It’s been a while since I posted a music related blog on this site but it’s about time for a Summer Edition of A-Train Listens, this is what’s been pumping through the headphones of late. Mostly Hip-Hop because that’s mostly what I’ve had on.
I’m starting us off with a track I’ve been looking for on the internet and finally found. I couldn’t remember who it was by or the name of it, just that the beat was similar to Return of the “G” by Outkast. Without further ado: Jay Electronica – Dimethyltryptamine.
Ever have a song that you just associate with the Summer? It’s just got a summerish sound? That’s how I feel about this next track: AZ – The Come Up.
Shoutout to PBM who has been sending me tracks all summer here are some of his picks:
Chris Matic – Calories. Whenever you sample an all-time beat and wreck it you have my attention. Chris Matic takes the “losin’ weight” instrumental and gives us “Calories” which honestly dummies KillaCam’s original flow and rival’s Prodigy’s. You can be the judge, I’ll post the original as well.
I’m loving some of the other tracks this cat just dropped. Look at the release dates of these. Tension is a day old. Hip-Hop is not dead.
That’s the most current of a music recommend I’ll probably ever give. Back to older stuff with a track off of “The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs” Mixtape.
One of my favorite aspects of hip-hop has always been listening to classic beats get treatment from different lyricists, that a theme in this blog if you couldn’t figure that out. ’93 to Infinity by Souls of Mischief (which is about to turn 25) gets the Freddie Gibbs treatment.
Speaking of turning 25, Siamese Dream turned 25 yesterday. I’m realizing that I’m about to hit a stretch where all the music I grew up on turns 25. Does that make it technically oldies? Jesus, I hope not. I already have some grey hairs.
Admit it, you thought I would post “Today” as my Pumpkins track or at the very least “Disarm” fuck no, Cherub Rock!
Remember my alternate artwork for the Siamese Dream that featured myself and Mitch Trubisky?
Bonus Track because I can’t get enough of this beat right now:
ENJOY DEEZ BEATS …. A-TRAIN OUT!