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Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2011 (Sunday August 7th)

August 14th, 2011 by | Chill/Jam/Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap, House, Rock |

 

lolla pic2 600x358 Festival Review: Lollapalooza 2011 (Sunday August 7th)Finally, I’ve saved the best for last; day 3 of Lollapalooza 2011. Wow what a way to wrap up a great weekend with The Cool Kids, The Cars, Sam Adams, Nas & Damian Marley, and of course Deadmau5. I didn’t have time to see Kid Cudi or The Foo Fighers perform that day, but still I could not ask for more from yet another awesome day.

The only downside to Sunday’s events was that it was pouring rain on and off throughout the day. However, that did not stop me from enjoying great live music.

I started my day with The Cool Kids at the ever popular Perry’s stage. They put on a great show and being from Chicago and all, the crowd was really into them. They have really started to grow on me in recent months and I like them even more now that I saw how awesome they are live. They played a variety of tracks especially from their newest upcoming album, When Fish Ride Bicycles. One of their tracks from the album that I enjoyed hearing live is below, enjoy!

The Cool Kids “Swimsuits” (featuring Mayer Hawthorne) (Download): 

After a great set by The Cool Kids, I made my way towards The Cars at the Music Unlimited stage for some great classic tunes. This rock band from the 1970′s performed in a very relaxing environment which was awesome. Chilling on the hills, sipping on cold beer and listening to songs like their big hit “Just What I Needed” was a moment I will never forget. Enjoy the track below.

The Cars – “Just What I Needed” (Download):

Afterwards I headed over to the BMI stage to see Boston rapper Sam Adams perform for a little. It was very delayed due to heavy rain storms. Their were high school girls sliding around in the mud wait for Boston’s Boy to come on stage. After having to wait roughly 20 minutes for him, he eventually came on and actually put on a pretty solid show.

He may be a little overrated but something is there for him. He does put on a good show which I find to be very important for being successful as an artist. Check out one song below that I thought he did an exceptional job on. Enjoy!

Sam Adams – “Watch Out” (Prod. J.O.B) (Download)

Close to the BMI stage was the Bud Light stage where Nas & Damian Marley were tearing it up. They were on for over an hour and they even performed many of Nas’ old tracks which are my favorites. The chill vibes from the set culminating with the chicago skyline brought everyone there some memorable moments. Check out one of my favorites of theirs below. Enjoy!

Nas & Damian Marley – “Nah Mean” (Download)

Shortly after Nas & Damian Marley finished up their set. Deadmau5 came on to wrap up a great weekend of Lollapalooza. Unfortunately, the second he came on stage, it started pouring rain once again. However, that did not stop Deadmau5 from rocking out like he always does and with lots of style too.

This had been the second time I have seen him live and it certainly won’t be the last. He puts on an amazing show and I could not ask for a more perfect way to end an incredible weekend. It didn’t even matter that the rain was there. Enjoy my new favorite song by him that I cannot stop playing on replay!

Deadmau5 – “Raise Your Weapon” (Download)

Sam Adams – “Watch Out”

June 6th, 2011 by | Dubstep, Hip-Hop/Rap |

samadams Sam Adams   Watch OutSam Adams returns with his newest dubstep influenced single “Watch Out” which is likely to be on his upcoming album. I am still unsure how I feel about Boston’s Boy. His music is hit or miss for me. I’ll know more when I see him perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago this August. However, this track has a very catchy, party type feel to it with some solid rapping so it will be interesting to see what the rest of his album entails. In the meantime….Enjoy!

This track had J.O.B. on the boards.

Boston’s Boy Remixes Christina Perri’s “Jar Of Hearts”

February 14th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

 Bostons Boy Remixes Christina Perri’s “Jar Of Hearts Boston’s own, Sam Adams is back with a new remix. This time he raps over “Jar of Hearts” by Christina Perri with her on the hook adding in great instrumentals. Sam Adams lyricism is great and though he is not always at his best, he does deliver at some of the best opportunities. Enjoy!

Letter To The Lost

Download: Sam Adams – “Jar of Hearts” (featuring Christina Perri) [Remix]

Sam Adams – “Coming Home” (remix)

January 28th, 2011 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Remix |

sam adams live Sam Adams   Coming Home (remix)Sam Adams remixes Diddy’s “Coming Home” by adding in some great rapping and awesome lyrics. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too big on Sam Adams when I first heard his music, but in the last year he has really stepped his Sh*t up and this song helps better prove that. He’s making the college white rapper more mainstream with many others joining him. I also love how much pride he has in his city when he continually raps on the hook “I’m coming, I’m coming home, Boston’s own you know I’m coming home”. I like this track a lot and I hope you do as well. Enjoy!

