Roy Ayers - "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" →
ESSENTIAL summer listening. Of course. Read on and tell a bud.
Binary Star - "Conquistadors" →
After a month of being lazy and unmotivated as all hell, I (re)discover a track which kicks my ass and reminds me just how incredible hip-hop can be. I felt compelled to share this one. Read on and tell a bud.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) -... →
Let’s move. The latest from The Wildebeest.
Relic (feat. Saukrates) - "Just The Day" →
This song pretty much sums up my life right now. An excellent listen from Toronto emcees Relic and Saukrates. Read on and tell a bud.
Uptown XO - "All I Wanna Do (International Party... →
Well, I’ll be damned. The Wildebeest is a year old today (the dot-com at least, this Tumblr has been here longer). In that time I put in a whole bunch more of words about music I like, and I’m gonna keep on rolling with it. I started the site with this post, which is still incredibly relevant to Valentine’s Day so I might as well repost it because I’m lazy and such. Read...
Kyle Hubbard (feat. K-Rino and Renzo) - "Chasing... →
For every rapper who gains even a smidgen of success, there are countless others who try. But is it worth chasing? The latest from The Wildebeest.
Run-D.M.C. - "Mary, Mary" →
Mary, Mary…WHY YA BUGGIN? The latest from The Wildebeest.
Death Grips - "Spread Eagle Cross The Block" →
AIN’T NO FUN IF THE ALIENS CAN’T HAVE NONNNNEEEEEE So much fun. Incredibly noisy, grating, drugged-out, rant-filled fun. Read on and tell a bud. The latest from The Wildebeest.
Donald Byrd - "Places and Spaces" →
Oh, the places you will go. The latest from The Wildebeest.
Greg Grease - "Flute Beat" →
Well, the world didn’t end, so that gives me more time to listen to Greg Grease’s debut album, Cornbread, Pearl and G. The latest from The Beest.
HEALTH - "Tears" →
It’s raining outside, I’m fighting off a cold, so it’s time for more music! The latest from The Wildebeest.
Billy Woods - "Pompeii" →
Unsettling? Quite. Awesome? Definitely. One of my top listens of year. Read on and tell a bud.
P.O.S. - "Get Smokes" →
This one is a mess. I love it. The latest for The Wildebeest.
Kendrick Lamar - "The Art of Peer Pressure" →
After having this one on repeat for the last few weeks I had to put some words down about it. It’s a harrowing listen. Check it out. The latest for The Wildebeest.
Jasper Byrne - "Miami" →
Hotline Miami. (Semi-NSFW.) This is a terrific listen from an album which pretty came out of nowhere to dominate my ears. It’s a great mix of ’80s synth and ’60s psychedelia, the hazy heights of excess and surreal. Definitely check out the album.
Deluka - "Stranger Than Fiction" →
I can’t lie, there are very few acts today which excite me as much as Deluka. The latest for The Wildebeest, updated whenever I damn well feel like it. Read on and tell a bud.
Canadian Winter - "City Lights" →
With winter coming up, I had to post this one. It’s also a great listen whenever I feel homesick. It’s also a good story too, about a fish out of water in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Read on and tell a bud. The latest for The Beest.
Funkommunity - "Make It That Way" →
Now this is a track to vibe to. The latest jam on The Beest.
Somewhere between my living and dying, between tribulation and triumph,...– yU (feat. Slimkat78 & Isabella Banneker) - “Close” The latest for my site, The Beest. Read on and tell a bud.
Company Flow's Funcrusher Plus, 15 Years Later. →
My latest for KevinNottingham.com, happy birthday to one of the best albums ever.
Deluka - "Finito" →
I’ve had this song on repeat for the better part of two days. I think writing about it will get it out of my head. Nope. It’s still there. Oh well.
Quadir Lateef - "Brass & Bars" →
How in the hell is this guy so underrated? The latest for The Beest.
Has-Lo - "Everything Is" →
Has-Lo will piss on your sunshine. The latest for The ‘Beest.
Happy 25th Birthday, Paid in Full. →
Still as mindblowing today as it was back in ‘87. Bow down to the God MC.
Nacho Picasso - "Bad Guy" →
A swagged out stoner and a pair of super-awesome producers. This is audio incredible…ness. The latest for The Wildebeest.
Live chat with rapper O.C. right NOW. →
Yes. RIGHT NOW. No bullshit. Via KevinNottingham.com.
