The Alchemist | Yacht Rock [Album]
The Alchemist surprised us all earlier this week with the release of Yacht Rock, a free 12-minute album that’s available as a limited vinyl release. In addition to the dusty production, it features the likes of Blu, Action Bronson, and Roc Marciano goin’ in over Al’s production. Oh, and it’s FREE to download. Yup.
Download Yacht Rock at 9Five.
Kendrick Lamar | “The Jig Is Up (Dump’n)”
Kendrick Lamar‘s latest track, “The Jig Is Up (Dump’n)”, serves a number of purposes. For one, it is a thank-you to all the fans who made his good kid, m.A.A.d. city the number two album in the country. Additionally, it’s a preview of what we can expect from his album with J. Cole. On top of that, it provided a quick, albeit sharp, jab at Shyne, who felt the need to shit on GKMC.
Download the track directly here.
The Isley Brothers | “Possession” (Follow Me Remix)
Along with other bands of their ilk, I have an extreme soft spot for the Isley Brothers. I think it’s because I was floored by R. Kelly’s video for “Down Low” and, as you might remember, it starred one of the Isleys and featured two of the brothers on vocals. As such, I already knew I was going to love Follow Me’s take on “Possession”, an Isleys classic that has been spruced up with bright synthesizers and molasses-like bass. It’s also just a refreshing listen, if only because it’s not abrasive and doesn’t try too hard.
Download the remix for free at Follow Me’s Facebook.
Emay | Into It EP
Emay’s new EP, Into It, represents the Montreal-born producer-rapper’s first release through our label, Potholes Music. On it, he flips samples from indie rock outfit Ramona Falls, which is led by former Menomena frontman Brent Knopf. There are plenty of distorted guitars and bass along with some of the heaviest drums out there. I simply cannot recommend this one enough.
Download the EP at the Potholes Music Bandcamp.
Hot Sugar | MiDi Murder EP
Hot Sugar—aka New York City’s Nick Koenig—provided a preview of his forthcoming MiDi Murder album this past week with an EP of the same name. The shorter release houses seven varied tracks featuring some of his favorite rappers and vocalists, from Kool A.D. and Heems, of Das Racist, to Aaron Livingston to YC The Cynic. If you’re somehow not up on Koenig’s work yet, grab this EP immediately.
You can download it via the widget below.