Loose Ends

pigeon 500x375 Loose Ends

So you might have noticed things have slowed down a little. Plagued by technical issues, I’m prone to bug outs and stress levels that I can’t deal with. But it seems like things are running smoothly, so Loose Ends, right? Right. Here we go.

Halifax, Nova Scotia rapper over some Classified production. Classified‘s production is always so on point.

DOWNLOAD: Ghettochild – On The Move

Blu + U + Flying Lotus. U-God’s kinda random in this one. If you love Blu, if you love Flying Lotus, check it out. Otherwise, probably skippable. Just being honest. Alright, I’ll be more honest. Flying Lotus – really? Fuck, man. I feel like he’s a less concentrated, less creative Madlib. As the nephew of John Coltrane, I’m sure his uncle has heard similar criticisms, and I appreciate that he’s being cutting edge, but it still hasn’t clicked with me. What is the appeal of Flying Lotus? Someone please explain.

DOWNLOAD: Blu – Keep It Goin’ ft. U-God (Prod. Flying Lotus)

Yo Das Racist. They gave us a sick mixtape and they’re keeping it moving.

DOWNLOAD: Das Racist – I’m Up On That ft. Homeboy Sandman

POW POW POW! WAKA! WAKA! WAKA! FLOCKA! Fucking remix of Waka Flocka. How you not like? Yeaaaaaaah.

DOWNLOAD: Waka Flocka Flame – Oh, Let’s Do It (Heroes & Villains Remix)

New Incomparable Shakespeare with his songwriting partner Jon Solo. Hip-hop artists these days are all about indie rock samples, but how many of them got original indie rock compositions incorporated in their music? Inc Shaky making some good moves.

DOWNLOAD: Jon Solo & The Incomparable Shakespeare – Tell Me You’re Crazy

Ugh, Del and Vast Aire is all I need to hear. I’m there. Before I die, I want to host a Cannibal Ox reunion show, where they perform all of The Cold Vein. Vast Aire, Vordul Mega: email me. I got ideas.

DOWNLOAD: Virtuoso-Bay of Pigs (Ft. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, Vast Aire, and Pidi T)

  • jeffro

    Agree with you 100% about flying lotus. there are dozens of others in the instrumental/electronic genre that are better.

  • dj52

    del kills it

  • http://leftcoastletters.com/ Gabe

    Eat some shrooms

  • http://twitter.com/stlbrick brick

    Nice ‘Loose Ends’ post…
    new das racist… don’t think it shoulda been on the tape.. still ight tho

    waka is kinda of hilarious / awesome
    first time iv heard waka chopped up a bit

    incomparable shakespeare .. good point .. everybody’s sampling the indie shit, no one’s writing it. that’s getting to be a problem. unless people want the shit “we can sing along to”

    keep listening to those old songs, lemme run k-mart, pick you up Now 72, hot shit, forreal all yr favorite radio hits!

  • Tai Jun Ali

    Disagree on the FlyLo criticism. After LA and Cosmogramma…you’re way off.

  • frogs&helicopters

    Flying Lotes IS totes mcgotes, Con. Vibe out to him on a rainy day with a sluggish hangover (aka tmrw).

    and as for Das Racist… I need some help understanding why they’re sooo legit.

    But, Waka? Waka’s the cool kid on the short bus, so I’ll let him do his thang. WAKAWAKAflameflameWACKAWACKAthangthang

  • http://soundcloud.com/decemberthird thedopeness

    Personally, I prefer FlyLo’s solo stuff over his beatmaking. He seems a lot more in his element when he’s not bound to laying down a basic structure for an emcee. Cosmogramma has got to be one of my favorite albums. Here’s a video off his most recent EP that’s pretty sweet. http://vimeo.com/15568767

  • bball22ok

    Listen to Swimming by Killer Mike (prod. Flying Lotus). Better song

  • Andrew

    Can I get a new link for that Inc Shake song? Please!!!