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2016 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2016 Mixtape

Considering 2016 ends in less than a week, there is not much time for a preamble or song by song analysis for this year’s top tracks of 2016. As part of my debt, I’ll offer and additional 10 songs to you, for a grand total of 70 of my favorite songs of the year. As […]


COVER: Bastille – Thinkin’ Bout You ft O.N.E. (Frank Ocean Cover)

Bastille can do no wrong in my book. While covering Frank Ocean initially seems like a dangerous move, Dan Smith is more than up for the task. Smith utilized some studio wizardry along with his own boisterous pipes and a guest turn by O.N.E. for an effective and engaging cover of “Thinkin’ Bout You”. Stream […]


MASH-UP: The Hood Internet – Pyramidspeak (Frank Ocean vs. Purity Ring)

Why yes, I would like to hear two of my favorite acts of 2012 on the same track that happens to intertwine two of my favorite songs of 2012. Thanks the Hood Internet. BONUS: The Hood Internet – The Thing You Do (Miguel vs. Schlomo vs. RL Grime) The Hood Internet – I’m A Flirt […]

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REMIX: Frank Ocean – Pink Matter ft OutKast

In case you missed it on Friday, Frank Ocean managed to do what every hip-hop fan has been pining for: wrangle Big Boi and 3 Stacks on the same track. “Pink Matter” was already one of the standout cuts from my favorite album of the year, but Big’s slick wordplay only enhances the cut. Stream […]


STREAM: Frank Ocean – Wise Man

Quentin Tarantinto had his reasons to leave “Wise Man” off the Django Unchained soundtrack, but Ocean’s left overs are better than most artist’s official releases. Stream “Wise Man” below and the full soundtrack at Soundcloud.

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2012 #5-#1

Honorable Mention #20-#15 #14-11 #10-6 The grand finale is here. Leave your top albums list in the comments. 5. Kendrick Lamar-good kid m.A.A.d city While not every artist Dr. Dre has backed has panned out (see Truth Hurts, RBX, Hittman), the good Dr.’s latest protege Kendrick Lamar has the makings of a special artist. good […]

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2012 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of 2012 #10-1

Here it is, the conclusion of my top tracks of 2012. The accompanying mixtape will be out tomorrow. Leave your list in the comments and let me know what I missed. 10. Electric Guest-This Head I Hold Newcomers Asa Taccone and Matt Compton get together with Danger Mouse and create a soulful yet funky number. […]