Archive for the ‘Rap & Hip-hop’ Category
German rapper Marteria (aka Marsimoto) released his first album in 2007 but has been touring as a singer performance artist since at least 2002. His music may not be so well known in the US because it is in German, but this is great stuff! The music video in itself is a huge production feat, but the song in its own right is colossal, heavy, complex, and intelligent.
Listen to more music by Marteria at his official website.
This is my favorite Kid Cudi song and Steve Aoki’s remix of the song kicks it up a notch with a fat chorus beat so thick you can beat a horse with it. I love the way the song lulls down just long enough to slow you down and then slams you with the big house sound. I recommend trying to do something that you normally do during your day that’s boring and suddenly the task will appear enjoyable and you’ll wonder if you ever had it so good. The best part of wake’n up is fat beats in your cup.
More songs by Massive Attack:
Massive Attack has been a mainstay band in my music collection for many years. I wanted to add one of their songs here as I believe they still remain a lesser known band among most North Americans. This song of theirs is one that I find enchanting in the way its syncopated clapping and open minimalistic rhythm create a landscape of sound that is almost visible. The explanatory instructive lyrics of warning wax clairvoyant. As I listen to the song today it provokes images in my mind as though it were the soundtrack to the dramatic bittersweet end to a film about love, struggle, and passion.
The song is powerful in many ways and was produced with excellence. I think Massive Attack is moving into ever more meaningful territory with this album, which I also felt with their release of 100th Window which has one of my favorite songs Small Time Shot Away.
This is the second song on Lady Sovereign’s 2nd album Jigsaw that she’s released out of the UK since her first album Public Warning in 2006. Personally I enjoy the way that her music is fun but also edgy. In a way it’s kind of a mix of a lot of different genres, which to me is great because there’s something about artists that stick to only one genre that makes me really question their creativity. Some of her outfits feel like 80′s camp, but supposedly that’s in these days (right NY,NY?!).