A quick post before we venture into the rain. For the last month all it has done is snow and be cold here in DC. Making people of the city especially more shitty. Sidewalks weren’t shoveled completely, so of course everyone thinks they should have the whole damn walkway.
It’s nice the rain will melt the snow away, and the city will return to having plenty of walk-space, so it’s not blatant everyone you pass doesn’t give a shit about a single other soul.
Here are some fun songs:
First Rate People – Girls Night (link removed)
Architecture in Helsinki – Heart It Races (Trizzy’s Rusty Tin Can Mix)
The Notorious B.I.G. vs. Miley Cyrus – Party and Bullshit in the USA (Hathbanger Mash-Up Remix)
From Hot Boys to Wheezy, Lil Wayne has been unstoppable recently. He has a keen ear for interesting beats that are more then just auto-tuned voices slapped on top of a generic Casio loop. I mean even Barack Obama has alluded to him in several speeches, comparing him with the likes of Lebron James within his respective field.
Lil Wayne also doesn’t limit himself to who he collaborates with. If he hears a good beat, you might just hear it on his next mixtape. Which in itself is refreshing to see an artist with his popularity still working on making music because it’s fun, not because he wants to sell it to you.
The instrumental is from the title track of Royksopp’s “Junior” album, “Happy up here”. Like most of the Northern Euorpean bands that have made it to the US, it’s hard to put your finger on what you like so much about the music. It’s poppy, it’s electronic and catchy. Yet the lyrics are normally morose and maybe a bit depressing once you’ve processed them. Either way this pair up is remarkable.
The Hood Internet – Comfortable Up Here (Lil Wayne vs Royksopp)
Well who doesn’t love Sufjan Stevens? And the next big thing is Kid Cudi. Combine the two and you get an incredible track that you can play ten times in a row and never tire of it!
It’s interesting that a kid from Cleveland and a guy from Detroit would have anything in common. However, search Hypem.com and you’ll see the two are huge. Kid Cudi has been signed by Universal Motown and GOOD Music (a record label he shares with Kanye West, where he debuted, nationally, on 808’s & Heartbreak).
Sufjan Stevens had a similar climb to popularity, with his album Illinois. This track takes the instrumental from his song “Chicago” from Illinois and meshs with Kid Cudi’s, very popular stream-of-conscience lyrics. It’s quite a great mash-up!
Chiddy Bang – All Things Go (w Sufjan Stevens)
Here’s another mix, redone by Steve Aoki.
Kid Cudi – Pursuit Of Happiness – (Steve Aoki Dance Remix) (Intro – Dirty)