Monday, November 30, 2015

Underground Emcees Homeboy Sandman & Aesop Rock Partner Up to Generously Spread "Lice" EP Across The World (Stones Throw/Rhymesayers)




Earlier this fine post-Thanksgiving Weekend morning, whilst I was at Boscov's getting my new suit pants tailored, I had a sudden burst of creativity in the form of a clever one-liner to start a tentative review of Animal Collective's cringe-worthy mess of a new single, "FloriDada:" "There's an age-old music industry joke that goes something along the lines of, "if Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recorded the sounds of himself sh*tting or farting into a mic backed by the band's music, people would likely still buy it.'" But rather than give those talent-less Art-Rock Three Stooges any more unnecessary spotlight, I've instead decided to review veteran underground emcees Homeboy Sandman & Aesop Rock's far more noteworthy surprise-released Cyber Monday FREE EP, Lice. "You're probably scratching your head right now wondering why this EP is called Lice... The truth is, [Aesop Rock] and I always have all these ideas crawling around our brains and we wanted to share them with you," Homeboy Sandman half-jokingly lamented to Westword Monday morning, concerning their self-described "infectious" 5-song EP. "You may find that after listening to the project, it's nearly impossible to get it out of your head. It's only a matter of time before you share it with others," Sandman enthusiastically continued.


While the jointly released Stones Throw & Rhymesayers Ent. EP was in fact unleashed for FREE on a number of platforms, the seasoned emcees added, "if you are feeling charitable, here are a couple organizations we recommend, where you [donations] can make a difference," before linking directly to the home pages of City Harvest and Prep for Prep. Lice EP features an eclectic collection of head-scratching production work from the likes of DJ Spinna, Optiks, Blockhead, Alex "Apex" Gale, and Charles Hamilton (in that order), as well as original "Lice"-minded artwork designed by Jeremy Fish. It's not entirely unlike a modern day, poetically waxed 2-man "Pass The Mic"-esque delivery throughout Lice EP; "Cats had better not include me in group texts. Cats had better watch they free hand during group sex... I'm only tryna help you; I'm only tryna make you understand that you shouldn't do some sh*t that's whack. You should do some fly sh*t instead." Stones Throw further adds that "physical copies of Lice will also be available in limited quantity on tour in the upcoming year," although it doesn't however, specify if Homeboy Sandman & Aesop Rock will head out on a co-headlining jaunt in a similar vein to their previous Sandman, Aesop Rock & Rob Sonic 2015 US Tour.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Erykah Badu & Dallas-bred Producer Zach Witness Surprise Release Phone-themed "But You Caint Use My Phone" Mixtape (CONTROL FREAQ RECORDS)




"I'm writing all the time, but recently I got the bug back. When it comes, it comes, and I can't force it, but... I got it back with "Hotline Bling" and all the other things I've been experimenting with," Erykah Badu recently told Noisey concerning her five-year gap between New Amerykah Part 2 (Return of The Ankh) and just-released But You Caint Use My Phone; a clever allusion to Badu's own widely-acclaimed 1997 Live single "Tyrone," in which she famously laments, "you need to call Tyrone... but ya can't use my phone." "HOT LINE BLING BUT U CAINT USE MY PHONE MIX" (now re-titled "Cell U Lar Device") was initially conceived as an impromptu birthday present for a friend of Erykah Badu's with assistance from Dallas-area producer Zach Witness, better known locally as one White Chocolate. "When I thought about doing the "Hotline Bling" remix, I thought about him. And the same week, he came to one of my events in passing and we exchanged phone numbers. And the next week, we were in his bedroom studio, we did the whole project in 11 days," Badu revealed to newly-minted Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe. "[He] produced, reproduced some other thing, mixed, and mastered, he mastered the project in two days. I did vocals one take for each song. Amazing," a frenzied Erykah Badu continued to gloat about her cell phone-themed mixtape collaborator.


