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Month: March, 2013

Kid Cudi – Indicud (Album Cover x Track List)

Although originally set for a April 2 leak by Mr. Man on the Moon himself, good ol reliable Walmart posted the album cover and track listing on their website for pre-order. For once, I thank the super chain as I don’t think I could have waited another week.

No long drawn out post here, just get into the fiery release below. Read the rest of this entry »

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (Album Cover x Track List)

Well, 2013 definitely seems to be the year of music, as cliche as this saying is. But honestly it seems that anyone and everyone who ever made a decent album is resurfacing to release second, third, fourth and so on effort. With the likes of a new Paramore album on the horizon, Iron & Wine, The Strokes, James Blake, OneRepublic, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, Portugal. the Man and so forth, it only seems right for Ezra, Rostam and both Chris’s to join the force.

After release of the first single, their new direction seems more conceptual and it gets both thumbs up from this guy. Read the rest of this entry »

John Legend Takes It Back to The Beginning

Interestingly enough, I was just wondering when John Legend was going to put new music out. Seems like the music Gods answered my thoughts. G.O.O.D. Music’s R&B crooner readies a spring filled with love and romance in the air on the soulful, blues jam, The Beginning. Serving as his first single since his collaborative effort with The Roots (Wake Up!), Legend seems to return to Get Lifted or Once Again days.

And it’s a good move on his part.

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The 20/20 Experience, Pt. II

As the hours countdown to Justin Timberlake’s junior release after a 6+ year long hiatus, fans are in for yet another treat. The soulful Robin Thicke Justin has confirmed that a sequel to his highly anticipated album, The 20/20 Experience, will indeed surface.

Good show ?uestlove. Good show indeed. Read the rest of this entry »

Compton & Brooklyn United

As if Kendrick Lamar’s Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe wasn’t big enough off his highly successful major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, tapping Brooklyn superstar JAY Z, sure makes it that much better. The duo teamed up to remix the track with new verses by Kendrick and a solid effort from JAY. Although I’m one who likes remixes that have a revamped track instead of only new verses, the original track is just too perfect and the additional guitar riffs/strums here and there are nice enough.

No long drawn out explanation here so just check out the track below. Oh, and nice stab at Trinidad Jame$. Hip-hop still ain’t dead.

Good tunes and good coffee!

Ike

UPDATE: The Weeknd Announces New Album

Fresh off the heels of his major label, dare I say, “debut,” The Weeknd isn’t stopping the momentum. Announcing his sophomore album title on Twitter late Sunday night, the experimental R&B artist continues his crooning style on Kiss Land.

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Ciara – Body Party (New Music)

Okay guys and gals, Valentine’s Day is over but that doesn’t mean you can’t grab your significant other and tell them what love means to you. Ciara, as well all know, has been one of those artists suffering from the “started in the game young, not we ain’t here.” Drake voice. After the fail of her third and fourth studio albums, Fantasy Ride and Basic Instinct respectively, Ciara is gearing up for her fifth stab at the music industry, and folks, she may have found a hit. Read the rest of this entry »