MP3: Mike WiLL Made It - "European Shit" Ft. Yung Joey & Gucci Mane
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To say that 2011 has been a fruitful year for Mike WiLL Made It would be an understatement. The producer came out swinging with the Billboard-charting "Tupac Back" for Meek Mill & Rick Ross, and since has produced Ludacris' "I'm On Fire," a song that also features Big K.R.I.T., "Ain't No Way Around It" for Future (since remixed by Big Boi and Young Jeezy), "Got One" for 2 Chainz, and much more. But even before then, Mike WiLL has been grinding his teeth, working with artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes, Sean Garrett, Jeremih, and plenty more.
Now, before the end of the year, Mike WiLL is planning the release of his own mixtape, Est. In 1989. The project will recount Mike's run of previously released fan favorites, while offering fans a host of new and exclusive tracks, the first of which were "Itchin'," which features Future, and the Gucci Mane- and Yo Gotti-featuring "Animosity." The latest single is "European Shit," and the song features Gucci Mane and Yung Joey, the latest addition to the Brick Squad family - both figuratively and literally; Joey, from Jamaica, Queens, is Waka Flocka Flame's cousin - who will also be releasing his own mixtape, The Sixth Man, on December 19th.
And while most fans might hear 1017 Brick Squad and expect something rowdy, the song offers a refined feel, one inspired by the good life. "We were in the studio; Gucci shoes, Louie shoes," explains Mike WiLL. "Joey's BMW keys were laying on the desk - he looked around and instantly came up with the concept." Joey's melodic hook plays off Mike's airy instruments and heavy low-end, putting on display a chemistry that the two artists have been fostering for years. "I've been rocking with Yung Joey since I met him back in 2007," notes Mike, "and that allowed me to give Joey something different, a unique sound that's just now kicking off a whole new wave."
Canadian MC Bless to release ‘April Showers’ on November 29th
‘This is a song about where I have been, the people who helped shape me, and hope for tomorrow’
The up and coming release from Montreal based MC, Bless, is a testament to two people who helped him become the man and the MC he is today. April Showers was inspired by the passing of his sister and then the loss of longtime friend and fellow MC, Guru, which saw him take control of his life, the only way he knew how; through music.
“This song represents the changing of seasons, the cycle of life, and new beginnings,” Bless explains. “I wrote April showers not only as a tribute for the two people who impacted my life so deeply, but also as a way for me to grieve and get all those emotions out.”
Produced by Soundmachine, made up of Bless and his production partner, Mano the song is accompanied by a video, which will be made available in the coming weeks. The passion depicted in both the single and the video is undeniable and it is apparent that this is a project injected with extreme passion.
Intent on grasping the good from situations that test us, Bless hopes sharing his story will give faith to those who are also experiencing hard times. “If I can share my story with others, who are going through hardships, and show them it is possible to not only continue living but thrive, then that's a win for me.”
April Showers is being released through Aquarius Records/Platinumberg Entertainment to all digital retailers on November 29th.
Yung Jon is a 23-year-old from Laurel, Mississippi who has chosen to commit his rap talents to God. He chose to do this, because he believes that God gave him the talent for a significant reason. He believes that God has given him this rapping ability to reach people. Given several opportunities to steer away from Christian rap and begin rapping about secular things, Yung Jon refuses to give his talents to the world.
Yung Jon stated, "I'm not here to rap about making money, getting drunk, and whatever else the world has to offer. I'm here to glorify God and help bring people to the realization that they need Jesus."
New Busdriver Video Hits Pitchfork; 'Beaus$Eros' Out 2/14/12 on Fake Four Inc
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"Kiss Me Back To Life" Premieres on Pitchfork Latest LP Beaus$Eros Out 2/14/12 in North America on Fake Four Inc "No Blacks No Jews No Asians" Available for Free Download
WATCH: "Kiss Me Back To Life" video / via Pitchfork DOWNLOAD: "No Blacks No Jews No Asians" mp3 / via FADER DOWNLOAD: Raleigh Moncrief "In This Grass (Busdriver & Deerhoof Remix)" mp3 / via AV ClubBeaus$Eros, the recently-announced seventh full-length from indie rap trailblazer Busdriver , forgoes the lightening-speed rhyming that defined his style in favor of a diverse, off-kilter brand of pop and post-hip-hop. This is on full display in "Kiss Me Back To Life," the surreal album cut with the even more surreal video, which premiered today via Pitchfork. FADER recently made the initial album announcement and posted the first single "No Blacks No Jews No Asians," and Busdriver kept things going by teaming up with John Dieterich of Deerhoof for a remix of Raleigh Moncrief's "In This Grass." Keeping things technically challenging on the new record, Busdriver has made his most personal and avant-garde work yet with Beaus$Eros . Focusing on a devastating break-up and personal failure, the album is buttered in stirring melodies and complex vocals. In step with Busdriver's recent work with forward-thinking producers Flying Lotus, Modeselektor, Nosaj Thing and others, the production on Beaus$Eros takes root in beat music, lush IDM, and sythpop. Beaus$Eros has an adjusted North American release date of February 14th, 2012. Busdriver will be hitting the road in 2012... stay tuned. *** Click Here or Above for Busdriver's "Kiss Me Back To Life" video *** More Busdriver Beaus$Eros Info: Inarguably one of the premiere risk takers in modern indie rap, Busdriver has been a fixture in the scene for ten years, releasing compelling left-field rap albums on taste-maker labels like Mush, Big Dada, Alphapup, Polyvinyl and Anti-. Performing and collaborating regularly with acts likes The Roots, CocoRosie, Aesop Rock, The Glitch Mob, Deerhoof, the beatmakers of Low End Theory and more, his place in the network of left-leaning musicians is as unique as it’s ever been.
Up-and-coming Belgian production wiz Loden doctors every moment on Beaus$Eros as the album’s only producer. Without ever physically meeting or speaking live, the two manage an electric synergy that usually comes from years of working together. Loden’s Hindenburg-sized beats push Busdriver’s croons and spat thoughts into head-turning territory. Think Bjork’s Post filtered through the sensibility of Outkast’s The Love Below with outsider artist goals hidden in every measure. Beaus$Eros is the colorful sum of his wildly adaptive voice in music and proof that he still reigns over entire undiscovered worlds to which his loyal following is now invited. ***
Busdriver - Beaus$Eros Out 2/14/12 on cd & lp, 2/21/12 digitally on Fake Four Inc. Tracklist: Utilitarian Uses of Love Bon Bon Fire Kiss Me Back to Life You Ain't OG No Blacks No Jews No Asians Picking Band Names Beaus & Eros Feelings Ass to Mouth Electric Blue (feat. Sierra Cassidy of CocoRosie, Mike Ladd & Joelle Phuong Minh Le) Here's To Us Colour Wheel Swandive Into a Drinking Glass Scattered Ashes