Album Premiere: Blue, The Misfit – “Child In The Wild”

Blue, The Misfit

Dallas, TX may not be known for it’s hip-hop/rap scene. Too often is it overshadowed by the Houston rap scene (Bun B/UGK, Zero, Trae the Truth, etc…) but that isn’t to say that there aren’t some really talented acts you’ve never heard to be coming out of the big D.

Enter Blue, The Misfit. He’s a young producer-turned-rapper who’s already made somewhat of an impression on some of the biggest names in hip-hop today. He’s just released his debut album which is streaming via Red Bull. In addition to Blue showing off his own skills, it gives other Dallas acts A.Dd+, Snow tha Product, and relative newcomer Sam Lao a chance to show their stuff (side note, if you haven’t heard last year’s “DiveHiFlyLo: Every Man Is King” mixtape from A.Dd+, I highly recommend clicking on the link there).

Check out the album and an interview with Blue here: Blue, The Misfit – “Child In The Wild”

My friend Mikel also wrote a review of the album here that’s worth checking out.

Album Recommendation: Leon Vynehall – “Music for the Uninvited”

Last night I had a lot of time to kill (hence the higher-than-one-a-week post rate) so I decided to browse through some of Resident Advisor’s recent recommendations and do some catching up. At the top of the list was a recent release from producer Leon Vynehall titled Music for the Uninvited, and it is one of the best albums i’ve heard so far this year.

Since I’ve never heard of him, or this album before 3:30 this morning, I figure that there a lot of people who haven’t heard of him either. So this is me spreading the word about this release, which you should listen to right away. His downtempo-style house is just fantastic, whether you’re out on the dancefloor, or just looking for some background music. The songs feel spacious, not too tight, which gives all of the synths and loops room to breathe and be heard. I’ve posted the whole thing below. It’s worth a listen, especially with some good headphones or speakers.