Daily Archives: April 5, 2011

MP3: Moe Green – “Swim Great (Frank Ocean Remix)”

With the Lion Heart EP nearing completion and the full length LP To Whom It May Concern slotted for release later this year, to say the Vallejo, CA representative Moe Green is keeping busy is an understatement. More fittingly, Green is swimming in a sea of ambition trying to keep his head above water. Hence the reason the young emcee felt the urge to remix “Swim Good,” a song from Frank Ocean’s recently released Nostalgia, Ultra album. “Man, the original was so powerful because to me it sounded like he was facing some problems that he wasn’t ready to handle” say’s Green on why he picked the track to remix. “I been through that and am still in that position in life.”

Flipping the track, Moe keeps the original beat and chorus in tact for “Swim Great,” crafting his own similarly-themed and introspective verses, matching Ocean’s turbulent crooning in an ode to endurance for those in need of encouragement. Reflecting on turmoil as he makes progress and faces setbacks in music and life, Moe raps, “To be honest, the man in the mirror scaring me/ Can’t say my parents did a bad job preparing me… Real life struck to hard, I couldn’t even blink/ Felt I had no other choice but to sink in ink/ Describe my life minus the pride, ni**a, this is me.”

Download Moe Green’s “Swim Great” for free here.

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Nas and Damian Marley-Land Of Promise

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Nas and Damian Marley keep the promotion of their underrated album Distant Relatives moving with another video.

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Onyx-You Ain’t Ready For Me

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More hardcore masculinity from Onyx. “You Ain’t Ready For Me” is another single from their upcoming Cuzo album.

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Zion I & The Grouch – Drop It On The 1

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Only two weeks removed from the release of their new album, Heroes In The Healing Of The Nation, trio Zion I & The Grouch are excited to unveil the video for the album’s second single, “Drop It On the 1.” In addition to the new video, Z&G are readying the second leg of what has been a nearly sold out “Heal the Nation Tour,” with dates coming up throughout the Midwest and East Coast throughout April and into early May (more info found below). For the tour, Zion I & The Grouch have partnered with local organizations in each city, donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales on their website.

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