Awww yeeeaaaahhh! The long awaited GUESTLIST Official Mixtape is finally here! From the official press release:
Be Cool Entertainment Holdings, in association with AEIOU Records and Vagabonds Music Group, is proud to present the highly anticipated GUESTLIST Official Mixtape, available for free download at www.becoolent.com. The collection is meant to serve as an audio companion for the upcoming novel GUESTLIST from author Jay Fingers.
Miami’s DJ Sage mixed the entire project, which features songs curated by Jay Fingers. The mixtape offers an eclectic collection of party-rocking songs across a variety of genres, including hip-hop, rock, and pop. Featured artists include The Vagabonds, Brian Grosz, W-I-Z, Mala Reignz, Beejus, Alex Walker, The MC Faceman, Lil Heat, G. Brown, and more.
Tracklisting and download links below. Continue reading
Posted in Music, Miami, New York City, Books, Nightlife
Tagged Jay Fingers, W-I-Z, Alex Walker, The MC Faceman, The Vagabonds, Brian Grosz, Beejus, Mala Reignz, Vagabonds Music Group, Lil Heat, G. Brown, GUESTLIST by Jay Fingers, AEIOU Records
On Saturday, January 28, Miami nightspot Eve plays host to the listening party for #FML, the latest project from hip-hop duo The Vagabonds. The event is hosted by the duo of Baysiqly and E.R. as well as Vice City Cypher.
There will be live performances by The Vagabonds, plus School Bus, Dashius Clay, Shottie (of IDEE4), Vurn, and Serum & Manifesto. The side stage will host an open mic competition, plus have additional performances by Rolls Royce, Yung Spec, Tay G, Lil Gunna, Roc Sol & DJ Cheo, Straight No Chase, and Blokaholics. DJ Twin will be holding it down on the 1s & 2s.
Posted in Music, Miami, Event
Tagged hip-hop, Miami, E.R., Baysiqly, Dashius Clay, The Vagabonds, #FML, Vice City Cypher, DJ Twin, Rolls Royce, Yung Spec, Tay G, Lil Gunna, Roc Sol & DJ Cheo, Straight No Chase, Blokaholics, Serum & Manifesto, Eve Miami, School Bus, Dashious Clas, Shottie (of IDEE4), Vurn
Late last night, The Vagabonds dropped “Invisible,” the first video from their upcoming EP entitled #FML. The song, produced by E.R., is a Baysiqly solo track, detailing the struggles of those who are ignored and overlooked. With everything going on in the world these days, especially with regard to the Occupy movement, this song is particularly timely and relevant. From VMG:
“Invisible” mashes up E.R.’s bouncy, psychedelic board work with cinematics from Mr. Visual, showing a first-person view of an individual being ignored by everyone who passes him by. That, along with flashes of current world events, is a deadly mixture that can drive anybody to insanity and irrational choices, as depicted by the ending of this video.
This actually dropped a couple of weeks ago but I wasn’t blogging at the time so I missed the opportunity to let y’all know about the latest collaboration between my buddy E.R. (of The Vagabonds) and Dominican MC Mago.
“Best of Both Worlds” showcases the rhyme skills of the two Miami-based lyricists, the concept being that Mago (who also produced the track) spits in Spanish while E.R. raps in English. The song has no hook—it’s just the two MCs going back and forth, tag team-style. “Although Latinos have been well represented in hip-hop in the past,” E.R. writes on the VMG blog, “it’s rare to see both sides of the spectrum being showcased alongside each other.”
Posted in entertainment, Miami, Music, Video
Tagged hip-hop, Miami, E.R., Baysiqly, The Vagabonds, Mago, Best of Both World, #FML, Make Me Famous
Asesinato musical, masacre lirical en cualquier instrumental.
Translation: Musical murder, lyrical massacre on any instrumental.
That’s the M.O. of Dominican hip-hop artist (and Vagabonds associate) Mago. In the above clip, Mago goes hard over everyone’s current favorite beat, courtesy of Kanye West and Jay-Z.
My homeboy E.R., one-half of Miami rap outfit The Vagabonds, decided to lay down a little solo joint to, as he puts it, “get your mind off the Miami Heat’s loss in the recent finals.” While I’m not sure if it’s us, the listeners, or him, the ultra-Heat fan, that needs to be comforted, one thing is certain: E.R.’s blessed us with another banger.
Posted in Music, Miami
Tagged E.R., Baysiqly, GhostWridah, The Vagabonds, Miami Heat, MY-Ami, Wale, Billy Blue, Trina, DJ Khaled, Maybach Music Group, Poe Boy
So far, 2011 has given me plenty of reasons to be excited about music again. First, The Vagabonds dropped a monster album, then OFWGKTA took over my iTunes (especially Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Frank Ocean), and earlier this week Big K.R.I.T. just shut shit down.
Now we’ve got The Weeknd, the nom de croon of singer Abel Tesfaye. Along with producers Doc McKinney and Illangelo, and The Weeknd has dropped the stellar House of Balloons.
As with K.R.I.T., I was completely in the dark about this cat. (I must assume that The Weeknd is just Abel as he’s proclaimed that this is not the work of a group, band or “R&B duo.”) And as with Frank Ocean and his awesome Nostalgia, Ultra, I was also thrown by the underground’s seemingly fanatical love for this project as this is straight up R&B music. Yet after listening to House of Balloons, I sorta kinda get it. This is a haunting project, reminiscent in mood of Swing Mob-era Timbaland or early Rodney Jerkins.
Quite simply, House of Balloons is nine tracks of some of the best R&B you’ll hear this year. Tracklist and download link below.
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Tagged Abel Tesfaye, Big K.R.I.T., Doc McKinney, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, House of Balloons, Illangelo, Odd Future, OFWGKTA, R&B, Rodney Jerkins, Swing Mob, The Vagabonds, The Weeknd, Timbaland