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Manic Monday: 50 Impersonates Twista & Jules Falls In Love

Found this over at Blameaspartame and I’m pretty sure I’m in love, which feels comparatively better than feeling like dying. I’ve been feeling like shit since Saturday and it seems that I might have a ragweed allergy. My hands and feel itch so bad they feel like they’re on fire and my throat is as dry as the desert. Pray for me.

You know what didn’t help me feel better? 50 Cent’s terrible remix to Cee-lo’s amazing “Fuck You.” He only spits for the first minute or so, and it’s painfully obvious listening to Curtis stumble over his words that he really wishes he was a better rapper. Jump below the cut and give it a listen, hope your ears don’t bleed.

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Speaking of Fiascos…

Lupe Fiasco is one of my favorite rappers out there. His two albums Food and Liquor and The Cool are phenomenal and his concept tracks revolving around “The Game” (look them up if you haven’t heard them) are simply amazing. Seeing Trev’s post on “Go to Sleep” hyped me up for more Lupe.

I’ve been waiting for 2 years now, however, for his next album. Initially it was supposed to be his final album, LupE.N.D but he has since changed his mind and put his final contribution to rap on hold indefinitely, instead deciding to create Lasers (Love Always Shines, Everytime Remember 2 Smile), originally We Are Lasers, originally The Great American Rap Album. This album has seen a lot of issues, from leaked tracks to Atlantic Records deciding not to release it for some reason (supposedly they’re close to releasing it, according to Atlantic Records tweets), making it almost unbearable for those Lupe fans among us. There is a petition for Atlantic Records to release it, however, and you can sign it here.

Hopefully Lasers gets released soon so I don’t have to resort to unofficial mixtapes(shudder) to get my Lupe fix.

-Lars

First leaked track from the album, “Shining Down”

Officially released music video for “I’m Beamin”


My trip to the Please touch museum

It was my little cousin’s birthday today so we went to the Please Touch Museum at the Avenue of the Republic. Didn’t get to see much of it…but I did get to see the basement, which has a gigantic recreation of Alice & Wonderland in it. It’s pretty trippy.

Oh, and there’s a model of the three bear’s house I took a picture of. Just because when we talk about bears it gives me a chance to reference Big Bear.


Lupe Fiasco- Go To Sleep

I don’t know where Jules or Lars are, but I don’t think they’ll mind a little usurping on my part. Here’s a new track from Lupe Fiasco that I was mad hip to a little while ago by the fine people over at Ear Milk. The songs called “Go To Sleep” and its mad chill. I really like Lupe’s flow on this one and the backups mixed with the piano make this a very well produced track. I’m definitely hype for some more.

-Trev

Want it for keeps? Snag it here.


Pretty Lights For Friday Nights

I know that I’ve already posted quite a bit today, but when I stumbled across these tracks while perusing the blogosphere, I just couldn’t keep them to myself. I have The Wet Blog to thank for bringing these bomb-ass Pretty Lights tracks to my attention. Both are pretty nutty, but the “After Midnight Mix” is a straight killer. After hearing these live tracks, there’s absolutely no way that I’m missing Pretty Lights when he hits up Philly on November 3rd, The Electric Factory be damned! All of Pretty Lights music can be downloaded for free! over at his website.

Enjoy these bangers and party it up. It is Friday night, after all.

“After Midnight Live Mix”

“Final Countdown Live Mix”


New Music Barrage 3 of 3: “I’m on my Van Gogh, I don’t hear shit.

So here’s the last serving of fresh tracks for the day. If you follow along here at the Experiment, you probably know that I usually don’t cover hip-hop. Not that I dislike hip-hop or am incapable of writing about it, I just see it more fit for me to differ to Jules and Andy on the subject, they do know the genre a good deal better than I do. But I just couldn’t help myself from posting these two tracks that just hit the web within the last 24 hours.

First up is Cee-Lo’s new track “Fuck you”. Though it’s much more along the lines of a  funky soul song, it’s still from Cee-Lo, who is a rapper.  Cee-Lo posted it on his own youtube channel, promising a full video next week, with a single on sale October 4th. “Fuck You” is slated to be on Cee-Lo’s upcoming album The Lady Killer.

Last night Kanye dropped a remix of “Power” featuring Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz. I like a lot of Kanye’s music and I think that his super ego thing is mad entertaining and interesting. This remix here is a certified banger and is sure to help you start your weekend off right.


New Music Barrage 2 of 3

I could just as easily of put all this new music into one long post, but I felt that it was more appropriate if I grouped them together in their own posts. This one is solely dedicated to Sufjan Stevens and the new EP he just released on the internets like an hour ago. All Delighted People is what it’s called. It’s 8 songs that sprawl across 60 minutes. I never was a huge Sufjan fan, I appreciate what he did on Illinois, but a lot of his lyrical indie-pop just sounds the same to me. I know a lot of people do like him though, and what I’ve listened to of the EP so far isn’t bad at all. The title track is a sweeping epic that spans emotional tones.

You can buy the entire EP for a mere 5 dollars over at Sufan’s bandcamp page, or you can stream it in it’s entirety bellow. Enjoy all of the new music!


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