Download: Sam Adams – “Coming Home” (remix)

Sam Adams – Lolita x Lions Den

October 29th, 2010 by | Dance, Dubstep, Hip-Hop/Rap |

In “Lolita” Sam Adams raps over The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” a band I really love and the song is pretty good.

Lolita

“Lions Den” was recorded before his Party Records mixtape and has that dubstep/hip-hop feel much like most of Sam Adams latest mixtape.

Lions Den

Hidden Gem: Paul Markham

October 21st, 2010 by | Hidden Gem, Hip-Hop/Rap |
Paul Markham Beg To Differ front large Hidden Gem: Paul Markham
Paul Markham, a sophomore at UMass surprises people. He may not be the rapper prototype but he’s gaining momentum on his campus and his music is spreading quickly with his relevant themes, sick beats, and rhymes. He’s opened for a couple artists such as Sam Adams. Check him out on facebook.
His brand new mixtape, Beg To Differ has some sweet songs such as Believe in Make Believe, Mathematics (Mos Def), and Life Is To Short.
Download mixtape

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Check out the video after the jump.
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Sam Adams – Party Records (free mixtape)

September 22nd, 2010 by | Dance, Electro, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop |
samadamspartyrecords 600x600 Sam Adams – Party Records (free mixtape)

Credit GMAD on getting this up first. I bring you Sam Adams 2nd mixtape, Party Records, which is produced by several people but mainly DJ Whoo Kid and DJ J. Cash (that’s why they are on the cover) and uses many top electronic music artists including Rusko, Deadmau5, and Bassnectar.

I would call Sam Adams an electronic hip-hop artist as he has transitioned to rapping over electronica beats, which is a good path for him. My favorite tracks are “Bass Head”, “Hold On” and “Share Your Dolla”.

Download Party Records (mixtape)
Read more for the tracklist.

Party Records tracklisting
Screen+shot+2010 09 18+at+3.50.21+PM Sam Adams – Party Records (free mixtape)
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Sam Adams – “Some Chords”

September 17th, 2010 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap |

Sam Adams2 Sam Adams – “Some Chords”

Credit TMG on finding Sam Adams “Some Chords”, the second leak off his upcoming mixtape, Party Records. The mixtape is set to release on September 23rd. Listen and download it if you please!

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F5381494%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-zjxzo&secret_url=false Sam Adams- Some Chords by Fab4music

Previous: Sam Adams – music video + “Hold On”, Official Music Video: Sam Adams – “Just Sayin’”

Rusko – Dubsteppin’ his way to the top

September 17th, 2010 by | Dance, Dubstep |

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Rusko is a dubstep music producer and DJ from the UK. Above is the official music video for “Hold On”, a club dance song, not too much dubstep, but this is.

Rusko is not only one of the most popular dubstep artists but he has worked with M.I.A., Rihanna, T.I., Britney Spears and Sam Adams.
Why am I writing about Rusko, a dubstep artist in a genre we usually don’t cover. I think he is an awesome music producer and I really like the songs he’s made and hope you enjoy them as well.

In May 2010, Rusko released his debut album O.M.G.! which boosted his exposure further and more in the US. Here are two of my favorites by Rusko, “Da Cali Anthem”, “How Lo Can U Gizzo” and “Hold On”

http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F2043865%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-U2I1f&secret_url=false  Rusko- Da Cali Anthem by HighestCulture 
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F4453252%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-GQPiH&secret_url=false  How Lo Can U Gizzo – Rusko by sam3nk92 
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F4293334%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-PVkFd&secret_url=false  Hold On ft. Amber Coffman by Rusko 
I hope you enjoy and if you like Rusko, check out his myspace for tons of new music from him including remixes to many popular songs.

Sam Adams – new music video + “Hold On”

September 15th, 2010 by | Dance, Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |
Boston MC Sam Adams released the official music video for “Still I Rise” featuring G. Curtis. This was released today via MTV and although I enjoy Mac Miller more than Sam Adams among favorite white college-age rappers, Sam Adams is an artist to watch out for in the future, especially since he got this music video on MTV.
Below download “Hold On” produced by Rusko, an awesome dubstep artist who I see collaborating with more hip-hop artists in the future.
Download: Sam Adams – “Hold On”
Enjoy!
Previous: Sam Adams – Official Music Video “Just Sayin’”

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