Raekwon and Inspectah Deck, has added fervor to the plethora of anti-Budden sentiment that has residualy festered ever since Budden dropped “Pump it Up” in ’03. What can come of all this collective hate?
This latest Budden installment, the “LP” titled Escape Route, recently dropped and screams one word: introspectiveness. My review may startle some of you; the new Joe Budden is more than listen-able, it’s outright good. Perhaps this is a testament to subjective taste rather than artist development, but Budden has never sounded genuine to me, till now. Right off the bat he comes hard on Intro, spitting the following steel bars:
Look psychotic it’s what they call you ignore you going by my logic
That a law will secure you looking through my optics
Lead and steel put pillow in front of me i pop it
Tried to stop it but couldn’t look at my eye sockets
The rest of the album you anticipate him to come across as flaky, failing miserably to represent dirty Jersey with genuine filthiness. Well you’d be wrong, as I was, simply put, Budden is pissed. And you push any man to his limit, regardless of street credibility, that man will crack. When that breaking point occurs, two things can happen. One, the artist self-implodes, spinning into a downward spiral reminiscent of Canibus post LL Cool J beef. Alternatively, they may channel their frustration into their artistic realm, maximizing the god given talent that they do objectively possess, regardless of hate.
I’d argue Budden kills it and that we should all watch Budden TV for updates about the conclusion of his musical trilogy , The Great Escape drops next year, but that’d fall on deaf ears. But believe this, Budden is not the man he says he is, nor the man many wish to him fail to be. All we can ask from an artist is to leave themselves on a track, the proverbial blood and sweat. That, Budden did, thanks Joey.
Joe Budden – Intro
Joe Budden – No Comment
Joe Budden – Clothes on a Mannequin