Downtown Festival is about to takeover New York City, with the impending festival kicking off on October 2nd and running until October 4th. While the NYC edition of Downtown Fest is not entirely dedicated to hip-hop, they've recruited two buzzing hip-hop artists this year for two different shows.
This week we're seeing how a little bit (or a lot, rather) of media coverage can go a long way. While we have new entries from Michael Jackson (Xscape) and Iamsu! (Sincerely Yours), we're also seeing a few classic albums re-enter the Billboard 200, plus there's the aftermath of the Solange/Jay Z elevator blow out.
It only took one day for Iamsu!’s debut album, Sincerely Yours, to reach iTunes’ top album charts, a feat which is, quite frankly, surprising. Though the album is not a flop, it’s not a work of artistic genius either.
Iamsu! is ready to release his debut album, Sincerely Yours, after a long road filled with well-received mixtapes (see), on May 13th. The HBK Gang representer unveiled the official album artwork for Sincerely Yours as well as the tracklist today.
As we do every week, we aim to bring you several overlooked and underrated records from the last seven days with Underrated Audio. It's a collection of records that received a limited number of views, and our desire is to up that number by giving the tracks a second look over the weekend.
We're expecting two big projects from the HBK Gang this year. Both Iamsu! and his rich-off-Vine counterpart Sage The Gemini will be releasing their debut albums, and we'll apparently be hearing both of them on many of the tracks from each.
New Years Eve celebrations went down just a few days ago, so this weekend you may still be recovering from all your mid-week partying. While you do that, you can take a look at the four chill cuts sitting in Underrated Audio this week. No records too turned up this weekend.
With everyone going into election-look-at-me-vote mode today, here are some songs to just vibe out too once you've had enough Obama or Romney talk for the day. I know my quota is almost full.Sir Michael Rocks- LVL 1 Feat.
Shorty K & Tris J
It's a TPC affair on this cut, and I'm