Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Nas getting back to his Nasty-roots on his lead single for his up-coming album, tentatively titled, Life is Good. Video is pretty basic, but still good to see Nas in such a refreshed and hungry mode. This song was one of my favorite tracks of the summer with Salaam Remi's sparse, rhythmic-drum beat and a dense flow from Mr. Jones that scoffs at the idea of a hook for a track that's so, well... Nasty.
Speaking of a rejuvenated emcee coming off of two lukewarm albums (actually UMC was just turrible), Common looks to resurrect his career yet again with his reunion with No ID, The Dreamer, The Believer LP. If this song (which also dominated my Summer playlists) is any indication, he should be spitting like the Common of old (although that new single that samples ELO is more Finding Forever than Like Water For Chocolate).
This video features these two legendary emcees fantasizing about a beautiful woman. It's a simple, yet effective concept. The Dreamer, The Believer should hit shelves late November.
BRL devotees (who presumably are also HIMYM fans) will recognize the guy from this trailer as Artillery Arthur from How I Met Your Mother.
Although hearts were broken when the Blak Roc 2 trailer turned out to be less than legitimate. Ohio's pride and joy, The Black Keys are back again with their next album titled, El Camino. Production will be handled by Danger Mouse (who did Attack & Release, and the smash single "Tighten Up"). Coming off of a couple of Grammy wins, Dan and Patrick are looking to cap off a fantastic year for rock music on December 6th with their 7th LP.
I'm sure a lead single will be released very soon, so be on the look out for that. More info Here and Pre-Orders Here.