Despite the fact that multiple media outlets initially reported the presence of three uncredited André 3000 and Drake features, it was soon revealed that the latter was in fact a rather convincing Drake sound-alike verse delivered by ItsRoutine aka Atlanta-bred emcee Aubrey Davis. It seems even more suspect when you take into account that Erykah Badu & Drake have seemingly forged a well-documented friendship and mutual admiration for each other in recent years. But You Caint Use My Phone's Todd Rundgren-sampling album closer, "Hello" employs a flawless half-sung/rapped assist from Badu's ex-boyfriend and father of her teenaged son 7 Benjamin, André 3000. "[Zach Witness] expertly weaves Erykah Badu's trademark soulful vocals with psychedelic soundscapes, Hip-Hop-inflected beats, smooth R&B, Jazz, Art-Rock, and found sounds into a new genre Erykah describes as TRap & B," reads a self-contained Control Freaq album press release. Following a few since-fixed technical SNAFU's, But You Caint Use My Phone is now available to purchase for a mere $7.99 as an Apple Music/iTunes exclusive until December 4th, after which it will become available on a multitude of digital platforms. Erykah Badu is currently accepting phoned-in fan calls on her self-described "burn out" phone at album art pieced together number, (214)-374-3995; "call me and tell me how we should spend the proceeds from the mixtape," @fatbellybella recently wrote to her trusty, patiently awaiting fans on Twitter.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Foo Fighters Unveil 5-song, Career-spanning Saint Cecilia EP Recorded Throughout Austin Hotel as a "Thank You" to Everlong Fans (Roswell Records)


"The Saint Cecilia Hotel, named after the patroness saint of music, is known as "a lush retreat from the world." And, believe me, that it is! 14 rooms and a small bar, it's tucked away in the trees within a bustling, Austin neighborhood. As our van pulled up in the wee hours of September 30th, 2015, I was struck with a rather impulsive idea: to record some songs on our days off to give to the world as a "thank you" for the last 2 years," Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl wrote in a heart-felt hand-penned letter on the heels of their 5-song Saint Cecilia EP. "Though there's a world-class recording studio just on the other side of the fence (Arlyn Studios), the hotel manager, Jenny offered that we record in the hotel... by 6pm the nest day, the office was transformed into a control room and the bar was littered with microphones and cables. Amps were in the kitchen. Drums in front of the fire place. Instant studio, courtesy of the legendary Kevin Szymanski," Grohl enthusiastically continued. It would appear as though a few musically-inclined Foo Fighters friends and associates like Austin native Ben Kweller, Gary Clark Jr. and New Orleans' own legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band made their way through the make-shift hotel studio during SxSW's two-weekend stay, although the definitive tracks to which they contributed are currently unspecified at press time.


Not unlike Dave Grohl briefly alluded to during his "From DG" letter, the Foo Fighters have had quite the marathon two-year album promotional run. Fresh on the heels of their Best Rock Album GRAMMY win for Wasting Light (2011), Foo Fighters unleashed Sonic Highways on the eve of the band's 20th anniversary; recorded at legendary studios in eight different All-American cities with assistance from renown local musicians, a process which was filmed and released as a companion eight-part HBO series fittingly titled Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways. Saint Cecilia EP comes at the close of Foo Fighters' lengthy North American/Broken Leg Tour, a clever allusion to Grohl's now-infamous leg-breaking 12-foot fall from a Gothenburg, Sweden stage this past summer. The bulk of the material recorded for Saint Cecilia EP was culled from previously-unreleased verses intended for inclusion and ultimately, scrapped from older Foo Fighters releases; "'The Neverending Sigh" is 20 years old [and] was once called "7 Corners," for all you die-hards out there," Dave Grohl added. While they've seemingly announced a well-deserved indefinite hiatus, Foo Fighters' Saint Cecilia EP is currently available for FREE download at their website, simply asking fans to donate to the victims of the recent Paris attacks. And for all you audiophiles out there like myself, Foo Fighters have additionally offered up a number of exclusive Saint Cecilia EP vinyl pre-order packages, which are expected to ship by or before February 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

BADBADNOTGOOD Unleash 2 Improv Jazz Soundcloud Loosies, "Here and Now" & "Timewave Zero;" Tease Unreleased Sam Herring-assisted Material (Innovative Leisure)




