Category: Music

New Music Monday: Drake for the Win *Updated*

Welcome to a new week folks!
Hopefully you’re ready for some new music, especially from none other than the man Drake, himself. I’m sure you’ve heard of the controversy brewing between him and Meek Mill. Apparently Meek indulged in a little Twitter rant, including calling out Drake for using a ghost writer. To further messy-fy (totally not a word) the situation, Meek went on to name drop the so-called ghost writer for Drake.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell you much more about this ongoing situation & to simply put it in Tyga’s words “I’m not here for the tea.” Guess you’ll have to check out the gossip blogs for that. 😉
What I can provide for you is Drake’s official ‘diss’ track to Meek called ‘Charged Up’, which was released over the weekend along with a few other new songs on his new ‘OVO Sound Radio’. Mr. OVO takes a couple shot’s at Meek & Nicki as well as addressing the rest of the messiness in the rap game.

*UPDATE: Looks like Drake felt the need to “body” Meek Mill with a follow-up diss freestyle called “Back To Back”. OUCH!

This next track might be my new jam to play on repeat. Hotline Bling (Cha Cha Remix) is the perfect chill song. Of course Drake is talking about another ex that may have blossomed after him, but i’m here for it. I’m loving the whole feel of this track. Grab a drink and two-step your way around the house.
Let me know what you think of these new songs?
Until next time…
-Twanie

New Music Mondays

Alright folks, new week… new opportunities!

Aside from my ‘Bon Melange’ series, I wanted to bring you some more ongoing entertainment.
I’ve always been a die hard music head. I don’t watch tv, I read a million books & I always have my headphones in my ears. Music is the catalyst for my happiness.
I’m always on the search for new music. Just like my style, I remain versatile with the sounds that I listen to. For me, music is more than just a stream of words made in-sync with a beat, MUSIC IS LIFE. Everyone has a story & i’m the ears that want to listen. There’s nothing like a lyrical ‘author’ who can give me a raw glimpse of their story in a song.
With that said, at the beginning of each week i’ll be posting my current favorite song or a recent release that you can most likely find in my playlist.
Check out my picks for this week! Let me know what you think about the songs or put me on to something new!

Alright… this first sound is for the love of Hip Hop & good summertime vibes. Hailing from Raleigh NC, rapping duo ‘9192’ (Tre’ Mars & Slam) plan on raising consciousness while dominating the summer with their latest mix-tape ‘Namaste’.
‘Summa Fling’ brings that head bobbin, sweet talkin, underground feel. If you catch yourself looking for something to play at your next bbq or while sitting & sipping that ice cold lemonade on your porch this summer, be sure to put this on your playlist.
Check out more of 9192’s music, as well as be on the look out for the official ‘Namaste’ drop.

Next up… something for my roughnecks.

Unlike most people, I didn’t hear about Oxygen’s ‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’ star Siya, from of the show. To be quite honest with you, I’ve only recently made myself watch episode one of the first season, just to get a glimpse of what it’s like. I don’t have the attention span for tv & i’m definitely not one to jump into a series already underway. (Hence why i’m still stuck on season one of ‘OITNB’.) Pretty pitiful, I know. Sorry Ruby Rose fans!
The first time I heard her was on ‘Nigga Like Me’ ft. Chris Brown & Problem sometime last year. After months of playing this one song by her, I decided to search around a little more. To my delight, I was actually slacking on the amount of content this ‘Bed-Stuy Bully’ had under her belt already. 3 mix-tapes later, I’m grateful for this random find.
While waiting on the release of her highly anticipated EP ‘What Never Happened’, Siya holds us over with something for ‘the streets’ as she puts it.
“The reason I decided to drop this first, is because this sound will not be the route I go as far as my E.P. So enjoy it now.”
Check out the banger below & let me know what you think.

Until next week!

Do you make music or know someone that does?? Send me your links & suggestions… i’m all ears!

-Twanie

25 Hottest Mixtapes of 2013

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2013 gave us plenty of great albums, but lets not forget the hot mixtapes dropped this year. XXL complied a list of the 25 best mixtapes of the year.
See who made the cut.
Yelawolf, Trunk Muzik Returns

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Lil Bibby, Free Crack

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Waka Flocka Flame, DuFlocka Rant 2

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Rapsody, She Got Game

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Casey Veggies, Life Changes

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Meek Mill, Dreamchasers 3

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Joey Bada$$, Summer Knights

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Future & FreeBand Gang, Future Presents F.B.G: The Movie

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Flatbush Zombies, BetterOffDEAD

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Lil Wayne, Dedication V

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Cam’ron, Ghetto Heaven Vol. 1

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Young Scooter, Street Lottery

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August Alsina, The Product 2

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Migos, Y.R.N.

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Ty Dolla $ign, Beach House 2

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Big K.R.I.T., King Remembered In Time

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Juelz Santana, God Will’n

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Vic Mensa, INNANETAPE

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Pusha T, Wrath Of Caine

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Kevin Gates, The Luca Brasi Story

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Travi$ Scott, Owl Pharaoh

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Action Bronson, Blue Chips 2

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Lil Durk, Signed To The Streets

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Nipsey Hu$$le, Crenshaw

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Chance The Rapper, Acid Rap
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