[MIXTAPE] @le1fny-HEY Ep

 

New York rapper Le1f dropped the follow up to last year’s Tree House earlier this week. Hey, released under Terrible/XL Recordings, really shows off Le1f’s skilled wordplay. The EP features 4 new songs and a “cleaned up” version of his hit “Wut.”

Le1f also made his television debut this week on the Late Show with David Letterman, making it the first time an openly gay rapper has performed on a major network’s late night show.

Le1f is set to hit the stage at Moogfest and Hangout Music Festival this summer. Make sure to check out his previous mixtapes.

[VIDEO] Chance Warhol- Au Revoir + Paris Is Burning (Tracklist)

March is starting off on the right foot as Chance Warhol releases his highly anticipated video for Au Revoir. The video debuted yesterday on VIBE and has caught the eyes of various artists and fans who have congratulated the Tennessee lyricist on his newest release. Warhol also delivers us with his album artwork for his upcoming “Paris Is Burning” album as well as the tracklist. The album features various producers that each play a key role in the artistic vision Warhol hopes to spread across the states when it debuts March 25th. Catch the video and tracklist below.


Tracklist

Collapse (Produced by Makeup & Vanity Set)
Otherside featuring Boss of Nova (Produced by Josh Crosby)
South of France feat. ThatGuySoda (Produced by Ed Pryor)
Kennedy’s (Produced by Matt Dragstrem)
Au Revoir (Produced by BoyGenius)
Nothing featuring William Wolf (Produced by BoyGenius)
Pier Pressure featuring Matt Villz (Produced by Chase Akers)
Infinite Sunrise featuring Skewby (Produced by Skewby)
Marlon Brando featuring Cherub (Produced by Ed Pryor)
Medicine for Melancholy featuring BASECAMP (Produced by BASECAMP)

Also catch my Official SXSW Showcase
Friday Night (Saturday Morning technically) 1:00AM -1:50AM @ Karma Lounge

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[2L's Rewind] Andre 3000- The Love Below Album

 

With today being Valentine’s Day, we wanted to jumpstart our newest addition 2L’s Rewind, with an older album that appealed to Cupid. To better understand what we are doing with our new 2L’s Rewind, it stands as a bi-weekly spotlight that will feature classic albums (both past and present) that may have slipped under the radar or been so impacting in the hip hop culture we see fit to revisit it.

For our first release, we want to shed light on Andre 3000‘s The Love Below Album. This album was released as a double album from Outkast in 2003 and was a striking moment for Outkast because it allowed both Andre and Big Boi to showcase their differences while maintaining support and structure for one another. The Love Below was quite successful and offered a different approach to the original vibe of ‘hip hop’ music. Throughout The Love Below album, Andre displays his funkadelic side and also revisits memories from his parents, memorable occurrences with women, as well as breakups. Where ‘everyday is the 14th,’ Andre 3000′s portion of the double album originally started as a film that he was writing about a young man’s romantic traveles to Paris. However, Andre never pushed play on the film.

A few tracks in particular that were favorites from the album include Prototype, Hey Ya, Pink & Blue, Roses, She Lives In My Lap, and She’s Alive. The success in the album was led alongside Big Boi’s Speakerboxx as they reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, grabbed one of the first Grammy’s for Album of the Year, and landed as #44 as the hottest albums of the decade. Major accomplishments came from Andre and Big Boi’s release. To stream the album via Grooveshark click here

 

Andre 3000-Hey Ya!

Andre 3000- Roses

[AUDIO] Daley- Be, Days+ Nights Album (Now Available)

When we were first introduced to the soulful voice of Daley, we knew it would only be a matter of time before greatness occured. Through his various releases of original melodies and features with various artists (including Marsha Ambrosius and Pharrell Williams), Daley is back with a new track entitled “Be.” The song displays Daley welcoming a past love back into his life. Daley’s new album, Days + Nights has already received praise from artists including Maxwell, Pharrell Williams, Lalah Hathaway, and more and is now available via Itunes.

