It has been awhile since we heard anything new from J. Cole, and to tide over his fans he just let loose a 5 track free release. Truly Yours EP features some great songs that didn’t make the cut for his upcoming album which he says is his best work yet. Despite not being on the album, they are still just as great, and way better then most the free tracks artists rappers put out. As he says “Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul”. His wordplay and lyricism is incredible as expected. If these are the songs that didn’t make the cut, I can’t wait to here the album, which Cole said we will get to here the first single from later this week! Enjoy.
J. Cole – Truly Yours | Download EP
J. Cole - Can I Holla At Ya
J. Cole - Crunch Time
J. Cole - Rise Above
J. Cole - Tears For ODB
J. Cole – Stay (2009)
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We first posted The Underachievers with their definitive single “Herb Shuttles” and have just followed it up with another smoke induced video for “The Mahdi”. The lyricism and overall flow of this duo is insane, paired over a dope beat and it’s a chilled out hit. It shows the New York group on the other side of the country. This is a off the groups’ upcoming mixtape Idigoism coming out February 1st. Enjoy!
The Underachievers – The Mahdi | Available February 1st
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Check out the previous single with free download “Herb Shuttles”
Here’s a talented face we have featured enough of on TSIS, Action Bronson. Here is the latest mixtape from Queens based rapper, Rare Chandliers. This 13 track project features so many solid songs it could be an album. He captures a old school raw hip-hop vibe with a new school twist that I can’t get enough of. The whole project was produced by the legendary hip-hop producer Alchemist and he delivers nothing but smooth, insanely dope productions. We tried to pick out a few of our favorites, but it was so hard. Download the whole project, write below what your favorite track is. Enjoy!
Action Bronson & Alchemist – Rare Chandeliers (Mixtape) | Direct Download
Action Bronson - Bitch I Deserve You feat Evidence (Produced by Alchemist)
Action Bronson – The Symbol (Produced by Alchemist)
Action Bronson – Demolition Man feat Schoolboy Q (Produced by Alchemist)
Action Bronson - Sylvester Lundgren feat Meyhem Lauren & Ag Da Coroner (Produced by Alchemist)
Kid Cudi has been working on his latest full length album Indicud which is slated for a release this fall. We get this first sample, “King Wizard”, a track produced by Cudi himself. It’s an incredibly mellow chilled out vibe to it. Is this the new direction from Cudi? What do you think? Enjoy!
Kid Cudi – King Wizard (Produced by Kid Cudi) | Download
Here’s a new artist we’ve never featured on the site, Jez Dior, a Los Angeles local who makes some real dope hip-hop. As he describes it “I Make Music That Has Feelings”, and that it does. Here’s my favorite I’ve heard yet “Candles” complete with music video. The indie / folk sampled beat works so well with his voice. You can tell someone’s good when you instantly replay a video after watching, check him enjoy!
Jez Dior – Candles | Direct Download
J. Cole lets loose a new track “I’m A Fool” produced by himself, and it’s pretty dope. It’s got some cool vocals samples mixed with real solid drums. J. Cole spits some solid lines throughout. It’s hard to not like a new J. Cole track. Also included is his track “The Cure” talking about some real topics concerning the hip-hop game, and his “Cure”. It’s easily one of my favorite J. Cole tracks to date, enjoy both of these!
J. Cole – I’m A Fool (Produced by J. Cole ) | Direct Download
J. Cole – The Cure| Direct Download
Bring in the day with a chilled out refreshing hip-hop track from Zion-I with some guest vocals from underground stars Grouch & Eligh. Amp Live and timeline produced the beat packed with mellow vibes which paints the perfect soundtrack for the consistent smooth lines from each artist. The lyricism and wordplay is incredibly on point with this track, showing how much talent all these guys have to offer. Refreshing is the the only word that fits the track. Turn it up, enjoy!
Zion I – We Don’t (Ft. Grouch & Eligh) | Direct Download
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Mac Miller just did a completely unexpected cover of indie / folk artist Bright Eyes. He covered one of my favorite tracks sung by Coner Oberst aka Bright Eyes, “First Day Of My Life”. Mac didn’t turn it into a hip-hop remix sampling the beat, he covered it. Never heard Mac sing like this. And that’s Mac playing the guitar, complete with random solo at the end. Chill out, enjoy!
Mac Miller – First Day Of My Life (Bright Eyes Acoustic Cover) | Direct Download
Hoodie Allen is back with a fresh new song a tribute to his fans. He says “This song is dedicated to all the fans who have helped me feel the love since I’ve started making music. This is the least I can do to say thank you - Hoodie”. It’s got a fun electronic beat produced by his go to guy RJF, fueled by a vocal sample. This track has been on repeat, enjoy the free download, and even lyric video above!
Hoodie Allen – Feel The Love (Produced by RJF) | Direct Download
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Don’t forget that Hoodie Allen is about to embark on the Excellent Adventure Tour with G-Eazy starting September 7th going through September 30th across the U.S.
See all the dates here. Tickets are almost selling out at a lot of the dates. Don’t miss out!!
Damn… Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are on a roll. Following up the powerful Same Love, they drop a more light hearted comical ode to discount shopping, “Thrift Shop (Ft. Wanz)”. This track is seriously amazing.. from the incredible horn filled production.. too the insanely unique lyrics. I’ll say it again, there is no rapper alive as good a storyteller as Macklemore. And Ryan Lewis continues to establish himself as one of the hottest producers in the game. This is another track off their highly anticipated album The Heist released on October 9th, with supporting world tour. For now, replay this song as much as you’d like, and purchase through iTunes, enjoy!
Macklemore x Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (Feat. Wanz) | Purchase iTunes
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Don’t forget Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are playing Rowdytown at Red Rocks presented by Thissongissick.com featuring Big Gigantic, Dillon Francis, and GRiZ!!
The Dean’s List has been hard at work creating a new project called ‘The Kings Dead’.. with a debut free album Jerusalem coming out September 17th. It’s got a different vibe then The Dean’s List stuff. This track ‘Hennessy at Cookouts’ has a solid produced beat, and straight bars literally throughout entire song. Sonny literally is spitting the entire track. Enjoy!
The Kings Dead – Hennessy at Cookouts | Direct Download
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Kid Cudi has always been a favorite with his incredibly laid back flow. Cudder has been slaving away making his new album indicud, which he claims to be his version of The Chronic 2001. Following up that bold claim he drops the first track from the project “Just What Iam (ft. King Chip). It’s got a very simple mellow vibe, with some electronic elements going in and out, and some bassy synths that com in. Chill out, enjoy!
Kid Cudi – Just What Iam (Ft. King Chip) | Direct Download
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My story has changed quite a lot since moving to Boulder, Colorado and starting Thissongissick back in 2010. My name is Nick Guarino and this is Thissongissick.com. We've grown a lot since, but the original goal has always stayed the same: making it easier for you to discover sick new music that you've never heard before. In high school I would make mix cd's for my friends to show them all the new music I was discovering. Now, through TSIS, we work with musicians and record labels from all over the world to showcase a variety of the freshest electronic, hip-hop, indie, and alternative music to a global following that is comprised of millions of music lovers in over 110 countries - every single month. So, make yourself at home while enjoying countless amazing musicians from a variety of genres and let the sick sounds fill your ears! - Nick