New Collaboration From Allan Kingdom & Kevin Abstract
Enjoy this new collaboration from two of hip-hop’s most talented upcomers Allan Kingdom and Kevin Abstract. The MaffYuu-produced “Already” is a bouncy cut that blends the artists’ distinctive styles and allows each to shine on what is a very solid track with plenty of replay potential. Both recently released well received projects in Future Memoirsand MTV1987, respectively. You’ll definitely want to check them out if you haven’t already.
Get Ready For The Mad Decent Block Party 2014 With A New Mix Curated By Thugli
The Mad Decent Block Party just kicked off this weekend in Fort Launderdale. In preparation for the 22 city run, the Diplo-headed label releases a new mixtape to get fans across the world ready for what is one of the summer’s hottest festivals. Presented by Arnette Eyewear, itis curated and mixed by popular Canadian duo Thugli. It features a lengthty 33 tracks with music from DJ Sliink, Diplo, GTA, Zedds Dead, themselves, and much more.
Stream the mix below and find out more information on the festival here.
EK keeps his word and releases a new track titled “Giant Fall.” Its produced by one of the area’s most promising producers in Latrell James. On top of the spacey production that combines sonic synths and steady hitting drums, the Boston-based talent lays down two impressive verses that showcase his strong writing ability.
In just a few listens, “Giant Fall” is already looking like one of my favorite cuts from EK, who has released a slew of attention worthy singles this year like “Nightmares Of The Kennedys” and “Mi Clasa.” He has a new project in Hands Of Time EP coming out sometime in the near future, so expect to hear more.
Big K.R.I.T. Slows It Down On His New Release “Pay Attention”
Big K.R.I.T. made his mark with the smashing “Mt. Olympus,” but on his latest release, the Rico Love-assisted “Pay Attention,” the Missipissi emcee slows things down. He drops werhymes over a smooth backing, produced by Jim Jonsin, while Love laces the record with an emotional hook that supplements Krizzle’s message. His upcoming album, Cadillactica should be dropping sometime in 2014. I’m excited for that and you should be, too.
Mind Spray Hip-Hop Showcase/Open Mic Returns For Its Third Installment Of 2014
In just a few days (July 30th), Mind Sprayis back with its third installment this year. GDP, Squala Orphan, DJ Toshi and June’s showcase winner Ambro will take the stage at Middle East in Cambridge, MA.
As always, the event is hosted by LatrellJames. Not only is there an open mic competition that allows aspiring emcees to perform for a chance to win $100, recording time at The Bridge Sound & Stage and a showcase slot at next month’s event, but there is a producer showcase that will kick off the night at 8 P.M.