Music
by Brandon Wenerd on October 16, 2012

The Wu-Tang Clan / Kool G Rap — “Rivers of Blood” (Off the “Man with the Iron Fists” Soundtrack

One of the sickest tracks I've heard in a long, long time. Can't wait for the movie, too… Wu Tang!!!!

 

Kendrick Lamar – “Backseat Freestyle”

Kendrick has a few things to get off his chest over a barebones Hit-Boy sample. 

 

Mac Miller – “These Dayz” (Dope Awprah)

A track presumably recording during a session for Mac's new album. This one screams B-side. In his own words: “If you listen closely, I'm singing opera in the background of this whole song. There are no limitations. Also, this speech at the end of this shit is epic and real for the world to comprehend yet. I was just on some other shit, no sleep, up making music all night and I decided to just take this song to places that songs have never been before.”

 

T.I. featuring Lil Wayne – “Ball”

Finally, some dirty glam rap from T.I. and Lil Wayne. T.I.'s new album, “Trouble Man,” hits on December 18.

 

The xx – “Chained” (Music Video)

Visuals for the seminal record off The xx's “Coexist,” the most mellowed-out album of 2012 thus far. 

 

Taylor Swift – “State of Grace”

I guess T Swizzle is releasing tracks on her Soundcloud page these days. That's all about there is to report here. This song is full of pop Nashville SUCK. To think I didn't totally hate the dubby dubby wub wubiness on “I Knew You Were Trouble” too. For shame. 

 

Dada Life – “The Rules of Dada” (Full Album Stream)

Swedish house duo Dada Life kindly offered a full album stream of their new project, “The Rules of Dada.” We've been hearing these tracks for months, but it's nice to finally hear them all together.

 

Bassnectar – “Infinite” 

Bassnectar has been dropping tracks off his “Freestyle EP” like crazy lately. It was scheduled to drop on October 16th, so expect it any second now.

 

Bassnectar & DC Breaks – “Breathless” feat. Mimi Page

Zedd – “Stache” (Music Video)

This song is addictive and the resulting video is SICK.