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Stream: Frank Ocean – “Pyramids” ft. John Mayer

June 8th, 2012 by | Pop |

Frank Ocean Stream: Frank Ocean   Pyramids ft. John Mayer

Holy shit. I did not ever see this coming. New single from Frank Ocean, long awaited. New single from Frank Ocean featuring the guitar of, and co-wrote by, John f’ing Mayer! This is the first track to release off of Ocean’s debut album, “Channel Orange.” Don’t sleep on this.

Until our next affair,
TheMisterMistress

Frank Ocean – We All Try (Hendersin Remix) *Exclusive Q&A

May 8th, 2012 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Henny Mix Frank Ocean   We All Try (Hendersin Remix) *Exclusive Q&A

Hendersin drops his remix to Frank Ocean‘s “We All Try”. The remix is so dope! Expect big things from Hendersin in the near future, he is currently working on his highly anticipated mixtape entitled Henny In Ya System.

Check out his remix to “We All Try” and my recent Q&A with Hendersin below (more…)

Frank Ocean – Her

October 7th, 2011 by | R&B |
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frank ocean 199x300 Frank Ocean   HerI’m convinced Frank Ocean is the best singer in the world. There is something about his voice that makes me melt, whether he’s covering something, or being creepy as hell in Odd Future videos, remixing, or make originals. Although he is one of the more…..calm…members of Odd Future, he’s still pretty out there. If this song doesn’t make you melt, I’m questioning your soul.


Download: Frank Ocean – “Her”

Covers *Aloe Blacc, Bad Rabbits, Collin McLoughlin, John Legend, Adele

May 8th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Pop, R&B, Remix, Rock |

Bad Rabbits LEAD 560x245 Covers *Aloe Blacc, Bad Rabbits, Collin McLoughlin, John Legend, AdeleI have been pushing this back and continually forgetting about doing a covers post. Well know I got too many covers to post, so here’s five that have come out within the last few months worth listening to. Above is a picture of Bad Rabbits who recently embarked on a “Cover Sessions” feature. Below is the third cover in their series.

Aloe Blacc decided to do a cover/mashup with my favorite Jay-Z song, “99 Problems” with Kanye West‘s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”. Aloe Blacc is hands-down one of the best up-and-coming R&B/soul artists and I love his vocals in this, giving the song a retro soul feel. It’s ironic because each of these originals sample retro funk/soul material.
Aloe Blacc – 99 Problems x Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Next my favorite genre-blending funk, pop, R&B, rock band, Bad Rabbits, cover one of Smashing Pumpkins greatest songs and one of those songs I hate to hear on a Sunday because it reminds me of a new work week, much like any Bush song. Loving the instrumentals, vocals are better than I expected, personally I enjoy the cover more than the original.
Bad Rabbits – 1979
For some reason Collin McLoughlin is putting out more remixes/covers than originals which is cool but I want to see more originality before declaring me being a bigger fan of him than say Mike Posner. Here Collin cover’s Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean‘s “Nature Feels” which samples MGMT’s “Electric Feel”. When your doing a song over MGMT instrumentals, there’s a real good chance the song is going to be fantastic.
Collin McLoughlin – Nature Feels
Probably have all heard this but if you haven’t downloaded this yet, here’s John Legend‘s cover of Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep”. Love how John Legend uses hardly anything to support his powerful vocals.
John Legend – Rolling In The Deep
And on that note, let’s finish today’s covers with Adele‘s cover of The Strokes first mainstream hit, “Last Nite”. I still prefer the original, but this is still really good as Adele is one of the most under-appreciated musicians out there.
Adele – Last Nite

Frank Ocean – Swim Good Remix (Ft. Dave Raps)

May 3rd, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

frank ocean swim good 597x396 Frank Ocean   Swim Good Remix (Ft. Dave Raps)

The newest remix to everyone’s favorite crooner’s track “Swim Good” features Dave Raps…you guessed it…rapping over the smooth, introspective jam. I’m not familiar with Mr. Raps, but he goes hard on the track, giving it a more hip-hop vibe. It’s more mainstream-sounding hip-hop with if it had someone like Akon on the hook. This track is cool, but I hope that Frank Ocean doesn’t get pigeonholed like that.

Also, if you haven’t downloaded his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra, get it immediately.

