Talib Kweli ‘Fuck The Money’ (Free Album)

If pursuit of the money is your only goal, then you lose control then you lose your soul.

– Talib Kweli

I don’t think I need to write anything other than “Talib Kweli” to readers of this site to click and download, but definitely if I add “Free Album” next to it too.

Or perhaps Fuck The Money which is the name of said free album. I vibe with the attitude here, and the lyric that embodies the album on the title track below.

The album has a familiar set of guest names like Miguel and Chicago’s Patrick Stump on the same track, Ab-Soul, and even Kaytranada producing a track. You can peep the full tracklist below and head over to KweliClub.com for the FREE download. It’s a quick sign-up, and the email will come through shortly after, so make that move now and add this to quite the week of awesome new albums/projects. (Commentary + recap coming this weekend too…)

1. GRATITUDE – Produced by Thanks Joey for Colours Of The Culture.
2. LESLIE NOPE – Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music.
3. NICE THINGS – Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music.
4. ECHOES – featuring Miguel & Patrick Stump – Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music.
5. FUCK THE MONEY – featuring Casper Nyovest – Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music.
6. FALL BACK – featuring Styles P & Nire – Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music.
7. HE SAID SHE SAID – Produced by Farhot for Hitspot Music.
8. BUTTERFLY – featuring Steffanie Christi’an – Produced by Kaytranada.
9. BABY GIRL – featuring Kendra Ross – Produced by Abhi//Dijon.
10. THE VENETIAN – featuring NIKO IS & Ab-Soul – Produced by The Alchemist.
11. MONEY GOOD – Produced by Amadeus for Platinum Boy Music.

ICYMI: Talib Kweli ‘Train of Thought’ (Rarities + B-Sides) [July Album]

Miguel ‘Crazy Enough’ (Mini-Doc)

This is a treat for Miguel fans.

8 years ago in 2007, he linked up with a company called Yours, Truly to do a follow-around documentary, chronicling the singer/songwriter’s come-up in his native Los Angeles. Today, he sat down with the same crew to reflect on what he said back in 07.

For most watching for instance, you may not have known that Miguel’s parents divorced when he was growing up and he became the man of the house. His words back then and his reflection of that today are both pretty profound. And wow, does he look younger back then or what?!

By the end though, it all comes back to the namesake of the mini-doc — Miguel taking his father’s advice to do whatever he wanted and being ‘crazy enough’ to do it. Watch above and also treat yourself to the young Miguel singing some a capellas.

Miguel “Coffee” on Jimmy Kimmel & GMA

I’ve written how “Coffee” is one of my go-to R&B singles right now every time I get the chance and it always jumps another level live with Miguel’s studio vocals on display in front of an electric band.

He brought that energy for new performances of the single on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Good Morning America, while also even doing a skit for JKL where he brought out coffee to a fan at a coffee shop. Ha! Perfect.

Wildheart out today!

Miguel ‘Wildheart’ (Album Stream)

NPR is at it again today, with the Vince Staples stream and now the Miguel stream ahead of June 30th schedule.

I was particularly looking forward to Miguel’s new album, Wildheart, and after one spin already it does not disappoint. I’ve always loved how Miguel incorporates hard, electric guitars in his sound and that’s pretty heavy throughout the album. Sure enough, it’s well-executed too.

Thankfully for me, I enjoyed a lot of the non-previewed records like “A beautiful exit”, “what’s normal anyway”, and “leaves”, especially being in California right now for the last one. In fact, this is a great sound for the summer featuring some bedtime cuts mixed in with some sunny, windows-down jams. Lenny Kravitz and Kurupt are the only features so Miguel carries this the whole way. And no doubt this will be in heavy rotation beyond today/through the entire summer.

Stream Miguel ‘Wildheart’ at NPR here

Miguel “Coffee” @ BBC Live Lounge

“Coffee” is the go-to in my R&B playlist — tied with The Weeknd’s “The Hills” for the top spot, in fact — and especially after the music video dropped the other day.

Now there’s more reason to like the new Miguel single as he performs it in the intimate BBC Radio 1 Xtra Live Lounge with his full contingent. Diggin’ the effortless smoothness of the verses so give this one a look/listen and see how it compares to the studio version.

Wildheart on June 30th.

Miguel “Coffee”

With Wildheart less than 2 weeks away, and after last night’s 3 track giveaway, Miguel keeps the mojo going with the new visuals to “Coffee” that bring the smooth, edgy bedroom jam to life. More importantly to me, this is the less explicit version sans Wale feature (no offense, but this one should be all Miguel and now it is.) Enjoy!

Also news today, Miguel announces an upcoming North American tour. Details here.

ICYMI: 3 new Wildheart tracks including the Lenny Kravitz feature