Why does this album remind me of The Love Below? If you’re not a long time reader of the blog then you probably don’t know I’m the hugest fan of Andre 3000′s The Love Below and live and die by its lyrics and composition. From it’s psychedelic mind wandering melodies to its catchy funk chorus hooks, the New Coast Blues EP is a surprise package of modern blues and hip-hop. Incredibly well produced and mastered, this EP caught me by surprise.
Well-Bred Delinquentz is an independent Hip-Hop duo from South Florida consisting of ‘Bass’ (Sebastian Carandang) and ‘Kid Zordon’ (John Diaz). They originally started by the name of ‘The Putty Pal Program’ as a comedy rap duo, during High School, in 2007. They have released 7 projects as the Well-Bred Delinquentz. They are currently still working on more projects, such as self-produced mixtapes, albums, and visuals.
I’m all for hip-hop that really isn’t hip-hop and this can pass as alternative and even indie rock and funk at times. Along the lines of XXYYXX with actual lyrics it’s the kind of music that takes you on an actual sonic journey. I love it, and if you have time the small six track EP is enough to keep on repeat as you work on your computer and realize its played 10 times. Yeah, It’s good.
Always delightfully surprised to see Miami, or in this case Naples locals create great quality products. You have a new fan.
Please take a moment to listen to a pretty dope instrumental track entitled “My Love Goes” by Morehouse student, Tri Randall. The track is trippy in a moody, calm way. With the angelic voice of Mariah Carey in the background (the track samples her song “Bliss”) Randall manages to still keep your head nodding to the Trap-y sounds. I’ve said it a million times but I LOVE when I can leave a song playing and just sort of zone out in my own thoughts. This is definitely one of those songs.
It’s no secret that I almost never listen to the radio. We all know that shit is repetitive and I at least think it can get pretty boring pretty quickly. I will get into a long conversation with you about why I hate a majority of what’s “hot” right now in mainstream music if you let me. That being said, I do like listening to music, even just as a background filler, basically all day. It’s almost as if I can’t make a move without music. My mom was in a band in the 70′s. My dad plays the drums and guitar like Santana. My sister does too, minus the drums, add in the Classical Flute. I cannot escape my musical roots, so I’ll embrace them instead. More on that later.
I have really been on this wave of what I like to think of as Boutique Music- it’s what would be playing (in my mind) at some snooty, upscale boutique where the customer service probably is terrible but you don’t care because they sell Yohji Yamamoto and Comme Des Garcons. I’ve said it before, I really like music I can kind of zone out to. And more and more lately that zone-out music has been electro/soulful/and definitely nothing I’ve heard on the radio. Spotify has really become my best friend, playing me exactly what I want to hear and then introducing me to an artist I’ve never heard of. I know I’m not the only one. Spotify has introduced me to artists and bands such as Disclosure, Quadron, Julio Bashmore and Poliça to name a few.
Below are a few of my favorite songs for the moment. I hope you at least like one as much as I do. And if you are feeling it, head over to Part One of this series. Enjoy!
Disclosure Feat. Eliza Doolittle “You And Me”
DJ Shadow Feat. Little Dragon “Scale It Back” (Silkie Remix)
B. Bravo “Computa Love”
Parallel Dance Ensemble “Juices”
Still with me? Last but not least, here’s my mix, with the help of Frantz Mza, of even more weird jams:
Whoa. All the smokers/lean sippers/etc, etc better get ready because in less than a week Mr. Zip And A Double Cup himself, Juicy J will be performing with A$AP Ferg and you KNOW they will have the whole crowd on another level !
This upcoming Saturday, for the Miami leg of his Stay Trippy Tour, Juicy J will grace the stage at Wynwood’s LMNT Art Gallery, rain or shine- it’s outdoors so you KNOW there will be lots of
cigarette smoking going on.
Brought to you by the guys over at DOPE, ENT. This is the perfect start to a dope Summer if you ask me. I just hope to hear a couple nostalgic 3-6 Mafia songs thrown into the Turn Up. This is an ALL AGES show.
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This Saturday, April 13th, the guys over at DOPE ENT are bringing the West Coast group known as Pacific Division a.k.a. Pac Div to EVE in Downtown Miami along with Johnny Polygon and you know we here at 2DOPEBITCHES have you covered- we have a pair of tickets to give to a couple lucky readers ! AND, it’s an All Ages show, so everyone can enter to win !
The guys will be in Miami before hitting Tallahassee on their LIGHT UP THE NIGHT tour. Special guests include: Gabriel Royal, Educated Hustlers, Mike James and more to be announced.
