Nyle is strong as an Xman in this rap game [EP thoughts]

Nyle Capstone

extend like richard when i see her back-bend like mr. plastic

Nyle – Xman

Remember when Saturday was the best day ever? I would crack myself out of bed at dawn and hot-foot it to the kitchen for some cereal and then implant myself in front of the TV for more cartoons than my poor eyes could handle. If the sample in this track doesn’t bring you straight back to those days then, well, I guess you were probably cooler than me. Like Nyle says, “yup, I’m a nerd,” X-Men was my jam, in both comic and animated form and it’s amazing that nobody has sampled the theme song before. Nyle definitely does it justice as he deftly name drops nearly every superhero in the Marvel universe and puts more than one grin on my face. Grab Nyle’s Capstone EP for free below and check out some more of the recent NYU grad’s tunes. None of them particularly grab me like this one but if “X-Man” brings me back, then “Senioritis” is a interesting look at today’s rap game with Nyle’s thoughts on Kid Cudi, Wale, and more.

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V.V. Brown’s new single snuck up like a Shark In The Water [Album thoughts]


please don’t make too much of it, it ain’t that serious

V.V. Brown – Shark In The Water

V.V. Brown has been riding the hype train sine late last year but I never fell for any of her songs until this one, and even then it took a couple listens. Hopefully you wont be as slow as me and will catch on to the anthemic awesomeness of this track right away. It’s the kind of song that makes me want to sing along at top volume. I just wish it was more pertinent to fist pumping than a song about a verbal misunderstanding and barking sharks(?). I also wish the rest of her debut LP, Travelling Like The Light, was as good. I’ve given it a couple of listens now and while it is completely pleasent I don’t see it staying in my listening rotation past, well… past me hitting ‘pubish’ on this post. Good thing “Shark In The Water” will enjoy a much more fruitful life in my “2009/07July” playlist.

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