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Thundercat feat. Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins – “Show You The Way”

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.

Flying Lotus – “”You’re DEad! – TDC Alt Experiment,” “You’re Dead! – Haleys Line//thundercat,” “NO Feeer Thunnderrrcatt2010”

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.

WOKE (Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat) feat. George Clinton – “The Lavishments of Light Looking”

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.

Album Stream: Thundercat – The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam

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.

Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2014 List

It’s that time again.  The following list includes my personal favorite Hip Hop & R&B albums of 2014.

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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]