ASAP Rocky

asap-rockyThe next “next hip-hop star,” born and raised in Harlem, inspired to rap by his brothers murder, influenced by the Harlem based Diplomats (the likes of Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, and Cam’ron), ASAP (or A$AP) Rocky just signed a $3 million Sony record deal. He joined the Always Strive and Prosper crew in 2007 and took …Read More

Lights – Ellie Goulding

Ellie+GouldingLiterally every major artist has experimented with remixing this song the past couple months. Lights by Ellie Goulding is a great song with a sound that transcends genres. When I hear this original, I feel like it’s about to break into dub step at any second or spin off into some other remix (show this …Read More

Classical Music Revival

psychadelicClassical: the next frontier, the music that some of us think, ‘I’ll like that maybe when I’m older.’ No! It’s here. Lets say, I don’t know, your special friend comes over. Flip to some Italian Opera and you’re golden (it’s better when do you know what they’re singing about). Andrea Bocelli – Sogno (Dream) Or …Read More

Creativity or Inspiration

A+Tribe+Called+QuestCreativity: such an interesting concept, especially in music. Time and time again do we see or hear some “coincidences” of similarities in riffs, lyrics, or song names. There are only so many words in the English language, so in many ways it is perhaps amazing how little overlap there is. Looking through my iTunes, I’ve …Read More

SAMPLE SUNDAY: Snoop Dogg’s Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto

christmas sample sundaysShort, but sweet.. today’s Sample Sunday is of course dedicated to one of my favorite Christmas Songs – Snoop Dogg’s Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto, featuring Daz Dillinger, Nate Dogg, Tray Deee and Bad Azz. The track is from the Christmas Compilation album that Death Row Records released in 1996 entitled Christmas On …Read More

Indie Holiday Music | 2011

Rockefeller-Center-Christmas-In-New-York-City-1-EE0B2944IN-1024x768In the spirit of the winter season, whether your celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Kwanzaa or any other holiday I may have forgotten about, chances are that over the past month you’ve heard your fair share of traditional Christmas music. While some people might eat that stuff up as they prepare for the holidays, we here …Read More

Boy & Bear – Moonfire Review

Boy++Bear+boynbearBoy & Bear is a Sydney based folk-rock quintet that we’ve showcased on various occasions here at TBT. Like most of the blogosphere, we too were immediately excited by the band’s debut EP entitled With Emperor Antarctica, which we used as a substitute for Fleet Foxes as we anticipated the release of Helplessness Blues. With …Read More