A total of 400 bars grace the five track EP from Sam Lachow. After releasing the third video, he compiles the three entries with two new ones (vol. four and five) to make up the 80 Bars EP. There’s a ton of instrumentals, too many to list, that Sam successfully spits over. Not only are the instrumentals a highlight, Sam isn’t being serious on these five songs. It’s about having fun, whether it’s reflecting on his early 8th grade love life or poking fun at buddy Gifted Gab. There is a lot to digest. Grab the download via his site.
Marsha Ambrosius’ sophomore album, Friends & Lovers, has suffered through a long delay, but not necessarily any push backs because specific dates were never given. However, she released “Cold War” and the Ne-Yo-assisted “Without You” as singles and neither really made a huge impact. Still, Marsha’s ability to craft an album was solidified off Late Nights & Early Mornings, her debut released in 2011 that’s still very much playable to this day. Through this wait, we can at least appreciate that we’ve gotten surprise EPs in the form of Hors D’Oeuvres and now Fvck & Love. What the first EP… continue reading
Adra Boo and Action J make up the unique duo known as Fly Moon Royalty. Seattle’s scene is known for Macklemore, Sir Mix-A-Lot’s early contributions, Nacho Picasso’s dark and lyrical style, but these two bring something new to the scene. In January, I was invited to come check out their show at Neumos that ended up being packed. They’re talented. She can sing beautifully, he can produce exceptionally well. Unfinished Business is five songs that bends multiple genres, from electronic to soul, on damn near every song. Adra’s presence is felt on the first two songs. Then, Action takes us… continue reading
For all the lovers in the world today, ’cause everybody needs somebody or something to love. Ne-Yo hopes to provide a short 13 minutes (see: foreplay) with four songs as part of his 3 Simple Rules EP. Each rule is laid out before the track starts as Ne-Yo ventures into the span of a relationship and love (minus the break-up, happy thoughts). A new album is necessary this year, but this EP will suffice for the time being. It’s well put together. Stream and download it below.
Ty Dolla $ign is hitting retail for the first time with a whole EP titled Beach House. Backed by the success of “Paranoid,” it features seven songs and is very feature heavy. Casey Veggies, Twista, French Montana, Jay Rock, Wiz Khalifa and more make appearances. It even starts out with a spoken word piece from Nate Howard (a la Beach House 2). It’s available to stream in its entirety below. Pre-order Beach House EP on iTunes.
You’ve seen Kush Kelz on SD and all over the web premiering singles and videos. Today, the Jersey emcee links with Mechanical Dummy for the first release in his new weekly series, Kush Pack. In the weekly series, Kush will drop a new pack of loud tunes, intended to highlight his versatility. From classic hip-hop to street anthems to club bangers, Kush Pack will give a diverse sampling of all of Kush’s sonic flavors. Previously: Kush Kelz Ft. Troy Ave – Takin Ova Follow @Uptowntoney