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Olu – Bonfire ft. Tunde

October 3rd, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Another track from Olu, on someone else’s beat. He jacks Childish Gambino‘s beat and kills it. I was a little skeptical at first because Gambino is one of my favorite rappers. But Olu did it justice.

I’ve also included two of my other favorite Olu works. “Oprah Winfrey” was my hands down favorite as he raps over Mac Miller‘s “Donald Trump”, and the beat from Kreayshawn‘s “Gucci Gucci” just makes me want to kill someone, but it’s still worth listening to.

Olu – Bonfire ft. Tunde (Childish Gambino “Bonfire” remix)

Olu – Oprah Winfrey (“Donald Trump” Remix)

Olu – Stupid Fruity Kushy (“Gucci Gucci” Remix)

Previous: Olu – Friday (remix) x P3 (mixtape) presents: Best You Never Heard 3

April 27th, 2011 by | Before Bigs Exclusive, Daily Mix |

Once again it’s time for another edition of Best You Never Heard. This time were nearing the end of Spring and into one of my favorite seasons of the year, Summer. Shouts to Jann at SPR with the cover art. As a guideline, we made sure none of the artists chosen had more than 10,000 followers on facebook or twitter.

Listen and download 20 tracks from some of the best up-and-coming artists from a variety of our favorite genres as we present to you Best You Never Heard 3: end of Spring edition.

Download Best You Never Heard 3


Stereo Crowd – I Got It ft Sciryl, Patty Cakes, and Ava
Smokey Robotic – Outside the Lines (Uptown)
Biters – Melody for Lovers
The American Secrets – Mr. Cloud
SoLo – We Are The Radio ft. Danika Lee
The Friendly Giant – Don’t Stop This Plane (Wiz Khalifa vs Journey)
Last Dinosaurs – Time & Place
Sucka Free CJ – Boogy Down Kids
Dean And Ravo – Walkin’ Around
Young Prince – Strange Times (prod. Brenton Duvall)
STS – The People
Ethan Jaymes – Every Kid
Eddy B & Tim Gunter – Long Night
Olu – Heartbeat
Dame Fifty5 – Savor The Moment
Acmatic – Silver Nimbus
The Knocks remix (Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks)
Theo Martins – Turn It Up ft. Plan B
Amtrac – Feel Good
MTHDS – Positive Movement
If you liked this mix, please check out Best You Never Heard: Summer ’10 and Best You Never Heard: Fall/Winter.

Olu – Friday (remix) x P3 (mixtape)

April 15th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Olu is one of those rappers that’s quantity over quality. However I got nothing wrong with that as it gives me more songs that I like from him but no songs I absolutely will love and have a fond memory of.

First we got his latest remix/freestyle over the best worst music video ever, Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. However it isn’t a simple rap over the original but Olu get’s B Lett to produce it and throw in some dope electronica beats, change up the pace of the original, all the meanwhile Olu is tearing it up with his rapping.
Olu – Friday feat. Rebecca Black (Prod. B Lett)
In March Olu dropped, P3, his latest and best mixtape effort I have heard from him. Here’s my three favorites from Olu’s latest mixtape, P3 (Download).
Olu – Heartbeat
Olu – I’ll Be Fine
For more on Olu follow on: facebook / twitter

mixtapes you missed pt 2 *Olu, Primary Element, Rocky Business, Sneakas, Theo Martins

March 21st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B, Rock |

Here’s some more mixtapes you might have missed this year from some good under the radar hip-hop artists. Each of them have some unique sounds to them and are fairly underrated and on their grind.
First we got Midwest rapper Olu who sent us Boys And Girls back in February. Olu has good production skills and good rap skills which make him a great commodity in the hip-hop game. Below are a couple of my favorites one of my new favorite projects from Olu.
Olu – 2 am (Prod. By Olu_Ryan Macgowan)
Olu – Under The Sheets (Prod. By Xaphoon)

Another artist who reached out to us recently is DMV hip-hop group Primary Element. I loved their song “Hello World” then hadn’t heard much since. However they sent us Ambition and below are two of my faves from that mixtape.
Primary Element – Something Primary
Primary Element – Waddup Playa

One of my favorite New York hip-hop groups is Rocky Business who blend genres and have a retro-futuristic sound. They released White People Are Drug Dealers Too in anticipation for their upcoming album Rebel’s Roar, dropping later this week. Here’s two of my favorites off their latest mixtape.
Rocky Business – Kim Kardashian
Rocky Business – Janis Joplin ft. Fresh Daily

Sneakas is a New York city MC who released his latest mixtape, Hebonics 101, last week. That’s about all I know about him and when I listened to the mixtape I found several songs I didn’t care for but a couple I really liked. Here’s my two favorites from Sneakas who has an old school soul to his music.
Sneakas – Good Day (feat. C. Rob)
Sneakas – Plastic Happy (Feat. G.T.O.)

