Third Eye Dialated

Archive for August, 2011

A man can be destroyed but not defeated. -Ernest Hemingway

I have a decent amount of new music to share for the first time in a few weeks.

Just found out about his group, Actual Proof and I have to say I’m impressed. This duo just signed to 9th Wonder’s record label so I expect this track to be an example of the kind of music is to come. This track is produced by frequent 9th Wonder collaborator, Khrysis.

OneBeLo was the first MC that I truly became I fan of. He’s still one of my favorite rappers of all time and I’ve been anxious to hear his long overdue next album. This is his newest track.

He can rap. Forget the “rappers” he hangs out with, the rappers he equated to, and the genre he’s placed in. In that group of talentless newcomers, Kendrick Lamar stands out because of his potential and lyrical ability.

Here’s my attempt at revisiting an artist I said I would get back to you guys about. More great chill music from ShinSight Trio.

Behind the scenes of Nas & Common’s “Ghetto Dreams”.

A psychedelic track from the Whitefield Brothers’ newest album released on Now Again Records.


What the Fuck is Chillwave?

I prefer the term psychedelic pop but whatever… just some heavily mixed, chill ass music.

I suppose this is my favorite artist from the genre, Toro Y Moi. Perhaps my favorite song as well.

While looking for other bands from the same genre I came across this song that struck me as very familiar. I realize now its the song from the opening credits of Portlandia. Awesome track and hilarious show.

Now I’m just getting lost on youtube and wikipedia looking for different artists. That’s usually how I find all these different bands but somehow I still feel out of the loop when listening to anything besides hip hop.


Summer TV

Shark Week

Whisker Wars

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Wilfred


Little Known Beatmakers

Jneiro Jarel works with MF DOOM often and I”ve heard they are even planning on working on an album together. This would be great news if I thought this project would ever see the light of day. For now just enjoy his unique instrumental tapes.

Newish producer with a lot of talent and a few beat tapes already circulating.

Clutchy Hopkins is famous for keeping his true identity a secret. That is, unless he’s an old caucasian homeless man.

Frequent collaborator of Qwel, Maker is starting to show he can be a stand alone producer.


Gems

More dope music I found while stumbling around on some of the blogs I follow. I’m behind because I was studying for the GRE but now I have a big chunk of music to share so not all bad.

Just came across this artist too. AF the Naysayer is his name and the track is produced by Luke St. John. Very intelligent, smooth raps right here. The beat is nice also.

Clan Destined is a new group with a lot of ability. This track is produced by LA based producer, P.U.D.G.E.

This track is off of Paul White’s upcoming album, Rapping with Paul White. Right when I was going to forget about this guy he makes a smart move like this. The above track features Guilty Simpson. If you like make sure to look out for the album.