Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hoodie Allen

From UPENN, the college that brought you the great music minds of Yeasayer, John Legend, The Disco Biscuits and myself (ahem) comes the next thing in hip hop - Hoodie Allen.

Hoodie just dropped his first mixtape Pep Rally, which you can grab free on his site.

His style is reminiscent of Asher Roth, mixed with chopped up indie beats a la Chiddy Bang. The only problem I have with him is there is too much wordplay, and not enough substantive lyrical content. For instance this dude name checks everyone from January Jones to Matt Stover to Mugatu's Derelict Campaign on this mixtape. Yes, for real.

The Pep Rally Mixtape by HoodieAllen

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Record Collection

At first listen - shit's real hot. Ronson can do no wrong!

Bang Bang (feat Q Tip and MNDR)

Hey Boy (feat Rose Elinor Dougall and Theophilus London)

Record Collection (feat Simon Le Bon)

Somebody To Love Me (feat Rose Elinor Dougall and Andrew Wyatt)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Hotness #135

Beat Connection - In The Water

Chromeo - I Could Be Wrong (feat Ezra Koenig)

Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - Jackson's Last Stand

Kanye West - Good Friday (feat. Common, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Charlie Wilson)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Just because summer is over doesn't mean that you have to stop listening to chillwave.

Check out Chicago duo Houses, who make beautiful music to relax you in any season.

Endless Spring

Soak It Up

Houses/Teen Daze - Bike

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday Hotness #134

The Brother Kite - Get On, Me

Royksopp - The Drug

Chiddy Bang - The Good Life

The Hundred In Hands - Pigeons

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Alex Goose - The Blueprint 3 Outtakes

"They wanna rap and make soul beats just like you, but they just not you." - Kanye West

Producer Alex Goose had his beat ideas turned down for Jay Z's Blueprint 3 project, but decided to put out an album of these instrumentals so we can all hear what could have been.


Dear Winter


Download the whole album below:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Hotness #133

Stromae - Alors On Danse (feat. Kanye West & Gilbere Forte)

Underworld - Always Loved A Film

The Record Summer - An Enormous Anger Grows in Brooklyn

Matt & Kim - Cameras

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Big Sean - Finally Famous Vol 3 Mixtape

He's up next so in the words of Clinton Sparks - "get familiar!"

Some of my favorite lines, and this guy's got a lot:

“and I’m Superbad, your girl is probably doodling my dick”

“Isn’t it ironic that I’m in a big body? Paranoid because every rapper named Big got bodied”

“All up in my house and I ain’t trying to roommate her, all up in my drawers like its Room Raiders”

“Quit comparing me bitch, fuck you with a Ron Jeremy dick”

“100 inch dick, 20 pound genitals”

Supa Dupa Lemonade

High Rise

Too Fake (feat Chiddy)

Bonus Track (feat Kanye West)

Download the whole mixtape HERE.

(Sorry C.D.)