Here’s Asher’s latest project, Pabst & Jazz: Blended Babies & Friends. Accompanying the elaborate cover art is a sixteen track set featuring a bevy of guest spots from talented MCs such as Thurz, Chip Tha Ripper, Rockie Fresh and more. Preview a couple tracks down below.
01. Pabst & Jazz Feat. Hassani Kwess/Kenny Keys
02. Choices Feat. Action Bronson
03. In The Kitchen
04. Useless Pac Div Feat. Asher Roth
05. More Cowbell
06. Bastermating Feat. A$AP Twelvy, Chip Tha Ripper, YP
07. Common Knowledge
08. Golden Midas Feat. Boldy James, Nico Segal/Greg Landfair Jr. of KTD
09. Insurance Feat. ZZ Ward, Rockie Fresh, Blu
10. Hard Times Feat. Kids These Days, Casie Veggies
11. Ampersand Asher Roth/O’My’s
12. Get By Feat. Nico Segal of Kids These Days
13. Not Meant 2 Be Feat. Nathan Santos
14. Running Away Feat. Nathan Santos
15. Charlie Chaplin Feat. Phil Ade’, GLC, Thurz
16. Dope Shit
Yo, what’s good people? After a little weekend hiatus, we’re back to doing what we do best: elevating your music collection to baller status. Starting off the week is the first edition of what we’re calling The Noughties. The ten part series will showcase some of our favourite albums, and the artists that crafted them, of the last decade. Looking back, we’ll check out albums that we (Brendan, Kenny, and myself) found to be particularly influential, creative or that remain staples in our music collections.
This will for sure be the easiest pick out of my selections for the series. Cudi’s debut album was one of those sets you could play through, front to back, knowing every track would be solid. The album spawned several hits and three Grammy nominations to further solidified its spot on the top shelf. The entire concept and themes of the album was fresh to death, making the initial plays seem as if you were listening to some wild new form of music. This album was the shit.
Starting from the first act, The End Of Day, the listener is quickly introduced to sounds that are not typical of regular hip hop albums. The album opens up with the distant sounds of ‘In My Dreams’ as Cudi mumbles on and off at an almost uneven pace. The opening three tracks set the table for an album that’s focused mainly on the highs and lows of Cudder. Moving on, the album gives way to adventurous tracks such as ‘Solo Dolo’ and ‘My World’ and before more digestible track such as ‘Day ‘n’ Nite’ and ‘Enter Galactic (Love Connection Part 1)’ appear. My take is that album returns to a more steadied, certain sound for the fourth act Stuck. The songs of this section almost serve as a reminder of what you’re listening to after the trip that is the previous two acts. Finishing strong, Cudi brings in Cleveland bud Chip Tha Ripper for one of my favourite tracks from the Man On The Moon, ‘Hyyerr’. Closing out the set is the fun track ‘Up Up And Way’, the signal to light another one up if you haven’t already. Cheers.
In the immortal words of Tiger Woods, “Hello World”.
This is my first time blogging music. The opportunity came to me when Rich made this wonderful platform to share music with the rest of the internet world. Kudos for making SpacePack Rich,
A bit about myself, I’m in my 3rd year at the University of Guelph and I love music. Straight up. Can’t get enough of it. Scouring the internet at odd hours of the day has become a hobby of mine and I hope to share some of my findings with you.
This is the music that gets my day going and keeps everyday life interesting. The music that you nod your head to on the bus, chill out after a post bar/poutine run, and that sh*t you thump at your next nasty house party. From dirty dubstep to disco funk, gangsta rap to old school gems, this is the music I have accumulated over my lifetime and now I get a chance to share it with you! Rock on.
My first post goes out to Cleveland native Chip Tha Ripper and his song “Feel Good”. This has to be one of the most chill rap beats out there. Chip’s hazy voice lays into the track with a stoner swag matched only by fellow Clevelander and greenery enthusiast Kid Cudi.
Favorite Line: Bitch I feel good, Don’t I look stupendous?
The Cleveland rapper drops his mixtape Gift Raps with all the tracks produced by Chuck Inglish from Cool Kids fame. The sound is familiar and is one that I’m starting to associate with a group of Midwest artists/groups that including Chip, Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs, Kidz In The Hall, etc. The tape bumps and I would for sure categorize it as one of my favourite releases of the year so far. Cutting this short due to time constraints, I included 3 streams below to preview the tape. Enjoy.