Mac Miller & Pharrell get together to release a new track called “Glow” which is off their upcoming EP they are collaborating on called Pink Slime. In all honesty, Mac Miller is getting lazier by the minute. He just does not seem to care anymore and though Pharrell did an awesome job with the instrumentals, it wasn’t enough for it to be a good track.
Arguably two of the biggest newcomers in hip-hop in the last year or so, Big Sean and Mac Miller, collaborate on a new track called “Hundred Dollar Bill Skyscraper”. It’s a laid back, soft kind of hip-hop track, perfect for getting your week started. This track is a taste of Big Sean’s much anticipated new mixtape and sophomore album. Enjoy!
Mac Miller gives us his first track since is widely successful debut album Blue Slide Parkdropped in November. This song, “Jerry’s Record Store” is more like his old work, chill laid-back raps, focusing more on his lyrics as opposed to the party feel of his tracks on his album. Enjoy!
Mac Miller‘s debut album Blue Slide Parkdropped on Tuesday. Between my buddies and I, it has received mixed reviews. I personally like it. Yes, it is more on the pop side but so are most artist’s debut albums. I love the instrumentals and his rapping is very solid as well. I am sure that at some point in the near future we will hear some of these songs on major radio stations. Below are some of my favorite tracks off the album. Enjoy!
We all know and love Maroon 5‘s widely popular track “Moves Like Jagger” but what happens when you add in versus from Mac Miller and Christina Aguilera? Well, you get straight fire. What was already a very catchy and awesome track is now even better with these two bigs acts included in the mix. Enjoy!
Mac Miller is quite the interesting character, and if you ask me, he’s overrated. However, this song impressed me, I can’t say he’s back to the “K.I.D.S” days, when he was my favorite rapper. But he is definitely making moves. He released this track to commemorate 900,000 followers on twitter. Enjoy!
Five new covers from artists ranging from Reggae to rock and much of what’s in between.
First we go with Cris Cab‘s reggae/jam cover to Foster The People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks”. I like how the chill vibes and overall Cris Cab gives it a new sound which is refreshing since the only thing I hear with “Pumped Up Kicks” these days is remixes and the song being played all over the radio. Watch the music video here.
I got mixed reactions when I played this to the Weapons of Audio fam recently. However it’s kind of catchy, the ginger is interesting but overall some of you might be passing on this shit. However, Neon Hitch‘s vocals are all over the place, slows the song up and takes out the dubstep. The song is more minimalistic than the original, the lyrics sound even more dumb and after writing a few sentences on this cover, I may be less a fan. Watch the music video for the cover, it makes it better.
PJ Simas is killing it among the white boy acoustic guitar rappers. If you can’t think of any others in that category, trust me when I say PJ Simas is talented and might be a better producer than performer. However he puts an acoustic chilled out version of Mac Miller‘s ”Frick Park Market” which is real nice to relax to.
I’m a fan of Tokyo Police Club so when I saw this LCD Soundsystem cover they did, I immediately became a fan. It picks up real nicely and since LCD isn’t releasing new music, this is refreshing. Really liking the alternative & punk vibe.
Lastly comes a cover by one of my all-time favorite rock bands, Weezer. They cover The Band‘s “The Weight”, one of the best classic rock songs of all-time. “The Weight” is also one of those songs that seems really easy to sing when your drunk but it’s not, trust me, I have tried to sing the lyrics to this song drunk but stumbled in so many ways.
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