Fithly, Grimey, Dirty, Sick, Nasty, OhMyGod!, Banger, fucking gnar?
Artists to Look Out For in 2011
Asher Roth - Some people may be doubting me on this one because of his simplistic, unoriginal hit single "", but don't hate a man for one song. An artist has to get on the radar somehow, and apparently a lot of people liked that song - or else I wouldn't have called it a 'hit' single. I liked the song at least, even though it wasn't the most creative track.
...because the majority of Americans are inherently dumb (except the one's that read this blog, of course).
Kid Cudi -
Sam Adams - In the words of Same Adams in reference to his music: "I call it Hip-hop Dubstep". Need I say more?
I didn't think so.
But I will because it is some hot stuff. If not by himself, the man created a genre out of the two most innovative music genre's in the past 30 years. Have you heard another rapper to write songs using dubstep beats? I'm not talking about DJ's and producers mixing dubstep beats and hip-hop lyrics but a rapper, or as I prefer the say: "wordsmith", who either produces his own dubstep beats or even uses other artists' grimey drum and bass beats to create music that is heavily influenced by this filthy new genre that has been blowing up on the underground music scene all over the world. If you love this dubstep thing as much as I do (or even a little bit for that matter), or even if you're just a hip-hop fan, check out the tracks Bass Head and Some Chords, where he flows to popular beats produced by Bassnectar and Deadmau5, two of the most influencial dubstep/electronic producers of their time. Both tracks can be found on the Party records Mixtape (No DJ) and downloaded for free here.
If you know of other hip hop artists or wordsmiths, if you will, that integrate electronica styles into their music, let us know in the comments below. I would love to hear it, so include some links if you can!
In terms of transcending genres, dubstep does not stop with hip-hop; however, even Britney Spears dropped some wobble-bass in her new single Hold It Against Me. Some fans of the genre may always refuse to refer to Britney's new single (or anything else she touches, for that matter) as "dubstep", but you can't deny the presence of that crunchy, wobble-bass that many of us have grown to love. Britney Spears, I am still not a fan, but well done in using the whomp-whomp to lighten up some crappy music.
He made it to my "Best Tracks of 2010" list with his single "Chillin'" ft. Lady Gaga. Yes, Lady Gaga - if you are hating already because he dropped a single with a very successful pop artists that I don't generally care for in order to put his name on the map, see the comment about Asher Roth, above. Check out the album More About Nothing If you like fresh hip-hop , are a Seinfeld fan, or better yet, both.
And last but not least: any artist that implements the wobble bass, the whomp whomp, the dubstep, the d'n'b, or whatever you want to call it into their music! Yea, I know. I'm a bass-head at heart.
Mansions on the Moon
The Polish Ambassador
Florence + The Machine
Mumford and Sons
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