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[Podcast] The Combat Jack Show – The Reunion Episode

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The final tribute/reunion episode of The Combat Jack Show. Much thanks to Dallas Penn, Ben Ha Meen, Premium Pete and the crew for the shout-out for Different Kitchen and of course, much love and R.I.P. forever to Reggie Ossé (aka Combat Jack). Head to 32:18 if you don’t want to wade through the full 2:35:00 of the madness.

Related reading:

Combat Jack Show to Post Final Episode Following Death of Reggie Ossé: Exclusive.

[MP3 + Music Video] SHIRT – FLIGHT HOME

This is a special one for us…

As has been covered everywhere (like Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME, Exclaim! and SPIN) NYC rapper, SHIRT is the first rapper signed to Third Man Records, the record label run by the (now once and for all, formerly??) notoriously hip-hop averse White Stripes guitarist, Jack White. So why do we care in particular about this news?

SHIRT, one of the first, if not the first, artists we ever did a premiere launch with on the blog in conjunction with the homies, Stone of The Couch Sessions and DJ Ben Ha Meen of the late, great Pleasedontstare blog and later, DJ for The Combat Jack Show, co-host of the Fanbros podcast and now a successful writer for Film, TV and books.

Shirt’s Tan-Face Children EP was super dope and I could see even back then that he had that same drive & hunger I see in every artist or creative who ever ends up making it. Respect to him and Darvin Silva for making this major power move and validating what Stone, Ben Ha Meen and I were trying to do with the Connoisseurs of Culture concept back in 2010! Check out the highlights of the launch campaign for the Tan Face Children EP HERE.

Wanna hear the Tan Face Children EP in FULL?
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You can also listen to SHIRT’s debut single for Third Man, “Flight Home” on the FRESH PICKS Spotify playlist. Follow it HERE: http://spoti.fi/2AhpU8y

[Music Video] Bruno Mars feat. Cardi B – Finesse (Remix)

Said it the other day, it’s Cardi‘s world, we just live in it. Have you heard this “Finesse” remix? New Jack Swing (‘Swingbeat’ for you Brits) is back!!!

Listen to the “Finesse (remix)” on the FRESH PICKS Spotify playlist.
Follow it HERE: http://spoti.fi/2AhpU8y

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2017

Let’s face it, in 2017 it was Cardi‘s world (salute, Belcalis), we were just living in it. I was late on it (thanks, C and Ice for the heads up) but I still ended up being the only Hype Machine blog on “Bodak Yellow”, a song that ended up being the biggest one of the year by a country mile. What does that say about the state of blogging in 2017??! I can’t call it except to say that’s what we do and have done for 15 years now here at The Kitchen: champion the music we think is fiya and deserves acclaim regardless of where it comes from and who releases it, indie, regional, major label, hard rock street or candy pop commercial, if we f-cks with it, we f-cks with it and want to tell the world how we feel. And while “Bodak Yellow” was the best song in our (and many others’) estimation, there were lots of other great songs. Our favorites are all listed below but the rest of the tracks we loved the most in 2017 that we couldn’t put on our Pazz and Jop ballot* are in the Spotify playlist embedded below. Here go….

THE BEST:
Cardi BBodak Yellow
Big ShaqMan’s Not Hot
The Roots feat. BilalIt Ain’t Fair
Black ThoughtHot 97 Funk Flex Freestyle
Tee Grizzley – First Day Out
Li Uzi Vert – The Way Life Goes feat. Nicki Minaj and Oh Wonder
KillyForecast
Neisha Ne’ShaeWhite Sticks
Stefflon DonReal Ting
Creek BoyzWith My Team
Keys N KratesGlitter feat. Ambre Perkins

But that’s not all! Most of what we loved we posted here on the blog and you can hear streaming on the Hype Machine feed of our posts or on the archive Spotify playlists linked below. And to keep up to date on the latest hottest music were rockin’ to here at The Kitchen, follow our FRESH PICKS Spotify Playlist weekly HERE.

FRESH PICKS – Vol. 1
FRESH PICKS – Vol. 2
FRESH PICKS – Vol. 3
FRESH PICKS – Vol. 4
FRESH PICKS – Vol. 5
FRESH PICKS – Vol. 6
FRESH PICKS – Nov.-Dec.

Previously on The Kitchen
:

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2017

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2016

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2016

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2017

As we always say, not the best, just our favorites. Not much else to say about last year in music except, there wasn’t a stand-out-from-the-pack album for us in 2017 as there was in 2016 but we were very partial to and impressed by many of the albums on our Top 10 and we want to say a massive big up to our home country of Canada and the incredible amount of amazing music that dropped from there this year. We almost by default already are, but if The Kitchen decided to become a blog focused solely on Canadian music, there would be no negligible drop in the quality as most of the best music we’ve supported this year, especially in the latter half, came from within these borders already.

Thanks to everyone who has supported The Kitchen here on the blog or the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or the new FRESH PICKS Spotify playlist with follows, views, shares, likes and comments. 2018 will mark the 15th year we’ve been doing this and we have some exciting plans we’re hoping to execute on for later this year to celebrate that. Stay tuned for more as the year progresses and we wish everyone an amazing year ahead. Here’s to more great music in it!

THE BEST (in no particular order):
RapsodyLaila’s Wisdom
AllieNightshade
Daniel CaesarFreudian
Tyler, The CreatorFlower Boy
Vic MensaThe Autobiography
Father John MistyPure Comedy
Gucci ManeMr. Davis
Clairmont the SecondLil Mont From The Ave.
DrakeMore Life

THE REST (in alphabetical order):
2 ChainzPretty Girls Like Trap
88Glam88Glam
Joey BadassAll-Amerikkkan Badass
Big KRIT 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time
Big SeanI Decided
CyHi The PrynceNo Dope On Sundays
Dave East Paranoia: A True Story
MC Eiht Which Way Iz West
Future & Young ThugSuper Slimey
Jay-Z 4:44
Jeezy Precious
Kendrick LamarDAMN.
Le CouleurP.O.P.
Steve Lacy Steve Lacy’s Demo
Meek Mills Wins & Losses
N*E*R*DNo One Ever Really Dies
Sean PriceImperius Rex
Dizze Rascal Raskit
Rick Ross Rather You Than Me
Smokepurpp Deadstar
Snotty Nosed Rez KidsAverage Savage
Vince StaplesBig Fish Theory
Syd Fin
SZACtrl
Maylee ToddActs of Love

Previously on The Kitchen:
DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2016

DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2016

FOLLOW DIFFERENT KITCHEN’S FRESH PICKS PLAYLIST ON SPOTIFY

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