Yesterday it leaked to the internet, today Because The Internet can be officially streamed on the, um, internet.
And after a day of sitting with it, I have a very favorable impression to what will be Childish Gambino's second album. The entire flow and production of the album is on another level as Gambino changes up his delivery — be it rapping or singing — throughout as well. Aside from the previously released singles like "3005", I find myself gravitating towards "Crawl", "Shadows", "No Exit", "Zealots Of Stockholm (Free Information)", "Pink Toes" f/ Jhene Aiko, and "Earth: The Oldest Computer (The Last Night)" f/ Azealia Banks. So yeah, that's a good amount of tracks instantly making the rotation, on top of more that are surely going to grow on me. You can cop the album next Tuesday, December 10th that also features, oh yeah, Chance The Rapper on yesterday's "The Worst Guys". Do yourself a favor and at least listen beforehand above.
8 days in advance, we get to hear the new funk album from Snoop DoggSnoopzilla & Dam-Funk7 Days of Funk. Stream below via NPR and give your Monday a little bit more energy, and well, funk. I seriously liked the first release "Faden Away" and can see this hitting the right chord when in the appropriate mood for partying. Plus, cartoon cover art is almost always a hit with me. Enjoy!
The new Jhene Aiko has been coming at a furious pace, and it's all leading up to the new Sail Out EP, which can be officially purchased now. Highlighted above are the 7 tracks to the EP for free streaming and if you've been following out coverage the past few weeks, you know I'll suggest that simple press of the play button. I really appreciate Aiko's raw honesty on the records and her voice and the production are both instantly engaging. Check it out, along with the new, cinematic video for "The Worst" that dropped yesterday as well (brought back below).
Pusha fans, here's the album! My Name Is My Name is now available for full stream via MySpace before its October 8th release.
With all the features on the album (from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, and 2 Chainz), it was devoid of any Kanye West. Well, take a careful listen to "Hold On" to hear what sounds like 'Ye autotuned. Enjoy!
Another album for free streaming today is Salaam Remi's new solo output, One In The Chamber. I was already a fan of what turns out to be the album's intro/title track featuring a throwback Akon performance, and now, I'm ready to digest the rest of the project. Other features include Ne-Yo, Estelle, Corinne Bailey Rae, and even Stephen Marley over The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby". If you like what you hear, the album is available today!
8 days away from the release of Old, Danny Brown provides a free stream of the album in its entirety. Browse and listen below to hear the tracks, with features from the likes of A$AP Rocky, Freddie Gibbs, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and even Purity Ring. Old is in stores October 8th.
The odd yet natural collab of Elvis Costello & The Roots is taking shape in the form of Wise Up Ghost, to be released next week September 17th. Now, via NPR, we can listen to the album in its entirety with the full album stream below. Naturally, this is a perfect project to press play and leave on in the background. See if you like it before getting the album next week!
Janelle Monae's upcoming album, The Electric Lady, is prime for release a week from today on September 10th. She officially offered up the album for free streaming in its entirety today through VH1 so you can get a sense of how collabs with the likes of Prince, Erykah Badu, Solange, Esperanza Spalding, and Miguel all sound individually and in context of each other. In fact, the Miguel collab was already released, as I liked "Primetime" enough for a *Tibs Fav. rating. Listen to The Electric Lady below!
Janelle Monae The Electric Lady [Full Album Stream]