The G.O.O.D. music compilation is out, and after a couple quick listens as I drove up and down California this past week, there are some nice gems on this album. “The Morning,” features Raekwon, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi The Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj. It is surprisingly Common’s only feature on the album which is a shame as his trademark voice shines after the first chorus. Pusha T is really the common contributor along with Kanye and his lyrics are top notch. Also check out “To The World,” feat. R. Kelly, “Creepers,” with Kid Cudi and “Higher,” featuring The Dream, Ma$e, and Cocaine 80’s. Definitely recommend picking up the album.
G.O.O.D. Music – The Morning
Coming out of nowhere, this song stuck in my head after watching a trailer for the movie, Celeste and Jesse Forever. What a cool job when you think about it, just look around for songs that fit with movie scenes and trailers, and for the most part these people get it right. This guy’s voice reminds me of Silversun Pickups. Check it out.
Porcelain Raft – Drifting In And Out
Breezy’s latest dance hit gets a little re-tuning via FatRat who is famous for giving songs an upbeat, happy go lucky feel. Enjoy!
Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up (FatRat Remix)
The first time I heard of Colin Munroe, was his version of Kanye’s “Flashing Lights,” and I was impressed by his vocal style and creative take on the track. Fast forward a couple years, and this Canadian has released a star studded mixtape, Unsung Hero (d/l here). Featuring appearances from Pusha T, RZA, Kendrick Lamar, and Cassie, this mixtape has its share of gems. Check out “Scars N Stars,” which features his “No Make-up,” co star Kendrick. Find both songs below.
Colin Munroe Ft. Kendrick Lamar x Ab-Soul – Scars N Stars
Kendrick Lamar ft. Colin Munroe – No Make-Up
D. Guetta is back and trying to replicate the success of “Titanium,” with bringing back singer, Sia of also “Wild Ones” fame. This one has hit written all over it.
David Guetta feat. Sia – She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) (Extended Version)
Chicago’s own Mikkey Halsted combines with underrated supergroup Cocaine 80’s for “Pain.” Off his free mixtape Castro, (d/l here), Mikkey flows over a haunting beat with a great hook from James Flaunteroy. Produced by none other than Mr. Reasonable Doubt himself, No I.D.