Purchase Daley’s Days + Nights Album here

[MIXTAPE] LitKaby.- Just Because EP (Japanese Import)

 

 

Nashville’s Pa Lit and Kaby collab for a new EP entitled “Just Because.” The 5-track release welcomes the ear of the listener easily over interesting production, which you can thank producer Nathan Zensen for. While the EP only has 5 tracks, each song holds it’s ground as Kaby and PA bounce verses of perfection off one another naturally over smooth beats.

Nashville emcees have been stepping up to the plate in a major way in 2014, it is only right that we share the greatness.

DOWNLOAD: Just Because EP (Japanese Import) Here

[VIDEO] Jay Dot Rain ft. Wynt Earley – “Grits N’ Gravy” (Dir: LeXander Bryant)

Alabama emcee, Jay Dot Rain is back with a new visual as we prepare for the arrival of his coming project Trap Jazz. The Alabama native introduces the viewer to the streets of his hometown Tuscaloosa, AL as he and fellow Kipset member Wynt Earley each deliver a dose of southern bars under the direction of ORGNZD Visuals director, Lee Bryant. Trap Jazz is due out next month on March 12.

[AUDIO] Jay Dot Rain ft. Wynt Early- Grits N’ Gravy

 

There’s no question when it comes to those who continuously work on their craft and those who grow content before they reach the peak of their talent. Huntsville’s Jay Dot Rain is the perfect example of an artist who does just that. Not only has Jay Dot Rain worked thoroughly on his craft of music, but he also takes advantage of moving around as he took a step out on faith and traveled to NYC to perform at a live show.

Jay Dot Rain recently dropped his newest track featuring fellow Kipset member Wynt Early. As if the title “Grits N Gravy” isn’t southern enough, the Block Beattaz production collaborated with the southern slang of both emcees introduce the listener to authentic bars of the South. Check out Grits N Gravy below.

[VIDEO] C.Shreve the Professor- Orbits

North Carlolina emcee, C.Shreve the Professor is no stranger to the 2Ls staff as we have been hip to his flows since we came across the Free The Optimus movement last year. It is safe to say that there are emcees out there who know the culture of the hip hop world versus the current (and controversial) rap shit we all see on the television these days; C.Shreve happens to be one of those culture-influenced emcees.

Today, we get C.Shreve’s newest visual for his laid back track entitled “Orbits.” The iLe Flottante produced track welcomes a vibe that connects the impressive rhyme schemes perfectly.The visual was shot by Bohemian Hype Cult’s Trillbee. For more music, which you won’t be disappointed, visit C.Shreve’s soundcloud page here.

[AUDIO] DJ Crumbz & DJ Charlie White- November Sampler 2013

Memphis DJ’s Crumbz and Charlie White continue their monthly collective of mixes releasing their November Sampler 2013 mix. The downloadable sample features the likes of Nymz, Rick Ross, GTA, Rich Homie Quan, Jay-Z, and Elvis Crespo amongst others. You are guaranteed to hop on the monthly bandwagon of sampler mixes after one listen. Check out the mix below as well as the tracklist for the sampler.

Tracklist:
nymz – bing bong
bare – finger trap
rich homie quan – type of way (mayhem edit)
rick ross ft. jayz – fuckwitmeyouknowigotit (enferno remix)
jayz – tom ford (audio1 vip edit)
elvis crespo – suavemente (dj huge edit)
iggy azalea – get this work (crumbz’ kxck seg)
jayceeoh x dj scene – damn
cutty ranks – limb x limb (pigeon hole rmx)
gta – yolohton (crumbz qh edit)
tjr – ode to oi (crookers remix)
joe ghost – maos
the party squad – pants down
armin van buuren ft. trevor guthrie – this is what it feels like (guetta remix)

[AUDIO] Natasha Mosley-Sick (prod. by Fki)

Known from her soulful vocals on Jeremih’s “All the Time,” singer Natasha Mosley releases a new Fki produced single entitled “Sick.” Mosley relays a message of those who often have something to say are rarely the one’s making progressing (which we all can relate to). Check out Sick below.