Friday, April 22, 2011

Fab, Banks and Slime rep their hoods in new song

Not too many rap tracks where we see Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens come together to rep' their respective 'hoods.

But that's what we have on this banger from Fabolous, Vado and Lloyd Banks.

"Mo' Brooklyn, Mo' Harlem, Mo' Southside" was released on Fabolous' latest mixtape, "The S.O.U.L. Tape," which dropped this week. The unique mixtape features only soul-inspired tracks. This New York anthem would have to be among my favorite tracks on the release.

Definitely a certified banger. Get into it - the song and the mixtape, that is.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beyonce sampling popular reggae track on new song

Beyonce is back. Well, almost.

A snippet of her new song, "Girls (Who Run the World)" has been making the rounds on the web today, and everyone is buzzing about it.

But much of the talk has little to do with Beyonce. It's mostly about the sample: Major Lazer's dancehall-electro-pop hit, "Pon de Floor."

The unmistakable club track was also sampled by Diddy Dirty Money for the Swizz Beatz produced track, "Ass on the Floor."

Major Lazer is made up of producers Switch and Diplo. They've worked with many of the top reggae artists, including Vybz Kartel, Mr. Vegas and T.O.K. But now, their music has hit the fast lane.

I'm sure they never thought the "Bootylicious" singer would be introducing their music to the rest of the world, but in grand fashion, she has.

Was it a good decision to sample a popular party track? I say, it was.

The beat is crazy, and definitely falls in line with Beyonce's style.

The best part is, you already know what's coming -- a dope over-the-top video. #leggo