♥♥ Far Out! Flying Lotus‘ new video for the single, “MmmHmm ft. Thundercat” takes us on a cosmic, out of this world journey! The video was directed by the production team Special Problems and is a mixture of animated and live action worlds. This is the first single from Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma album, which is in stores now!
♥♥ If you’re eagerly anticipating the debut album from Young Money’s first lady Nicki Minaj, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer. Nicki recently announced via twitter that her debut album won’t be dropping until November. Just last month, many hip-hop heads (including myself) were a little amazed that despite NOT even having album, Nicki was able to be both nominated and win the 2010 BET Award for “Best Female Rapper.” Go Figure! Nicki’s LP will feature the uptempo track “Massive Attack” as well as the No. 1 Billboard hit, “Your Love.” According to super producer Swizz Beatz, Nicki is an amazing songwriter, so this should be interesting. I honestly don’t know what to expect from Miss Minaj’s debut album. However, I do know that I shouldn’t be expecting a Lil’ Kim collabo!
♥♥ I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had Zo! & Tigallo’s (aka Phonte of Little Brother) Love The 80’s album in constant rotation every since it dropped in 2008! This album was my introduction to Foreign Exchange family member, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer Zo!. Well this time, Zo! is stepping out on his own with his album SunStorm, dropping on July 27th. “This Could Be The Night” is the first single from that album and features Eric Roberson, Darien Brockington and Rapper Big Pooh. Check out video!
♥♥ Windy City BOSS Kid Sister shows off her rhyming skills and rightfully holds her own in the Paul Wall track “Im’ma Get It” featuring his fellow Texan Bun B. Paul Wall’s (The People’s Champ) new album Heart of a Champion just recently dropped and is long overdue! Listen to “Im’ma Get It” over at Rap-Up.com. Warning: Kid Sis is killing it on this one!
♥♥ Blending Soul-pop, Funk, R&B, and Reggae together is what singer Oceana does best! The throwback vibe of her feel-good single “La La” is purely contagious, catchy, and stylish! Her debut album Love Supply is out now!
♥♥ Singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira is only 17 years old, but her resume’ is pretty impressive! She has been featured in dozens of magazines and has collaborated with The Virgins, The Shoes, The Bloody Beetroots, Steve Aoki, and Aeroplane. Her UK single “One” is creating a lot of buzz and will be featured on her upcoming debut album on Capitol/EMI. She’s listed the late Michael Jackson being the most inspiring person she’s ever met and she’s definitely one artist to watch out for!
♥♥ This week’s throwback video is for all you 90’s grunge, Generation X slackers! Beck’s “Loser” was the first single from his second studio album Mellow Gold. When it debuted back in 1994, the catchy tune became a hit and peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This song is classic and defining to a generation that grew up on plaid shirts, Doc Martens, and Nirvana! Check it out!
♥♥ How cool is the artwork for 100 Akres Productions Present: The Cyndi Lauper Beat Tape? For the first installment of 100 Akres’ beat tape series, FreshNerd went back to Cyndi’s She’s So Unusual LP and chopped, twisted, sped up, and sped down pieces of each song; reconstructing his interpretation of the album in beat tape format. This is a must have for Cyndi Lauper fans!
♥♥ Once upon a time, there was small a rap group from Chicago that consisted of the one and only Kanye West, GLC, Timmy G, and Arrowstar. This group was called the Go Getters. The Go Getters recorded a handful of songs, did some promo shoots and made radio appearances, but an official album was never released…until now! The good people over at Fake Shore Drive released a pre G.O.O.D. compilation project entitled World Record Holders, which features 13 rare and never heard before cuts of the Go Getters. This one is definitely a gem!
♥♥ I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer is here and will be gone before you know it. However, the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, Mick Boogie, and the good people at Undrcrwn along with Motivation Boutique have provided the perfect and most solid summer soundtrack to date with Summertime: The Mixtape. This multi-genre mix features 49 songs that cover any and everything “summer” related and will be sure to enhance (what’s left of) this fine summer season!
♥♥ Download Janelle Monae’s “Cold War (WondaMix).” It’s a great spin on an already awesome track!
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