Yes/No/Maybe - Floral Foam (Live MPC ReFlip)
scarsofaheroine: Here is an ultra cool remix of Aoi’s Floral Foam and a new video to accompany it that everyone should watch. The dude you see hitting the MPC is Andrew a.k.a. Yes/No/Maybe, a friend and local beat maker from Melbourne. The clips projected onto Andrew are various snippets from videos that photographer Nicholas Dureau filmed whilst he was over in America last year. The combination...
David Banner - Believe Ft. Big K.R.I.T
When Banner was in Melbourne a few weeks ago, he told us he was working with fellow Mississippian Big K.R.I.T. at the spectacular show we were all lucky enough to go to. He was ridiculously friendly and even took a picture of my K.R.I.T. shirt after the gig to tweet to the man himself. I can only hope Krizzle will come here one day in the not so distant future. Anyway, here’s that...
Chief Keef - I Don't Like Ft. Lil Reese
Up til now I’ve been admiring Chief Keef from a distance, equally impressed and unimpressed by his ability to win over a local scene, and the internet, on the back of one of the most abrasive, disjointed and sonically confusing tracks I’ve heard in a while. Call me a convert now though, “I Don’t Like” is menacing sing song trap rap done right (though I’m not...
Big K.R.I.T talks about 4eva N A Day
I <3 you so much. We caught up with Big K.R.I.T. on the release day of his incredible new mixtape 4eva N a Day. He broke down the concept behind the album and its cover, how the project came about and what it felt like to release it. He also talked about the first single, Boobie Miles, and some of his favorite songs on the project. Check out the video below and listen to and download the...
Gunplay - Jump Out
Everything about this song is ridiculous. Gunplay in general is ridiculous. His hair doesn’t make any sense. Regardless of these factors, I fucking love this song. It’s over the top in the best way possible. I really hope someone plays it at a party in the near future so I can absolutely lose my shit. His next release Bogota Rich: The Prequel is due out on the 9th of this month. Get...
Various New Music
With the other contributors back at Uni doing more important things, you’ll probably notice more and more posts from me and less from them. I’ll try my hardest to branch outside of the square I usually post in but I can’t promise anything. This post is hardly going to be anything new. First off, We$tern Tink has just dropped a new track from his upcoming Chillin Like A Civillian...
THE PACK - COUPE HEAD (LIL B, STUNNAMAN, YOUNG L,... →
northwestastronaut206: Interesting to have The Pack return, pretty sure Lil B wasn’t involved in this track despite what other blogs are saying which is unfortunate. It’s pretty low-key and really would have benefitted from his input. - scarsofaheroine/@scarsofaheroine
New Nicki - Roman Reloaded feat. Weezy
So here’s another new track off Nicki’s upcoming studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which is apparently dropping on April 3rd. Although it’s pretty boring, it just proves that she isn’t turning into another pop princess just yet. Is it me or did I put these rap bitches on the map again, you mad cause I’m at the Grammys with the Vatican -...
Danny Brown, Danny Brown, Danny Brown
All I want in the world is for people to acknowledge how cute this photo of Danny Brown is. That is actually all I want. If you don’t think this photo is cute, then there is something hideously wrong with you. His beauty is not subjective. It is fact, not fiction. If I had to choose someone to marry just from a photo, it would be Danny Brown. COME ON MAN. JUST ADMIT IT. thanks for...
RoGizz - Pink Rose feat. Tree (prod by Tree)
I’ve never really cared much for RoGizz because I’ve never thought he was very good. To be honest, I still don’t think he’s very good, but I like this song so I’m going to post it. Although it’s just another rapper talking about how much money he has, the beat adds a somewhat dark touch to the whole thing. Tree’s ominous production with RoGizz boasting...
Bossman Records: BR006/Kwasi Bongo's Passportal →
bossmanrecords: &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://bossmanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/br006-passportal-kwasi-bongo” _mce_href=”http://bossmanrecords.bandcamp.com/album/br006-passportal-kwasi-bongo”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;BR006 - Passportal (Kwasi Bongo) by Kwasi…
420 Thirst Century Love Sonnets
The statute of limitations for any chance I had of a Valentine has well and truly passed. Let’s just focus on the only good thing that happened for me on that day, which was the release of 420 Thirst Century Love Sonnets, the first few tracks from the much-anticipated NeuroMantix project. NeuroMantix is the collaboration between two of L-Burn’s finest: the personality and energy...
Bird on a Wire
I know what your thinking because god knows I thought the exact same thing; nothing Riff Raff touches could ever, ever be good. In a sense you’re right, Riff Raff’s last few musical offerings such as that calamity “Rice Out” (produced by Diplo) sound like fingers being dragged down a chalkboard in auto-tune. So why is this song any different? There’s something...
