Mixtape Monday: Childish Gambino’s “Royalty”, Terry Urban ft. Nas x Amy Winehouse + Chi Duly x The Weeknd
I was out of town all weekend and still adjusting to life back at work so I haven’t been up on enough new music to share any specific jams. But it’s been too long since my last post, so here’s a couple of mixtapes I’ll be paying closer attention to over the next week that I think you might find appealing as well.
Donald finally released his latest mixtape effort on the 4th (I think) after weeks of leaks. Definitely looking forward to diving into this one to uncover what’s been running through Mr. Glover’s mind. Good thing I have a 45 minute commute to and from work….
Terry Urrrrrrrban has created what I can only assume to be another masterpiece, as I have yet to get into it. But the thought of Nas’ lyricism over some Amy Winehouse melodies has got me pretty excited. I have a feeling this will be one of those tapes that just doesn’t get old. Just press play and let it ride.
Chi Duly gives The Weeknd a little bit of a kick with this next one. It’s been out for a minute but I just came up on it, so in case you haven’t yet…
Oooooh Weee! I’m loving this shit right here. If you’re like me, maybe your taste in hip hop music has gotten slightly more sophisticated since high school. What once got me hype as hell (Archie and J Kwon anyone?) no longer strikes that same chord. Maybe I’m just more
lame tame. But in any event, the overemphasized bass and snare is getting way too old. But the wordplay still hits harder than ever, especially since I listen to more lyrical shit these days. And when a mixtape like this comes along that emphasizes that slick wordplay from one of the greatest ever? You know I gotta put my people on.
Alongside Mick Boogie, Terry Urban is the best to put together mash-up mixtapes. Just like previous masterpieces (RE-Living Thing ft Peter Bjorn & John , 1988 ft Adele and Viva La Hova ft Jay-Z & Coldplay) Terry employs some of the most innovative up and coming producers to chop up the beautiful sounds of Lana Del Ray as the backdrop to the impeccable lyricism from an all time great. Check out my favorite joints off this amazing Biggie/Lana combo.
(click to download @ hulkshare)
FTW ft Method Man (prod. by Terry Urban)….Don’t be fooled by the Lana samples, this is still the hardest shit I’ve heard in a minute
There are a couple of dudes you could use against me if you were tryin to be a hater and felt it necessary to call me out for bein a man lover (no homo). First on this list is D. Rose. Second, probably Bill Simmons. Third might be Nas (or Joe Budden). Gotta say 4th is Jon Stewart. And last but not man-loving least, is Mick Boogie. This is the order of the Bromance. Anyway, MB is like the King Midas of DJ’s. I’m telling you, every remix compilation he touches turns to gold. Most of the time he’s teamed up with Terry Urban, whom I have a similar admiration for. Dude’s are legit. I started following them two years ago when they made a full remix album featuring the 2009 Grammy nominees. Following up on that discovery, I went to MickBoogie.com and downloaded every free mixtape he had to offer (you should absolutely do the same). He’s a great DJ, and thanks to the Internet, I don’t need to ever see him in person to enjoy his expertise. Gotta love blogs too. There is no way any one person could get through all the new music that is released on a daily basis in order to find the best songs they like; at least not efficiently. But if you find someone with similar tastes (and a blog of course), you can use them as a filter. And then you find someone else, and they filter in what they’ve found. Hence, the Hype Machine; much love.
Vampire Weekend – Kids Don’t Stand A Chance (Miike Snow Remix) (right click, save as to download)
Groove Armada – Still Going (Will Young Remix) (right click, save as to download)
Florence & The Machine: You’ve Got The Love (The xx Remix) (right click, save as to download)
This new mixtape has a little different feel than the 2009 mixtape (not sure what happened to 2010). Even though the highlights are from different genre’s, they still fall within my realm of listening pleasures (there is Hip Hop on the 2011 mix, I just didn’t include it here). But yea, Mick Boogie and Shame Boogie are pretty much the same person. BTW, the Nas “Paper Planes” remix is still the happiest thing my ears have heard since 2009.
MIA f/ Nas – Paper Planes (Terry Urban Remix) (right click, save as to download)
Radiohead f/ Lupe Fiasco – Reckon a Superstar (Remot/Mick Boogie Remix) (right click, save as to download)
Lupe Fiasco f/ Sara Bareilles – I Got A Love Song (Remot Remix) (right click, save as to download)