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nosaj thing remixes the xx’s “islands”

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nosaj thing – islands remix

this is old (in blog years), but if there are two things i loved about 2009 in music it’s these two groups and this remix is pretty illin’. i think everyone should hear it and love it


adore this remix


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Donnis + Nosaj Thing= amazing dub remix of the hit “Gone”

Gone ( Nosaj Thing Remix)

Nosaj Thing is easily my favorite new producer/musician from LA and Donnis has ATL on lock!


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FOREVER grammy performance +

drake, lil wayne, eminem & travis barker perform at 010 grammys – special creepy Tarantino introduction

i thought the 60% of this that they aired was last night’s watershed performance. arguably one of the songs/collaborations of the year. damn shame Yeezy wasn’t there (his verse is my favorite of all of them). The Travis Barker refix of the song was one of the better ones, but i’ve got my favorite after the LEAP Continue reading

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LA hip hop is Back

california looooooove

dom kennedy future street drug sounds
dom is that dude. get familiar

blu is the next avant garde up-and-comer from the best coast. his “below the heavens” with exile on the boards is a modern-day underground classic. he frequently puts out instrumental/artsy projects with song titles that have the space bar broken. LA’s answer to Jay Electronica. smarten up

nosaj thing

nosaj thing is the next big producer, who i’ve already touted on here before. his beats are SICK. he came out of nowhere and is wrecking the remix scene, making your favorite song better. his debut DRIFT is a must hear instrumental LP. his solo production speaks for itself and has already been used on CSI and in nissan commercials. he’s about to blow up in the 010


nocando, whose debut album Jimmy the Lock just dropped this week, is a resident at LA’s Low End Theory. a renowned battle rapper, with his debut he’s proved he can make songs too. boasting Nosaj Thing, Nobody and Daedelus on the switches and with scratches by Gaslamp Killer, Jimmy the Lock knocks in the trunk and the lyrics are hard like 2 day old shit. look out for Nocando – he’s a beast he’s a dog he’s a motherfucking Problem


LA collective released mix tape Cury Tops and Nautica Jackets, featuring many people mentioned above and other big LA acts like Pac Div, J. Davey and U-N-I. the mixtape is a nostalgic look into the last time LA was on top and a hopeful look forward to all the talent that’s gonna be running it in the future

diz gibran

i bumped Diz’s “Soon You’ll Understand” last year so hard. dude really knows how to put together a record. his ear for beats is unparalleled and his flow will have you thinking a kid from New York hitch hiked to Watts freestyling on everyone’s beats the whole trip. look out for him

the future of hip hop is bright, especially on the West West

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romancing Amanda Bynes

amanda bynes

i decided after re-listening to Kid Cudi’s “cudderisback freestyle” that i would further investigate this rumor that he was helping further along that he was dating Amanda Bynes. i found out that it all started when she TWEETED “with kid cudi :).” you all remember amanda bynes best as being the super annoying host of the Amanda Show on Nickelodeon and the gender-bending star of She’s the Man and maybe more recently Hairspray if you’re into self-punishing (in that case you probably saw Passion of the Christ too).

my guess is they got drunk and he smashed but they’re not dating. cudder!

Kamaal the Abstract (aka Q-Tip from ATCQ) – “Blue Girl”

this experimental record Q-Tip recorded almost 10 years ago was just finally released. it’s one of my favorite cd’s ever. i actually bought the demo on eBay when I first got into my Native Tongues phase

nosaj thing – “aquarium”

i myself have had a romantic encounter with this one as the soundtrack. probably best known as Scott Mescudi’s “Man on the Moon.” this started a little e-Beef between Mescudder and up-and-coming LA producer Nosaj (Jason backwards) but now it appears they’ll be working together in the future. exciting news since I think this kid has the gift on the board. he wrecks remixes and his instrumental debut Drift was one of the finest releases of last year

Scott Mescudi btw is KID CUDI’s legal name. Rappers’ real names are always humerous. Imagine how easily he could have been Kid Scudi.

ayomari – “body language”

this one is off ayomari’s upcoming project “The PB&J Solution” and i bet it combined with some cool water cologne and a swisher sweet would be all i would require to get to third base with amanda bynes

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