Main Attrakionz - Focalin
Oh yeah, new track produced by Tyler Bisson released along with a bunch of US tour dates today. Congrats dudes, you’re on your way. Come to Australia next please. Tour Dates: 2/10: Pomona College - Claremont, CA 2/19: Grand Central - Miami, FL 3/01: Middle East Upstairs - Boston, MA 3/02: Connecticut College - New London, CT 3/03: Sarah Lawrence College - Bronxville, NY 3/04:...
Article: Instrumental Hip-Hop Sucks. Ban It... →
Based on previous articles written by Phillip Mlyner, he’s quite a fan of the satirical argument, regardless, I still don’t like the cut of his jib, and I also don’t like this article. Few in a large array of successful instrumental hip-hop artists. - scarsofaheroine
M.I.A. - Bad Girls
This song is too good. I didn’t love it first listen, but I definitely loved it second time round, and now, I’m obsessed. The clip is great too. Car stunts, bling, M.I.A. laying on a car balancing on two wheels. I don’t even like cars very much but I was thoroughly entertained. M.I.A.’s next studio album is due Summer (America wise) of this year. - scarsofaheroine
Lil B - 'I Own Swag'
A few early thoughts on this track and video… * One of the frustrations of being a Lil B fan is the reactions of people who don’t ‘get it’. Up until now, if you weren’t able to accept his semi-freestyle drawl, spouting non sequiturs over bizarre half-baked beats (a few Clams Casino tracks excepted), then that was it. This is reflected in the fact that, after years...
Deniro Farrar has killed this mixtape in every respect, combining some great up and coming producers work with a very strong list of rappers including Shady Blaze, SL Jones, Nacho Picasso, Big Pooh, Emilio Rojas and awesomely ST 2Lettaz from G-Side. I know it can be hard to give your money to a man who calls himself Deniro, but all profits off the album are going straight to the producers so...
Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky
I can’t help but love everything Die Antwoord do. Their videos are always great, Ninja is hilarious and Yo-Landi is one of the biggest babes in the music industry at the moment. Here’s the new video for their lastest track “I Fink U Freeky” - scarsofaheroine
STREAM: Kwasi presents Bossman Radio #7
bossmanrecords: Bossman Radio #7 - Kwasi by Bossmanrecords on Mixcloud For Episode #7 of Bossman Radio, Kwasi Bongo takes us through his eclectic range of influences. Covering all bases, from the LA beat scene, to Gil Scott Heron, to some local favorites, Kwasi lays the bedrock for his upcoming release on Bossman Records, Passportal. This is a slow burner. Sit back and enjoy. ...
We$tern Tink - SummerDonnasLoft (mobbstyle)
Here’s a little freestyle from Mobbin No Sobbin’s We$tern Tink to keep us tied over until his next project just “so we don’t forget him” (his words). The Texan rapper has seriously improved since dropping his first tape Hard to Keel Vol. 1, his flow smoother and his rhymes tighter. Tink’s been working hard and regardless of a little silence every now and...
Calez - "Intermission"
Saw this over at Impose Magazine and liked it enough to share. Calez is another up-and-comer on that whole DIY #based tip. He’s produced for Lil B, but over this beat (produced by Flosstradamus, who can do whatever he wants with a name that good) he fills up the space and makes it sound effortless. Calez is that guy who passes out at his own moving-in party, wakes up threatening to...
Not Many New Zealanders.
So I’m in Auckland at the moment and I’m hoping to stumble across a local act worth posting while I’m over here that isn’t Scribe. In the meantime, here is Scribe. lol - scarsofaheroine
DOS4GW - SUICIDE
Melbourne beat-crusher DOS4GW has just put out SUICIDE, a 5-track mini-album to rattle your car or shake things off your desk. DOS’s instrumentals are dramatic enough to fill the space usually taken up by an MC and heavy enough to test the sound system in any small dark club. It’s the perfect backing track for Skynet becoming sentient. Pay as you feel for SUICIDE here; preview...
A$AP Rocky released his new video for the Clams Casino produced “Wassup” today, continuing Rocky’s homage to all things pop culture. Overall I found this video a bit of a bore, fulfilling a lot of terrible stereotypes and generally leaving me a bit cold. That being said, I think the concept of shouting out influences (like the cover of “LiveLoveA$ap”) is solid and...
"The Art Of"
If you were like me and downloaded KD’s 100 track long Realest Outa Alabama last week you might be forgiven for completely ignoring the latest installation of country rap tunes mixtapes produced and collated by John Qwest and Dj Breakemoff. “The Art of” provides what KD’s “R.O.A” could not, a comparatively brief, concise and well put...
