Fabolous has always been one of my favorite mixtape rappers with his phenomenal lyricism. His ability to go bar for bar with the best of them made me follow all of his freestyles from the early 2000s. From his upcoming mixtape Summertime Shootout 3, Fabolous dropped a new banger called “Flipmode” featuring Chris Brown and Velous. Check it out below.
Young Thug continues to drop some of the most interesting and eclectic music of his career. His recent joint mixtape Super Slimey with Future showed both of the rappers ability to gel with their diverse sound. One of the best tracks from the mixtape is “Cruise Ship” which has Young Thug completely laying out his most versatile flows to date. Check it out below.
Young Thug has finally released the music video for “Family Don’t Matter,” one of my favorite tracks from Beautiful Thugger Girls. The country-inspired tune is both a fun and memorable listen that features wonderful vocals from Millie Go Lightly. The music video turned out to be what I hoped it to be, which takes place on a farm and has Thugger riding a horse and spending quality time with a lover. Check it out below.
King Krule’s second studio album The Ooz is truly a wonderful and absorbing experience. The record has various musical styles with jazz-like guitar chords proving to be the driving force behind many tracks. The album is both melancholy and introspective which makes it a perfect record for the fall season. Every track is noteworthy in itself and trying to decide what are the best ones is a hard chore.
However, there are some tracks that I have been listening to over and over again including “Czech One.” This track is somber and features Archy Marshall singing in a whispery subdued voice. Check it out below.
L.A. Salami is a fantastic English singer-songwriter whose music is has drawn him comparisons to Bob Dylan. The musician recently stopped by NPR’s Tiny Desk and performed several songs. Check the video out below.
Last night, Eminem delivered a jaw-dropping and fist-pumping freestyle for the BET awards. During his freestyle cypher, Eminem vehemently stated his feelings on Donald Trump and delivered some memorable lines that will be talked about for quite some time. Check out this epic performance below.
With this rainy day and fall season upon us, here is a song to fit the changing tide. Miles Davis’ “Autumn Leaves” has a melancholy sound that catches you unawares if you let it. Check it out below.
Chronixx is a popular young reggae singer and musician that has been deemed one of the leading artists in the “reggae revival.” His music is quite eclectic as it incorporates hip-hop, pop, and rock. One of the best tracks from his debut album Chronology is “Big Bad Sound.” The track is definitely inspired by that roots reggae sound and features his father. Check it out below.