Alright, so this is super bizarre, but in my random travels around the interwebs, I happened to come across one hell of a track, that track being Take You Higher, by Goodwill & Hook N Sling. (Many thanks to the Kaskade Pandora Station)
Its got such innocent lyrics, a great beat and makes me want to dance around with no shoes on in a big field somewhere. But back to the point, after hearing this track, I needed to know more about it and why I hadn’t heard it before. Well, it turns out I’ve never heard the track because the original creators of the song, Angus and Julia Stone, a brother and sister folk acoustic duo, hail from Australia. I kind of stopped my internet travels once I googled their names and made my way to Wikipedia, but I did pick up that the original song, aptly titled Big Jet Plane, was number one in Australia for several weeks and garnered the band some ARIA awards for best Album and best adult alternative single. So you guys might as well check out the original song below. Its a real slow yet powerful song and I have a feeling that something like this would never chart in the US, but thanks to CMB, you guys get to experience it anyways. Let us know which version of the track you like best!
So, I decided to give you guys a nice big piece about someone who I am pretty sure we will be hearing a lot of. Like the previous post, which I didnt give the official title to, Azealia Banks is one of those people to look out for. But anyways, this post is to introduce you to Iggy Azalea.
Iggy Azalea is an Australian rapper who moved to the United States when she was 15 to pursue her passion in music. Born Amethyst (last name unknown) Iggy Azalea takes her stage name from her familys dog. At an early age, Iggy was a huge fan of Tupac, attributing him among many others with her love for rap. Currently Iggy is not signed to a label but she has been working closely with Interscope Records. Her debut album, The New Classic, will be released sometime in 2012, but we have some stuff to tide you over.
First up, here are the videos for Iggy’s two biggest songs, the first, is aptly titled Pu$$y and features Iggy and friends participating in some sexual suggestive actions.
The second, a slightly less profane song is titled My World, which was sampled and used on Sam Adams recent mixtape (which you can get here )
Bonus points for whoever recognizes the man at the beginning of the video
So, keep an eye out for this girl in 2012 and beyond, and know where you heard of her first, CMB. If you like what you’ve heard, check out Iggy’s website and download her mixtape here