- By Mason Strehl on October 9, 2014
Along the years I have seen many artists come and go, grow from small hometown acts go to touring worldwide. And generally the trend I se is a loss in artistic integrity as time goes on. Luke Christopher has always been going the opposite way, with each project pushing the envelope and just getting better and better in general. His newest project, TMRW TMRW Pt. 2 is no different. He puts his best foot forward and sets a new precedent with an album thats more entertaining, engaging, and authentic than ever.
The project is a sizable body of work at 15 tracks, but it’s been in the making for quite some time too with TMRW TMRW part one having been released in 2012. The project is for the most part self produced which is impressive in it’s self before you press play. When you do, you’ll be blown away by the sheer creativity of the sample-heavy compositions. They span and combine several genres, while drawing from solidly hip-hop roots throughout. It’s quite the development both in his production and his rhyming skills.
The lyrical ability of Luke is pretty prominent on this project as well, with content ranging from lyrical love ballads to though roughly thought out storytelling. He has a few small features including appearances from Asher Roth, Baily, Foster The People, Wave Racer, Shlohmo, Brody Brown and Banks. It makes for an overall pretty fun project. Check the stream out below and if you dig it, hit the download.
Download: Luke Christopher – TMRW TMRW Pt. 2
- By Mason Strehl on October 2, 2014
Pittsburg’s own Devin Miles has been drawing in ears to his music lately, and continuing building towards his next full-length album, titled Pixburgh, he decided to release a smooth new track. The 21 year old emcee has been making waves for awhile, with 3 EPs under his belt and a fan base that spans far outside of his home city.
His new track, titled “No Different“, is a step away from his usually swagger-laced, hyped-up rhymes, and a step towards a more traditional jazz-hop record. It’s refreshing and smooth while still containing the confident lyrical bravado that makes his music so interesting. Credit must be given to Christo, the man behind the boards on this one, as he creates a captivating base for the young emcee to spit over. Let’s hope we see more like this on his upcoming album.
- By Mason Strehl on September 30, 2014
It’s been an exciting year for Fashawn, after he signed to Nas’ new label, Mass Appeal Records. Now he is preparing to release his first album, titled The Ecology, since the big news of his signing. The Cali emcee paints an ode to his home state with his new track and first single titled “Golden State Of Mind”. It’s a throwback for sure with a definite west coast vibe and a guest verse from Dom Kennedy. The track is produced by TMR favorite Exile, who brings forth a laid back, bass heavy instrumental for Fash and Dom to rhyme on.
In other news, The Ecology has been pushed back, but this track will appear on the upcoming compilation Mass Apeal Vol. 1. We’ll keep you posted on more!
- By Mason Strehl on September 26, 2014
One of the most anticipated albums of the year might just be around the corner. The album, Joey Bada$$’s B4DA$$, will hopefully be coming by the end of the year. Today we get a taste of what’s to come with a new loosie. This track won’t be on the album, but I don’t care – this is fire. The track is a pretty dark and energetic and Joey comes correct with the verses. The chorus can get a little repetitive, but joey’s verses will make you forget all about that. Be on the lookout for upcoming singles off the project.
- By Mason Strehl on September 25, 2014
I just wanted to drop in with a few different track that dropped this month that were especially fuego. We got 3 tracks, one with Bishop Nehru & DOOM, a track from VA emcee Dephlow, and another collaboration track from Apollo Brown & Ras Kass. Check them out!