Fekky x Dizzee Rascal - Still Sittin’ Here

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Caribou - Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)

Lunice - Can’t Wait To (Official)

My Favorite Tracks of 2014 So Far

20. Mike WiLL Made It - Buy The World (feat. Future, Lil Wayne & Kendrick Lamar)

19. Throwing Snow - Pathfinder

18. Major Lazer - Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams)

17. Rustie - Raptor

16. Duck Sauce - NRG (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

15. Mac Miller - Here We Go

14. Young Thug & Bloody Jay - 4 Eva Bloody

13. Future - Benz Friendz (Watchutola) (feat. André 3000)

12. Cam’ron & A-Trak - Dipshits (feat. Juelz Santana & Dame Dash)

11. Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon & Diplo - Hero

10. TeeFLii - 24 Hours (feat. 2 Chainz)

9. Ab-Soul - Tree Of Life

8. RiFF RAFF - Introducing the Icon

7. Tree - Probably Nu It

6. Rick Ross - Sanctified (feat. Kanye West & Big Sean)

5. Future - Move That Dope (feat. Pharrell, Pusha T & Casino)

4. Untold - Sing a Love Song

3. Girl Talk & Freeway - Tell Me Yeah (feat. Young Chris)

2. YG - I Just Wanna Party (feat. ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock)

1. Drake - 0 to 100

I also loved:
  • The Bug - Fuck A Bitch (feat. Death Grips)
  • Head High - Hex Factor
  • How To Dress Well - Words I Don’t Remember
  • Liars - Pro Anti Anti
  • Most of the songs on My Krazy Life
Check out:

My Favorite Albums of 2014 So Far


20. Shy Glizzy - Young Jefe

Label: Quality Control Music
Fav: Awwsome, Or Nah, I’m A Star, Mula, White Girl, Catch A Body


19. Lone - Reality Testing

Label: R&S
Fav: Restless City, Aurora Northern Quarter, 2 Is 8, Begin to Begin, Jaded


18. Jerome LOL - Deleted/Fool EP

Label: Friends of Friends
Fav: Deleted, Always, Fool


17. Foxes - Glorious

Label: Sign of the Times, Epic
Fav: Youth, Holding Onto Heaven, Let Go for Tonight, Night Owls Early Birds, Glorious


16. BadBadNotGood - III

Label: Innovative Leisure, Pirates Blend
Fav: Triangle, Can’t Leave the Night, CS60


15. Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope
Fav: Collard Greens, The Purge, Break the Bank, Man of the Year


14. Kevin Gates - By Any Means

Label: Breadwinners Association
Fav: Cant Make This Up, Homicide, Movie, Stop Lyin, Wit It, Get Up On My Level


13. Head High - Megatrap EP

Label: Power House
Fav: Hex Factor, It’s A Love Thing, Megatrap (Real Mix), Megatrap (Mix Mix)


12. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata

Label: Madlib Invazion
Fav: Deeper, Bomb, Shitsville, Real, Robes, Lakers, Piñata


11. Isaiah Rashad - Cilvia Demo EP

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
Fav: R.I.P. Kevin Miller, West Savannah, Soliloquy, Modest


10. Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland

Label: Freebandz
Fav: Florida Water, 4 Eva Bloody, Danny Glover, Lets Go Play


9. Liars - Mess

Label: Mute
Fav: Mask Maker, Vox Tuned D.E.D., Pro Anti Anti, Mess On A Mission, Perpetual Village


8. Mac Miller - Faces

Fav: Here We Go, Angel Dust, Happy Birthday, Diablo, Insomniak, Thumbalina


7. Riff Raff - Neon Icon

Label: Mad Decent
Fav: Introducing the Icon, Kokayne, Versace Python, How to Be the Man, Cool It Down, VIP Pass To My Heart


6. Ab-Soul - These Days…

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
Fav: Tree of Life, Just Have Fun, Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude, Closure, Stigmata, Ride Slow


5. Tree - @MCTreeG EP

Label: Scion AV
Fav: Probably Nu It, Like Whoa, Stay Away, Grace


4. Untold - Black Light Spiral

Label: Hemlock Recordings
Fav: 5 Wheels, Drop It On The One, Sing A Love Song, Wet Wool, Strange Dreams


3. Future - Honest

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic
Fav: Move That Dope, I Won, Never Satisfied, Benz Friendz, Blood, Sweat, Tears


2. Girl Talk & Freeway - Broken Ankles EP

Fav: Tolerated, Tell Me Yeah, I Can Hear Sweat, Suicide, Lived It


1. YG - My Krazy Life

Label: Pu$haz Ink, CTE World, Def Jam
Fav: BPT, I Just Wanna Party, Left, Right, Bicken Back Being Bool, My Nigga, Do It to Ya, Who Do You Love?, Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)

Check out:

Monthly Recap: June 2014

A list of albums/EPs/mixtapes/DJ mixes I listened to for the first time in June 2014.

