Posts Tagged ‘Cam’ron’

December 5, 2015

It’s been a wild ride of many years with The Knocks on IHM, from the early days when I first noticed them featured on a very old Icona Pop tune, to when they had me dancing in glee to Brightside, still a favorite The Knocks song of mine. It’s great to see the duo slaying room fulls of enraptured crowds with their funk inflected disco dance music, but I must say their latest is an unexpected delight. B-Roc and JPatt dish out an ode to the Big Apple on New York City, a hip hop meets slick disco tribute featuring Harlem rapper Cam’ron. This is a song ready for a playlist filled with Graduation era Kanye and Empire State Of Mind Alicia Keys, not something I would’ve thought of previously when listening to The Knocks. New York City is off The Knocks’ highly anticipated debut album 55, and it’s a strong statement of how diverse and exciting that album’s going to be. 55 will be out next year on Neon Gold / Big Beat, and the boys are going on tour January and February with a stop in San Francisco on February 12th at the Indy. The last time I caught The Knocks at the Indy earlier this year, we had a big ol’ mid week dance party that would’ve beaten any weekend night festivities easily. New York City is available now on iTunes.

November 23, 2011

Switching to the hip hop side of things… here’s Motivation from Harlem rapper Cam’ron. It will be on his upcoming mixtape Boss of All Bosses 3. The MPC you hear in the background? It’s AraabMUZIK! As always, he lays down a great beat. I can just picture him in my head, expertly smashing away at the MPC.

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