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I love hearing the inception of songs. For Kanye West a lot of times that means building a song off a great sample so hearing the records that he mined for those samples is a treat for a music geek like me. Thankfully Ty Kidd at FSD put together this compilation of songs that Kanye pulled from to make his beats on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
You can see the track listing over at FakeShoreDrive.com
My favorite record she’s done so far. Pink Friday drops 11/22.
A hearty 20 song portion of new music from one of my favorite MCs.
Download it here.
Kings of Leon’s latest got the Cee-Lo treatment when he went by BBC Radio 1 to do this incredible live in-studio cover of it. His new album The Lady Killer is coming out next week.
The reference track Drake did for this leaked a few months ago but now we hear it the way it was intended. This is one of the best songs Jaime’s ever done. Shouts to Drake for writing it and laying down an inspired new verse.
Mansions On The Moon is a trio from Echo Park in LA that formed a little over a year ago and they’ve already collaborated with N.E.R.D. (just below is a clip of what Shae and Pharell had to say about them). They’ve got an incredible trip-hop electro indie but kind of pop sound. We need to come up with a new term for free albums cause ‘mixtape’ really doesn’t do this project justice. Download it here
Go ahead girl!
This post is a lot of Drake. Above is a great in depth interview Katie Couric did with him yesterday and just below is I Get Lonely Too, the first single from his upcoming R&B mixtape entitled It’s Never Enough. At the rate he’s going maybe he’ll run for president in 2012.
Freshness spotted at Prettymuchamazing.com: “Vampire Weekend‘s multi-talented producer/composer/sometimes vocalist Rostam Batmanglij who currently remixes under the moniker Boys Like Us, has recently remixed OK GO’s “White Knuckles” and now he’s been tasked to rework Tokyo Police Club’s inescapable single, Wait Up.”
Before you jump to conclusions about the title check out Mickey’s explanation of it: “I’m better than myself. The tape is geared toward me bettering myself on a consistent basis. I have to look at myself in the mirror every single day and say, ‘yesterday you did what you did, but today you have to be better than you were yesterday’.”
This mixtape has some increbile music on it. Although Mickey is technically a rapper the beats he goes over are so eclectic and different so its really no surprise that B.o.B. is one of his collaborators on this.
Download the mixtape HERE