Chiddy Bang has blown up over the past year and show no signs of stopping. Their single “Mind Your Manners” has been all over, beginning on various music blogs across the internet and then notably this year on EA Sports’ Madden 12 which has gained them much well deserved attention. Their second single, “Ray Charles,” is full of that Illadelphia soul and reminds me of Jurassic 5 back in the day. Fun fact about Chiddy for those who don’t know, he holds the Guinness World Record for longest freestyle, rapping for 9 hours and 18 minutes. Seriously? Are you f*#&ing kidding me??
Before I get started, I have to say, Adele blindsided me the first time I heard, “Rolling in the Deep.” I knew nothing about her before this song, but her crisp vocals blew me away. You could tell right away this was true talent entering a world of mass-produced pop stars. The world recognized this talent as well as they came out and supported her album and all her singles. Now her music is universally adored, being remixed, reworked, and even was the topic of a full skit on SNL. After posting the Mike Posner cover yesterday, I have decided to post some of the best mixes of Adele I have found by various producers. Enjoy.
Adele – Nothing Without Adele (Avicii Bootleg Mix)
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Common over soulful beats, yes please. Man oh man this sounds good. No I.D. is handling most of the production for Common’s new album, The Dreamer, The Believer, and as long as they all sound as good as this we are in for a treat. Common Sense has been a favorite of mine ever since, Can I Borrow a Dollar? With the unfortunate loss of J Dilla, I was worried about his future records. Then Kanye came along and gave me hope, and now with No I.D., we are in for some great music this holiday!
Common – Celebrate