New Releases

Ab-Soul - These Days…

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
Style: Hip Hop
Rating: 4/5

Trash Talk - No Peace  3.5
Head High - Megatrap EP  4
Lone - Reality Testing  4
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata  4
Kasabian - 48:13  3
Riff Raff - Neon Icon  4
Mac Miller - Faces  4
Death Grips - Niggas on the Moon  3.5
Clipping. - mix2  3.5

Old Releases

J. Cole - Friday Night Lights

Label: Roc Nation, Columbia, Sony
Released: 2010
Rating: 4/5

Sade - Lovers Rock (2000)  3.5
Cam’ron - Purple Haze (2004)  4
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works (2007)  4

Top 50 Drake Songs

I mainly listen to aggressive Hip Hop/Dance music, but soft, understated R&B also holds a special place in my heart. Here are 50 of best Drake songs ranked in order of personal preference, excluding guest appearances.

50. Sooner Than Later
49. November 18th
48. Furthest Thing
47. Lust for Life
46. Find Your Love
45. All Me (Feat. 2 Chainz and Big Sean)
44. Connect
43. Closer (feat. Andreena Mill)
42. Hold On, We’re Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)
41. Take Care (feat. Rihanna)
40. Own It
39. Make Me Proud (feat. Nicki Minaj)
38. Club Paradise
37. Headlines
36. The Language
35. Cameras
34. 5AM in Toronto
33. Crew Love (feat. The Weeknd)
32. Look What You’ve Done
31. Over My Dead Body
30. Too Much (feat. Sampha)
29. Free Spirit (feat. Rick Ross)
28. Fireworks (feat. Alicia Keys)
27. Doing It Wrong
26. Fear
25. 9AM in Dallas
24. Houstatlantavegas
23. The Resistance
22. Wu-Tang Forever
21. Shut It Down (feat. The-Dream)

20. Trophies
19. Unforgettable (feat. Young Jeezy)
18. Forever (feat. Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem)
17. Light Up (feat. Jay-Z)
16. Pound Cake (feat. Jay-Z)
15. Lord Knows (feat. Rick Ross)
14. Shot For Me
13. Worst Behavior
12. Under Ground Kings
11. The Calm

10. Best I Ever Had

One of the biggest hits of Drake’s career. I used to listen to this song a lot but it still sounds fresh today. The lyrics can be related to anyone and they never get old.

9. Tuscan Leather

Great opening track off of the album. The flow is smooth and Whitney Houston’s voice sample sets the tone perfectly. There are three different beats here and the song becomes even more powerful at the end.

8. Successful (feat. Trey Songz and Lil Wayne)

Chill, ethereal beat and encouraging lyrics. Drake uses some clever wordplay to show raw emotion, and Trey adds a memorable chorus. There is still something timeless about this song that keeps me coming back to it.

7. HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) (feat. Lil Wayne)

Not only is the hook ridiculously fun, I also really like the first verse where Drake raps about his past relationship for 23 seconds without a breath. Absolute banger.

6. Marvins Room

Another great song off of Take Care. Sensitivity, introspection and subtle arrogance are layered nicely over the beat. The background synth is pure beauty and it makes me want to go for a lonely walk after midnight.

5. Say What’s Real

One of my favorite early Drake songs. He goes in for four minutes straight rapping over Kanye’s “Say You Will” beat, showing naked emotion without any hook or catchy lyrics. Classic.

4. 0 To 100

My most listened to song of 2014 so far actually. The hook is insane and the verses are truly uplifting as well. Cannot wait for the new album, which will be out next spring.

3. Karaoke

"I know they say the first love is the sweetest but that first cut is the deepest." Drake sings about his first love along with a relaxing, laid-back beat which is giving the song an amazing effect. Such a simple song yet so touching.

2. The Motto (feat. Lil Wayne)

A perfect club banger. The Bay Area-influenced beat creates a great line for Drake and Wayne to ride their flows on. I can listen to it for ever and never get bored.

1. Started from the Bottom

Simply a great low-key anthem. The song kicks off with ghostly piano keys then Drake comes in with a super catchy hook over the minimalist down tempo beat. This has grown and grown on me since I first heard it then finally got my number one position.

Songs on albums:
  • Comeback Season (2007) - 43
  • So Far Gone (2009) - 5, 8, 10, 11, 24, 47, 49, 50
  • So Far Gone EP (2009) - 8, 10, 11, 24, 26
  • Thank Me Later (2010) - 3, 17, 19, 21, 23, 28, 46,
  • Take Care (2011) - 2, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 27, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41
  • Nothing Was the Same (2013) - 1, 9, 13, 16, 22, 30, 36, 40, 42, 44, 45, 48
  • N/A - 4, 18, 20, 25, 29, 34, 38

Shabazz Palaces - #CAKE

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Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg - Old English (prod. by Salva & Nick Hook)