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Playlistings XI: Summer Release


Yup.

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Well friends, the wait is over. Playlistings has returned for a special Summer Release.   Bendey and I couldn’t hold it back, there are just too many dope songs that you need to be jammin’ to this summer.  Some of them you’ve probably heard before if you’ve kept up with TheDKALife, but there are a plethora of other new tracks on this edition.

As some of you may know, Bendey’s blog Vivid Underground has been dissolved to make way for Bendey.com.  Bendey has decided to keep his new site professional and use it primarily to display his talents.  Props to him. Go check it out. www.Bendey.com

Here’s what Matt had to say:

“I just wanted to make this one be special. It’s been a while since we (DKA) crashed heads and I think we got a good release here…new, smart, and guaranteed to kick-start anyone’s summer.

As something that I love to do, but suddenly find it hard to set aside time and resources to enjoy; Playlistings has taken a backseat to some of the ‘more important’ things in life. This is the part where you say, “hey yo Bender, man up! I thought you had balls, sir. You gettin’ soft?” To which I would reply with a swift slap to your face. Instead of Playlistings releases coming every few weeks, they may become more sporadic throughout the year, but 10x more special. With this Summer Release, I wanted to communicate that. The design, much like a timeless leather-bound book, should show you’ve got something special here. Enjoy it.”


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We’re both busy.  No guarantees there will be any future releases.  If there are, you will find them released exclusively at The DKA Life.  It will all depend if I have the time to compile the tracks and if Bendey has the time to make a dope cover.  So many responsibilities these days.  Growin’ up sucks.

So without further adieu, I hope you’ve already hit the download button and are eagerly awaiting the status bar to be at 100%.  I think you will be pleasantly satisfied with this Playlistings.  Tell all your friends and family & feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think.

DKA out.

Disclaimer: All of these tracks have been released by the artist’s themselves.  Thus, I find it fair to compile them into one magnificent mixtape.  Upon any request, the link will be removed immediately.

 

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XV- “Zero Heroes” mixtape
April 17, 2011, 6:39 PM
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Yes, The DKA Life follower himself haaa, XV, has returned with another mixtape to build hype towards his first album “The Kid With the Green Backpack”.  Friday he released ‘Zero Heroes’.  I’ve already listened to it a couple of times and I’m definitely feelin’ this mixtape a lot more than his previous tape, “Vizzy Zone”.

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Some of my favorite tracks

“When We’re Done”

“Foreign Exchange Student” (love the 80’s Miami upbeat vibe)

“The Last Heroes”

…there are others, but you get the point…go get the mixtape and find your own.

I’ve said before “His style is sort of Lupe Fiasco voice-ish, but has a bit of Big Sean’s wordplay lyricism, but he keeps it real and has many pop culture and video game metaphors and if you grew up in the 90s like I did, you’ll appreciate every one of them.”

If you a fan of real hiphop, this another must download.

Oh, and I got a twitter now.

#hateonme

DKA out.



New tunes? Why thank you Daniel.

New Childish Gambino that’s fire.  Dude goes in on his version of All of the Lights.

Childish Gambino – Break (AOTL)

^^”After this I hit the highway.  I’m headin west like I’m f**kin blowin’ Kanye” oooweee.

Childish Gambino – The Longest Text Message (unmastered)

New Cudi? And he’s sober now? Good for him.  Good track too.

Kid Cudi – Capcom

And for those of you that might be joining me at the Bardot (my new favorite spot) this saturday to see Pusha T (1/2 of Clipse), get familiar with his work and enjoy his newest mixtape he dropped about 2 weeks ago.

Pusha T – Fear Of God

“Touch it” has gotta be my favorite right now…pretty hilarious.

In the mood for baby making music? Thats not just straight up RnB? Sign me up. Bendey showed this to me the other day:

The Weeknd – House of Balloons (Mixtape) [Click to Download]

And I gotta show love to the homey XV.  He dropped this a few days ago.  Its got a great 80s beach vibe to it and just a feel good track.

XV – Foreign Exchange Student f. Miami Horror

Be on the look out for his free album “Zero Heroes” droppin 4.XV.2011.  #Squarians.

Annd why not?  Saw Miami native, Cris Cab put on a great performance Saturday.  Watch this and enjoy.  Kid is makin moves.  I’ll be makin’ a future post about him sometime, along with more of his music.   For now, here’s his interpretation of All of the Lights.

Whew, that should hold ya over for a few days.  Its all good music people.  Enjoy my DKAliens.

DKA out.



Playlistings vol. 7

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I’ve been excited for this volume to drop.  It was only a few days ago that the rookie class was introduced to the Vivid/DKALife/hip-hop sector and it’s been nothing but G.O.O.D. music ever since. Kanye, XV, and Detroit’s very own Big Sean lock up the majority of the slots on this one. Chicago, Detroit, and hell, why not…Kansas City has earned it’s place on the map with XV’s “Vizzy Zone” mixtape coming out late last week. You’re about to get dialed in on this one!  Quite possibly the best Playlistings yet imo.

