Posts Tagged ‘neptunes’

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Throwback: Sade – By Your Side (Neptunes Remix)

May 5, 2011

Sade, Chad and Pharrell – that’s what it is.  Sade is fucking good.  I don’t even mean that in some dumb revisionist hipster ironic way – Sade is actually just fucking good.  “Smooth Operator” is fucking good.  Where does someone like Sade stand with hipsters?  I know there are the p4k scenesters who are so wrapped up in their > 8.0’s that they can’t bother and of course there are the reactionary hipsters who have to hate on the scenesters.  I don’t even know what they listen to.  Are there just regular music nerds?  I know there are music tech nerds that are still in bands and whatnot, but don’t they* just listen to Mars Volta and Coheed and Cambria?  Is there anybody under the age of 25 who listens to full albums by The Police?  Or have actually dug through the Rolling Stones discography?  Do hipsters listen to Billy Holiday?  Is there a new potential breed of hipsters that can break the glass ceiling of ironic ignorance and claim they exclusively listen to ragtime or Gregorian chanting?  Isn’t that the next step for a culture that’s built entirely around reactionary irony?  Or are we too age-centric (sp?) to care?  Is Panda Bear literally better than Roy Orbison?

Love this song tho.

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SimilarSade f. Jay-Z – The Moon and the Stars Remix

*  Like literally just Coheed and Cambria & Mars Volta??

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Pusha T – Fear of God

March 24, 2011

I think it’s a little telling when the best song on your mixtape is a shade of the music your group made almost ten years ago.  No shots or anything cause I love Pusha and he can rap his ass off and this mixtape is entertaining enough, but I hope this makes people realize that while Pusha can make G.O.O.D. music now, the Clipse were absolutely sublime at their peak.  Even if Malice doesn’t come back, this mixtape shows that Pusha needs some kind of foil to be 100% effective; his style just works better for 45 seconds than it does for 3 minutes.  But srsly, how hard would Malice have killed “Can I Live”???  Props on the Queen sample though, bro.  Grab the whole mixtape over at 2DopeBoyz.

DL:  Pusha T – Open Your Eyes (192 kbps)

DL:  Pusha T f. 50 Cent & Pharrell – Raid (192 kbps)

DL:  Pusha T – Alone In Vegas (192 kbps)

Classic:

Clipse – Got Caught Dealing Part II (192 kbps)

SimilarPusha T – My God