Lupe Fiasco, Black Ghosts, Swizz BeatzThis week on Crossfade TV, the Download Music crew gives the lowdown on Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco, haunting electronic outfit the Black Ghosts, and producer/rapper Swizz Beatz.
^M00:00:01 [ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Hey welcome to Crossfade TV; I'm Mike Tao and these are picks from the week taken from our site music.download.com. Now my pick for this week is Chicago MC Lupe Fiasco who's set to release a sophomore album The Cool on Atlantic Records. ^M00:00:21 [ Music ] ^M00:00:25 >> Most of the tracks were produced by his whole new soundtrack including the first single superstar which was just recently added to our site and it features alternative rock artist Matthew Santos On The Hook. ^M00:00:35 [ Music ] ^M00:00:42 >> Now Lupe recently caused some heat for fumbling a few words to Tribe Called Quest, Electric Relaxation on a VH1 hip-hop honor show, but I think all will be forgotten once heads get a taste of his new album. ^M00:00:53 [ Music ] ^M00:01:01 >> Hey what's up everyone; I'm Angie Dehoyos and my pick for this week is a new Indy electro duo called The Black Ghosts; and they're getting ready to release their debut EP called Anyway You Choose to Give It. ^M00:01:12 [ Music ] ^M00:01:18 >> The band is made up of Simon Lord of the popular '90's UKX Simian [assumed spelling] Mobile Disco and Feo [assumed spelling] Keating of The Wise Guys, and both are steadily becoming the hottest new band to watch for. ^M00:01:29 [ Music ] ^M00:01:32 >> Check out the video for their lead single Anyway You Choose to Give It. Both members of the band are in the lab creating their own band made up of robots. ^M00:01:40 [ Music ] ^M00:01:43 >> The Black Ghosts have been writing, mixing and producing electronic dance music for a while now and show no signs of slowing down. Let's hope they don't because I'm already addicted to their energetic atmosphere. >> Hey I'm Ariel Nunez and my pick of the week is Swizz Beatz with his new album One Man Band Man. ^M00:02:00 [ Music ] ^M00:02:04 >> Swizz Beatz gained fame in the late 90's producing for artists such as Jay-Z, the Lox and for DMX. Swizz Beatz was known for using the Triton keyboard using every sound to death. Now after a long hiatus Swizz Beatz came back with a whole new sound using samples and a lot of new drum kits also producing for new artists such as Cassidy and Bone Thugs N Harmony. ^M00:02:26 [ Music ] ^M00:02:30 >> And Swizz Beats is now rapping. His new single is Money In the Bank. Make sure you check out his new album completely produced by himself called One Man Band Man. ^M00:02:40 [ Music ] ^M00:02:51