September 2008

Chicago

808s & Heartbreak Dropping in November?

At least that’s what he’s reporting over at his blog:

I CHANGED MY ALBUM TO NOVEMBER SOMETHING CAUSE I FINISHED THE ALBUM AND I FELT LIKE IT.. I WANT YALL TO HEAR IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Dude must have absolutely been on his grizzly (as the kids say) to turn this album over so quick. I know a lot of people claim they like being independent because you can “drop when you want to drop”, but if you’re Kanye, you can do that anywhere at anytime.  Juice.

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Chicago

Astonish – “So Gone” (Freestyle)

Don’t think just because Astonish has been relatively quiet over the past couple months that he’s somewhere relaxing and enjoying the fruits of his labor. As if! The Molemen young gun has been in the kitchen cooking up his latest mixtape, tenatively titled The Next Best Thing, which he plans to release by the end of the year.

Here’s the first look from The Next Best Thing.  Shouts to the Astonish and the whole Molemen camp.

Astonish – “So Gone” (Freestyle)

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Chicago

Hey, doesn’t that sound like: the Twone Gabz vs. Malik Yusef Edition

So the other day I posted that Malik Yusef record , you know, the one he did with Kanye and that guy from Maroon 5 for the Barry Obama album?  Yeah, that one.  So shortly after I posted (and once people realized FSD was up and running again), I received a few emails from anonymous sources crying afoul. A few Chicago diehards seemed to think the Malik record sounded eerily similar to a track that Twone Gabz had cut a few years earlier, with Malik himself.

The song was featured on a somewhat obscure Gabz mixtape, Do 4 Self Vol. 2, that dropped a few years ago.  The track in question featured some smooth spoken word from Malik at the tail end, and well, the song was also titled, “Promise Land”.

Hmmm.  So not believing these anonymous sources, I reached out to Twone to hear for myself.  I mean, Skooda Chose, Bump & Sly have all had songs called “Promise Land” over the past few years.    That sample has been flipped many ways, many different times.

So we’ll let the FSD readers be the judge – is this a direct shark violation of, or just a coincidence?

Twone Gabz feat. Malik Yusef – “Promise Land”

Malik Yusef feat. Kanye West & Adam Levine – “Promise Land” 

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