Monthly Archives: July 2011
This guy’s almost a carbon copy of J. Cole – same style, same hometown, same name (almost)… Good thing J. Cole has a very distinctive voice, otherwise it would be nearly impossible to tell their tracks apart. They’re both headed for success… Sheesh, this is gonna be confusing.
I can’t describe this guy much better than the “about” section on his website:
In an era saturated with upstart MCs all vying for the coveted status of “next big thing”, the story of 24-year old North Carolina native J. Cole (born Jermaine Cole) is a refreshing exception to the quick route for fame and success. The first artist signed to Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation label, Cole made himself notable through a scholarly approach to the game – no small feat considering his Magna Cum Laude distinction upon graduating from St. John’s University.
If his sudden christening by JAY-Z shocked the haters, their doubts were quickly refuted when J. Cole dropped his recent mixtape The Warm Up, as well as a coveted guest verse on JAY-Z’s Blueprint 3 with “A Star is Born”. Soulful and strong, J. Cole’s lyrics touch on everything from his upbringing in North Carolina to the poverty and hopelessness that affect his community. The mixtape encapsulates not just who J. Cole is as a rapper, but who he is as an artist and a person.
Taking from his favorite artists a love for powerful storytelling with an intense inner-strength, J. Cole advanced to writing his own lyrics at 15, soon amassing stacks of notebooks filled with rhymes and observations. Without a DJ or producer to provide a beat, he industriously started creating his own using a beat machine given as a present by his mother. From then on J. Cole was constantly creating new music and lyrics leading to his current and flow.
For the latest updates on J Cole, visit JColeMusic.com.
So by now, almost everyone in the electro/house scene has heard of Avicii. This guy is all over the place and is about to overtake DJ Tiesto as Europe’s DJ; and he’s only 21.
Not to be confused with the rapper, Slim Thug, Slim Thugz are an electro-dub duo who should really start producing for some rappers. I think their heavy beats will really mesh with a Rawse-like vocal. Their starting to dive into remixing some artists, similar to how Ratatat came onto the scene. Best of luck.
PLJ is from USC and has already been featured in his school’s TedxTalk. I wish I had half the talent that he does playing the violin – in anything.You can download all of his covers from his mediafire account. Or I put them all together into one .zip file. He also said that he’s coming out with an album soon, so keep an eye out for that.
Bethlehem, PA (or Lehigh, rather) seems to be a breeding ground for talented mash-up artists (5 & A Dime is also a Mountain Hawk). Jared Lucas, aka Kap Slap, just came out with his latest album, AA: Audio Appropriation, on the 11th – it’s a compilation of much of his recently released tracks.
I really want me some fireworks now! Whether they meant it or not, this is some genius advertising — this commercial gets seared into your brain. Take note: Americans love stupid commercials.
When I told you this kid was ridiculous, I meant it. Wolfe – good luck using your launchpad half as well.