Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jhené Aiko • The Pressure

With her new joint, the beautiful and talented Jhené Aiko continues to impress listeners with her airy yet commanding voice over hard-but-gentle beats. "The Pressure", produced by The Fisticuffs, is the 2nd release off her forthcoming album Souled Out - due out August 25th; featuring production from No I.D., James Fauntleroy, Dot Da Genius and Key Wane.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CyHi The Prynce • Mandela Remix ft Reason & Well$

Packed with lively chants, historic references and progressive lyrics over a triumphant beat, CyHi The Prynce's Mandela Remix may just turn out to be my favorite rap joint of 2014.

Kid Vishis • Coward ft Royce Da 5'9

Kid Vishis f/ Royce Da 5'9 - 'Coward' (produced By Chase Moore)
Click image for purchase

"Coward" featuring Royce Da 5'9 from Kid Vishis' new album Timing Is Everything is a hardcore Hip Hop fan's dream: Down and dirty street talk in the form of Rhythmic American Poetry delivered by SKILLED emcees. Sure it may be littered with disturbing gun imagery and a slight line of homophobia, but when performed with such grace as these lyrics are over a beat as gutter as the subject matter, even non-thugs like me may still be able to enjoy it for what it is - good, grimy street sh!t. 

Gary Clark Jr. • Blak And Blu ft Big K.R.I.T.

Blak and Blu - BIG K.R.I.T. Remix
Click image for SoundCloud

Bluesy Rock-N-Soul musician Gary Clark, Jr. is not about letting fans go too long without new music. Remixing his 2012 release Blak And Blu into a mixtape (featuring guests such as Talib Kweli, Bilal, Alice Smith and Big K.R.I.T. on the title track) is just what the doctor ordered to hold us over as we wait for his next album to drop.

Adrian Younge presents Souls Of Mischief • All You Got Is Your Word

07 All You Got Is Your Word

If you enjoyed the greatness that was the Black Dynamite soundtrack and 12 Reasons to Die with Ghostface Killah, you'll likely dig this new project by Adrian Younge and Souls of Mischief. Over the past two years they have been working together to create There Is Only Now. Check out one of the releases "All You Got Is Your Word" below. 
-Gentleman Hunter

Monday, July 14, 2014

Goapele • Hey Boy

Click image for Soundcloud

"Hey Boy" is just right for the summer.  A fun, feel-good jam by Goapele co-written by British singer Estelle. Turn it up and groove away.
-Gentleman Hunter

Daye Jack • Save My Soul

Click image for Soundcloud

Daye Jack is a young rapper fresh out the ATL.  His track "Save My Soul" is dope and reminds you of artists like Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper.  Check him out.
-Gentleman Hunter

Fatima • Ridin Around (Sky High) [prod by Scoop DeVille]

Click image for Soundcloud

Swedish born, London-based singer Fatima’s new single “Ridin Around (Sky High)” is nothing short of a musical treat.  She has only been releasing music for a short time and so far all of it is worth a listen. Check her out.
-Gentleman Hunter

ILL CLIP: Denita And Sene • Divided

Click image for more info

Check out Denitia and Sene’s melodic video for their track "Divided". The duo met while attending a party one night in Brooklyn. Sene was looking for someone to sing and Denitia, a singer-songwriter perfectly fit the bill. Enjoy
-Gentleman Hunter

ILL CLIP: Hiatus Kaiyote • Nakamarra

Click image for Soundcloud

Sweet soulful goodness is Hiatus Kaiyote's contribution to the world and we're all the better for it! "Nakamarra" is the kind of song that makes you feel at ease and hopeful. It also can make you shed a tear or 2 in a way that isn't sad but simply just for being such a beautiful tune played by an awesome band and sung by a melodically lovely voice. Pardon our tardiness to bring you this amazing song/video (it's like a year old!) but trust this ain't the last you'll see of HK on GB!