Childish Gambino! Just released his mixtape “Royalty” on the fourth of July and I’ve been listening to it ever sense. I was also fortunate enough to see him live this year at Coachella and it is safe to say he has an established fan base, but who wouldnt being a writer for 30 Rock, actor, and comedian. Now rapping and doing it well enough to pull featured artist like Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, RZA and Ghostface Killah to name a few.
So last night Amanda and I had the chance to check out frank ocean at the beautiful historic Wiltern in Los Angeles. As many of you already know Frank Ocean just released his first store album Channel Orange yesterday which was also released on iTunes a week before.
This was our second time seeing mr. Ocean live and he did not disappoint. As many artist do at small Los Angeles venues during album releases, he focused on performing songs off his newest album. Earl from odd future made an appearance during his featured track “rich kids”. Ocean performed Amanda’s and I favorite almost 10 minutes long track “pyramids” and delivered it beautifully. He then came out with a encore playing Beyonce’s “i miss you” off her “4” album with no band, just him and the piano.
If your a Frank Ocean fan I highly recommend you make the effort to catch him live because he is amazing!
What better way to bring in the summer than with a great mix! Introducing DJ D-Real’s “The Summer Blend Tape” who finally gets us away from all that techno/house music that everyone seems to be mixing these day.. If you … Continue reading →
So Mildred and i had the pleasure of seeing Waka Flocka Flame at Jimmy Kimmels outdoor concert series yesterday, and lets just say it was a crazy good time. If you live in the southern California area Jimmy Kimmels outdoor concerts are a great way to spend your day. They are free and sometimes you get to catch artists that you really love. In this case we got to see Waka and he DID NOT disappoint. Now we got there at around 5:30 to wait in line and didnt enter till around 6:45. We then had to wait for Jimmy to go through all his guests before the musical guest ( slightly boring since there were no tv screens for us to watch the show while we waited)
He performed about 5 songs and went far beyond other artists by actually interacting with the crowd by joining his fans in the pit. All songs were performed with high energy and he even gave autographs/took pictures with fans during and after the show. All in all i give Waka an A+, besides me almost getting swallowed whole by the mosh pit, i had a great time.I highly recommend you catch an outdoor concert before the summer ends.
Watch Waka from mine and Mildreds point of view…..
West coast fans where you at? Schoolboy Q, another one of my favorite rappers out right now. His single “hands on the wheel” off his mix tape “Habbits & Contradictions” featuring the one and only ASAP ROCKY is now making its way to the radio. This west coast rapper has already done collaborations with some of the top artist out their right now. He has worked with ASAP, Kendrick, AB Soul, Jay Rock and Tyga! His recent independent album hit #100 in the US Billboards top 200 last year 2011 while his present album hit #111 this year in the same category. If you havent heard him yet IM SHOCKED! So what are you waiting for? Check him out and keep a look out..
Most of you know Kimbra as the sweet heartbroken voice from Gotye’s inescapable hit “somebody that i used to know”
Yeah that girl.
Well she has her own solo cd out now called Vows and i love it. The combination r&b and pop beats mixed with her killer vocals creates an album filled with great songs track after track, which is probably what prompted Rolling Stone magazine to give it three and a half stars. An impressive feat for an artists debut. Cameo lover is a great song to introduce the songstress and her talent, and believe me i saw her at Jimmy Kimmel Live and she sounded just as good as she does on her cd.