OFWGKTA update *Earl, Mike G, Frank Ocean & Hodgy Beats

April 8th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

tumblr lfcnt1U1CR1qzx3jto1 500 OFWGKTA update *Earl, Mike G, Frank Ocean & Hodgy BeatsOdd Future just released an old gem from Earl Sweatshirt called “Dat Ass.” Personally, I like this song because it’s not terrifying. I know the dudes from Odd Future can rap, and it’s cool to see them all rap over more traditional hip-hop beats. I know it’s short, but Earl’s flow is super tight and he uses tons of internal rhymes while fitting in some real awesome punch lines. All I can say is: FREE EARL

Another rapper in Odd Future that should be almost as highly regarded as Tyler The Creator would be Hodgy Beats. “Make My Day” sounds like one of those classy 90′s hip-hop songs that people today listen to and remember for a long time. This would’ve been a great follow-up single for T.W.D.Y. This song came out last year as the first single off Hodgy Beats upcoming mixtape, BeatPads & NotePads.
Hodgy Beats – Make My Day
This is a more common beat for many of the hip-hop members of Odd Future with Mike G in “Forest Green”. I think the rapping is solid, nothing outstanding the beat is chill and would be interesting is somebody sped up the song in some electronic-type remix. First single off Mike G’s upcoming album, GOLD.
Mike G – Forest Green
Next we got R&B member of OFWGKTA, Frank Ocean. Here’s a new song he released since he released his mixtape, Nostalgia/Ultra, in February. Like the acoustic instrumentals with amazing vocals as many record labels are rumored to be looking to sign this future R&B/Soul star.
Frank Ocean – Pyrite (Fool’s Gold)

mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey Factz

March 21st, 2011 by | Album/Mixtape/EP Review, Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B |

mickey factz smh mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzBest way for me to give you a ton of music I should’ve blogged about that I’m finally doing is by posting my favorite songs from mixtapes I have been meaning to blog about. Then I realized I had a ton of mixtapes that I needed to blog about, so I eliminated mixtapes not from 2011 and mixtapes from major label artists (except under the radar MC Mickey Factz).

Here’s pt. 1 of mixtapes you might have missed:

ca5f5 Albums FrankOcean nostalgia,ULTRA. 2011 mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzFirst we got Frank Ocean, the R&B member of Odd Future who dropped his mixtape/free album in late February titled, nostalgia/ultra. Frank Ocean is a rising R&B artist who may have the brightest future of OFWGKTA and in this mixtape he showcases his vocal ability in sampling some great tracks and some original tracks as well. My two favorites off the mixtape:
Frank Ocean – strawberry swing
Frank Ocean – nature feels
Optimized T.G.I.S Thank God Its Starky 1024x1024 mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzNext we got Hip-Hop/R&B artist Gabriel Stark, who surprised me with how much quality came out of his debut mixtape, T.G.I.S (Thank God It’s Starky). I like almost all the tracks on his mixtape but will give you my 3 favorites instead.
Gabriel Stark – Lay
Gabriel Stark – 5950
Gabriel Stark – Times Are Changing
Guy Harrison The Deadline front large mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzI only stumbled on hip-hop/alternative artist Guy Harrison‘s mixtape because of an automated direct message he sent me on twitter when I started following him. I downloaded the mixtape since I had already had a really good song from him before and was impressed with his rapping ability and the production from his mixtape, The Deadline. My two favorites:
Guy Harrison – Big Time
Guy Harrison – Brotherly (Feat. Wes)
262y4xt.jpg 150x150 mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzNext we got rapper J.Nolan with a mixtape he released in late January/early February, The Loose Files. I’m a big fan of this mixtape because of the instrumentals and overall production plus J. Nolan’s rapping is solid, nothing special, but it flows well over the production.
J.Nolan – Corazon (prod. Yung B Da Producer)
J.Nolan – On My Own(prod. Corey Pow)
J.Nolan – Get Out The Game(prod. Frontier)

mickey factz 450x299 mixtapes you missed pt 1 *Frank Ocean, Gabriel Stark, Guy Harrison, J. Nolan, Mickey FactzI saved the best for last with Mickey Factz. Best not only because he has loads of potential but because here are my favorite songs from his last two projects, the re-release of his most note-worthy project Heaven’s Fallout (re-release is from 2011 but original is 4 years ago). Below is 4 tracks from that: 2 songs that were re-released and 2 new tracks he released this year.
Mickey Factz – Robot Rock feat. Steve-O
Mickey Factz – Access Granted
Mickey Factz – Bonus. Distressed
Mickey Factz – Bonus. Back In Time
Last week Mickey Factz released his latest mixtape, Love Lust Loss. I thought the project was solid but compared to Heaven’s Fallout, it’s more alternative and sounds a bit like Theophilus London production in the songs. Here’s my 2 favorites from that:
Mickey Factz – A Train Final Mix
Mickey Factz – Trinity

I know giving you 6 different mixtapes is a lot but hopefully you download all these mixtapes or at least the 16 songs above. I hope this great music gets you through your week. Let me know which artist you like the most.


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