"DROPPING SOME NEW TRACKS IN THE [MORNING] JUST TO SAY, "HEY WE'RE WORKING ON NEW TUNES JUST EXPLORING AND FINDING... THANKS FOR THE LOVE AS ALWAYS," @badbadnotgood cryptically Tweeted late Thursday night; on the heels of their latest impending non-album double-header, "Here and Now" and "Timewave Zero." okayplayer's own skilled wordsmith Michael Eric Gonik fittingly described "Timewave Zero" as a "full-sprint psychedelic jazz & rock romp built over a dizzying shuffle and lurking, murky organs." Gonik then continued to describe the slightly more subdued, college slam poetry bar-leaning "Here and Now" as "[ramping] up the reverie with a sampledelic treatment that could double as a lost Sun-Ra outing with a more straightforward groove." While they've previously reinterpreted everyone from Ol' Dirty Bastard to Kanye's favorite London-bred crooner James Blake, BBNG's recent Innovative Leisure "debut" III essentially functions as a modern day free-associative Hip-Hop-minded Improv Jazz album, in its own right.


Following the wide-spread success of III and a few terribly unsuspected neck-snapping remixes, BBNG unleashed their first collaborative album-length project recorded with expert Wu-Tang Clan swordsmen, Ghostface Killah, critically-acclaimed Sour Soul. It would appear as through bandmates Chester, Alex & Matt have now teamed up with groove-inclined Future Islands frontman, and sometimes emcee, Samuel T. Herring (aka Hemlock Ernst) for a similar-minded as-yet-unspecified project; as part of Red Bull Sound Select's 30 Days In LA series, BADBADNOTGOOD & Sam Herring performed their "Seasons (Waiting On You)" Remix together for the first time over the weekend, in addition to a currently-untitled collaboration the newly-minted foursome reportedly recorded as recently as two weeks ago. "Been a blast writing and recording tunes for the past four days with the amazing "Sambino" [Herring] at Studio 69," @yungbadbad enthusiastically wrote on their BBNG Instagram handle.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Miike Snow Recruit Run The Jewels to Help Transform Soulful Marlena Shaw-sampling "Heart Is Full" Into a Blistering Rap Ballad (Downtown Records)




"When we heard that [Run The Jewels] were fans and down to get on this beat, I was super excited... but cautiously so. I knew this was the type of beat that they could just eat for breakfast; but I was hoping that the whole thing wouldn't come off sounding too retro. I was at Emile Haynie's house when the email with the mix came through and so, we stopped what we were doing to throw it up on the speakers," 1/3 of self-described "three-headed band with one man name" Andrew Wyatt recently wrote in an email sent to The FADER. Miike Snow is a world-renown Swedish-American Indie/Synthpop band consisting of Wyatt along with Christian Karlsson & Pontus Winnberg, who together function as songwriting and production duo Bloodshy & Avant; they've collectively produced chart-topping hits for everyone from Matchbox 20 frontman Rob Thomas to Britney Spears (including "Toxic" and "Piece of Me"). Although, Hip-Hop isn't exactly as far of a stretch as it may seem for Miike Snow, as Karlsson was once a member of Swedish Hip-Hop collective Goldmine and "Heart Is Full" befittingly samples Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown's "The Cook Up," which in turn, draws source material from Marlena Shaw's 1967 Cadet Records 7-inch, "Waiting for Charlie to Come Home."


"The moment Killer Mike launched into his verse, Emile and I couldn't stop smiling; he had found that flow, the rhythm to his lines that was undeniable, the flow which was so huge as to transcend any trendiness in music and just be monolithically awesome. El-P continued riding that same vein – and it's like a sledgehammer," pseudo-frontman Andrew Wyatt ecstatically continued. "Heart Is Full," in its original form, is the first song released from Miike Snow in some three years and serves as the lead-off composition to materialize from their soon forthcoming Happy to You (2012) follow-up, III. "It's a big, bold metropolitan Pop track bolstered by a walloping boom-bap drum loop, blaring Soul samples, Auto-Tuned crooning, and one of those humongous Pop-Rock choruses Swedish studio pros tend to specialize in," as boldly categorized by Stereogum or simply put, a stylistic mix between Akon, Swedish brethren Peter Bjorn & John, and DJ Premier. Killer Mike & El-P's blistering "Heart Is Full" re-work, on the other hand, is the second track released on the paws of their recent crowd-funded and entirely cat sounds-composed RTJ2 remix album, Meow The Jewels; $45,000+ in proceeds were generously donated to the families of heinous police brutality victims Mike Brown and Eric Garner. "Heart Is Full" and "Rubble Kings Theme" seem to be functioning as something to the effect of unofficial previews of Run The Jewels anxiously-awaited RTJ3.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Los Angeles-based Family Band The Rebel Light Unleash The Beach Boys & Shins-leaning "Strangers" (Bandcamp, self-released)