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I’m a Southern girl at heart and nothing throws me back better than a little Kirk Franklin. When I hear AND watch this video I immediately think of Summers in Mobile, Alabama as a child with my Aunt Norma (yeah, I got my name from her). On her estate, my sister and I had to sneak watching music videos and we fell in love with the Holy Spirit! Man, you have no idea. After watching this video we made our Mom buy the Nu Nation Project by Kirk Franklin on tape and then it started a Kirk Franklin fad that continued until The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin album in 2002 (great album by the way, you should take a listen!).
Taking a refreshed and more mature look at the video, I noticed really how much fun everyone is having in the video! Sheesh, It looks like a party and there’s even a cameo of Coolio in it. If church was that exciting I’d probably go more often. Other than that Kirk Franklin has the God-given gift to make gospel music that is both commercially successful and really fun and enjoyable. Listening to his music always has me singing in the car. Anyways, hope you enjoy this throwback as much as I did!
Happy Valentine’s Day! As the holiday goes on, gifts will be given, “I Love You”s will be proclaimed and fancy dinner reservations all over town will be fulfilled. And who’s to say if your night will end in sexy-times or not? Either way, this mix by Atlanta’s own BLKKMORRIS (@BLKKMORRIS), aptly titled “Sex Trap 2″ will put you in that perfect mood. Part sexy R&B (notice the samples of Destiny’s Child and Erykah Badu) and part Trap music, with the electronic sounds and fast beats of the southern genre, this has a lil somethin’ for all the lovers out there.
I’ve been listening to this all morning, so my day has been pretty good so far. Press play below and hit that download for some late night jams.
INTRO – LUCY LUI
STAY – Henry Krinkle
SAY MY NAME (CYRIL HAHN REMIX)
CELWYDD – IFAN DAFYDD
STAY (TRAP BACK REMIX) – HENRY KRINKLE
OH BOY – TWINSMATIC
KING OF HEARTS (MR. FIGZ BOOTLEG) – CASSIE
LOVEEEEEEE SONG (YUME REMIX) – RIHANNA FT. FUTURE
ALONE ( DIFFERENT SLEEP REMIX) – JMSN
DIAMONDS (IRA G X NEVR REMIX) – RIHANNA
COLD NITES – HOW TO DRESS WELL
JUST US – YUME
CREEP WAVE – KILO KISH
BADU (BLKKMORRIS SLOWMO EDIT) – JOE TONG
In today’s musical environment, one’s image has never been more important, and that of course translates into musicians’ videos. Everyone these days has “swag”- the cool “it” hat or tee can be seen on basically anyone walking down the street. That’s boring now. One thing that an artist can call his or her own though is the visualization of their music. And one thing I love about really well done music videos is that it can be something so personal, so true to the vibe and meaning of the song, something that not everyone can jack and water down. Like, I’m tired of being told to Comme Des Fuck Down. Let’s see something dope and new !
There are two videos that caught my attention today that I have to share with you all. They are from very different musical genres: one a Philly based rapper, one a UK based electro producer, but they both have visually amazing videos. Check them out below and please note, they may cause seizures!!
Featuring a haunting sample of Fiona Apple’s “Every Single Night”. Directed by Qarim Brown. Tight work. A little bit trendy with the angelic baroque theme that is so right now, but still very good.
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Utilizing clips from the 1950′s in the craziest way, this video by Cyriak blew my mind. The amount of work this took is unimaginable to my feeble mind. The song is a little creepy and the video, at least to me, is a testament to American consumerism. Or maybe it’s just a bunch of GIFs.
Follow Bonobo in Twitter @Sibonobo for more info, his music is chill and perfect pool side.
This video reminds me of “Civilization” by Marco Brambilla. Check out our coverage of the amazing video installation HERE.
Peep the new visuals for Prez P (of Da Camp) ‘s single “As I Ride By” featuring Gaby Duran (of Duran Blu.) Giving you a look at the not so glamorous life of many a “video vixen” hopeful in Miami. There’s so much more than just being a pretty face, and too many girls get caught up and end up in situations they probably shouldn’t be in. The video was shot and directed by the ever talented Unkle luc, who never disappoints.
This is the second single off of Prez P’s album Dream SucceeDie – the album features Da Camp, J Nics, Phresh James, and Kris Calloway. Production from Numonics, Manuvers, Benny B, and BlackMarket. Mixed by Jukxxx, J Beats the Beast, Jairo and more.
It’s been playing in my house all day, the type you can just press play and not skip through.
SilentHand presents to you Frantz MZA and Luni Lovin in Black Friday, off of Frantz MZA’s upcoming mixtape “Everything’s For Sale”. Visuals shot by SosaSupreme, beat produced by Frantz MZA, co-produced by 2dopebitches.com’s own Aja ! It’s so cool to know that the “weird” music I bump daily on Spotify can help create whole songs for my friends.
We got the chance to help style the low key video and had lots of fun on this one. One thing I love about these dudes is that yes they are talented and hard working, but they are so damn nice and down to earth, and you can see it in their work.
Downloand Frantz’s album HERE !
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