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2016 Dance Electronic Folk Hip-Hop Indie Indie Pop JayeL Audio Lists Mixtape R&B Rap Rock

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 […]

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2014 Dance Electronic Folk Hip-Hop Indie Indie Pop Lists R&B Rap Rock

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks #30-21

We’re now approaching the second half of my favorite 60 tracks of 2014. #30-21 are below and see the rest of the list at these links: #40-31 #50-41 #60-51 30. Kendrick Lamar – i Considering the dark, gritty street narratives of good kidd, Madd city, I don’t think anyone would have predicted Kendrick would chose […]

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Covers Indie

Gentlemen Hall – Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe (Kendrick Lamar cover)

Talk about out of left field. Boston’s rising indie sextet Gentlemen Hall has been churning out quality tunes like “Sail Into The Sun”, but most certainly wouldn’t expect a Kendrick Lamar cover. Not just a straight forward cover though, flutes, piccolo and effective vocal distortion expound upon the catchy hook from one of the best […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

MIXTAPE: The Narkmaster ft Drake, Atmosphere, Kyle Lucas, Action Bronson & more

The Narkmaster from jayelaudio on 8tracks Radio. Get ready for an oversized mixtape of my favorite hip-hop of the past few months. The heavyweights (Jay-Z, Kanye West, J. Cole) mostly delivered on the hype surrounding their recent releases, but I’m primarily ready to laud the rest of the talent on this edition. Seattle spitter Sol […]

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Festivalist

Festivalist ’13: Music Midtown – 9/20-9/21 – Atlanta, GA

What: Music Midtown When: September 20-21 Where: Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA Who: Friday, 9/20 – Journey, Jane’s Addiction, 2 Chainz, Phoenix, Cake, North Mississippi Allstars, The Mowgli’s, Drivin N Cryin. Saturday, 9/21 – Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tegan and Sara, […]

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Hip-Hop Mixtape Nark Rap

New Mixtape: Into Narkness ft KiD CuDi, Hit-Boy, Skewby, Drake & more

Nostalgia, a word my wife can’t stand for some reason and the way I’ll always feel about ‘90’s and early ‘00’s hip-hop. If bling, soul samples, No Limit and bass from an 808 make you yearn for days of old, you will enjoy this mixtape. Newcomer Mayalino must have called in a major favor because […]

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Dance Electronic Hip-Hop Rap remix Remix Friday

REMIX FRIDAY: Kaytranada, Kendrick Lamar, Panic City, MNDR, Todd Edwards & more

(Photo via Jonathan Daniel/Getty) No time for a track by track description today, but I will say that “If” is probably my top Janet Jackson joint of all time. The Kaytranada takes the track to an entirely different place and I love it. Also, I don’t normally include hip-hop related remixes, but Kendrick and Rihanna […]