As I promised in my last post, BADBADNOTGOOD does Odd Future, plus a couple videos down, Tyler, the Creator joins in for his first ever jam session. Enjoy.
Since the first time I listened to it, J. Cole’s ‘Cole World: The Sideline Story’, is all I’ve listened to. The day after it came out, I got it, and I initially enjoyed it, and decided I need to put it on my iPod, which has very little space on it, I take iPod space very seriously. But J. Cole had to be on it. He turns down the synth and brings back the samples full force and with genius. Every guitar strum, every beat accent, every chorus is on time and provides intricate backdrops for his intelligent flows. While not as complex in his lyrics as his Compton counterpart and occasional partner, Kendrick Lamar, he brings a wealth of hooks and pop appeal to his work. J. Cole is the full deal, he has it all, the irresistible hooks, the intelligent lines, the sampling over synth production (besides the absolute banger, Mr. Nice Watch). This guy is a true artist on his first major label release, he will make waves in the industry.Stream samples of the whole album at his website.
‘Can’t Get Enough’ ft. Trey Songz
‘Mr. Nice Watch’ ft. Jay-z
‘Nobodys Perfect’ ft. Missy Elliot
I love when songs have a trip hop feel to them. That really relaxed melody over a hip hop beat with a little swing and swagger, something you can relax with, but nod your head to at the same time. This style was heavily pioneered by the likes of artists such as Zero 7 or Portishead. This cover of ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis has that feel to it. Really smooth beat absolutely littered with easily recognizable samples that blend together into a laid back, trippy collage of unbelievable music.
Pretty cool apparently spontaneous Radiohead cover by Weezer.
Mr. Little Jeans – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire Cover)
Download this song for free and share it at the link below.
I really like this stripped down cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’ by JR Aquino. He handles the vocal abilities pretty well, apparently he was on American Idol too? I don’t watch, I wouldn’t know, but the Frank Ocean cover is pretty solid.
An amazing cover of the classic ‘No Diggity’ by Chet Faker,
and while we’re on the subject of ‘No Diggity’ covers