[QUICKIE] Terius Nash – 1977

♫ Terius Nash – Wedding Crasher

Nothing as gold as “F**k My Brains Out” on The Dream’s real-name free album. It runs long, wanders a bit, but reliable sexy listening. 6/10

♫ Terius Nash – Rolex (ft. Casha)

[Quickies are mini-reviews that can fit into a 140 character tweet. They are of albums that people already know of but perhaps are curious about our take on it. What did you think of the disc?]

Artist links: Download 1977 album / Facebook

Brandon’s TBE Digest 25 – [7.25.2011] New Jams, Remixes, Mashups & Covers!

What better day to drop the 25th Digest!? Chew on these and fire off some thoughts in the comments.

Right-click link to download. For more jams by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Frank Ocean – Dreamkilla / New (or maybe old) Frank Ocean produced by the Midi Mafia who also did one of the best songs of the year so far, “Swim Good.” Butter.

♫ Boots Electric – Boots Electric Theme / The first single from Eagles Of Death Metal’s frontman Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes. Hmm… I wanna love it but it’s just no EODM track.

♫ Wale – Lacefrontin’ / Remember when this guy was supposed to be the big thing? Just not feeling it. So much going on here but kinda nothing going on.

♫ Star Slinger – Dutchie Courage / Star Slinger bringing the Read more

[PLAYLIST] The Best SONGS of 2011 – Part 1 (Jan-June)

The best of the best… so far. My list ordering is always fast and loose so don’t sweat the numbers too much. For more on any of these artists use the tags links at the bottom of the post. Read on and rock out!

25 – ♫ Baby Monster – Mr. Success / These guys snuck in with a jam that just kept getting better with each listen. Oooooh ooooo ooooo!

24 – ♫ The Weeknd – House Of Balloons/Glass Table Girls / Dark, dirty, and not for public consumption. But damn if I can’t get enough.

23 – ♫ Motopony – King of Diamonds / Should be higher up on the list but with another Motopony track below I am basically sneaking this track in. An amazing song.

22 – ♫ Vacationer – Trip / A love song written by Read more

[MP3] The-Dream – “Body Work” & “F*ck My Brains Out”

she know i’m a virgo and i’m impossible to please, looked into my eyes turned around got on her knees, she said i know you a cheater but boy before you leave…

♫ The-Dream – Body Work & F*ck My Brains Out

Lock up your daughters and keep a close eye on your girlfriend’s texting habits cause The-Dream is baaaack and ready to lay it down like it’s his job. And really it might just be. Music being just a hobby to this professional playa. Don’t hate, just grind. Let us see that body work! The-Dream returs with a two-parter to get us primed for the follow to his Love trilogy, titled Love, IV (Diary Of A Mad Man). I’m leaning towards the latter track as a full MJ return although with more balls. Hot damn. But whatever, if you haven’t taken off at least two pieces of clothing yet then you aren’t doing it right.

Bury your face in MySpace /// Amazon

The 25 Best Songs of 2010… Since Then (July-Dec.)

Here it is, for better or worse, for agreement or not, my list of the top 25 jams that rocked and/or rolled my ass during the second half of 2010. This is the 4th such list in TBE history and by far the most quality collection. There were  so many tracks that didn’t make the cut, and so many more that I think should be ranked higher. Can’t put ’em all in the top 10, now can I? Anyway, like all my lists, the ranking is loose. The quality, however, is tight as a drum… a tom-tom drum, perhaps…

25. ♫ Wiz Khalifa – Black & Yellow / Annnnd, this is why we don’t do year end lists before the YEAR ENDS. A late entry to my iTunes and an instant favorite. Swagger city up in this one! Push to start!

24. ♫ Fabolous – You Be Killin Em / Naw, Fabo, YOU be killen ’em. Niiice.

23. ♫ Muscles – Girl Crazy Go / Should be called “Brandon Crazy Go” cause that’s what happens. It’s like Read more

Brandon’s TBE Digest 15 – 11.10.2010 [Kanye West, Cold War Kids, Two Door Cinema Club, The Drums, Twin Shadow, Mark Ronson, etc]

Loosen those belts because this Digest is quite the spread and you’re gonna need some breathing room to get through all 18 of these morsels. Bear with me because, save for the last two, this is all great stuff and there are a few “Best ___ of 2010” shoe-ins lurking below. Once again, the jams are broken into “courses” for your convenience. Enjoy!

For more jams or by any of these artists use the ‘tags’ links at the bottom of the post!


♫ Kanye West – All of the Lights (Ft. John Legend, The-Dream, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Charlie Wilson, Elly Jackson, Alicia Keys, Fergie, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, & Elton John) – Besides all the gems at in Kanye’s GOOD Fridays free mp3 program, this guest-crazy jam from the forthcoming My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also dropped recently. It’s a memorable moment from the “Runaway” film and sure to be a centerpiece of the album.

♫ Trophy Wife – Microlite (acoustic) / Trophy Wife’s latest single “Microlite” may be even better than “Take This Night” and it definitely has a Read more

[LP] THE-DREAM will definitely F.I.L.A. up your lady if you don’t have a fresh YAMAHA to compete with this Love King

she said she had a man but i had to pursue her, he ain’t never there, so she let me do her, now i’m all up on her like “oh, oh,” now she all up on me like “oh, oh”

♫ The-Dream – F.I.L.A.

The-Dream is a name I have heard bandied about over the past few years but considering that neitther top 40 radio nor R&B are really my jams I never paid much attention. That all changed 6 weeks ago when The Todd over at Audiomuffin wrote a review of The-Dream’s new album that had me instantly sold on it. I highly recommend you read his piece and then get your own hands on the album quick! This is 79 minutes of straight between the sheets sexiness. Seiously, did you read those lyrics. But in addition the some of the most hilariously blush-worthy lyrics around, the beats are on point and I guarantee you will find a new appreciation for the genre. After all, this is the guy that wrote Rhianna’s “Umbrella” and Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” He is not fucking around.

♫ The-Dream – Yamaha

Not many in the game could get away with using a motorcycle as an analogy for his lady but luckily The-Dream pulls it off with flava to spare. In addition to these hot tracks I recommend “Panties To The Side” which is about exactly what you think and “Florida University” which is The-Dream’s way of using the school’s acronym to tell off an ex. Sweetness. Ok people, time to get sexy!

Bury your face in MySpace /// eMusic too

} TBE Digest 4 • 12/30/09 [Hot Chip, Ted Leo, Crookers, Wiley, R Kelly, Smashing Pumpkins, & more]

Because sometimes good songs have no place in a post of their own. But mostly, just because I am not down with a jam doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hear it too.

Get caught up with the last tidbits of 2009 after the jump.

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