This time around it features my very talented sister Sam I Am Montolla… I don’t know many singers who would be eager to sing on something as aggressive as this right here, but she wrote and laid her vocals in under an hour. I had her over for a studio session and we got into some passionate discussions about the world, art, music, and it inspired this song. Afterwards I hit up my brother, the legendary DJ Static for some cuts. When Static sent me the rough edit… I tell you I had that tough, scrunchy face while listening… dude cutting in triplets to the beat. Word!! This song has the energy to propel your 2 minute high-intensity workout 🙂
My only complaint? It’s too short! Put this joint on repeat!
NEW RUN THE JEWELS!!!
From the forthcoming RTJ3 album, due January 13, featuring Danny Brown, Kamasi Washington, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Trina and Joi Gilliam (yes!). Here’s the album track list:
01. Down feat. Joi Gilliam
02. Talk to Me
03. Legend Has It
04. Call Ticketron
05. Hey Kids (Bumaye) feat. Danny Brown
06. Stay Gold
07. Don’t Get Captured
08. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) feat. Tunde Adebimpe
09. 2100 feat. Boots
10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) feat. Trina
11. Everybody Stay Calm
12. Oh Mama
13. Thursday in the Danger Room feat. Kamasi Washington
14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your Masters
That time I got mentioned in a #1 podcast! It’s worth listening to the entire thing (it’s less than 30 minutes total), but if you’re time crunched, go right to 12:46. Thanks Del, Lana and Aaron for the love. If you;re more of an iTunes user for for podcast listening, go HERE.
I know I’m wild late on this. Been up on this for a while. Unfortunately, life intervened but I like these tracks so much, especially “No More Interviews”, I still decided it was worth posting in case some of y’all slept on/missed them.
Guess Drake really wanted to treat his fans to something new and special for his birthday. All these joints were premiered on the most recent edition of the OVO Beats 1 radio show and come from a forthcoming OVO label compilation titled, More Life due November 3. What y’all think??
Rumors of the passing of Phife Dawg, from the legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, which started to surface just as I was going to bed last night, were like a baseball bat to the head. Even though it was well known that he was a long time sufferer of type II diabetes and […]
Picking our Top 10 favorite albums this year was tough! It was an especially good year for music. Many of the Honorable Mentions below could have made it into Top 10 (the same Top 10 I submitted for my Village Voice Pazz & Jop ballot) if I was in a different mood. Truth be told […]
The 2015 list of favorite songs or singles at The Kitchen is kind of in rough order and not much different from what I picked for my Pazz N Jop ballot. Jidenna‘s “Classic Man” was most definitely my favorite song of the year without a doubt although The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” gave it […]
ICYMI, last week I wrote a piece for BBC 1Xtra‘s DJ Semtex‘s new A Nation of Billions site on the Canadian hip-hop scene. Here’s a quick taste: It’s been a busy past few months for Drake. A couple weeks back, he rode to the top of the Billboard album charts yet again with, What A […]
Second premiere of the week after the DJ Emkay remix of Fetty Wap‘s “RGF Island” this past Tuesday??! The Kitchen got its swagger back! Check out this traptastic, hip-hop flavored original track by the west coast-based duo, Neza x Alxndr. Peep the full bio: NEZA x ALXNDR are 2 musicians based in LA making hip-hop […]
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