“DnF” by P Reign, Drake, & Future

P. Reign "DnF" Drake - pumpthebeat.com

Got two very thankful artists right now called P. Reign & ILoveMakonnen. First off, P. Reign from Toronto got both Drake & Future to jump on his “DnF” track. It’s a good song that reminds me of a less hype “Bitches Love Me”. Any hip hop fans creepin’ on the low should give it a listen. The new OVO member is releasing a project called Dear America on the 2nd and damn was he lucky to land both of these heavy hitters for a mixtape single. Drunk and Fuck?

Wouldn’t have posted “DnF” without this follow up. Released awhile ago but never covered, Drake remixed iLoveMakonnen‘s smooth hit called “Tuesday”. You know PARTY and The Weeknd…

“Guts Over Fear” by Eminem & Sia [Shady XV - Nov. 24th]

"Guts Over Fear" by Eminem & Sia - Shady XV - pumpthebeat.com

Some big news for Eminem fans out there. After a huge tour with Rihanna finishing off in Detroit the other day, Eminem still has more to deliver with a new single. “Guts Over Fear” features vocalist Sia and will be on a double album called Shady XV. The album will drop Nov. 24th for Black Friday and will have new songs from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, D-12, and more. After a weak performance on his Marshal Mathers LP 2 album, hopefully we can get some quality Slim Shady this fall.

Everything you need to know about the new album is on Eminem’s website here.

Release Date: August 25th, 2014  | iTunes

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“The Distortion Of Sound” – A Documentary on the Quality of Today’s Music

Here’s an interesting documentary on the quality of music we listen to today. Not just talking about the artistry and instrumentation, but the digital compensations of the music you listen to. The evolution of listening to music has grown tremendously in the past 50 years and the technology of compressing files has flipped the entire music purchasing experience. Instead of quality, people are attracted more to the convenience of music.

The short documentary above gives insight into what artists think about compressed music today. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Slash, Steve Aoki, and more are all featured in the video. It’s insightful and while I have trouble agreeing with the views against conveniency, I think this video is an eye opener. Must watch for hardcore music fans.

Compression has stripped emotion from every note.

Video: “Often” by The Weeknd

Tonight we get a inside look into what Abel Tesfaye does “Often”. With a fast paced production provided by Ben Billions, “Often” was an amazing surprise for XO fans. The Weeknd has definitely come out of his shell the past fews years but it has not all been with positive feedback. Some of his fans wish that he would return to his dark days when people didn’t even know what he looked like. From the looks of the video, something has changed in him with the fame and fortune and he has become more and more less dour with every release. It’s slow developing, but a must watch because of the song. Make sure you also check out the remix Kygo did of “Often” too.

Album: “Blacc Hollywood” by Wiz Khalifa

"Blacc Hollywood" by Wiz Khalifa

With arguably the best hip hop song of 2014, Wiz Khalifa launched his newest project called Blacc Hollywood. Trying to pull everyone away from exploiting the color in the name, Wiz chose the alternate spelling to depict an attitude about his album. There was a lot of anticipation behind this album after O.N.I.F.C. but it hasn’t sparked anything in my music taste yet.

Spoiled with too much Ty Dolla $ign, Blacc Hollywood still doesn’t reflect the work ethic of this kid and what he does on mixtapes. Fresh of the 28 Grams mixtape, we were hoping for something a lot better. With that said, there are some major positives. As we know, “We Dem Boyz” and even the remix goes hard and has done enough for this album alone. “House In The Hills” with his smoking partner Curren$y is chill as shit and the track “Promises”, that draws on his relationship with Amber Rose, is actually really beautiful.

Most of the album has been uploaded to his YouTube account for you to listen to and we’ve added tons of videos after the jump. Still kinda miss the old Wiz. TGOD

Release Date: August 19th, 2014

Blacc Hollywood by Wiz Khalifa on iTunes

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Mixtape: “Days Before Rodeo” by Travi$ Scott

For the past few years, Travi$ Scott has grown into a powerful force to be reckoned with in hip hop. Watching his shows, he’s got a face that will scare the shit out of you and his music reflects that sort of evil. It’s awesome. Have a look at this and then move on.

Yesterday he abruptly released a mixtape to showcase some of the records he’s been working on. “Don’t Play” featuring fellow G.O.O.D Music member, Big Sean, and The 1975 is one of the more impressive tracks and the video is above. It might be Scott’s least weirdest yet but it’s still far from sanity. He also did some work with Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan that came out well. His production style and musical influence is definitely one-of-a-kind but I think he has more to offer. Early in his career, people were referencing him to Kanye West. But this is just Days Before Rodeo, let’s see what the real project brings.

Album: “WORLDS” by Porter Robinson

"Worlds" by Porter Robinson

Last week, the kid Porter Robinson released his new album WORLDS. Porter Robinson sits above many artists today in terms of creativity and focus. People all over the world fell in love with songs like “Language” and “Easy”. There’s no doubt that those records are moving in more ways than I can think. He’s a master at his craft, especially when in front of an audience. But what has he been playing in his sets for the past few years? You may not know it but you’ve heard a lot of his album already.

After years of numerous shows and what we speculate as tireless nights of sound-searching, we get to hear his WORLDS. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time and everything we’ve been hearing now comes full circle. It’s weird, it’s imaginative, and it’s vast (PR’s focus).


Vast (adjective) – of very great extent or quantity; immense, expansive, limitless, boundless, immeasurable

Release Date: August 12th, 2014

WORLDS by Porter Robinson on iTunes

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