Fashawn is easily one of my favorite west coast emcees right now. I’m just diving into this mixtape and it already tastes good. A few tracks are produced by J. Cole too.
Hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar.
Premiered at XXL Magazine.
Fashawn gets G.O.O.D. guest features for this remix which serves as the latest installment of his Sunday School series.
Fashawn’s next project Higher Learning 2 is set to drop February 15th.
Spotted at 2dopeboyz.
These two unexpectedly released a beautiful new EP of covers and original material. Every song is fantastic. Definitely get this one if your a fan of either artist. Must have of the weekend.
1. Shiny Suit Pt. 2
2. You Are
3. Freedom (Ft. Talib Kweli)
4. Hey Girl (Original Rough)
5. No Other Love
6. Come Over (Ft. Sean Paul)
7. Fall In Love
I’m not even sure where to start but this track has some highlights in it….somewhere.
Spotted at Fake Shore Drive.
Not much to say hear. Your a fool if you don’t check this out.
Teflon Don drops July 20th. I can’t wait. BAWWWSE.
Some behind the scenes footage after the jump.
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The best live band on the planet will be backing John Legend for a full album of covers of soul tunes from the 60s and 70s. This project should be unbelievable. Up top you get a glimpse of what is to come as they cover Baby Huey’s “Hard Times.”
The album is set to drop September 21, 2010.
The resulting album features eleven profoundly evocative songs infused with sounds of gospel, rock and reggae inflections with hip-hop influences. The album is highlighted by familiar tracks like “Wholly Holy” by Marvin Gaye and “Little Ghetto Boy” by Donny Hathaway mixed with the more obscure selections of Baby Huey and the Babysitters’ “Hard Times,” and “Hang on in There” by Mike James Kirkland.
“These songs sound so relevant now,” Legend says. “On most of them, you wouldn’t change a lyric. ‘Wake Up Everybody’ (the album’s first single, featuring contributions from Melanie Fiona and Common) has four verses—the first one is a general statement, the second is about education, third is about health care, and the fourth is about making a better environment. No editing needed.”
“When these songs were written, people were more spiritually in tune,” says Roots drummer/musical director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson. “It was fresh from the civil rights era and there was a feeling of hope that maybe, yes, someday we will all be free. In 2010, not so much.”
The album features one original composition, Legend’s song “Shine,” which is featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim’s upcoming documentary film Waiting for Superman. The song, a “Stevie-Wonder-meets-gospel” stunner, clearly demonstrates the strengths of this specific group of musicians. Wake Up! blends Legend’s expressive, thoughtful vocal interpretations with an element of funk that only The Roots can provide.