Staff Picks Playlist (October 7)
This week started out slow, at least when it comes to new songs, although news has been poppin since the week began-- although it wasn't the necessarily good news. Kim Kardashian was robbed and held at gunpoint, driving multiple reports following the incident, and we also saw a couple rappers get hacked: J.
Stream Show Banga's New Album "ShowTime 2"
On Friday, Bay Area rapper Show Banga released his 15-track sophomore album ShowTime 2. It is partly a tribute to his father, ShowTime, a hustler and businessman from the storied Fillmore district of San Francisco who taught him from a young age how to earn money and hustle in the independent music game.
Sage The Gemini Is Begging For Jordin Sparks' Forgiveness
Sage the Gemini has not been doing well since he and Jordin Sparks broke up last week In a since-deleted Instagram post preserved by Bossip, he let Sparks know what she means to him and asked her to return to his open arms. The screencap is in the image gallery, here's the message in full:
Jordin Sparks & Sage The Gemini Break Off Their Relationship
After a 10 month stint during which the word “marriage” was thrown around, Sage the Gemini and Jordin Sparks have split up. US Weekly confirmed the rumor via a source close to the two.
Remix Fix: Tristin Perry's Old-School Flavored "Gas Pedal"
Tristin Perry is so new that we don't know who he is, if he's a he, or where he's based (so please hit us up Tristin)! But, his remix of Sage The Gemini's, "Gas Pedal," is off the hook.At ten days old, this remix boasts live drum sounds, funk bass, and and an old-school vibe that fades into newer synth sounds in the second hook. There's also a dope groove and keys solo at the end. Plus who doesn't love a good retro sounding R&B diva vocal sample brilliantly placed throughout a track?
Quick5: Sage The Gemini Reveals He's Got A Collabo With Too Short, Ty Dolla $ign & Jeremih
We're keeping the Quick5 content coming, after delivering instalments in the series with rising rapper Rome Fortune, Logic, and Lil Bibby. Next u
Crew Love: HBK Gang
HBK (Heart Break Kids) are a crew from the San Francisco Bay Are who count rapper/producer Iamsu! as their de facto leader. Formed in 2008 by Su and producers Chief and P-Lo, the crew went on to add Sage The Gemini, Skipper, CJ, Rossi, Dave Steezy, Jay Ant, Kool John and the production team The Invasion (consisting of Iamsu!, P-Lo, Kuya Beats, Jay Ant, and Chief).
Stream Sage The Gemini's Debut Album, "Remember Me"
YG's My Krazy Life arrived with a bang last week, but just today another solid west coast project got a slightly quieter release. Sage The Gemini's Remember Me dropped today, and it's a solid batch of hits that pull from the same infectious Bay Area sound of the rappers hits "Gas Pedal" and "Red Nose". The project features guest appearances from the likes of August Alsina, Iamsu!, Eric Bellinger, Berner, Justin Bieber and more. As it dropped today, the album is now streaming for free on Spotify.
Iamsu! Reveals Title Of His Debut Album
Iamsu! and his HBK gang had a pretty big 2013, and are gearing up for even bigger things this year.