"'Strangers" was definitely inspired by our time living in California. We wanted it to sound like how California feels to us... portray that image of quintessential California, which sometimes can simply be that girl in a sundress with that pretty California smile," LA-based Indie Pop trio The Rebel Light previously told The Line of Best Fit. Brothers Alan & Jarrett Stell and their cousin Brandon Cooke have already been compared to the likes of The Shins, Grizzly Bear, The Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, Ariel Pink, The Doors, and The 5th Dimension during their brief tenure. The Rebel Light's latest self-released single, "Strangers" "was recorded at home, with the vocals being laid down in the bathroom and the drum parts recorded in a wood shed," according to UK-based Clash magazine. It would appear as though The Rebel Light have managed to garner a considerable following across the pond, ironically, wherein many of the sun-drenched 1960-70's Psych-Rock/Pop bands that initially inspired them in fact, hailed from.


"Strangers'" recently-released companion music video was directed by one-time director assistant Spencer Hord, whom compiled and re-edited footage from five assorted video/short films under a Creative Commons Attribution license: "from LA to LA," "Canon EOS 1D C Cinema EOS Camera Test Footage Lens: EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM," "Luca Vasta - Black Tears White Lies," "an ODE to LOVE," and last but not least, "Underwater." Hord was able to freely sample and effectively assemble a unique video treatment for "Strangers," which resembles a dusty old worn out cut-and-pasted home video-reminiscent family VHS tape. While there are currently no signs of a proper full-length album, prior to "Strangers," The Rebel Light unleashed similar-minded Monkees-evocative "Jukebox Dream" and slightly more Indie Rock-sounding 5-track The Rebel Light EP, which featured their radio-friendly 2014 single, "Wake Up Your Mind."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Beats, Rhymes & Junior Mints: Your Old Droog Waxes Poetic About Kramer, Art Vandelay & Keith Hernandez On "Basketball & Seinfeld" Over Abelard's Mouth Jazz-sampling "SEINWAVE2000"




"Burst through the door, son I'm Kramerin'. Who wrote a gorgeous stanza? It's not you, it's me like George Costanza," grizzly-voiced Ukrainian-American emcee Your Old Droog ferociously rhymes on his latest self-described "stupid" Soundcloud loosie, "Basketball & Seinfeld." Not long after uploading his "SEINWAVE2000"-sampling track, Droog himself annotated a portion of its expectedly ingenious Seinfeld and basketball-centric rhyme schemes at Rap Genius: "I used to smoke [funny cigarettes] and just watch Seinfeld re-runs. Or being h*gh out [of] my mind at the crib and watching ESPN Classic and old Bulls Finals series against The Blazers." "Basketball & Seinfeld" was reportedly produced by Your Old Droog and manipulates a sample lifted from Abelard's original composition "SEINWAVE2000," which in turn, makes use of a sample pulled from Jonathan Wolff's infamous Mouth Jazz-delivered Seinfeld theme. "Basketball & Seinfeld"'s companion cover essentially helps bring Droog's multi-layered metaphors full circle with its Marco Oliva-designed artwork featuring everyone's favorite lovable self-loathing loser, George Costanza dribbling a basketball whilst sporting a Your Old Droog-adorned jersey.


