Marshall Headphones Monitor

Marshall releases its highly anticipated Marshall monitor over at Marshallheadphones.com. The headphones are the finest in technology and come featuring hi-fi prowess and larger-Than-life sound. The headphones deliver superior noise isolation without the bulk associated with other high end headphones. Looks wise, it looks good as well coming featuring a white script logo and black vinyl leather, evoking the spirit of legendary vintage maps. The headphones also come featuring heavy-duty cast metal hinges and brass accents. Additional features also include a completely detachable double-ended coil cord with mic and remote which allow users to wear the cord on either the left or right side. Now available over at Marshallheadphones.com.

Nas – Pre-Illmatic Demo (Full Album Stream)

True Nas fans will be excited with this post. Here is material pre-1994 music from the Queensbridge rapper. This track isnt the true demo shopped to labels pre Illmatic but its still great to hear nonetheless. The actual tape shopped to labels only featured two tracks, “Nas Will Prevail” and “I’m A Villain.” Listen below:

Nas – Pre-Illmatic Demo Tracklist

1. Understanding 0:00
Featuring AZ & Biz Markie
2. Life Is Like A Dice Game 3:12
3. Just Another Day In The Projects 5:51
4. Déjà Vu 9:04
Produced by Chris Winston
5. Back To The Grill 12:51
Featuring MC Serch feat. Chubb Rock & Red Hot Lover Tone
Produced by T-Ray
6. Everything Is Real 17:53
Featuring Shapelle
7. I’m A Villain 20:09
Produced by Large Professor
8. Number One With A Bullet 24:31
Featuring Kool G. Rap & Whiteboy
9. Nas Will Prevail (It Ain’t Hard To Tell Original) 28:47
Produced by Large Professor
10. On The Real (Original) 33:45
Featuring Akinyele, Screwball, & Cormega
11. Live At The BBQ 37:13
Featuring Fatal & Akinyele

 

 

Yuna featuring KYLE – Let Love Come Through

Right off the bat, KYLE spits a playful verse of how he lets his love come through.

Yuna releases a new single titled ” Let Love Come Through” from her upcoming her EP Sixth Street. The track comes featured rapper KYLE and will be released on May 7. Yuna described the creative process for the EP as the following:

“All of the songs were written in my apartment where I’m most comfortable, and at that point I understood who I was and knew what I was feeling about life.”

Listen Below:

Source: Idolator

Aaradhna releases her video for “Wake Up”

New Zealand’s own Aaradhna releases her latest video for her single “Wake Up.” The soul artist has a voice that is reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, or Duffy. Wath and listen below:

About Aaradhna:
When Aaradhna’s harmonies spill through the speakers in her opening track, you learn that it’s not just treble and reverb that go good together. It’s her silky voice over that doo-wop style (a sound she likes to call Retro/Metro), and her newfound attitude partnered with old school soul. It’s Aaradhna and music that go good together.

Her first single ‘Wake Up’ – a plea to herself – was penned around the time she realized life was passing her by and that she was ready to get back in the game. “At the time I was listening to Amy Winehouse,” says Aaradhna. “I used to go to her Back to Black album; I’d repeat it all day because I connected with all her music. The thing I liked about it was that she didn’t care about what other people said, and she really spoke her mind…that’s what I wanted to do, I wanted to make music that I could really say what I wanted to say.”

It was in Romania, where she’d moved to be with her professional basketball- playing partner, that to counter her boredom, she discovered artists like Ruth Brown and LaVern Baker, and soaked in old favourites like Otis Redding, Millie Small, Calvin Richardson, Monica, Sam Cooke, Richie Valens, The Capris, Rosie & the Originals & Little Anthony and the Imperials. As a result her writing has elevated and her knack for hypnotizing harmonies is amplified – a writing style Aaradhna says has come naturally as she’s gotten older.

It’s the sound she’s been able to express herself with most, taking her cue from the late great Ms. Winehouse in how to be more honest with her song writing, and life in general. “I just never spoke my mind, if I didn’t like something, I still said ‘yes’, even when I should have said something else. Now I say what I want and make sure that I have it that way. I had to grow up, go through all that drama, all the crappy moments to know what I wanted.”

Aaradhna67739adbeb22

Nike Lunar Presto Deep Smoke/Total Crimson

Nike Sportswear releases a special colorway of the Lunar Presto sneaker in a Deep Smoke/Total Crimson look. The Prestos are quite  the summer sneaker  and this version comes featuring a smoky mesh upper with matching overlays at the toe, quarter panels, and heel, the kicks see a contrasting white midsole.  The Deep Smoke/Total Crimson edition of the Lunar Presto is now available in-store and online from Concepts for $100 USD.

 

 

 

Quasimoto (Madlib) – Planned Attack

Produced by Madlib. 12 tracks recorded over a roughly 12-year period. LP & CD come with a peel-off cover sticker revealing Quasimoto’s guts; LP with bonus 7-inch single.

Stones Throw just announcedthat Madlib will be releasing another album under his Quasimoto moniker on June 18th. The first track from the album is available now and is titled “Planned Attack.” Stream it below:

Quasimoto first came to life on Madlib’s personal beat tapes in the producer’s early years in Oxnard CA – private music, not meant for release, made for himself and a small circle of local smokers and their car stereos.

By the time of Quasimoto’s debut The Unseen, most had caught on to the fact that Madlib and Quasimoto were one in the same. The MC as artistic alter ego, like a talking dummy from surreal rap vaudeville. Quasimoto is usually the “bad character,” doing and saying what the producer doesn’t, with Madlib along side as a noncommittal collaborator. The Unseen (Stones Throw, 2000) was among the new decade’s first sleeper hits, ranking on Spin’s year end list at a time when the producer and label were unknown outside hip-hop DJ circles.

After a subsequent journey through jazz production and now-legendary collaborations with MF DOOM & J Dilla, Madlib called on Quasimoto again for The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. The album played something like a smoked-out comedy/crime Blaxploitation flick, and continued to build Madlib’s reputation as one of the most creative and fearlessly skewed creators in hip-hop.

Ghostface Killah & Apollo Brown – Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape (Album Stream)

On Record Store Day, Soul Temple reeleased Apollo Brown’s Twelve Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape by Ghostface Killah. Today the collective decided to release a digital version through Bandcamp. The LP was originally set to be put out as a cassette only release as part of “Record Store Day.” An iTunes release as well as a physical release is set to arrive on June 11. Stream the project below:

 

Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins – PopStopper (Video)

Georgia Anne Muldrow and Dudley Perkins will be releasing a new LP titled The Lighthouse. Their music is a mix of  J.Dilla/Madlib backdrops with their vocals serving as the the forefront. Here we have the video for their new single   “Pop Stopper” below. Watch the video and and preorder the album over at Bandcamp.

The group is also going out on tour to celebrate the release the album with a show, The Low End Theory on May 22 in Los Angeles with King Britt and Brooklyn Bowl on May 21 (the album release day) with DJ Romes (Lootpack). Buy Tickets for the shows now.

 

Lighthouse art

Rhye – Open (SOHN REMIX)

Rhye’s debut album has been on my personal playlist for the last few months and now it’s time to add this remix to it. The remix is to the standout single “Open” by SOHN. The remix adds a more electric feel to the soulful track while still highlighting the Rhye’s vocals. Listen below and pick up Woman if you have yet to.