Big Boi (Outkast) and Phantogram have teamed up for their debut release as Big Grams. The seven-track EP features guest appearances from Run the Jewels and Skrillex. Big Grams has been teased for months, leading up to the trio unveiling the project with a performance at Epic Records' Epic Fest at the end of August. Previously, Phantogram's Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel contributed to several tracks on Big Boi's 2012 album Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors.
Hailing from Sacramento, California, Death Grips was formed in late 2010 and consists of vocalist Stefan Burnett and production team Zach Hill and Andy Morin. The band dropped the highly acclaimed mix tape Exmilitary featuring the standout track "Guillotine", Time Out NY 's #1 single of 2011. The release garnered critical praise from tastemakers such as Pitchfork, NME, Spin, The New Yorker, and more, with many call outs on year end best of lists. Death Grips follow up Exmilitary with their Epic Records debut, The Money Store. The album builds on Exmilitary's unique punk rap sound and explores new territory with standout tracks "Get Got", "Blackjack", and "I've Seen Footage".
Future’s second studio full-length begins with the menacing sounds of a single, serpentine guitar line and a carbonated beverage being opened and sipped. Like much of DS2—also known as Dirty Sprite 2—“Thought It Was A Drought” finds the rapper floating along in a syrupy haze, combining effervescing vocals and hypnotic production. Where “The Percocet & Stripper Joint” is a plush and unapologetically languid ballad, “Where Ya At” sees the self-proclaimed Future Hendrix joining forces with Drake for a psychedelic banger. -iTunes
From the moment a ratcheting hi-hat introduces “Ain’t No Time,” Future brings fiery intensity to EVOL, leaving behind the syrupy laments of DS2 with confidence and muscle. The Atlanta rapper’s inspirations haven’t changed—he’s still reveling in champagne baths, sexual conquest, and the spoils of fame—but he leans forward with forceful energy on highlights like “Maybach” and “Lie to Me.” The album’s steamiest moment, “Low Life,” adds a seductive guest vocal from The Weeknd.
Limited 3LP version featuring unreleased tracks and remixes on 180 gram vinyl in a tri-gatefold jacket with full-size art prints. Twenty-five years after the phrase “Who’s Bad” became a generation’s cultural catchphrase, Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, celebrate the legendary album and record breaking BAD tour on with the release of BAD 25. BAD was the third Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones and was originally released on August 31, 1987. It was monumental in many ways; Michael wrote nine of the album's eleven tracks and received co-producer credit for the entire album. The album was #1 around the world, made history with five consecutive #1 singles on the Billboard chart, produced ten chart-topping singles, nine ground breaking short films and to date, the Bad album has generated over 45 Million units in sales. BAD was nominated for six Grammys and won two; the album earned Michael the first-ever Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMA Awards. Songs on the original album are: “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Speed Demon,” “Liberian Girl,” “Just Good Friends” featuring Stevie Wonder, “Another Part of Me,” “Man in the Mirror,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Dirty Diana,” “Smooth Criminal,” with “Leave Me Alone” added to the album once released.
Off the Wall is the fifth solo studio album by Michael Jackson. It was released on August 10, 1979, following Jackson's critically well-received film performance in The Wiz. While working on that project, Jackson and Quincy Jones had become friends, and Jones agreed to work with Jackson on his next studio album. Recording sessions took place between December 1978 and June 1979 at Allen Zentz Recording, Westlake Recording Studios, and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California. Jackson collaborated with a number of other writers and performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. Five singles were released from the album. It was his first solo release under Epic Records, the label he would record on until his death roughly 30 years later.
The World's Biggest Selling Album of All Time just got bigger! The 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller celebrates this groundbreaking album with 7 bonus tracks, six of which are previously unreleased. The new tracks include exclusive remixes from Kanye West, Fergie, will.i.am and Akon along with a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions, "For All Time," newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson. Also included in all versions of the release is a new personal greeting from Michael Jackson to his fans penned exclusively for this special release. As for the music, it is timeless, what else needs to be said? Each song a veritable hit and standard of the pop catalog. Records don't get more essential than this!
Originally issued in 1994, The Best Of Sade is the sublime British act's first hits compilation and it gathers 16 of their biggest singles, rarities and most beloved tracks. Sade's crystalline singing defined a certain brand of musical cool for mid-1980's pop yet the band's overwhelmingly fine musicianship - never pushy, always understated, the height of sophistication - is always abundantly evident in the songs as well. The Best Of Sade showcases the extraordinary longevity and creativity of this brilliant artist - with definitive classics like "Smooth Operator," "The Sweetest Taboo" and "No Ordinary Love" - and it dominated the charts in both 1994 and 1995, going quadruple-platinum in the US and selling more than 2 million copies in Europe. After this compilation was released, Sade would continue to perfect and evolve their sound making this Best Of collection the perfect bridge to the group's later work.
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Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by now bonafide superstars Sly & the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than before, even as his artistic vision becomes darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling "Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa" Two of this hypnotic album's best tunes "Family Affair and Runnin' Away" were gigantic chart hits, proving beyond any doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods!
2015 debut album from the Houston-based rapper and record producer. He released his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, on May 21, 2013. He then released his second mixtape Days Before Rodeo on the 18th of August 2014. The buzz has grown, making way for this highly anticipated release.
Deluxe edition includes two bonus tracks and 12 panel poster. 2015 debut album from the Houston-based rapper and record producer. He released his first official full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, on May 21, 2013. He then released his second mixtape Days Before Rodeo on the 18th of August 2014. The buzz has grown, making way for this highly anticipated release.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the 1985 classic The Goonies. Cyndi Lauper served as the soundtrack's musical director and also provided a pair of tracks including fan favorite "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" and "What A Thrill." Additional artists appearing here include The Bangles, REO Speedwagon, Luther Vandross, Teena Marie and Goon Squad among others. Goonies never say die!
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