"My joint smooth like how them pottery dudes handle clay. Old school like Channel J. You art, Vandelay... my old rhymes still hittin' and you're like Keith Hernandez on Seinfeld. You were never really spittin,'" Your Old Droog poetically waxes elsewhere on "Basketball & Seinfeld;" making clever allusions throughout his second verse to Art Vandelay, Kenny Bania, sponge-worthy, "that sweater really [got] a red dot," Keith Hernandez, the drake, Cantstandya, and various rhyme-worthy Seinfeld motifs. While he has yet to release a proper full-length, the sharp-tongued Coney Island spitter has already managed to unleash three critically-acclaimed EP's: Your Old Droog EP (later expanded to LP-length), Rock-themed KINISON EP, and The Nicest EP, in addition to nearly an entire album's-worth of non-album Soundcloud material similar to "Basketball & Seinfeld." Although, Your Old Droog isn't exactly the first rapper to concoct a Seinfeld-themed Hip-Hop project, as DC-based Go-Go rapper Wale has released three Seinfeld-centric projects in recent years: The Mixtape About Nothing, More About Nothing, and his latest Jerry Seinfeld-assisted Album About Nothing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"It's like if Joy Division, The Strokes & Dr. Dre made an album together..." Chicago's HXLT aka Hollywood Holt - "Live to Death" (G.O.O.D. Music)


"I used to have tons of songs in my head, but since I couldn't play anything well and I didn't know how to use programs [so] I was never able to make them," Chicago emcee and former Cool Kids affiliate Hollywood Holt writes within his rather compelling Facebook Bio section. Now better known as simply HXLT (pronounced: "Holt"), the former club-friendly rapper has returned with the lead-off single from his as-yet-untitled G.O.O.D. Music debut; "Holt's manager told Billboard at the time of his singing that "it's like if Joy Division, The Strokes, and Dr. Dre made an album together."' Judging by "Live to Death," it would appear as though HXLT has somehow already managed to master the whole Psych/Punk Rock-leaning brand of Alt. Hip-Hop that Kanye's former protégé Kid Cudi has spent the past five or so odd years aimlessly trying to hone and perfect. Although, prior to unleashing "Live to Death" last week, HXLT's only released material on G.O.O.D. Music was relegated to a cover and companion remix of Kavinsky's Drive Soundtrack stand-out, "Nightcall" and a self-produced 5-song COVER ME EP.


The latter merely consisting of spirited Electro-Rock renditions of Florence + The Machine, Billy Idol, Drake, The Neighborhood, and a quasi-remix of HXLT's own production work lifted from Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby – delivered in the vein of Beyoncé & André 3000's stripped down Chopped & Screwed-leaning cover of Amy Winehouse's infamous "Back to Black." "Live to Death"'s companion HXLT, Chelsea Lombardo & Jimmy Regular-directed visuals play out almost how I would imagine a zombie-infested circle pit would look or similar to one of those seedy underground raves you would always see in late 90's-early 2000's vampire flicks like Queen of The Damned. HXLT's long-awaited re-branded "debut" is expected to emerge on G.O.O.D. Music & Def Jam Records sometime in the not too distant future; but until then, feel free to revisit Hollywood Holt's awesomely-titled DJ Benzi-hosted mixtape, These Are The Songs That Didn't Make The Album But Are Still Cold As Hell So Shut The F*ck Up! Vol. 1 (2010).

Sunday, November 8, 2015

G.O.O.D. Music President Pusha T Unleashes Previously Vaulted Drake & Meek Mill Freestyle, "R.I.C.O." On Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy (Beats 1)




"I'm the poster child for alleged drug dealers. These n***as mention my name with their little rumors and their little jewelers. That's no threat, that's no sweat," former Virginia Beach drug dealer and Clipse emcee Pusha T ferociously rhymes on his latest solo single; a Dr. Dre-sanctioned freestyle over Meek Mill's "R.I.C.O," which notoriously kick-started Mill and Drake's ghostwriter allegation-slinging beef. For the record, whether he in fact endorses and makes use of ghostwriters or not, Drake's rapid-released double-header "Back to Back" and "Charged Up" absolutely slayed and effectively obliterated Meek Mill's abysmal retaliation diss, "Wanna Know." "Real money ain't shy. No, lay it out... get a tan on it. They say numbers don't lie. Well, dope boy, put your bands on it," Kanye's "Runaway" protégé poignantly rhymes elsewhere on "R.I.C.O," which Dr. Dre premiered on his latest Beats 1 radio transmission, The Pharmacy this past weekend. Numerous times throughout "R.I.C.O." Pusha T seemingly makes subliminal allusions to "the sequel" to My Name Is My Name, better known as his long-awaited Neptunes-produced sophomore solo album, King Push; thus far, having only been preceded by last year's pummeling, tribal drum-laden Kanye-helmed single, "Lunch Money."


