Ryan Leslie – Black Mozart

After delaying the release from back in April Ryan Leslie finally releases his album Black Mozart today after teasing on facebook that “THIS WEEK IS THE WEEK” The album is made up of 12 tracks and includes a feature from rapper Fabolous on the track Green. Instead of releasing the album via Itunes he has released it on his #renegades site where you can become a member for $12 and this gets you the album to download as well as allowing you to contact him via email and other benefits.

My personal favourite from the album is Higher which has an addictive and bass heavy beat with lyrics like “Money in Belize that’s a tax haven” While the album isn’t the most Lyrical and does mainly consist of Ryan Leslie telling us about his wealth the production is the main point to this album and unlike previous releases that where mainly produced by Ryan himself, this isn’t. This is both good and bad depending on your style in music and those who where drawn to him from his Studio videos showing his skills as a musician playing each instrument and seeing a song progress from the basics to the finished article.

No stream for the album due to it being a purchase only release so purchase via his #renegades site. However you can catch the Documentary for the album which includes studio footage and some songs enjoy!

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I Am Legion – ‘Choosing for You’

Two months ago we posted about Noisia and Foreign Beggars teaming up and releasing music under a new alias. That post turned out to be spot on. I Am Legion, have today premiered a video for their new track ‘Choosing for you’. I Am Legion consists of the three boys from Noisia and the British Hip-Hop / Rap duo Foreign Beggars. ‘Choosing for you’ is the second single from their collaboration. I was a fan of both these groups before they linked together, although they have both worked together in the past to create some serious tunes. I’m pumped that they are now officially working together under one name and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us! They also have a European tour coming up, more info on that when we get it!

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Hoodie Allen – “Americoustic” EP #Americoustic

I’m sure for most of you i don’t need to introduce Hoodie Allen. Born in 1988 in New York, Steven h Markowitz started writing lyrics as a kid and performing at house parties. After leaving college he took up a job at Google, he would work all day there and then when he arrived home, start writing lyrics, replying to fan emails and arranging gigs. His passion was music, so when he got the opportunity to start performing he left Google.

He has released a fair number of Albums and EPs since 2009, His third mixtape Leap Year hit 250k Soundcloud plays in its week of release. Come 2012 he bought out an EP titled ‘All American’ which showcased some of his best music to date. Today marks the release of Americoustic – It currently sits at #6 album on iTunes.

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Huey Mack – Pretending Perfection Album Announcement

Huey Mack is a 19 year old rapper from Morgantown, WV. Above, his album announcement trailer for ‘Pretending Perfection’. We honestly couldn’t be more excited for this album, if it’s anything to go by his previous work then it’s going to be amazing. Below are a couple of my favorite tracks for you to check out. More info to follow next month!

Including his version of Call me maybe:

 

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Lil Dicky Flames

It’s Wednesday which fans of Lil Dicky will know are referred to as “Hump Day” Lil Dicky has gained huge exposure over social media from his viral video Ex Boyfriend currently just short of 4 million views at 3,835,471! His new track Flames is his first track not available for free download but is certainly worth the $1 price tag available to purchase here. Check out the great visual above which is certainly easy on the eyes due to the incredible body of Melissa Soria hope you enjoy.

 Click below to be download Lil Dicky’s debut mixtape So Hard which consists of 17 full tracks.

 Also check out his facebooksoundcloudtwitter and website!

Noisia Feat Foreign Beggars – Make Those Moves ( I am Legion)

So from the sound of things, Noisia and Foreign Beggars are now going to be releasing music under a new alias of I am Legion. This is good news, it means that there are bound to be many more tracks to come. If you like the sound of Noisa and Foreign Beggars together as much as I do then this news will have made your day.

All we have to go on so far is a radio Rip from Radio 1Xtra. The sound quality isn’t perfect but it gives you a good idea of the sound they are going for. If you like it, check out other tracks produced by these guys such as :

Shellshock – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pWZRJd4z8o or

Contact – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb55ep-DrSo

They have a website in place ( http://iamlegion.co.uk/ ) With a mystical countdown currently standing at 80 Days. Perhaps the first album launch? Who knows! We also stumbled upon another track ripped from Radio 1 on youtube which appears to be from I am Legion, you can check that out here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyen9ArFWjM