The Zane Lowe produced highlight from Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is the official two step record of 2014 and now it gets some visuals, documenting some of Sam’s recent tour life. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to catch him on his first American tour because his voice is incredible to hear live.
Hip-hop is alive and well. Joey’s murdering everything he touches these days and “Christ Conscious” is no exception. Dope video too!
Watch out for B4DA$$ and Seattle homies: Joey’s performing at the Showbox on 10/10.
The homey Russ has quickly become one of my favorite artists out right now. Dope beats, catchy melodies, and some of the most heartfelt, genuine lyrics in the entire game. What more do you need?
“Yellow” is extra special for me since Russ humbled me with the shout out in the second verse. Definitely got you homey!
Download the full project, Silence, for free right here.
I always enjoy seeing new talent come out the gate spitting hungry AF and that’s what you’re seeing with Cozz, J. Cole’s newest signing to Dreamville. The most amazing part of this video is that they actually got shots of Los Angeles without any cars driving around in the background. But on the real, peep Cozz’s abum that just dropped, Cozz & Effect, and watch out for an appearance on SNSS real soon.
Guilty pleasure. Dope visuals, fun delivery, I’m not mad. HWAH!
Y’all need to peep the Broods album that drops 10/7 called Evergreen. Very dope music. If you’re sleeping, here’s a taste with their breakup themed video for “Never Gonna Change.”
These are the kinds of songs that simply put Shad on a level that few other artists can touch. Truly next level in his message and his delivery. Wow.
Words from the director, Justin Broadbent:
“The death of music is similar to the death of visual art. The online, numb, browsing experience has (naturally) started to effect the current state of art. We’ve become a Tumblr’d culture, over Googled, educated and bored in 4 seconds or shorter.
“I made a non-music video for Shad’s “Progress”. It’s a website. It’s a comment on the state of art and also maybe the only video that could attach to such an intensely accurate and poignant song for our generation. It is like the movie credits to now. Tumblr on.”
MNEK (and the UK) wins again. This kid is super talented.
UK R&B is killing ours right now. Here’s a new one from Sinead Harnett, who you may have heard on Disclosure’s album, produced by Snakehips, who are murking everything they touch right now. Fire.
Souled Out drops Tuesday and I’m really interested to see how it performs. I’d love to see an artist like Jhene breakthrough on the mainstream level and with the success of “The Worst,” a lot of folks are checking for her right now. This album will likely determine if she can get up to that star level, but either way, the music continues to be dope…and that’s the most important thing.