Banger alert! At the end of last year Toronto's Jimmy B dropped L.O.R.D.S (Life Only Respects Da Successful) and one of the stand out singles on it "Fuck It Yo" just got a big remix! Recruiting fellow label mate Flex The Antihero along with Harlem rapper Smoke DZA, Jimmy B turns "Fuck It Yo" into a tune that could shake the block. It being Friday, this is one you want to bump wherever you may be at tonight. If you're a smoker, you know what to do. Jimmy B along with the whole SmashMouth crew like The Antiheroes will be in London on March 20th performing at The APK. You can get the full event details here.. Haviah Mighty, Richie Blackz will be performing as well. You definitely want to make it out for this show!
"Fate, fate fate fate fate fate"
Good things come to those who wait and King Los has been waiting a long ass time. Having originally signed to Bad Boy Records back in 2005, becoming independent in 2008 and then signing with Bad Boy again in 2012, Los knows a thing or 3 about label woes. But that never stopped him. He has released almost a dozen mixtapes since 2008 and worked with damn near everyone in the game: Ross, Twista, Wiz, Ab-Soul, Dizzy Wright, Juicy J, Pusha...the list goes on. He was even nominated for the 2012 XXL Freshman list but he didn't make it (between you and me, it probably wouldn't have made a difference if he had).
So the question remains: why hasn't he "made it"? Or has he already made it but just isn't getting the coverage he rightfully deserves? I could sit here and speculate about the mechanics & machinations of the Hype Machine all day long but fuck that, let's talk facts: the dude absolutely slays the "Pound Cake" instrumental (a beautiful production by Boi-1da and Jordan Evans). King Los's impeccable flow mixed with clever wordplay and dense lyricism will have you skipping back to the craziest parts just to have it go over your head a second time. Here's hoping Los finally gets his well deserved shine when "Zero Gravity 2" drops.
I've had my eye on Jonwayne for a while now. Since the Alpha Pup days, he has been putting out solid tunes, both on the mic and on boards and this latest release is no exception. As the title clearly states, the song's a Ludacris remix ("How Low") set to a church organ and Lex Luger's distinct drum sounds (that clap snare tho). As odd as this sounds, it all mixes together rather well and makes me think if this church/gospel sound will be appropriated by the new South. Let's see. Take em to church, Luda!
September 19th, 2013 was a big day in the world of Hip Hop. It marked the day that Canadian rap sensation, Drake, released his Nothing Was The Same album. "Pound Cake" was one of the tracks off this album that featured a beautiful and simplistic beat which sampled the voice of Ellie Goulding in her song "Don't Say A Word." The hip hop community must have loved the production on this song as much as I do because in the following months after the album release, artists such as Papoose, Sikai, Meek Mill and even London's own JR Fillion started to spit their own lyrics over top of this calming beat. The latest rapper to remix "Pound Cake" is unsigned Elmira, New York artist Ca$h Cow. During his rendition of the song he goes through issues regarding minority and race, the American government and all of it faults and he fills us in on a little bit of his background so we can become more familiar with him. The song takes on a very conscious tone, detailing all the problems that are going on in the city and around the world. Be sure to check the visuals out below for "Pound Cake" and read more into the video, and Ca$h Cow himself, after the jump.
Following his project NUMB, DillanPonders is back with a remix over the New York duo, Made In Height's critically acclaimed new single, Murakami. I've been slowly getting back into listening to more R&B - although I've never heard the original version of this song until hearing this one - and this is such a relaxing track, DillanPonders makes it his own giving us the perspective of a man. I highly recommend getting in the zone and hitting play on this one! Stream and download "MURAKAMI" remix after the jump.