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Download: Domo Genesis — Under the Influence
The hype around Cali rap collective Odd Future has yet to die down, and for good reason. These charismatic kids continue to pump out good, entertaining material. While I certainly recognize and appreciate the talents of Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, and Earl Sweatshirt, OFWGKTA’s most well-known members, my favorite has always been Domo Genesis. I’m not sure why either — he’s a stoner (yeah, yeah, yeah, we got the picture now) but I don’t smoke so I can’t relate on that level; he’s a dope lyricist but not on the level of, say, Earl or Hodgy Beats; and his flow, while quite confident, is maddeningly monotone.
But none of that matters. The whole package works, as proven on Domo’s first solo project Rolling Papers (which came out long before Wiz Khalifa’s underwhelming major label debut). Well, yesterday, OF’s resident weedhead dropped his second project, Under the Influence. It’s more of a traditional mixtape, with Domo rhyming over other artist’s instrumentals (like Kid Cudi’s “Glory” and the Kanye/Ludacris/Game collabo “The Whole City Behind Us”) but it still carries that unmistakable Wolf Gang vibe. Back cover with tracklisting below.

Shout to the fellas at the Radar for the linkage.
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Download: Domo Genesis — Under the Influence

The hype around Cali rap collective Odd Future has yet to die down, and for good reason. These charismatic kids continue to pump out good, entertaining material. While I certainly recognize and appreciate the talents of Tyler the Creator, Frank Ocean, and Earl Sweatshirt, OFWGKTA’s most well-known members, my favorite has always been Domo Genesis. I’m not sure why either — he’s a stoner (yeah, yeah, yeah, we got the picture now) but I don’t smoke so I can’t relate on that level; he’s a dope lyricist but not on the level of, say, Earl or Hodgy Beats; and his flow, while quite confident, is maddeningly monotone.

But none of that matters. The whole package works, as proven on Domo’s first solo project Rolling Papers (which came out long before Wiz Khalifa’s underwhelming major label debut). Well, yesterday, OF’s resident weedhead dropped his second project, Under the Influence. It’s more of a traditional mixtape, with Domo rhyming over other artist’s instrumentals (like Kid Cudi’s “Glory” and the Kanye/Ludacris/Game collabo “The Whole City Behind Us”) but it still carries that unmistakable Wolf Gang vibe. Back cover with tracklisting below.

Shout to the fellas at the Radar for the linkage.

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New Music: Jay-Z x Kanye West -

Okay, now I’m upset. You see, I love music. I love hip-hop. And I used to try my hand at producing, so I love to trying to taking seemingly impossible songs to sample and trying to sample them. (That sentence was oddly constructed, yeah?) Anyway, one of those seemingly impossible songs to sample, in my opinion, is Otis Redding's “Try A Little Tenderness.” If you're old like me, you probably associate the song with Duckie Dale's performance in the middle of the record shop in Pretty in Pink. (Shout out to Emily Rugburn, ha!) Or maybe you remember it from the “Fleet Week” episode of Sex and The City, when Carrie walks down Broadway toward Times Square and the title card comes up paying tribute to NYC right after 9/11.

Or maybe you’re just ignorant and have never heard the song. Which is a shame.

In any case, Kanye West—and I have to believe it was Kanye on the production tip—has done the impossible. He sampled “Try A Little Tenderness.” And of course, it is bangin’. The track, aptly titled “Otis,” is off Watch the Throne, Ye’s upcoming collabo album with his big brother Jay-Z. It’s a monster track, with both MCs kicking smart-ass verses and taking veiled shots at folks who (maybe? perhaps?) took veiled shots at them.

Damn, yet another oddly constructed sentence. I’ll get it together at some point.

What do you think of “Otis”? After the torturous “H.A.M.,” which was released earlier this year, does this raise your expectations for Watch The Throne? LMK below.

Watch The Throne releases on August 1 digitally and August 5 on CD, vinyl, cassette, and such. Shout to the Radar for the track.

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