After the premier of the “National Anthem” music video, there’s more new material from A$AP and Lana with the leak of the full version of their “Ridin’” collaboration.
Originally meant for the Kickdrum’s “Follow The Leader” mixtape, the preview of the track got such a positive response that the label stepped in and saved it for A$AP’s debut album. Now that I’ve heard the song, it’s no wonder that they made that sly move.
With a quick drum pattern, bouncy horns and a catchy flute riff, this is the perfect laid back summer jam. It takes me back to the mid-2000s when the likes of “Overnight Celebrity”, “Hate It Or Love It” and “Say I” were all over the airwaves. That kind of laid back, breezy Hip-Hop has always pressed all my right buttons; “Ridin’” definitely isn’t an exception.
Lana’s husky voice works so well against a Hip-Hop beat, and is a nice contrast to A$AP’s pitch altering verses. The verses are very good as well, so all in all this is a pretty brilliant single. My anticipation for “LONGLIVEA$AP” dropping on September 11 has just increased by about 110%.
2012. By this year that it isn’t hard to fucking stream a youtube video through a device and to a television (or any other fucking monitor, nerds).
Boxee can’t do it. I look up a video on youtube on my computer, start to watch it, decide to switch to the boxee, and then can’t play it on the boxee because “the media is restricted” or the content simply does not exist. I’ve got a lot of media saved to a drive around here but fuck you Boxee, I won’t use you to do anything anymore ever.
Levon Helm, drummer and singer of The Band, passed away from throat cancer last week. The outpouring of love directed his way over the last week, from every corner of the world, was remarkable. His family did an interesting thing too; they told the world before he died that he was in his final…