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Swizz Beatz – “Represent Tonight”

posted by Oscar March 31, 2016

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Swizz Beatz has released a new track he’s calling “Represent Tonight.” The song samples iconic club jam “Bam Bam,” from Sister Nancy.

Swizz’s choice of this particular song instantly brings to mind his last time working with “Bam Bam,” which was just last month as he appeared on Kanye’s “Famous” alongside Rihanna for The Life Of Pablo.

Check out “Represent Tonight” below. Continue Reading

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Album Review: Our Top 5 Songs on Kanye West’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’

posted by Oscar February 17, 2016

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The follow-up to Kanye West’s Yeezus was finally released over the weekend after a stellar performance on SNL and a some delays on what would be the final packaging of the record.

The Life Of Pablo has had many transformations along the way, including title changes and overnight track list updates, but beyond all of that is the fact that Kanye himself has confirmed that he is continuing to work on this ever-evolving project, even though it’s already been released for public consumption. So this review will focus on the project as it stands today, which at the time of publication means TLOP has 17 tracks and these are the tracks that we’re delving into here. Overall, the album is yet another strong effort from Kanye that only strengthens his legacy. Is it his best ever? I wouldn’t go that far. Do I like it more than Yeezus? As a whole definitely yes, though I have to hand it to that last project for featuring more individual tracks of high quality than TLOP. The POD squad was divided between rating it 4-out-of-5 and 4.5-out-of-5, so that’s a good look as to how we see the album overall.

After careful listening throughout the week, sometimes doing back-to-back sessions in a given sitting, we’ve rounded up the tracks that stood out the most and which deserve being heralded as the best this album has to offer.

Look below and find what are our “Top 5” records on The Life Of Pablo. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: Kanye West – ‘The Life Of Pablo’

posted by Oscar February 14, 2016

Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo

The wait is finally over! Kanye West’s The Life Of Pablo has arrived.

After a long delay (thanks, Chano!), and a massive record release party (of sorts) event held in none other than the Madison Square Garden, the record has been released for download and streaming via TIDAL, exclusively for a week. After that, TLOP will be available KanyeWest.com and all major digital retail and streaming outlets.

Yeezy’s new album has features galore, bringing together some of the greatest creative minds in the industry today. Some of the features include Drake, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Andre 3000 and more. On the production side we have Rick Rubin, Hudson Mohawke, Swizz Beatz, Mike Dean, Boi-1da, Metro Boomin, Madlib, and others. See all of the collaborators in the tracklist after the jump.

Hear it below with a TIDAL subscription. Continue Reading

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Swizz Beatz Insight on Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail”

posted by Alex June 27, 2013

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As the world patiently awaits for Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, VIBE was able to give us this video of Swizz Beatz giving insight on Hova’s upcoming album. He talks about how the commercials that we’ve seen were actual studio sessions and about how this release is going to change many things. Check out Swizz’s mic holder! When you have someone holding your mic, you know you’re killing it.