Asher Roth- Ampersand

Posted: August 25, 2011 in Asher Roth
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The fact that Asher Roth, the godfather of new-age white rap, has not been featured yet on this site tells you how much he has fallen off the map. Since bursting onto the scene with Asleep in the Bread Aisle in 2009, Asher has done very little to keep himself relevant. I really enjoyed The Rawth EP, which was released in December, but besides that I have heard very little from Mr. Roth lately. Anyways, Asher released this chill song on his twitter today. Hopefully, this is a sign of more music to come.

Mr. THT- Nightmares

Posted: August 24, 2011 in Uncategorized
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As soon as I saw that this song was produced by CJ Luzi (who often works with OnCue), I knew what to expect. Although Mr. THT (real name: Tor Henrik Trapness) is not as good as OnCue yet, he still has time to grow. You know why I say that? The dude is only 15. I don’t know about you, but when I was 15 I was not being featured on blogs (especially ones as prestigious as wrapmuzik.wordpress.com). I look forward to seeing him get better and mature, and I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear from him.

Cornell’s Dylan Owen shows a very contemplative side in this track, which will appear on Devin Arne’s album that comes out on September 7th. If you are digging this song, be sure to check out Owen’s “The Book Report“. Owen has opened for wrapmuzik favorites such as Asher Roth and Mac Miller, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this kid has people opening for him in a couple of years.

Webby really is “as nice as he says he is.” This is by far my favorite Webby song. You can always depend on Christian to come up with some insane metaphors, but going over Mt. Eden’s Sierra Leone dubstep puts this song over the top. This track comes off Webby’s fourth mixtape, The Underclassmen, which is nice from the first track to the last. If you are a fan of this dubstep, check out XV’s 30,000 Feet Up in the Sky, which isn’t as good as Webby’s version but is still worth a listen.

Well, hours after Donald Trump called Mac Millerthe next Eminem” (which wasn’t appreciated by everyone) Mr. Malcolm McCormick dropped the video for the first single of his debut album Blue Slide Park. For those of you who are curious, Frick Park Market is in fact a real sandwich place in Pittsburgh. This can’t be bad for their business…Anyways, this is another solid song from Mac, who officially introduced his alter ego, Cam Rellim, in this video. Make sure to cop this song on iTunes if you want to help Mac be as rich as Donald Trump one day.

OnCue- Feel Tall (Video)

Posted: August 18, 2011 in OnCue
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Now this is a music video. Instead of making one of those videos where the rapper just poses with fancy cars and women, OnCue decided to make a stop-motion video that is actually unique and artistic. This song is the first single that OnCue has released from his new mixtape, Can’t Wait, which should drop sometime next month. I’m a huge fan of this song, if not only for the fact that he made another Office reference: “Plan the party now, call up Angela and Phyllis/Tell em I want strippers and balloons.”

Hot new visuals from Maryland’s Logic! Logic shows immense potential in this song which, like Mind of Logic, should be on his upcoming mixtape, Young Sinatra. He reminds me a little bit of Mac Miller with a less nasal voice, although this comparison could be chalked up to Logic’s use of Hip 2 Da Game (aka the Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza beat) in the video’s intro.

Another great song from Macklemore! Although this song has been on the radio for a little bit, Macklemore just released this song online via XXL today. The Seattle MC treats us once again with nice lyrics, and the upbeat feel of the song is really catchy. This is a little bit of a different feel than I’m used to from Macklemore- at one point I could have sworn Machine Gun Kelly was the one spitting. If you are feeling generous, make sure to buy this song on iTunes to help support Macklemore.

In case you haven’t noticed already, I’m a sucker for oldie samples. Needless to say, when I saw that Azad Right was going to go over the Spinners’ 1972 classic, I’ll Be Around, I was pretty excited. Azad did not disappoint, and I look forward to his debut mixtape, The Time is Right, which drops in September.

For the second weekly Weekend Wrewind, I am going to spotlight another uber emotional rapper, OnCue. Cuey’s producer, CJ Luzi, did an excellent job of sampling Eisley’s Ambulance on this track. Once again, OnCue comes through with thoughtful and heartfelt lyrics, and the video seems to really capture the dark tone of the song. Look out for OnCue’s next mixtape, Can’t Wait, which should be released sometime in the next couple of months.