Chance the Rapper – Everybody’s Something [2013]


What’s good good?
And what’s good evil?
And what’s good, gangstas?
And what’s good, people?
And why’s God’s phone die every time that I call on Him?
If his son had a Twitter wonder if I would follow him
Swallow them synonyms like cinnamon Cinnabon
Keep all them sentiments down to a minimum


Chicago’s been producing some great hip hop lately and here comes Chance the Rapper, who I first became familiar with through the now-defunct (so sad, but yeah…) Kids These Days‘ 2012 project Traphouse Rock. I’m a fan of the off-kilter flow (i.e., Danny Brown) and unconventional voice (whatever that means). It just seems refreshing to me compared to what I’d hear on the radio!

Everybody’s somebody’s everythaaaang!


The Electric Swing Circus – The Penniless Optimist

I met a new friend yesterday who told me about this band. She described their sound to me as French electro-swing pop…or something like that. To be honest, when I heard that I was like… That’s gonna be freakin’ weird. I ain’t gon’ like that! Still, I peeped their beats, and they turned out to be pretty cool!

The song I posted seems to be their most popular one at the mo’, but it’s also my favorite of the songs I’ve heard so far. They sing/speak in English, so not to worry if you don’t like French! I guess I’d describe this particular song as… electro-swing pop!

Check it and try to fight the urge dance!

Music Video: Bastille – Pompeii [2013]

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?

I was perusing through random songs today at work and discovered this band on YouTube. The music video alraedy has over 31 million views since January, yet I have never heard this band nor the song!

I enjoy this acoustic version, too!


John Mayer – Wildfire (Lyric Video)

You and me been catchin’ on like wildfire…

Heavier Things is one of my most favorite albums released since the turn of this millennium. Each time I discover there’s new John Mayer material, I go spastic! Okay I’m exaggerating but man, I love his music and the transformation of this sound over the past decade.

His new album Paradise Valley will be released on August 20.