Video: First Serve (De La Soul) – “Mrs. Whitter” + New Track

 

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Posdnous and Trugoy (Dave) of De La Soul have adopted the monikers of Jacob “Pop Life” Barrow and Deen “D” Whittier to present their newly founded First Serve duo. Above, you can find a characteristically quirky intro to these fine young men.

On April 2nd, First Serve will be releasing a concept album centered around “the story of two young boys from Queens, New York with big dreams and larger rhymes.” French production team 2 & 4 will be laying down the beats for the project. Take a listen to the first single, “Pushin’ Aside, Pushin’ Along,” below – smooth like butter. In absolute delight we are.

At the very end of this post, you’ll also find The Goon Time Mixtape, which features the duo rapping over reworked instrumentals from Nas, Jay-Z, Jurassic 5, The Beatles, Aloe Blacc, Eminem, Run DMC, and B.B. King.

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Video: Skylar Grey – “Dance Without You”

 

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You may already know Skylar Grey’s work if you’ve heard Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” – she was the songwriter behind the #1 single. Now take a peek into Skylar’s world with her gritty and absorbing video for “Dance Without You,” which is also the first video from her debut album, Invisible (out this fall). It’s one of those pop tracks with just that “umpf” – undeniably addictive.

Catch her perform at Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 6th.

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Jazmine Sullivan – “I’m Not A Robot” MP3

While we were celebrating the season, sipping on eggnog and stomping around in the famous NYC mud-slush, one of our favorite artists created a little Twitter scare. Unfounded rumors about Jazmine Sullivan taking a break from music were circulating but she returned today with “I’m Not A Robot” and a feature with Eminem on the song ”Cocaine.” [MP3 ] Here is proof that Jazmine is on fire and she’s not going away anytime soon.

Jazmine Sullivan – I’m Not A Robot by Hypetrak