Again I save the best for last with Theo Martins latest mixtape, Sincerely Yours, The Dance Floor. After hearing many of his free releases before he released this mixtape, I was sold that Theo Martins had improved off his hit remix to Kanye West’s “Power“. My high expectations paid off as this mixtape has several songs I really love and is a must download for some electronic pop hop fun.
Theo Martins – Turn It Up ft. Plan B
Theo Martins – Slow It Down (produced by Paul Cantor)
Theo Martins – Cult Logic ft. Miike Snow
Theo Martins – White Friends ft. Gordon Voidwell

Mixtapes you might have missed *Erik Paul, Kid Sister, Justin W, QuESt

February 13th, 2011 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, Remix |

I feel a little bad bunching four mixtapes into one post but the mixtapes below don’t stand out as amazing however have some songs that are really enjoyable that people may not have heard before. I listed them below in order of preference (least favorite to most favorite).

Erik Paul released his latest mixtape, The EPiphany, around mid January to some solid reviews. However the mixtape didn’t make it on datpiff. Erik Paul has a hip-pop feel, with catchy hooks, decent rapping, but has potential to improve as he develops his niche more.
Erik Paul – Insult 2 Injury [Ft. Olu]
Erik Paul – I’da Told You Anything
Next is Kid Sister, whose latest mixtape, Kiss Kiss Kiss, was mixed by Nick Catchdubs and released through Fools Gold Records. I like Kid Sister in doses, can’t listen to her music all the time but with the music from her mixtape, you can listen and enjoy it a lot at a club or dance party. Here’s two of my favorites.
Kid Sister – Lookout Weekend f. Nina Sky
Kid Sister – Right Hand Hi (Caspa Remix)
Justin W is an artist to keep an eye out for, because track to track you hear differences and wonder what direction Justin W will take next based on the current material we have seen from him. His latest mixtape, Gone ‘Til November, has solid rapping, really good hooks but what I like most is the instrumentals with almost every song.
Here’s my two favorites off the mixtape.
JUSTIN W – Cloud 9
JUSTIN W – Lost In The Night
Lastly, one of the most underrated mixtapes that dropped in early 2011 was from Miami MC QuESt. I’m a big fan of QuESt because of The Reason: A Defense Mechanism, his latest mixtape that has a very relaxed vibe with his chill rap, great production and overall dope lyricism. I only see QuESt getting better and this mixtape is a big reason why.
Here’s my two favorites from QuESt.
Today (Prod. A.I.(ICE)
Were Going Down (Prod. By Ace2euce)

All of the Lights orchestra cover + Sampled Saturday

January 29th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, Remix, Sampled Saturday |

I talk about this all the time in posts where an artist samples another’s music: most of the time I love it, especially when the artist shows originality like Hoodie Allen and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis being two most recent examples.

Below are 4 songs that sample some dope songs, making for some dope instrumentals, good vocals and overall pretty catchy jams.

Blue Scholars – Big Bank Hank (Bibio sample)
Olu – Jetpack Shit (feat Colbie Caillat) (Colbie Caillat sample)
Professor Green – I Need You Tonight (INXS sample)
Bugus – Fly Away (Benny Benassi sample)

*To download – PC: Right-click song / Mac: Control-click song*

What’s your favorite of the above songs? Let us know on our twitter, facebook, comment or the shoutbox on the right.

Olu & Jody Duff – Grind (Remix)

December 14th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Sick new track from two up and comers. They go hard on the dope beat. Check it out.

Jody Duff [Ft. Olu] – Grind (Remix)

Olu – Fire Fight

December 7th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Olu is an artist that will blow up once he releases more original material. That’s when record label’s will start recognizing his talent.

On “Fire Fight”, Olu brings his superb flow over a really hot beat. Enjoy!


If your wondering where Olu got this beat, it’s from Wiz Khalifa’s “Real Estate” and T.I.’s “Pop Bottles”. I know, I personally hate freestyles over other beats but some rappers are exceptions.

Olu – Popular

November 3rd, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

Over a month ago, we posted S-Preme sampling a show-tunes song and turning it into a really good hip-hop song. Then QC and Olu rapped over that sampling of “Popular”. This became one of our most popular posts too.

Well, in the song below, only Olu raps over “Popular” and it’s quite good.

Olu – Popular

Olu – Difficult

October 16th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |
Sick new track from Olu. He has a mixtape coming soon, called Thirsty Thursday so watch out for that. The lyrics and the sample are really cool. 

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