divine scienze 2 instrumentals

 

King I Divine is a master of the cool ass beat.  Dropping the instrumental version of Divine ScienZe 2, the producer blesses us with some good vibes and ridin’ music.  Cop the album here and listen below.

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the big payback amerigo gazaway

 

I honestly cannot get enough of Amerigo Gazaway.  He has consistently dropped exceptional projects, chiseling out a body of work that is undeniably his own.  His latest mashup comes from the “The Big Payback” tribute mix series, which featured “The 45’s” by DJ Scratch and “The Legacy of JB” by J.PeriodAmerigo Gazaway’s “J.B. and The Soul Mates” is a mean re-conceptualization of James Brown’s funkiness paired with artists who have felt the influence of The Godfather in some form.  Download it here and listen below.

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Other than less clothes, sun-kissed skin, patio dining and New Orleans style snoballs, DJ Jazzy Jeff and MICK’s annual Summertime mix is the warm weather constant I look forward to most.  Summertime Vol. 5 will prove to be the soundtrack to your cookouts, your pool parties and your bones tournaments.  With Biz Markie on the intro and classic gems from Herbie Hancock, Zhane, Bell Biv Devoe, De La Soul and a long list of many more, your guests won’t want the party to stop.  Gon and download it here and thank me with an invite.  Or just save me a plate.  Stream the mixtape after the cut.

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sean falyon - in my beard

 

A handsome man with a beard can usually garner a few swoons from women.  So it’s only right that Philly native Sean Falyon would pay homage to his well-conditioned beard with this new joint, “In My Beard.”  Boasting about ladies mesmerized by his #Beardgang status, Falyon rhymes coolly over a funky, laid back beat.  Ill production from Trifeckta with some crooning from Nick Anderson.  Listen to the track after the cut.  This artwork though…

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I’ve been hip to KING for a couple of years.  If you’re unfamiliar, KING is a trio of super dope, creative ladies who produce and write their own music.  King shit indeed.  It’s been a minute since they’ve dropped some new music but “Mister Chameleon” is well worth the wait, especially if it’s a hint to what’s to come from their upcoming project.  This live version further builds the anticipation for more enchanting sounds from KING.  Singers Anita and Amber blend their harmonies while Paris puts in work on the keys, all while they paint a vivid picture of a lover with a history of an ever-changing, shady demeanor.  The studio version will be available on July 1.  Get your fill here until then.

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Red Kotton is a relatively new, Atlanta-based independent music label and distribution entity.  They pride themselves on showcasing and cultivating only the freshest, unique talents.  Stay Tuned is Red Kotton’s answer to the mundane and the monotonous.  Originally set to be a monthly event, Stay Tuned is a platform for artists on the cusp of success to share new music, wow new fans, and show the hell out, which is exactly what happened on Wednesday night.  As host Anthony David proclaimed, there was not one wack ass song on the stage.  That ain’t no an exaggeration.

The show opened up with the band Red Kotton Revival, which includes Red Kotton’s own Head of A&R Brandon Thomas.  They played a rocked out version of Drake’s “Find Your Love,” setting the night up for the unexpected and newly imagined.

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I love being introduced to an artist who catches me completely off guard.  When I initially listened to Raury’s “God’s Whisper,” I was automatically drawn in by the first line, “I won’t compromise, I won’t live a life on my knees.”  The rest of the song continues to delve into the mind of a young man with an intense message, raging against the conforming machine.  At 17, Raury speaks with a wisdom that many would fail to accept coming from a teenager.

When they see a person like me, who doesn’t give a fuck, following through the school system, they look down upon me. They think I’m nothing. But they have something coming because I hear God’s whisper. That means, my intuition, my natural calling in life is what God’s whisper is. When I say, ‘I am the savior,’  I’m spreading that message to others. You have that whisper to you. You have your intuition. You have your own natural calling that you have to trust and follow. (via Billboard)

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