Lana Del Rey - Born To Die (Clams Casino Remix)
Most of you know Lana from that song she wrote about playing video games which blew up around the world, reaching number 1 in Germany as well as top ten charts in Austria, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom just to name a few. Since it’s official re-release as the first single from her album Born To Die in October, a number of remixes have emerged, my personal fav being the Balam...
Kwasi + Epps @ Laundry Bar, Feb 9th
Come February 9th, a cloud of far-out space beings are going to descend on Johnston Street to bear witness to the Kwasi & Epps mixtape launch. Supports include charismatic Twitter phenom Mr. DNA. Get your pregame on with cheaper $5 presale tickets - just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll sort you out. Laundry’s got a good sound setup and will even sell you a drink...
'Back $ellin Crack' Renders 'Rich Forever'...
Back $ellin Crack, a solo mixtape from one-half of New Underground crew Main Attrakionz is indeed, a street rap album, which may seem odd from this duo best known for making “cloud rap” — diffuse hip-hop, in which feeling and mood took precedence over lyrics, or even cohesion. Given the low-stakes accusations often sent Main Attrakionz’ way, this mixtape feels vital. Squadda...
Kwasi Bongo - Passportal
2012 might be the year the world ends but it also looks like it’ll be the year Melbourne hip-hop blows up. Kwasi Bongo (the guy on the left in the picture above) just dropped a preview video for his upcoming ‘Passportals’ release, via our local buddies Bossman Records. Check it out: KWASI BONGO PASSPORTAL from DANKCITY on Vimeo. Hopefully the video’s “stoner...
Trae Tha Truth, MDMA, Lupe Fiasco, Wale, Big Boi,...
Chalk up another entrant into the songs by producers with good watermarks that sample 90s RnB hits that completely win me over competition. This one’s from Trae’s mid year album that I never really got into because I’ve always liked the idea of Trae Tha Truth (hero of houston, punched mike jones when he was being a dick at the Ozone awards) better than the reality (husky,...
Rich Boy's "All I Know" Wins "Coveted" Blog...
Not that anyone cares about 2011 any more but I just wanted to put it on record that Rich Boy’s Supa Villain (channeling Aphex Twin) produced “All I Know” gets my vote for song of 2011. Rich Boy remains under rated despite his maturation into a rapper who understands phonaesthetics better than any MC I can think of. “Cellar Door” is commonly cited as the English...
A$AP Rocky + AraabMuzik = A$VPMUZIK
It’s weird how this seems to have only just made news considering this video has been around for months now and it’s pretty obvious what’s going on in it. I guess, official announcement etc. Regardless, I was excited then, and I’m excited now. Although no release date has been set this is one collaboration I cannot wait for in 2012. - FUCK YOU MATT NIELSON
Class A + Aoi = The Baroness
It’s taken me a week to find some time to listen to this but thankfully I did because it’s wild. The Baroness is the combined forces of L-Burn Illuminati affiliates Aoi and Class A. Personally, I can’t listen to a good female MC without falling a bit in love with them and Class A is no exception - effortlessly ice cool, sass for miles, and represents Melbourne with a few...
Cory Johnson - Legend of Zelda (Demos)
I stumbled across this interesting tape today via the very talented producer Ryan Hemsworth which basically consists of post-rock instrumental versions of Japanese composer Koji Kondo’s music from the Legend of Zelda. You can hardly hear the resemblance in some of the songs, but I think the subtlety is what makes it that much better. The style is actually quite similar to Texan post-rock...
Baromet - BakkstreetBreeze
I don’t think I even need to say much about this track except that I came across it via a Sun Glitters mixtape (who is great, by the way) It reminds me of that song Pictureplane did called Gothstar which contains a very altered sample of an 80’s classic. In this track though, Baromet has used a sample of a 90’s classic and it works out surprisingly well. Just wait for it to...
A$AP Rocky - Pretty Flacko
That pretty motherfucker A$AP Rocky has started off the new year with a track produced by Spaceghost Purrp called Pretty Flacko. Purrp’s production is pretty fun which brings me to the point that I think he needs to focus more of that energy of his on making beats instead of that other thing he does… I believe it’s called rapping? - scarsofaheroine // ]]]]>]]>
Excuse the bad pun but as I haven’t been doing anything since Christmas I thought I’d mention some music that I’ve enjoyed over the last few weeks. I’ll start with Gucci and the Christmas themed track “North Pole”, apparently off the mixtape “East Atlanta Santa” which was supposed to be released on Christmas Day, but for some reason has been...