I’m freezing cold. You’re freezing cold. Let’s listen to some music (mostly rap) together.
Young Braised “Snack City” (video):
The weekend is high time to stack up on snacks, which is why Vancouver rapper Young Braised has hit the sweet spot with his tasty treat “Snack City.” The video looks like an awesome joke, but with some solid rap skills and production from Babe Rainbow, this is legitimately well-made music. Rap game Mean Jeans, anyone?
Chromatics Running from the Sun:
Portland crew Chromatics just might have topped my year-end list with their stunning Kill For Love LP. Now, mastermind Johnny Jewel has mixed outtakes from the record into a solid 35-minute zone out. Give it a listen below.
Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin “Instrusions” (video):
While it would also be fascinating to hear Tim Heidecker collaborate with Oneohtrix’s Daniel Lopatin, the upcoming Tim Hecker collaboration Instrumental Tourist will undoubtedly hit the sweet spot too. “Intrusions,” a five-minute ambient dronescape, is being touted as the lead single, and now it has a music video too. It’s a nice world to get lost in as you watch a car drive in the middle of the night, without any hands on the steering wheel.
Rick Ross “Hold Me Back” (remix ft. Gunplay, French Montana, Yo Gotti and Lil Wayne):
Welp, since you get all of your news hidden in the middle of this blog, let me be the first to tell you that Barack Obama won the election. And while we didn’t get to hear anything new from Baracka Flacka Flames, Rick Ross did unload this vicious remix of “Hold Me Back” with a little help from his friends.
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson “Reputation”:
Without question, Guilty Simpson is an underrated rapper who deserves more attention for his solid rhymes and wonderfully deep voice. On November 13, he’ll release an LP with producer Apollo Brown called Dice Game, and if “Reputation” is any indication, it’s going to be another certified banger. Give it a listen below.