Pharoahe Monch f/ Black Thought “Rapid Eye Movement”

Monch and Thought!?

Thought so. Hard not to appreciate the fast rhymes and technical skill on display here. This Marco Polo-produced jam finds a home on Pharoahe Monch’s upcoming album, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), dropping April 15th.

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A$AP Ferg “Petit Valley”

A$AP Ferg has been dropping a lot of tracks in the last few months but his latest freestyle, “Petit Valley”,  has everyone pausing their play buttons. “Wait, wait…hold up. Is he harmonizing?” To answer your question, yes…yes he is. Very Rare.

Playing homage to his Trinidad roots, his latest freestyle (which isn’t really a freestyle since he harmonizes more than actually spitting verses) combines Carnival Tabanca’s song “Bunji Garlin” and influences from Soca music. A lot more calmer than his more famous tracks like “Work” or “Shabba”, the song is more like a summer cake jam than anything. With island vibes and rhythms that make you want to sip coconuts with island side pieces, the track is by far the oddest track we’ve ever heard from the Trap Lord.

I know a lot of people are scratching their heads and asking questions like “My guy, you good?” But if you think about it, this track isn’t unusual for A$AP Ferg who is one of the more experimental guys in the game right now. By no means is this the best we’ve heard from Ferg but it isn’t a completely horrible song. We’ve heard A LOT worst, I mean who remembers when Nick Cannon was a rapper? (Yeah, take a moment to let that early 2000’s rap crisis sink back in). Regardless A$AP Ferg is still A$AP Ferg. Whether he’s harmonizing about island groupies or rapping about his crew in their Saint Laurent and Raf Simons fits, he is still bringing something original to the game.

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Logic “Now”

Logic returns with some all-new music and an announcement. “Now” will serve as the first offering off the upcoming FreEP, While You Wait. And sure enough, this record appropriately fits the title that refers to Logic’s upcoming Def Jam album.

It’s a reflection on the doubters who are now “fuckin’ wit me now” and calling them out in the process. I think we can all relate to that to some degree, amirite?! Logic’s signature fast flow and clear delivery are both superbly on display over a lethal production by 6ix, Arthur McArthur & Swiff D. I gotta hand it to 6ix especially, as all his recent beats have had an overall pump up tone, with “Now” amplified by a monumental break down that takes this song to another level.

As you can tell, an instant *Tibs Fav. that should kick off a consistent month of music this Spring, While You Wait, which is also the name of Logic’s new tour with VMG’s QuESt and Castro. Logic’s IG for the details.

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Pitbull “We Are One” f/ J-Lo

Pitbull & Jennifer Lopez beat their chemistry into the grave yet again on a collaboration with Brazil’s very own Claudia Leitte for the FIFA World Cup anthem to be featured on the One Love, One Rhythm: The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album due May 13.

The compilation will feature Wyclef Jean, Shakira, the Isley Brothers & many more.

A video has been shot for “We Are One (Ole Ola)” and the trio will perform the track June 12 at the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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