Volume 7 Tracklist:

Kanye WestRunaway (feat. Pusha T) (For my opinion on the VMA performance, click here)
Wiz KhalifaBlack & Yellow
XVBest Is Yet To Come (feat. Colin Munroe)
Chiddy BangFuck You [Remix]
Pimp CWhat Up (feat. Drake & Bun B)
Big SeanHome Town
Kanye WestMonster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj)
FabolousYou Be Killin ‘Em
XVFalling Awake
Jason DeruloLiquor Love
P. ReignNever Looking Back
JeremihDown On Me (feat. 50 Cent)
K-YoungPlease Me (feat. Bobby Brackins & Yung Berg)
StromaeAlors On Danse (feat. Kanye West & Gilbere Forte)
IYAZFight 4 U
JeremihWe Like To Party
Big SeanMy Closet
Taio CruzWhat You Need
XVMay The Force Be With You (feat. Killer Mike & Mac Miller)
Kanye WestG.O.O.D. Friday (feat. Common, Kid Cudi, Pusha T, Big Sean, Charlie Wilson)
PitbullHey Baby [Drop It To The Floor] (feat. T-Pain)
Gorilla ZoeJust Like My Chevy (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Trey SongzLove Me Better

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This tape is tailgate approved.  Listen to good music and look cool AT THE SAME TIME for free.

DKA out.

B/C I love you all.



XV’s “Vizzy Zone” mixtape has finally dropped.

XV at Michigan State

Mann one of the reasons I love hiphop….amazing free music.  XV has released his newest mixtape titled Vizzy Zone hosted by DJ Ill Will and DJ Rockstar.  I’ve been waitin on this mixtape for months now and can’t wait to play it.  Sadly,  have to be up in 5 hours, but I felt the need to bring his music too you.  Can’t wait to hear it fully tomorrow.

If you haven’t heard of XV, he opened for Kid Cudi at the MSU show and killlllllled it.  I did a review of that show HERE, which he was a fan of (peep the cheap plug below).  He’s from Kansas City and many of the tracks were produced by the same people from his hometown, like Seven, that helped him get to his status now.  He was recently signed too, so congrats to him.  His last two mixtapes, Everybody’s Nobody and 30 minute layover, were praised by many, so I expect this one to be just as good.  His style is sort of Lupe Fiasco voice-ish, but Big Sean’s wordplay, but he keeps it real and has many pop culture and video game metaphors and if you grew up in the 90s like I did, you’ll appreciate every one of them.

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The album features favorites like Talib Kweli, Chiddy Bang, and Colin Munroe.  Be on the look out for his album The Kid With The Green Backpack and his music video Mirror’s Edge which should be releasing soon.  (The remix features GLC, the homey Mike Posner, and the legendary Bun B)

I'll use this everytime I can. haha.

DKA out!

P.S.  I’m told by sources that if you’re going to the Big Sean show at MSU tomorrow (today thursday), then you can probably expect an appearance from Mike Posner.  Mannn, sometimes I wish I was back in East Lansing…but Miami will have to do.



Playlistings Vol, 6: Back 2 School Special

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This year, as backpacks are being filled, it’s a good idea to fill your iPod while you’re at it. This  Playlistings release showcases a short (but potent) tracklist of hip-hop’s incoming freshman class. Although these names might be somewhat new, I can promise you they won’t be by the time you bomb that first exam. So to all those who are saddling up for a new year full of fresh pencils, pens, brand new kicks, and squeaky clean notebooks; you’ve got company. Check these new artists out.

Tracklist:

The Dean’s ListCollege Girls (feat. Jordan Brown)
Mac MillerKool Aid & Frozen Pizza
Kid InkAll I Know (feat. Sterling Simms)
DLRNReset (feat. Prometheus Brown & Illecism)
Diggy SimmonsGreat Expectations (feat. Bei Maejor)
Sean BrownChange (feat. Ty$)
XVWe Zonin’
LosTheme Song (feat. DC)

P.S. I feel bad for anyone who never had the chance to rock LA Gear’s back in the 90′s.  I hope they make a return soon.  Get those A’s kids.

DKA outttt.



Playlistings: Vol. 5

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Volume 5 is released despite things heating up in Chicago and Miami. The DKA Life will be squeezing the work in between PA classes from now on, while The Vivid Underground is busy earning those dead presidents. This Playlistings edition has got a bit of everything; reggae, remixes, R with-a-little-bit-of-B, radio destined rips, and some regular ol’ ridiculous rap bangers.  We’ll be tryin’ our best to keep ya all updated.  “LISSSSTENNNN” -DJ Khaled

Mr. HudsonLove Never Dies
K-OSFaith (feat. Drake)
Big SeanWhatever You Want (feat. Kanye West)
PillMy Team
Wiz KhalifaRadio
Lupe FiascoGo To Sleep
Kid Cudi – Mr. Rager
KeyzGo Home (feat. XV)
WaleHold You [Freestyle]
Big BoiTangerine (feat. T.I.)
GLCGot Me Gone
Mickey FactzParadise
3OH!3Double Vision [Remix] (feat. Wiz Khalifa)
Kanye West – Power [Remix] (feat. Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)
IyazPretty Down (feat. Rick Ross & Richie Wess)
Big SeanWhat I Do
SizzlaGive Me A Try
Diggy SimmonsOh Yeah (feat. Lupe Fiasco & Pharrell)
Sean GarrettFeel Love (feat. Drake)
Young Ca$hStack A Million (feat. Field Mob)

Lincoln couldn’t say it any better–download this shit.

-DKA out.