Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pack FM - "Want What's Mine" (BTSTU Remix) Music Video

"Say PackFM!" Now say it again. Repetition is the key to memorization.

Far and away one of my favorite underground artists, PackFM has grown so much as an artist over the last 8 years. He's always been vicious as a lyricist but often struggled with finding the right sound to carry his name beyond the world circle of "backpackers." Pack's talent is much bigger than that. To see him perform live is to really understand and feel what he is capable of. 

With "IFHR" Pack took his work to new heights. Finally, he had a project as dope musically as it was lyrically. Fans were reinvigorated and critics were wowed. Continuing with that new energy and understanding we got this music video for "Want What's Mine" on the web today.

*Cue Pack's stage dive*

You know what to do....

Sneakerbox Chock - "Left Turn" feat. Traxx Trigga

Chock is on the move. The 4th quarter of 2011 has been all music for him and his partner in rhyme, Bueller Da Don. Their joint release as The Running Matez, "Audio Mall," was very successful on the indie scene and even popped into the top 200 Hip-Hop albums on iTunes. Bueller dropped several songs leading up to his solo project "Cruise 2 Fame" and now Chock is adding more fuel to the fire raging in South Jersey.

On "Left Turn", Chock speaks on something that I've stood by my entire life. Sometimes, you have to turn left to stay in the right. Bro, you said the truth on this one. Keep turning left on 'em! 

Check the streaming audio below. Look for the official drop just under a week from now on December 20th on iTunes. 

SneakerBox Chock - "Left Turn" feat. Traxx Trigga by RoxFontaine

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tia London - "Love Junkie" FreEP

Babyface and Toni Braxton. Aaliyah and Timbaland. Brandy and Rodney Jerkins. Pharrell Williams and Kelis. Will.I.Am and Fergie. Ryan Leslie and Cassie. Okay, that last one might be stretching it a bit but you get the point. There is a new singer and producer combo on the rise that you need to be aware of:

Tia London and Traxster. 

The above ladies figured out their signature sound early and had very successful careers. Tia London seems to have called dibs on next. Her debut FreEP album "Love Junkie" is, in a word, fantastic. Produced entirely by Grammy nominated The Legendary Traxster. ("My Chick Bad" for Ludacris, "I Do It" for Big Sean) These two understand the importance of crafting a complete idea.

"Love Junkie" just became my favorite current R&B album. Even though it's not a straight R&B album. Tia is the perfect mix of street edge, soul, class and sexy. She has a soft seductive voice and in between belting out melodies and harmonies she'll drop a "hot 16" on you. It's entirely natural too. Most singers that I hear rapping make me cringe. Not Tia. It's just what she does and she does it extremely well.

All I want to know now is when she's playing in New York.

Check the stream below to listen to the album in its entirety and hit up her website to download the project. You're going to love this one!

Tia London - Love Junkie (Produced Entirely By The Legendary Traxster) by thelegendarytraxster