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Du / Rag pt. #1 by, Boy Will Be Boy.

Brought to you by Boy Will Be Boy. also known as Jordan Bush aka me is “Du / Rag pt. #1.” It’s the first mix I had the courage to upload onto the ‘cloud. Tell me what ya think.

Trackli$t:

  1. A-Trak & Lex Luger – 100 Bottles (Remix) [feat. Travi$ Scott & A$AP Ferg]
  2. Lil Wayne – No Worries
  3. Beyonce – Run The World (Girls) (Kaskade Club Remix)
  4. JAY Z – Jigga What, Jigga Who (feat. Big Jaz)
  5. Lil Wayne – Fingers Hurting
  6. Yung Gleesh – Who Ridin
  7. A-Trak & Lex Luger – Jack Tripper (feat. Young Thug & PeeWee Longway)
  8. Future – Mad Luv
  9. Azealia Banks – Van Vogue
  10. Kid Sister – Pro Nails (Remix)[feat. Kanye West]
  11. The Weeknd – Often
  12. Future – Ain’t No Way Around It
  13. P. Reign – Realest In The City (feat. Meek Mill & PartyNextDoor)
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“Surf” by, Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment [Review]

Surf” is the debut album by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment that was released towards the closing of May. The Social Experiment band stars Chance The Rapper and this project was heavily anticipated due to Chance’s previous successes.

As an unexpected release, “Surf” was downloaded 618,000 times within the first week. But despite the success, I don’t think the numbers equate to the quality of the sound. Although “Surf” was not a bad project, I don’t think that it reached its potential.

One of the major problems with “Surf” is that the record does not play in a cohesive manner. It is understandable when an artist desires to incorporate different sounds throughout the project, but usually the records tie into each other. The project lacks the ability to mesh well together. Sonic cohesion seamed to be problematic for the album because this caused a lack of replay value. Individually, the project has some beautiful records. But, these records do not sound well together so you do not play the tracks repeatedly.

The lack of cohesion also made the record a confusing listen. As a listener, you did not get a concrete feel from the project. The album just plays without evoking many emotions. The confusion in the sound may also come from the array artists featured. “Surf” taps into the likes of Erykah Badu, Noname Gypsy, Raury, and even Quavo (of Migos). It is incredible to include a wide varied range of artists on your project, but not at the cost of the sound.

The concept that Chance The Rapper and The Social Experiment were aiming towards was crafty, but the project was not completely executed. The heavy incorporation of Jazz was very creative and divergent. Overall, the sound was eclectic but simply lacked cohesion. The Social Experiment carved their on lane with this project but from a critical standpoint it could have been better completed.

Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment tried something different with their debut project and think they should be commended but it sounded as if they had gotten a little off track. As previously stated, the problem is not the records. “Surf” has some great tracks. Notable songs include “Questions”, “Warm Enough”, “Familiar”, and “Rememory.” But, these songs do not sound well together.

A saving grace for the album could be live performance and touring. Live, some of Surf’s records would play beautifully. Because of Surf’s theatrical nature, I think that I could grow to appreciate the album more after seeing it live.

Score: 5.6/10

By,

Jordan Bush

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“Rose” by, ABRA

Awful Record’s first lady released her highly anticipated album today. We have already heard two of the records ( “ROSES XOXO” & “U KNO”), but I am excited to hear the rest of the project. Abra has tons of potential, the project is definitely worth your listen. Check it out!

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Happy Birthday Pac

Below, Is Tupac’s performance at the ’94 Source Awards. In the video, he is performing “Out on Bail” which did not release until after his passing. This is one of my favorite of 2pac on the web. It is a must watch. Rest in peace to the legend 2pac, you are missed.

Bilal & K. Dot “Money Over Love” [Snippet]

Here’s the snippet for Bilal’s “Money Over Love.” The record is very enticing and even features Kendrick Lamar. Though the full length has not released, Kendrick and Bilal shape up to be very good collaborators. If you are interested, the record will be on Bilal’s “In Another Life” which releases June 30th.

“Falling Apart” by, Emile Haynie [Video]

Here’s a dope video from Emile Haynie. Haynie is a frequent collaborator with the likes of Kanye & Kid Cudi. The video is very complimentary of the record. It is cool how the flow of the water matches the melody of the song. The edits and special effects used in the video also really help to drive the visual.

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Kilo Kish x Maison Kitsuné

Kilo Kish, the singer and visual artist, collaborated with Parisian label Kitsuné. The capsule collection features a few shirts, a pair sneakers, and even a scarf. Most of the color pallets include reds and pastels, which is very advantageous of it being the summer. As Kish is very involved in fashion she delivers with this collection. My favorite piece is the shirt featured above but check out the rest below.

http://shop.kitsune.fr/collaboration/kilo-kish-x-maison-kitsune.html