Mullage – “I Know” Featuring Tommy Nova

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With a smooth R&B-infused hip-hop base sparked by a desire to challenge rap’s boundaries, the duo Mullage echo the OutKast model, creating prismatic music through the yin-yang clash of contrasting hip-hop minds. While Braelon “B Town” McMullen and Marquez “B Boi” Hutchinson grew up mere miles from one another, the two Atlanta natives didn’t come together as a duo until they were stationed together in the U.S. Navy in the late-’00s. After each secured his release from the military, the two began performing around their hometown. Citing the influences of André 3000 (B Town) and T.I. (B Boi), the duo’s slick collage of sound swiftly attracted the attention of the latter idol’s Grand Hustle label, and Mullage found themselves in the musical majors by 2009. That fall, the twosome’s T-Pain-sporting strip club ballad “Trick’n” introduced Mullage to a national audience.

New York Times: ‘André 3000 Is Moving On in Film, Music and Life’

31JPANDRE1-master675Andre says he’d love to an album, and he has no plans of being a rapper at 40

read the entire article here

I’ve heard you say that you didn’t want to become an old rapper.

I remember, at like 25, saying, “I don’t want to be a 40-year-old rapper.” I’m 39 now, and I’m still standing by that. I’m such a fan that I don’t want to infiltrate it with old blood.

But over the last five years, you’ve recorded maybe three or four guest appearances a year, and those verses are always really strong.

I struggle with the verses. I don’t sit around and write raps, I just don’t. Now the only time I’m really inspired to write raps is if an artist that I enjoy invites me to their party. So if Future calls and says, “Hey man, I want you to do this,” I don’t want to let Future down. I don’t want to let Lil Wayne or Drake down, because I love them.

But when you show up to the party, do you believe that you have something to contribute?

My son, he’s 16. Him and his buddies, they’ll be in the car, and I’ll say, “Hey, what do you think about this verse?” That’s my gauge at this point. I don’t have the pulse. Part of art is knowing when not to put paint on. And when to change your medium.

Why the tour now, then?

Honestly, I never planned to go onstage again in that way. If I feel like I’m getting to a place where it’s mimicking or a caricature, I just want to move on. But I felt like: Let me do it now ’cause these kids [in the audience], it feels good to know that they’re happy. I really don’t actually get anything from performing.

Tinashe – Aquarius [Artwork/Tracklist]

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Drops October 7th

01 “Aquarius”
02 “Bet” f. Devonté Hynes
03 “Cold Sweat”
04 “Nightfall” (Interlude)
05 “2 On” f. ScHoolboy Q
06 “How Many Times” f. Future
07 “What Is There To Lose (Interlude)”
08 “Pretend” f. A$AP Rocky
09 “All Hands On Deck”
10 “Indigo Child (Interlude)”
11 “Far Side of the Moon”
12 “The Calm (Interlude)”
13 “Feels Like Vegas”
14 “Thug Cry”
15 “Wildfire”
16 “Deep In the Night”
17 “Bated Breath”
18 “The Storm (Outro)”

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