Having been performed live since March of this year, Earl Sweatshirt and Mac Miller‘s “Guild” now has its SoundCloud stream for the world to hear. The pitched-down, tripped-out and randomblackdude-produced track will join previous singles “Chum” and “Whoa” on Sweatshirt’s upcoming Doris LP, which still has yet to receive an official release date. Miller, who carries his weight on “Guild,” described the two getting together:
We’re definitely kind of pretty similar people. We’re both very nice. We’re trying to do good things, but also we try to be assholes at the same time.
Earl Sweatshirt – Guild (feat. Mac Miller)
Selling out in the music industry is a classic, oft-debated issue. In most instances, I see bands or artists accused of selling out when their music makes it out of the fabled “underground” and into the mainstream. Many fans (myself included) sometimes get worried that one of their favorite artists will become a standard, major-label pop product once under the commercial spotlight. A band or artist making it “big” is not enough of a reason to say it or he/she has sold out, though.
It’s Wednesday, and that means a new material from The Lonely Island. This time around they’re working with Solange Knowles and Maya Rudolph (who voices the teacher) for an attempted lesson in grammatically correct rap, “SEMICOLON.” Get ready for a whale of a time: Shamu, with the lyric video below, and find The Wack Album out June 11.
iTunes: The Lonely Island – SEMICOLON
If you’re not already a Bas fan, you may recognize the Queens rapper from J. Cole‘s Truly Yours 2 EP, where the two collaborated on a superb track called “Cousins.” Today, they’re back together again with help from KQuick and producer Ced on “Lit,” another single off Bas’ new mixtape, Quarter Water Raised Me Vol. II.
Boston’s Clinton Sparks is holding nothing back for his Def Jam debut, recruiting in-demand emcees 2 Chainz and Macklemore, along with D.A. Wallach of Chester French, for his new single, “Gold Rush.” The guitar-fueled hip-pop jam will be out on June 4th, and serves as the lead single to Sparks’ tentatively-titled full-length, Disco Ball & Chain. Get your gold-digging Summer whistle on below.
Clinton Sparks – Gold Rush (feat. 2 Chainz, Macklemore & D.A.)
As of yesterday, The Neighbourhood have embarked on their first ever national headlining tour. To celebrate, the Cali five-piece is release a series of exclusive singles that will feature new material from themselves as well as Love Collection supporting acts, Lovelife, The 1975 and JMSN.