“Chains” – Kenna
May 2, 2011, 8:45 pm
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Well, it’s pretty clear I’m on an alternative streak.. so here’s one more for the batch.

This is a track by a new artist named Kenna. I’m not even sure how to describe this song, it’s just sooo cool. The video is super cool, entertaining, and different too. Kenna is like…Pop, RnB, alternative, electronic, soothing, almost ambient sounding. I’m not sure if that even makes sense. Definitely subjective. If I do know one thing for sure, it’s that you should watch this cool ass video. That is all.

“Hippie Girl” – A Cool Stick
May 2, 2011, 8:41 pm
Filed under: Acoustic, Alternative, College, Hip Hop, Pop Music, Reggae, Words To Live By | Tags:

Hippie Girl” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Love this! Here’s an awesome, chill song for your summer playlist. My friend Nick tipped me off about these guys, and I’m loving their alternative feel. It’s smooth, chill, collegey hip-hop, mixed with a hint of reggae and pop music. Almost G-Love-ish.  The lyrics to this song are ridic.

“She likes really fat blunts and Natural Lights,

She loves festivals, she wants my testicles”

Words to live by. Awesome song though. A Cool Stick has opened for Drake, Sam Adams, Big Sean, and Citizen Cope, and also recently received recognition as “Baltimore’s Best Hip-Hop Act” by the Baltimore City Paper. Keep an eye out for them!

Like these college boys on Facebook: A Cool Stick Facebook

P.S… Nick.

“Make Some Noise” – Beastie Boys
May 2, 2011, 8:31 pm
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Make Some Noise” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

OH MY GOD! Beastie Boys are back!?!? They’re possibly one of my favorite groups EVER. As a fellow white Jew who supports alternative hip-hop, I feel a deep connection with these badasses. They’re so innovative and I can never get enough of them. And now they’re releasing a new album?! YES YES YES! I also heard No Doubt is in the process of making a new album.. Hell yes! All the best bands are coming back to life! Me happy.

“Modern Art” – Black Lips
May 2, 2011, 8:17 pm
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Modern Art” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Here’s the first single from the alternative bros known as Black Lips. It’s a different feel for Jillboard, but that’s why I like it – it’s different and cool. Almost reminds me of The Fratellis, if you remember them. Really nice alternative rock song. Check ittt.

“Give You Love (Featuring Skizzy Mars)” – Fritz Arnaude
May 2, 2011, 8:06 pm
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Give You Love (Featuring Skizzy Mars)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

This is sick! Awesome beat by Fritz and sick verses by Skizzy Mars. This is my first time hearing of them, but they’re two high school students from NYC – noice.  This whole track is original and is def worth your time.

Introducing: Kenton Dunson
April 23, 2011, 2:11 pm
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Momentum” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Rolling In The Deep (Kenton Dunson Remix)” – John Legend (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

WOW. This guy is cuhrazy talented. I can not get over how amazing these two songs are. The first is an original by Kenton called “Momentum”. It’s an R&B/hip-hop fusion song with strings, guitar, samplings, and awesome electro beats toward the end. I really can not deal with how good this is. Absolutely smitten.

The second song is a remix of John Legend’s cover of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep”. Mildly confusing, but nonetheless incredible. He adds his hip-hop twist to the song and makes it sooo cool (even though it was already pretty epic).

I need more Kenton! Gimme gimme.

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“Life Or Something Like It” – Outasight
April 23, 2011, 2:02 pm
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Life Or Something Like It” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Wow! I’m shocked by how awesome this is. It’s kind of reminiscent of Passion Pit. But not as electro. And a little more hippity hoppity. The algorithm for this song would be something like:

Passion pit – 1/4 electro + 1.5 hip-hop = “Life Or Something Like It”

That may not be 100% accurate. I’ve never been much of a mathematician.

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“Trouble” – Bei Maejor Feat. J.Cole
April 18, 2011, 8:14 pm
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Trouble” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Oooh! Me like. Here’s the new Bei Maejor song that he just dropped. It’s super chill and just….nice. Calming, mildly trippy instrumental. I love Bei Maejor, I think he’s really unique, which I appreciate. J. Cole is also on the track. Last time I was at Quad Studios, I was in the studio next to J. Cole. So naturally, I feel a personal connection to him. Lawl.

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NEW OBSESSION: “Look At Me Now (Cover)” – Karmin
April 17, 2011, 3:42 pm
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Look At Me Now (Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes Cover)” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Oh MY God. This is…. no words. My friends and I are literally obsessed with this girl and her amazing covers (especially this one!!) She’s gorgeous, unique and the talent is indescribable. We definitely have a major girl crush on her. She is so cool and this is maybe one of my favorite covers I’ve ever heard. She raps as fast as Busta Rhymes, and she’s this skinny little hipster white girl…her voice, style, humor, everything… absolutely epic. Obsessed with this.

Also, check out her “Price Tag” (B.o.B & Jessie J) cover. It uses trombone! She’s so creative and talented it’s unbearable.


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MIXTAPE: “Adele’s Breeze” – Breeze, Presented by Kid Pistol
April 6, 2011, 11:35 pm
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Crazy For You” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Hear Me Through The Song” (Right click + “Save link as” to DL)

Oh. My. God. This has been sitting in my iTunes since 2010 and I thought I posted it but I didn’t. Felony! Get ready to download your new favorite mixtape EVER. The entire mixtape is Adele samplings mixed with hip-hop and banging beats. It’s CRAZY!!! I don’t think I will ever get sick of this mixtape…ever! Those sweet vocals… Those sexy ass beats… That smooth flow. Ah! I can’t stand it! I couldn’t even decide which songs to post because I love them all soo much. This is an absolute MUST HAVE! If you don’t like this mixtape in it’s entirety, you don’t like good music! Fact. It’s like music to my ears! Oh. Wait..

DOWNLOAD Adele’s Breeze immediately by clicking HERE!!


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