Ignoring the panda mask for the time being, this is a really great tune. This live version especially. Fun uptempo hiphop with a soulful swagger. A thank you goes out to some great germans I had the pleasure of getting to know on a trip through the west coast of the USA for turning me onto this gem. Enjoy!
Haven’t heard from Tinie Tempah in awhile? Me neither. If he’s been hiding away making more tracks like this one then consider me super excited. The bass that comes in during the chorus is just beautiful. Is it Pop? Hiphop? House? I have no idea. I love songs that blend the lines.
Another Australian hip hop artist to watch. I love the piano on this track, combined with the drawn out bass and rhythm guitar this simple beat just works. Seems quite similar to Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” It certainly shares the same vibe and kick/snare pattern. Either way, enjoy.
A hiphop classic. As Busta admitted later on, he took some advice with this track from Diddy and Qtip and tried to be “cooler,” and not shout or yell to appeal more to women and club plays. If you listen to the beginning, he purposefully tried to sound like Diddy with the intro to the track. If you don’t already have it, grab a copy here.
Something about this song just struck a chord with me the first time I heard it. Since the first play it keeps getting better with each listen. It’s when that minimal beat and sawtooth bass-line come in at the start of the first verse…it just grabs you. Grab your own here and proceed to repeated listens.