Our friend Chris Vale hit the tipline to let us know of former lacrosse player turned rapper, A.M.J. A.M.J. hails from the Saratoga Springs, NY, area, and his family and friends better know him as Adam Janis.
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Happy Monday LAS!
As most of you know, last night was the 56th annual Grammy Awards which celebrated the musical achievements of the past year. Now it’s time to look forward to some fresh music in 2014.
It’s Tuesday, the week is out of the gates, and it’s starting to smell like lax season! I hope everyone enjoyed their MLK holiday, whether they had the day off or not. Props to Michael Allen for hitting you with a profound and quality Music Monday to remember Dr. King.
Today we remember the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose contributions to the social and political sphere of the United States are innumerable. And over the years, the global musical sphere has become filled with songs inspired by or dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Below you’ll find songs that pay homage to Dr. King.
Producer recently-turned rapper Kid Ink hales from LA and has been turning heads (or more so ears) over the last couple years with a series of mixtapes that earned him a well-deserved contract with RCA. As of late, it seems like there are plenty of new artists sprouting all over the hip-hop nation, but few with both the producing and rapping skills that Kid Ink supplies.
Philadelphia hosted the annual #LaxCon this past weekend and I thought it was only right to pay tribute to the city of brotherly love. This week’s Tune In Tuesday features the legendary group, The Roots. To date, The Roots have put out 10 studio albums and have been the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon since ’09.
Happy New Year to all the LAS readers across the globe! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and got to rip some rope despite all of these nasty weather systems we’re seeing across the country (time for the old latex gloves and Vaseline trick). To start up 2014, I’m actually bringing you somewhat of a throwback with Santa Cruz’s own Wooster (not the college).
Typically January is a slower month for new music but I think a trend is developing in music in which artists release surprise albums for fans to download and enjoy. First Beyonce did it, then the Lox and now Del the Funky Homosapien. This week, the goofy Bay Area rapper debuts ‘Iller Than Most,’ a collection of off-kilter rhymes over groovy computer beats.
It’s almost the New Year, and that means you’re probably looking for a couple songs to add to the old playlist to spice up the holiday celebrations. I’ve got a couple of lesser known songs that should help you do just that. Are some of them a little bizarre? Yes, but that’s the point!
Happy Holidays LAS! Laxmas is all but here so I figured I’d spread a little Laxmas cheer and share with you a few Christmas songs. These aren’t your traditional carols or cliche’ tunes but rather a few songs that are a little less played out. So cozy up with your glass of eggnog and enjoy some Laxmas music!
A friend of mine turned me onto Oakland-born rapper G-Eazy a couple of years ago after he teamed up with Hoodie Allen for “Lady Killers,” which was featured on his 2012 album Must Be Nice. I ended up seeing the two perform together in Boston earlier this year, which was a treat to say the least. Ever since, I’ve been loosely following this laid back, stylish rapper and noticed that he has been pumping out singles over the last few months.
Welcome back LAS! This year has been a pretty good one for music (especially hip-hop) but it’s not quite over yet. Just when I started looking forward to some of next years releases, I ran into a project that slipped under my radar. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s of A Tribe Called Quest recently collaborated and dropped a mixtape titled The Abstract & The Dragon.
This week I decided to share a few songs that we’ve been listening in the office. Rather than throwing you guys some completely random tracks, I decided to pick a few with some prominent samples. I really enjoy samples because they can be a great way to discover new music, provide a sense of familiarity, shed some light on an artist’s influences, or simply give something new life. Samples can also cause headaches for artists as clearing them for albums is often a challenge. As you’ve probably noticed, some samples are more noticeable than others.
This week, Nate Fritts updates you on what’s new with artist Aloe Blacc.
Hot and fresh out the kitchen! Yes, it’s that time of the week again. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and start to Hanukkah. Since I’m sure all of you were remixing your Thanksgiving dinners into leftover sandwiches and stews all weekend, I figured it was a great week to bring you some chopped […]