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Futuristic (Mr I Had To Do It)

Lately I haven’t been listening to a lot of hip-hop except for Childish Gambino (love that guy!), but yesterday I had the opportunity to hear the music of a cool dude named Futuristic. I have a weird taste when it comes to hip-hop, but I love music that is swagged up yet still has this playful vibe. I love it when a rapper doesn’t have to always be so ill serious, yet he can style drop rhymes that will have you pushing repeat.

Futuristic is one of those rappers that has the style I like. His music reminds me of hints of Kid Cudi, Childish Gambino, and The Cool Kids; music that is on point with that swag, but still hilariously dope. That makes sense right? I mean when I think of Futuristic, I think of how on point his swag his, but then his wordplay is just so innovative! He’s able to go hard on a track but still have some verses that will make you laugh because they are so random, yet they are so on point.

Basically, Futuristic is an artist worth checking out. When I first watched his video I immediately wondered if he was from California because his style and the video reminded me of something Pac Div would film, but then I learned that he was actually from Arizona. Futuristic left Illinois and moved to Tempe, Arizona to continue taking his music career to the next level. He has opened up for Willy Northpole, Sean Kingston, and his feature on James Wade’s mixtape Popular Stranger became critically acclaimed. He’s gained a fan base across the country and is continuing to win folks over with his iconic phrase, “Mr I Had To Do It.” The phrase comes from his first album Mr I Had To Do It, and since then it’s become his thing. When you think of Futuristic, you immediately think of “Mr I Had To Do It.” Now how ill is that? Not only is he a lyrical aficionado, but he’s also a branding genius!

If you haven’t heard of Futuristic, well now you’ve officially got the exclusive here on ThinkSoul25.com. Check him out on his official Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/Futuristicihadtodoit and his website: http://www.onlyfuturistic.com/

His latest video “La La La” featuring K.i.D came out not too long ago and it’s a great song with a hilarious video to match. Peep the visuals below!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

How To Make It In America: Season 2 Music Video Luis Guzman vs. Duck Sauce

The latest season of Curb Your Enthusiasm may have come to an end, and fans of Entourage are mourning the fact it’s the hit show’s last season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a hit show that could take it’s place. Many have said that “How To Make It In America” could be the next Entourage, or at least a another iconic show that explores the hit music and fashion industry of New York City. “How To Make It In America” is an HBO original series that stars Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi,)  Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Luis Guzman, Rachel Chapman, and some other great actors. It has a great cast and a lot of fans can relate to some of the struggles that the characters go through in order to make their dreams come true.

I first began watching the show mainly because of Kid Cudi, but then I realized there was more to than show them him. The show is truly about the two main characters Ben (Greenberg) and Cam (Rasuk) trying to make a name for themselves in New York city. The two do whatever they can to get ahead in the competitive fashion and entertainment industry of New York, which is why the show is called “How To Make It In America.” A lot of people have big dreams (including myself) and they end up moving to a big city, such as New York City, to get their hustle on and make their dreams a reality.

It’s a great show that explores how to truly “make it in America.” I’ve missed a few episodes of the first season, but I definitely have to catch up. Season 2 of the hit HBO series premieres Sunday October 2nd, so I’ve got a lot of television watching to make up for! I’m not sure what the new season will be about, but I do know that the new promo for the show is hilarious! I’m a huge fan of Armand Van Helden and A-Trak (who is actually the brother of Dave 1 from Chromeo) which are the two amazing producers that make up the group Duck Sauce.

Duck Sauce is most well-known for their hit song “Barbara Streisand” and my favorite song “Anyway.” For the new season of “How To Make It In America,” the duo teamed up with Luis Guzman to do a catchy spin on their hit song “Barbara Streisand.” Instead of saying the iconic name “Barbara Streisand,” the words are now replaced with the name “Luis Guzman.”

It’s such a catchy song and the promo video has some all-star appearances. Stars such as: Justin Bieber, Mark Wahlberg, Kid Cudi, Bryan Greenberg, Lake Bell, Victor Rasuk, Duck Sauce, Q-Tip, Pharrell Williams, Asher Roth, Pusha T, and many more make an appearance in the hot new promo for season 2 of the HBO hit series “How To Make It In America.”

Peep the promo below! If you’re like me and were too busy watching every single episode of Always Sunny of Philadelphia, then you’ve probably missed a majority of episodes from season one of the hit HBO series “How To Make It In America.” But fear not! You can watch season 1 on DVD or catch some episodes online with Comcast/Xfinity. Don’t forget to tune on Sunday night @ 10:30pm EST for the season 2 premiere; it’s going to be great!

©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com

Fav #2: Kid Cudi

Man on the Moon- Kid Cudi

I fell in love with his music when I first read about him in URB magazine. Kid Cudi has a versatile sound and he is able to collab with some unique artist, including the amazing David Guetta. Some of his songs are hit and miss though, especially his new album “Man on the Moon II”. However, I still love his edgy style, his stoner voice and lyrics ( I don’t even smoke!) and his insane stoner party filled perspectives on life. Some of my favorite tracks are: Day n’ Night, Embrace the Martian, Alive, Slept in Weeks, and Memories w/ David Guetta. His music is either hit or miss….some love it and some hate it. I fall into the category where I appreciate his music and what he brings to the hip-hop game. Hopefully his next album will be better, but until then I’ll just keep listening to all his other music.

*I love Consequence too!