It’s Halloween and although most people are thinking about today my mind is looking forward to this weekend when the anticipated freshman album of @DonaldGlover titled “Camp” drops. Most hip hop fans have mixed opinions of Gambinos style as a rapper and are hesitant to even include him in the same company as rappers like Kanye or Even emerging artists like Big KRIT. Having seen Glover perform live I can surely say that he has very little in common with what is traditionally considered a rapper, but that his music has a more experimental and unique feel than most. Regardless Gambino is the only artists that I keep trying to push on my lady (who’s apparently more of a hip-hop purist than I am) that she hasn’t bought into. Clearly, Glover still has something to prove to the hip-hop world and he will undoubtedly be making his case with camp. If you’ve never heard of Gambino give his mixtape Culdesac a listen. Also following the link in the picture will give you a look a series of photos from the Life+Times photographer look into the making of Camp.
@DonaldGlover aka Childish Gambino has just released “All of the Shine”, one of the songs from his upcoming November album, Camp on his Soundcloud page. A video of one of his live performances has also dropped, you can watch it above via @Vimeo. Enjoy and get excited for his debut album release next month.
Our first Ohm Labs team mixtape, “Samples & Sampled Vol 1”, comes courtesy of Chris Bennett, one of our founding members and an occasional contributor this blog. This eclectic mix highlights some of the best samples in electro, hip hop, even dubstep, from this past summer’s Craft Singles by Aleon Craft to 2003’s Black Album. Full track list below, you can listen within this post or click the picture above to click through to Soundcloud. Stay tuned for mix tape contributions from our other team members in the coming weeks.
Day One Fans, Theophilus London
Love Juice, Symbol One
I Know, Jay-Z Remix by Pharrell and Mick Boogie
Something for Nothing, MFSB
What More Can I Say, Jay-Z
Maybe It’s the Power of Love, MIchael Bolton
Never Let You Down, Jay-Z, Kanye West, J-Ivy
It’s Not Meant To Be, Tame Impala
It’s Not Meant To Be (Solar Hop Remix), Aleon Craft
The heat of music festival season is on and one of the best one-day shows in the business is Rock the Bells. Common has recently been added to this years spectacular lineup performing his Be album. If you are in LA, NY, Boston, or the Bay Area and are a fan of Hip-Hop/R&B go get your tickets today!