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(31) Days of Good: 12.5.12

The G.O.O.D. Music crew had a huge year with the release of Cruel Summer.  This record top to bottom has some of the best production in hip hop along with some of hip hops biggest names.  “Mercy” is the standout track in my opinion, especially the verses from Pusha T and 2 Chainz.  Pusha T has emerged as the stand out lyricist of the entire crew, combining clever quips with street credibility.

Kanye West – Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, & 2 Chainz) [from Cruel Summer]



The super hyped Odd Future crew are some of the most blogged about people in hip hop.  Earl Sweatshirt is actually deserving of the hype.  Drawing comparisons to early Nas, Earl has a grim and visceral tone to his music.  The 18 year old MC has definitely established himself as one of the elite up and coming rappers in the rap game.  And when you have a chance, head on over to Stereogum and watch the music video that dropped yesterday.

Earl Sweatshirt – Chum [from Doris]



Just add the stats of this track and I’m sold: Kendrick Lamar + Drake + a Janet Jackson sample. There are a lot of great cuts from Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut and follow up to his majorly successful mix tape Section.80, but this might be my favorite.

Kendrick Lamar – Poetic Justice (ft. Drake) [from good kid, m.A.A.d city]


[new music roundup] 9.18.12

A few of my favorite new releases this week, including new stuff from Dinosaur Jr.,  Grizzly Bear, Menomena, The Sea and Cake, and more.  As always, be sure to check out Largehearted Boy for the rest of this week’s new releases.




Alt-J//An Awesome Wave



Band of Horses//Mirage Rock



Black Prairie//A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart



Dinosaur Jr.//I Bet On Sky



Grizzly Bear//Shields



Kanye West//G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer






The Sea and Cake//Runner



Woods//Bend Beyond



A few more worth checking out:
Aimee Mann//Charmer
Catherine Irwin//Little Heater
Josephine Foster//Blood Rushing
The Killers//Battle Born
MS MR//Candy Bar Creep Show EP
Soundtrack//The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Wax Poetic//On a Ride
The Whigs//Enjoy the Company

What are your favorite new releases this week?