Sampha – Process [Album]

UK singer, songwriter and producer Sampha might have just released one of the best debut albums we’ve heard in a very long time. Known for his collaborations with some of music’s biggest names – Kanye West, Drake, SBTRKT, Solange Knowles – Sampha has now taken the well-deserved spotlight with this release.

A combination of his unique raspy yet airy vocals, top notch piano and percussion driven production, and deeply sentimental lyrics all come together perfectly throughout the 10 tracks of Process, making this an album we’ll have in heavy rotation for some time. Be sure to stream the album below and check him out on his current live tour.

Kanye West – 1997 Demo Beats [Mixtape]

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After listening to this throwback demo mixtape of Kanye instrumentals, the phrase “I Love The Old Kanye” definitely holds true. Consisting of eight unreleased beats, the tape was originally owned by a Miami record exec who passed in the early 2000’s and has been auctioned off twice since. The new owner and Soundcloud user Trilly Madison decided to be a true hero, and upload the whole tape for streaming.

The soulful, sample heavy, laid back instrumentals are works of simplistic beauty that showcase a sound far removed from Kanye’s more recent productions. Yet this tape is a true representation of the sound which made Kanye one of the most sought out producers in his early career.

Stream the entire project below, and pray to the hip-hop gods that more tapes like these get unearthed.

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Lido – Life of Peder

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In light of Tidal’s suspect announcement claiming TLOP was streamed 250 million times in its first 10 days, I have finally come to terms with the fact that the album is one of Kanye’s least memorable projects. Luckily we have Lido breathing new life into it, with a masterfully produced remix medley of a number Pablo tracks. Lido adds his bright production style to “I Love Kanye”, “Fade”, “Father Stretch My Hands” and meshes them into a dope 9-minute mix dubbed “Life of Peder”. Stream the mix above and download it now at lifeofpeder.com.

Update: Stream has been removed from Youtube.

Listen to and download “Life of Peder” here.

Kanye West – 30 Hours

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After premiering The Life of Pablo last night at Madison Square Garden, it seems like Kanye isn’t ready to release the entire album to the masses just yet. Instead he gives us “30 Hours” as a return to G.O.O.D. Fridays.

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Update: He will be dropping the album later today, now with 17 confirmed tracks. See below.

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Kanye West feat. Kendrick Lamar – No More Parties In L.A.

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Kanye kept to Kim’s promise and dropped another new track this week. This time it’s the full version of “No More Parties In L.A.” which he had previewed at the end of last week’s release – “Real Friends”. Featuring a phenomenal verse from Kendrick Lamar and an invigorated Yeezy spitting like it’s 2007 again, this is already being considered an instant classic from the G.O.O.D. Music founder. Listen to it for yourself below, and keep your fingers crossed for another new song this week and that Swish actually comes out on February 11.

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Erykah Badu – Trill Friends

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Ms. Badu quickly hops in the studio to remix Kanye’s “Real Friends”. This will be on her upcoming mixtape, THIS $h!t TOO EASY. Stream “Trill Friends below.

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Kanye West ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Kendrick Lamar – Real Friends/No More Parties in LA

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Major moves being made by Mr. West early in 2016… first he drops his “Facts / Jumpman Remix” to boast about his shoes and throw shots at Nike, which has already started brewing some controversy. Now he follows up with this unreleased track “Real Friends”, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, and is quite reminiscent of vintage Ye in its production. The track ends with a preview of his long awaited track with Kendrick, “No More Parties In LA”. And finally, he has announced via Twitter that his upcoming album Swish will be released on February 11th.

Stream “Real Friends/ No More Parties in LA” below.

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