Co$$ & Numonics (feat. Freddie Gibbs) - "Gone" →
Fast and furious. This track is like 46 million kinds of awesome. Also, it’s an incredible song for a jogging playlist. Read on and tell a bud.
Stik Figa - "The Skinny" →
The latest for The Wildebeest, it’s Stik Figa mayyyynnneee! Really enjoying this record. Check it out.
lowclasshifi asked: Pretty sure this is a dumb question, but have you listened to the new Killer Mike yet?
...And, it's Apollo Brown Week @ KN.com!
Yup, we at KevinNottingham keep it moving with our KN Certified series. Last month it was One Be Lo, and now we’re profiling the incredible Apollo Brown. - Here’s Part One and Part Two of our interview with him. - 15 classic beats he wish he had a hand in making. - A trivia contest for a deluxe version of his awesome collab with OC,Trophies. - A BEAT CONTEST for aspiring...
Ka - "Chamber" →
The first track on my “D.C. Hustler Anthems” mixtape and the latest post on The Wildebeest, updated whenever I damn well feel like it.
Pretty Lights - "Finally Moving" →
After nearly a month, I resurrect The Wildebeest (how many times have I brought this thing back to life now?) to cover a track which I feel is pretty relevant to my life right now. Also, Flo-Rida and Avicii listeners take note. Read on and tell a bud.
My review of Ka's Grief Pedigree. →
Damn fine record by the sorely underrated Brownsville emcee, Ka. Definitely check this one out. And be sure to stop by The (new) Beest.
mc enigma - "The Dopest Ethiopian" →
Seriously, this sounds like a record that’s been lost in time since 1993. And it’s not too bad! The latest from the (new) Beest.
Lushlife - "Motivation" →
I am AWED by the sounds of Philly producer Lushlife. I seriously can’t believe I slept on his music for this long…but that changes right the hell now. My latest for the new Beest.
One Be Lo just released a new album. →
In fact, all this week Lo has been profiled by KevinNottingham with a ton of great content, including an interview with Binary Star about Masters of the Universe, audio commentary by Lo on his favorite tracks, Lo’s announcement of his new group The Autocons, and much more. Christmas seriously came early. Check it out, and as always, stay tuned to The (new) Beest.
Apollo Brown & Hassaan Mackey - "Something" →
This is the kind of listen which really warms your heart. Listen to this in a car with some great speakers and it will a supreme experience. My latest for The Beest.
Elements of Music (EOM) - "Jeremy's Drug" →
I’ve really been enjoying EOM’s instrumental effort, Further. A really smooth album, and this is one listen I’ve had on repeat all evening. Also, the dude produced Shad’s “Yaa I Get It.” +1000000 points for him. Check it out on The Wildebeest.
Bran Van 3000 (feat. Curtis Mayfield) -... →
A forgotten classic indeed, a solid collaboration between an eclectic group and a legendary musician. Check it out!
BDP's Criminal Minded turned 25 this weekend. →
And I wrote about how awesome it is, in a retrospective for KevinNottingham.com. Check it out, and don’t forget to peep my relaunched page: The Wildebeest. BTW, when was the first time you heard Criminal Minded?
Fatboy Slim - "Gangster Trippin'" →
Damn, getting back into the swing of writing every day is a bit of a challenge. Ah well, here’s the latest for the new Beest, wherein I revisit a wild and frenetic listen from the first album I ever bought. Yeah’p. Check it out.
Y-Society - "This is an Introduction" →
“Let’s discuss world destruction, individuality and self-corruption, over ill production, as plugs felt the buzz then, this is the introduction…” Check it out.
...And I'm back. →
About time I got off my ass. Yup, the new Wildebeest is finally up and going, at the-wildebeest.com. Ya’ll know the drill, I continue to talk about songs I like, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, one particular listen which is simple and to the point. Yup, that one above. Read on and tell a bud.
My Interview with yU. →
Yup. It was awesome talking to the dude. A very humble and intelligent guy with much to say. Check it out.
Exclusive Review of The Roots's "undun." →
KN hooks it up again. Check it out.
rjd2 + Aaron Livingston are Icebird. →
I took a listen to The Abandoned Lullaby, the collaboration of rdj2 and singer Aaron Livingston, and came away very surprised. It’s an engaging, fun, odd listen and one hell of a solid record. Check it out.
Check my review of Torae's "For The Record" →
Nothing but hot beats, hard rhymes, and a very impressive list of producers to suit Torae’s dedication to hip-hop. It certainly has its moments. Take a look.