Robin Thicke ~ Blurred Lines/Rant about the state of the music industry.

I originally set out to write this post on the video to Robin Thicke’s song, Blurred Lines. It’s a catchy song and I figured the video would be pretty good too. Then I went on YouTube and saw the video. That’s when I decided that I cannot, in good conscience do a serious post on the song or the video. The song itself is pretty decent, it’s not ground breaking or anything like that but it’s a catchy song. The video on the other hand completely epitomises what I imagine the stereotypical music video to be. Before I go any further let me just say this, above is the video I first saw for the song. Typical bullshit video with money, women and jewellery.

I then found out that there is another video for that song. A completely official and 100% done by the exact same people video. The only difference is that in the second “unrated” video the women are naked. Someone looked at that video and decided that, “Semi naked women are cool. But you know what’s really cool? Naked chicks!” Seriously, what kind of thought process goes into making an almost exact replica with just one minor difference? The video won’t be seen by many people because it’s not going to be shown on tv or anything like that. It’s a complete and utter waste of money.

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K-Woody – People I’ve Met EP

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K-Woody, the up and coming rapper from Boston dropped the amazing People I’ve Met EP yesterday. The EP was recorded and engineered by the uber talented One Love from Kinetics & One Love. I was a little late in copping it due to my internet kicking the bucket but damn it was worth the wait. If you read the blog at all you’ll know that I cannot get enough of Woody’s tracks. The dude consistently puts out good music with a message behind it. Livin’ On The Flow was Woody’s first solo tape and he has come a long way since that.

People I’ve Met  is the best work that Woody has put out yet. The production, features, lyrics and message all come together seamlessly and they deliver one hell of a mixtape. You may have already heard two of the tracks off the EP, Roll With Me and What’s RealThere is something for everyone on the EP and I guarantee that you will find at least one song that you can relate to. Hit the jump to read the rest and get the download link.

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Hendersin – The World Is Yours (Montage)

It’s been almost a month since Hendersin dropped this track but I felt like it definitely deserved a post. The track is mostly a thank you from Henny to the fans for sticking with him and bumping his stuff from the beginning. As usual Hendersin kills it, the message, the flow…everything in the track is just on point.

It shows that Hendersin isn’t going to let people put him in a box, he has a diverse style and he can jump on any track and make it his own. The video isn’t an official video it’s more of a montage of the highlights and the journey that Hendersin has gone through to get to where he is now. Hendersin has been grinding hard since day one and he’s finally getting the attention he deserves so if you liked the song then make sure to follow him on Twitter or like his Facebook page.

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Nu-Centz – Do You Really Love Me ft Funzo (Official video)

It’s been a good while since I posted something on here and I figured I start back with an underrated Irish artist. Nu-Centz is an Irish Hip Hop artist that’s been making music for quite a while, he’s been a major player in the underground Hip Hop scene in Dublin but he started to get major attention when he won a competition to have Lupe Fiasco feature on a track with him. You can find it here.

Nu-Centz has gained fans with his lyrics, flow and the message behind his tracks. He raps about coming up in the city, the challenges we all face and the state of Ireland as a whole. He manages to do all this without sounding preachy or making you feel like he’s trying to push his message down your throat. Nu-Centz is one of the best Irish rappers around and he’s helping to push Irish Hip Hop from the underground to a more mainstream audience.

As always, if you like what you hear then check out Nu-Centz on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

 

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K-Woody – Heard Of Us

K-Woody dropped a brand new track over Drake’s “Lord Knows” beat on The Fresh Heir. The up and comer from Boston completely owns the track. The Track is called “Heard Of Us” and in it Woody talks about the 12for12 movement in Boston. For those of you who don’t know, 12for12 is a movement in Boston that is bringing the local Hip Hop scene together and trying to push it to prominence. You can check out some of the 12for12 cyphers here.

The flow in the track goes perfectly with the beat and Woody delivers some stunning lines ‘this that old school meets new school like reunions’ and ‘runnin’ with it like I’m Forrest’. K-Woody is one artist that constantly amazes me with his versatility and drive, there is no doubt that he is definitely one to watch and if you haven’t already then make sure you download his debut mixtape here, like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter.

 

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Dada Life – Feed The Dada (Official music video)

Dada Life dropped the video for their massive Electro banger which has “the biggest drop ever” according to the guys. I’m not too sure about having the biggest drop ever but it is a pretty sick track. Check out the video above and lemme know what you think below in the comments.

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Catalina Gonzalez – Old Soul, New Voice EP

 

The amazing Catalina Gonzalez released her debut EP, Old Soul, New Voice on July 23rd and it is amazing. For those of you who, for some reason, don’t already know about Cat and her music: Catalina Gonzalez is a Chilean singer/songwriter who has been putting out both original songs and covers for a while now. Old Soul, New Voice is an all orignal, except one song, seven song EP. (With a little surprise for those of you who download it!) The EP showcases Cats amazing singing voice and her skill on the guitar.

Each song on the EP tells a story and the style varies from song to song. With an upbeat intro track leading straight into the absolutely beautiful and emotional, Proof. After listening to the EP for the fifth time in two days, I honestly can’t figure out why more people don’t know about Cat. You can download the EP below or you can get it here.

Make sure you like Cat’s page on Facebook, follow her on Twitter and subscribe to her YouTube channel to make sure you keep up to date with all the new music.

 

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Catalina Gonzalez – Proof ft Diego Troncoso

Catalina Gonzalez is back with the first single off her upcoming EP, Old Soul, New Voice. The song was originally written back in 2005 and according to Cat the EP will focus on “Taking the past, reflecting on it in the present and move on to the future.”

The song is slow and melodic in places but has an upbeat chorus. I knew Cat could sing but the single truly showcases her talent as both a songwriter and a singer. Proof is a heartfelt and emotional song that really takes you on a journey and lets you experience some of the journey Cat has been on. If the EP is half as good as this song then Cat will definitely have an amazing EP on her hands. In case you haven’t heard, Old Soul, New Voice is released on July 23rd.

Like Cat’s Facebook page, follow her on Twitter and make sure you get the EP when it’s released.

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K-Woody – Be Easy

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen some new K-Woody but as expected he drops yet another great song. The track samples Radical Something’s, Be Easy. When I saw the cover art for the track I had guessed that Woody would do something with Radical Something’s track but this is way beyond what I expected.

Anyone who has listened to Woody knows that he is constantly evolving and keeps getting better with each track he puts out. Be Easy has a chilled out mellow vibe to it and it really shows how far Woody has come in the last year. The flow and beat come together perfectly and all in all it’s a perfect addition to the Summer playlist. Check out the song below… And if you haven’t done it already then follow K-Woody on Twitter, like the Facebook page and download his debut mixtape, Livin’ On The Flow here.

 

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