Thundercat‘s latest shockingly enlists legends Michael McDonald (Steely Dan) and Kenny Loggins for an alluring track built on plenty of blissful synths entitled “Show You the Way.” The vocals meld perfectly over the beat crafted by Flying Lotus and Thundercat himself. Look for the track on his next LP, Drunk, which will feature Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa dropping February 24. Definitely press play below if you’re in need of a melodious escape.
After Flying Lotus dropped his trippy project contemplating the afterlife, leftovers from You’re Dead have now surfaced for your listening pleasure. The tracks are short, powerful instrumentals called “You’re DEad! – TDC Alt Experiment,” and two Thundercat collaborations titled “You’re Dead! – Haleys Line//thundercat” and “NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010.” Enjoy all three exquisite pieces below.
Yes, you read that right. Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces and Thundercat have all come together to form a supergroup by the name of WOKE. Their debut track “The Lavishments of Light Looking” features George Clinton and the groovy track is currently streaming on Adult Swim‘s site.
After dropping his latest single “Them Changes,” bassist and R&B crooner Thundercat drops the follow-up to Apocalypse called The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam. The mini album, co-produced by Flying Lotus, can be streamed via Spotify.
Listen the to latest from Funky crooner/bassist Thundercat. “Them Changes” will be off of his forthcoming mini album, The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam, which will feature longtime collaborator Flying Lotus and Herbie Hancock.
While interviewing Kendrick Lamar on BBC Radio last night, Flying Lotus played the unreleased verion of “Eyes Above” off of his You’re Dead! album featuring the Compton MC.
Listen to the new Joey Bada$$ and Kirk Knight track titled “Perception VS. Reality” produced by Flying Lotus.
Watch the Flying Lotus video for his track “Coronus, the Terminator” off of his critically acclaimed You’re Dead! album.
It’s that time again. The following list includes my personal favorite Hip Hop & R&B albums of 2014.
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron – Representing Hoover Street, Q brings West Coast Gangsta Rap on his first major label project with catchy, chant-like hooks and A-list guests. [My Review]
<Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata – Gangsta Gibbs’ gritty lyrics sound exceptional over the raw and standout production Madlib is famous for.
Theophilus London – Vibes – Listen to a melodic and electronic alternative R&B album that boasts executive production from Kanye West and an appearance from Leon Ware.
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 – Rapper Killer Mike and producer El-P solidify their impressive chemistry as a duo on their hard-hitting sequel with unorthodox, but satiating beats.
D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah – D’Angelo’s much-needed album feasibly addresses political issues and meshes various eras of R&B over upbeat instrumentation.
Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica – The self-proclaimed King of the South spits transparent rhymes, and his production manages to surprisingly resemble beats from Outkast’s classic, Aquemini at times.
PRhyme – PRhyme – Royce da 5’9″’s raw lyrics over DJ Premier’s exquisite beats create an exceptional 9-track album you’ll need to play multiple times to truly appreciate all of its clever wordplay.
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! – Experience a Jazz infused death trip accompanied by Kendrick Lamar, Snoop, and Thundercat interspersed among psychedelic, funky and divine instrumentals.
YG – My Krazy Life – Take a trip through Bompton with beats that embody the traditional West Coast sound reminiscent of classic acts like early N.W.A. and Tha Dogg Pound.
Pharrell Williams – G I R L – Enjoy a feel-good, uplifting album rejoicing femininity from the legendary Pharrell Williams featuring everyone from Daft Punk to Alicia Keys. [My Review]
Listen to the new Flying Lotus song “Masquatch” featuring MF Doom that can be heard on his GTA V radio station, FlyLoFM.