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Video: Mick Jenkins Talks New Project, Getting A Call From Timbaland & More

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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While down at SXSW, Mick Jenkins sat down with Complex TV to talk about a number of subjects including his last project, The Water[s], what he has in store for his next opus, getting a phone call from Timbaland, bad music and much more.

One of the best parts is where Mick reveals the ills of the behind the scenes politics of the music industry. But he also discusses his new EP, which features work with Kaytranada and THEMpeople. An interesting watch for sure.

New Project: Ballout & Tadoe – Rise Of The Glo Gang Empire

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Glo Gang compadres, Ballout and Tadoe, decided to form a group within the crew, and this faction gives us the Rise Of The Glo Gang Empire — a 10 song album featuring these two artists tag-teaming over some of the most hard-hitting and trunk-rattling beats you’ve heard in a while. Enter their Empire state of mind below.

 Buy it on iTunes as well.

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Video: Tink Talks Aaliyah Comparison, Working with Timbaland & More On WGCI

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hometown hero, Tink, recently stopped by 107.5 WGCI’s latest incarnation of their morning show, now titled Kyle, Kendra and Leon, to talk about a slew of topics. Most interestingly, Timbaland’s recent comments comparing Tink to the late, great Aaliyah, working with Timbaland, ratchet commandments, female rappers and more. Check out the video clip above.

FSD Songs Of The Week 3/27/15

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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It’s that time of the week again. Do remember, that if the song dropped anytime since last Friday (we had last week off because we were at SXSW) it’s eligible for the list. Now we aren’t saying these are the BEST songs of the week, but they are the staff’s faves and joints you can catch us bumping in the office.

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Video: Logan – 24/7

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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The three amigos return yet again: Logan, Flight and J. Krown. The FEO Mob Squad return yet again with a new video from Logan’s recently released, 1636 project. If you haven’t grabbed that yet, we suggest you make it a priority.

Also, you should be sure to attend Logan’s concert at Reggies tonight. Details for which are directly below. Don’t miss that.

Logan is headlining Reggie’s Rock Club tonight doors open at 6 PM (ALL AGES), with Hurt Everybody and more. Pre-sales are sold out but there will be a limited amount of tickets left at the door. And if you miss that don’t worry we will be following up with an 18+ after party with special performances by Romiti, Leather Chords, DJ Oreo, Manny Muscles, and more Ladies $5 before midnight.

Video: Johnny May Cash f/ J Rock – Birds

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Directed by Reel Sharp. Produced by Young Chop and Chop Squad DJ.

The birds fly back from the south now that spring is here, and Johnny May and J Rock appear today with an official anthem for it. Gran Johnny May’s new project, My Last Days, now.

Shawnna – Water Whip (She-Mix)

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Ms. Guy puts her spin on the current hit, “Water Whip.” This. Is. The. Remix.

Shawnna has two tapes on the horizon, her solo shot La Miconia, as well as her long-waited collbo album with Twista, Bonnie & Clyde. Keep an eye open for both of those in 2015. But for now, whip it good.

 

 

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Death By Icon f/ Deer Emerson – Namesake

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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After premiering across the pond on BBC Radio 1Xtra yesterday, Windy duo Death By Icon bring their latest drop stateside for everyone’s listening pleasure. Before you hit the jump and get an earful of the Deer Emerson-assisted “Namesake,” find out how the track came together below.

Simply put, Namesake is about the value of truths.

The original idea for the Namesake beat came from listening to Biggie’s “Party and Bullshit.” The sample used in that beat is an old jazz instrumental cover of “I’ll Be There” by Johnny Hammond. It’s Ants favorite Biggie song for a bunch of reasons, but mainly for the production and how that sample was used. The sample on “Party and Bullshit” was chopped in a confusing way, and isn’t as clear cut as it sounds. He also loved the subtle melody and grittiness in that beat…something he wanted to capture in the production of Namesake.

Vic came up with a rough melody, and him and Ant wrote the lyrics. Since Ant has sung on a lot of the tracks, he gave it go, but after listening a few times they knew that someone with higher pitched vocals would fit the track better. So, they reached out to Deer Emerson and asked if she would sing the chorus and the result came out perfect.

Ant messed around on a piano and eventually found the chords, he played them a bunch of ways till it felt right playing this 6/8 or 3/4 swing to it. He knew he wanted a gritty New York type beat in 4/4 time, so he tried fitting a 6/8 feel in a 4/4 time signature and just adjusted all the instruments to that 4/4 feel; that’s why it sounds off at times. It’s also the reason why there is a switch in the second part of the verse sections.

Listen to and download “Namesake” below.

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Izze The Producer f/ Lil Durk, AD & DC Young Fly – GANGLAND

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Super dope Virginia producer, Izze, drops off a brand new single featuring frequent collaborators Lil Durk, DC Young Fly and AD. VA, Chi-Town, Compton and the ATL all connect on here. From coast to coast every gang is the same.

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Lil Durk – Faneto (Remix)

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Durk takes a hot record, and pours some gasoline on it, engulfing the whole town. Game over, faneto. Listen to him burn the block down with his very own version of “Faneto.”

Do remember, Durk’s new album, Remember My Name, is due out on May 12th via Def Jam Records.

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