The art of live instrumentation is one seen not too often in today's hip-hop, though the artists that take advantage of it deserve all the respect in the world. Enter Brasstracks, a production duo straight out of Brooklyn, New York who have been taking their signature sound to the next level. Consisting of two members: Ivan Jackson, who handles the production and unbelievable trumpet skills, and Conor Rayne who tackles the drums, and produces as well. Taking a swing at Drake's hit "Trophies", Brasstracks attempts to capture the hearts of listeners by transforming the tune into a very impressive live rendition of the production. As far as the track goes, it just screams victory. This is the type of tune I'd like to hear if (when) I become president of the United States. The introduction to the track begins with a little bit of piano, before placing focus on the trumpet, which will serve as the basis of the cover. Before long, the bass drops, and the powerful drums make their mark, while the trumpet takes center stage. Once the track drops, the energy is undeniable. The listener can easily take in the level of talent and skill it requires to make a cover such as this, a feat that only a handful of musicians can actually claim as their own. Brasstracks ensures not to limit themselves in terms of instruments in the cover, as it sounds like an entire orchestra of musicians came together to make this masterpiece. Brasstracks has been releasing tunes sporadically throughout the last little while, with one of their big releases being "Four Five Seconds" with the multi-talented artist known as Lido. There's just something about live instrumentation that speaks to me. I love digital production as much as the next guy, but instrumentation such as what Brasstracks has thrown down with this one is simply next level. My level of respect for these musicians is through the roof. How do you feel about live instrumentation? Let us know in the comments section.
Gerome Nash aka G0LDEN G celebrates his graduation from Fanshawe College in his latest video, "Credits," a flip on Drake's hit, "Trophies". The new song and video follow G0LDEN G through his graduation ceremony and reflects on all the academic and musical achievements gained by the G child during his stay at Fanshawe. Assisted by his talented friends; director Ryan Butler and camera man Rob Ratz, G0LDEN G holds it down one last time for the college, while proving he can more than hold his own over Drake's banging instrumental.
The Home town Hero Richie Blackz just dropped a fresh verse over Drakes latest single, "Trophies". After hearing Richie rock the opening performance for the GZA show at Hideaway Records back in November, I've been waiting for a single like this to bump to. Richie takes over the "Trophies" instrumental bringing a fresh sound to Drizzy's hit. "This is the flow that make the local rappers start to scheme/Realize that its pointless... and end up wanting a verse from me". Watch out for Richie Blackz in 2014, the man will be collecting MVP trophies with out a doubt. Make sure you take this video in, and let us know your thoughts.
Drake has finally released his highly anticipated record "Trophies," produced by Hit-Boy. The song originally appeared in the trailer for Drizzy's latest album, Nothing Was The Same and was also previewed during his recent Would You Like A Tour? concert tour. Apparently, Drake wasn't satisfied with the hook on the track which was one of the reasons it didn't make the cut for his latest LP. Tonight, we get to hear the final product. Will this be the anthem for NYE? Let us know in the comments section.
Photo credit: WordOnRoadWhen Drake dropped the promo trailer for Nothing Was The Same, many thought the Hit-Boy produced song used in the trailer would end up on the album - it didn't. However, during his "Would You Like A Tour" stop at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn last night, Drizzy gave his DJ, Future The Prince the go ahead to preview a new track. Watch a snippet of "Trophies" produced by Hit-Boy below and let us know what you think. via MissInfo