In honor of reaching 10k fans on Facebook, Ground Up releases the first taste of their upcoming project The Get Up, dropping on March 6th. These guys are some of the hardest working independent artists in the game, that deserve everything that’s coming to them. Make sure to check out their page for all the latest Ground Up releases, and stay tuned for the upcoming project.
Sampling the vocals from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Growing Apart’ is a great start for the west coast up-and-comer Azad Right. As with most artists featured on FRS, Azad continues to improve with every new release so I’m positive this will be his year. Don’t sleep.
By now most of you have probably heard the news. The much-anticipated rock album by Kid Cudi and longtime friend and collaborator Dot Da Genius has been pushed back till the end of February. The only good thing about the delayed release, though, is that Kid Cudi promised to drop the finished versions of ‘Teleport 2 Me, Jamie’ and ‘Brake,’ which we heard snippets of a few months back. Here’s ‘Teleport 2 Me, Jamie’ as a stream only, but if you can’t wait until February 28th for the download grab them both off Amazon here.
WZRD – Teleport 2 Me, Jamie (ft. Desire)
The best emcee/producer pairing right now has to be Tayyib Ali and The Astronauts. Both coming with that Keystone State of Mind, it’s hard to deny that the Philadelphia natives are at the top of their game. Since they are constantly improving though, The Astronauts decided to release a newly mastered version of ‘Never Change’ off Tayyib’s Keystone State of Mind. Stream and download below.
It was going to happen sooner or later. Good thing everyone loves this song. Standford’s Sex Ray Vision does a great job adding in their electro elements, but it could have been way more epic. Most likely this will just have you searching through your iTunes for the original.
You may not remember the original ‘Wayfaring Stranger’ by Pretty Lights because it was missing a key ingredient: Pretty Lights’ electro touch. Instead, the original concentrated more on the vocal talents of LeAnn Rimes and Ralph Stanley, which Pretty Lights himself went back and fixed. Now we get both, and it makes for a much more epic song at 1:57.
If you’re not excited about the release of Cris Cab’s Echo Boom mixtape tomorrow this should help. The Miami-native showcases his Caribbean-inspired, John Mayer-like sound particularly well on ‘One Thing,’ but check back tomorrow for the whole project.
Artists that can write, produce, record, AND engineer are one-in-a-million. Terence Ryan happens to be the one who can do it in the Northeast. Hailing from Pembroke, MA, Ryan just dropped his first EP titled Skeleton, with ‘Alan’s Right’ being my favorite track. His flow is great, but what I’m really diggin’ is his production. I would categorize it as a mix of hip-hop and electro, which makes it super laid back and chill. The type of music I get teary over. If you enjoy ‘Alan’s Right’ and ‘Zeo’ grab the whole breezy project too.
Terence Ryan – Alan’s Right
Word that Frank Ocean is putting the finishing touches on his debut album also comes with this short-but-sweet track titled ‘Voodoo.’ Let’s hope the Odd Future member releases a longer version with the album because I want more.
Veteran emcee Redman adds a verse to Smokey Robotics electro track ‘No Reality.’ This was not a collaboration anybody saw coming but after a few listens you’ll see that it’s rather dope. Enjoy!