u don’t need 2 (tell me): inspired by this mix of “songs you want to play for your friend who might be more than a friend” by casker’s juuno.
1. cibo matto - king of silence 2. towa tei - let me know 3. dionne warwick - walk on by 4. beth gibbons & rustin’ man - romance 5. kirinji - aliens 6. portishead - strangers 7. cibo matto - apple 8. feist - how my heart behaves 9. chairlift - make your mind up 10. bok bok - melba’s call (feat. kelela) 11. little dragon - seconds (syd tha kyd remix) 12. outkast - she lives in my lap 13. the internet - pupil / the patience 14. laurel halo - joy 15. wendy & lisa - song about 16. arianne - everything you’ve ever dreamed 17. inga copeland - trample 18. solange - locked in closets 19. oohyo - piano dust 20. the drums - i need a doctor 21. call and response - station 22. kinoko teikoku - whirlpool 23. interpol - narc 24. cree summer - still heart 25. cocteau twins / harold budd - why do you love me? 26. kilo kish - crosstown 27. thundercat - seasons 28. erykah badu - out of my mind, just in time
“People called rock & roll ‘African music.’ They called it ‘voodoo music.’ They said that it would drive the kids insane. They said that it was just a flash in the pan - the same thing that they always used to say about hip-hop.”
People appropriated the rock ‘n’ roll for their own, when in fact, it did begin with African-“Americans”. Sadly enough, if you’re of black descent, you are criticized for listening to rock. =( Seriously?
As we all know, Ghostface Killah just released his Twelve Reasons to Die album on April 16th. Listen to some of his releases on his Bandcamp here. Buy it here! This performance was with The Roots and an awesome opera singer. Killah plays Tony Starks very well in Twelve Reasons to Die. Read the XXL Magazine review here.
Visit your local record store to get a free, remixed copy of Ghostface Killah’s Twelve Reasons to Die on cassette if you buy it on CD or vinyl. Recently released on 4/16, April 20th (today) is the national day for record stores to celebrate music! So get your cameras, your friends and money out! It’s going to be a great time!
Enjoy the visuals brought to you by Las Vegas’ own, Imagine Dragons. They are featured on SMACK Magazine’s March issue. SMACK Magazine is a music and entertainment based magazine for college students and young adults alike. They are HUGE on giveaways, so like their Facebook page here for updates! Hashtag #whatstheSMACK to be featured on their Instagram page as well! Speaking of Instagram, follow me at farrahsbayoufor more exciting news! Also, national record day is coming up! SMACK is featuring the ambassador of it, White Stripes’ Jack White, in their April issue! Mark 4/20 as a pivotal date on your calendar and visit as many record stores in your neighborhood. There will be performances, giveaways and an awesome ambiance!
Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, has been working on his Reincarnated lifestyle from his album dropping on April 23rd to his documentary in Jamaica. He currently has had a huge transformation and will not stop talking about peace and love! Check out his documentary trailer here! His song with Miley Cyrus, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” is out and popping! Listen to it here. This track he has with Drake and his daughter Cori B called “No Guns Allowed” is quite inspirational. It is a bit odd to see the double OG speaking about peace nowadays but a change is always welcomed in my book!
What is better than another Canadian hip-hop group? Well, a lot of prestigious hip-hop artists have been deriving from Canada and pleasuring the American ears. Swollen Members, in particular, is an alternative hip-hop group in which they rap about some violent matters and the bridging gap between life and death. They have the sound of Immortal Technique.
Hailing from Vancouver, this group was established in the ’90s and continued to grow a fan base larger than 20K. They recently released their “Beautiful Death Machine” album on March 19th. Swollen Members definitely spit like they were bred from the ’80s and formulated their preferences in the ’90s. Click on the bolded words to find out more information about this group! They lead you to their Twitter account, iTunes’ page and website.