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THIS SONG!

It’s no secret that I’m a James Blake fan but what you may not know is that Wu-Tang is also my jam. I’m pretty sure Wu-Tang Clan doesn’t come up as a suggested artist when you’re listening to a Blake track but never underestimate the diversity of one’s playlist. Who would’ve thought James Blake was a RZA fan anyways? I saw Raekwon a couple weeks ago (he murdered it) and I’m fittin’ to see Ghostface Killah next week…then James Blake at the end of April. DIVERSITY! Every last one of the shows! ie. ALL of them.

I posted about James Blake here a while back and I just had to share this new track with you guys. Blake’s album Overgrown comes out in a few days on April 9th (Cop it) and it’s sure to be golden. This track, Take A Fall For Me, features RZA rapping over a super chill synthy beat while Blake’s ghostly vocals in the background act as the highlight.

…candlelight dinners and fish and chips with vinegar with a glass of cold stout or wine or something similar…

YES!

James Blake also unleashed a bonus track off the album called Everyday I Ran which features samples from Big Boi’s single, Royal Flush, a throwback from ’08.

Again, YES!

P.s. I’ve heard rumors about a Kendrick Lamar -James Blake collabo in the works. NEAT.

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Wait And Scene is here to present you a new track by Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky featuring (almost) everyone that’s a big deal in the rap game right now! Last month WAS talked A$AP’s feature on that icy Big Bio and Phantogram track here. Based on his past releases and this tracked that leaked today, I have a feeling that Long. Live. A$AP is going to destroy the world…I know the Mayans predicted December 21st but I’m thinking this album release on January 15th will be the nail in the apocalyptic coffin. Okay, so I’m being dramatic but don’t say I didn’t warn you; this song is so hot! Hit-Boy delivered a classic old-school beat and Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, and Action Bronson had nothing to do one day (famous rappers never have plans) so they each laid down the grimiest lyrics over said beat…then smoked all the cheeba, drank all the booze, ate all the pizza, and chilled happily ever after. The End.

I’m just guessing, I wasn’t there! I’ve been at a few Yela concerts in the past and a plethora of other rap shows so I feel like I have background to make these assumptions.

Favorite verse? Tough call but for me it’s probably Big K.R.I.T; I love that southern rapper steez.

How could you ever doubt me? Most rappers hoping the world ends so they won’t have to drop another album.

Totally.

Check out the six plus minutes of heat below.

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JP Hoe is an insanely talented singer-songwriter and musician from my favorite city in Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba. I have been a huge fan of JP since we met over 12 years ago, back in the days when I was killing it with braces and au naturel curly hair. Since that time, I’ve gone through a serious style evolution but I’ve always had impeccable music taste. Okay fine, in my younger days there was a boy-band phase and I may or may not know all the words to Salt-N-Pepa’s banger Shoop but that’s neither here nor there. I’ve seen him live more times than any other artist and if I hadn’t moved across the continent, I know the number of shows that I was lucky to attend would be even more impressive. JP is an all around great guy, his talent and witty personality come through in his recordings, and he can really charm the pants off an audience. So many pants-less crowds! I saved my ticket from his very first EP release party in 2003 because I’ve always believed in what he was doing. My proudest moment had to be in 2007 when I got to see him open for Jann Arden at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg; a crowd of 3,500 was a far cry from the coffee houses and pubs that I’d seen him play in at the start of his music career. This May, JP released his fourth album, Mannequin (cop that), which features 11 original songs with the superb musicianship, honest lyrics, and pristine vocals that he’s become known for. Nothing’s Gonna Harm You is the first single off that album and the video is perfectly Canadian and quirkily JP Hoe.

Where my HOEs at?

Ummm, right here.

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