It was announced at press time Monday morning that G.O.O.D. Music founder Kanye West has hand-selected Pusha T and his long-time manager Stephen Victor to serve as the Def Jam sub-imprint's newly-delegated G.O.O.D. Music President and A&R. Pusha told Billboard, who exclusively announced the news, that Kanye "basically just [wants him] to manicure the label, make it profitable, and be very business-oriented about it going forward in a manicured type of way." President Thornton will likely help groom and condition G.O.O.D. Music's unique artist roster including Q-Tip, Big Sean, John Legend, Mr. Hudson, Evian Christ, Hudson Mohawke, Travi$ Scott, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), and newest signee Kacy Hill. Pusha T additionally made sure to reassure eager fans that his tenure as G.O.O.D. Music President won't inhibit the recording and imminent release of his nearly-finished King Push; "I don't think so. I got sort of a head start... I've been working on [King Push] for a minute in between touring and everything else. I got a head start on the album, so we're good. You'll be seeing that very shortly," he candidly revealed to Billboard. Prez Push most recently appeared on Puff Daddy & The Family's celebratory street album, MMM – managing to hold his own alongside veteran emcees Jadakiss & Styles P on Diddy-orchestrated posse cut "Everyday (Amor)."

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Puff Daddy & The Family Liberate Triumphant Les Sins & Chromatics-sampling Return-to-form, "MMM" In Honor of Diddy's 46th Birthday (Bad Boy Records)


"Before, I used to make records when I made music... then, I decided to make culture. And as I got older, I decided I'm going to make fashion. Ladies and gentlemen, listen and watch some fashion," rapper-producer and mogul Sean Combs aka Puff Daddy preached to an audience full of industry insiders, rappers, producers, record execs, and socialites Tuesday night at an impromptu listening party. The matter at hand: Puffy's first project since Last Train to Paris (2010), MMM – short for Money Makin' Mitch, a self-described "sonic motion picture." Puff Daddy & The Family's long-rumored proper return-to-form, MMM appears to be a precursor to Combs' apparent final album, No Way Out II. Diddy's initial hustler's ambition-leaning concept behind MMM was first brainstormed during an evening of "Netflix and Ciroc & lemonade," in which he and his lady finally got around to watching Dame Dash's cult classic Shakespearean Hop-Hopera, Paid In Full; "Money Makin' Mitch is a fairy tale about this fly n***a from Harlem that came up and did his thing. He was shinin' on them, stylin' on them, showin' them how to do it. Showin' them how to get it," Sean Combs intricately rhymes on MMM's scene-setting introductory track, "Facts." "Maybe he was gettin' it in the wrong way, but the fairy tale of it is [that] most brothers and sisters end up dead or in jail," he cryptically continued. Diddy himself seems to be a semi-autobiographical real-life version of our protagonist, Mitch; having been a former New York street-hustling drug dealer who's managed to morph himself into a similar-minded music industry-hustling multi-million dollar mogul and endlessly successful money-makin' household name.


While MMM boasts an impressive array of talented "co-stars" ranging from Lil Kim to Pusha T, I would say the most note-worthy aspect of Puff Daddy's celebratory 46th birthday mixtape/street album is quite arguably its sheer commercial accessibility. Not entirely unlike his former Led Zeppelin-sampling hit, "Come with Me," MMM makes sonically flawless use of Middle American-friendly source material; particularly Toro Y Moi frontman Chaz Bundick's Dance-laden side project Les Sins and Italians Do It Better visionary Johnny Jewel, better known as "Chromatics." "Workin,'" in addition to Lil Kim, Styles P & King Los-assisted "Audition," was debuted on BET's annual Hip-Hop Awards show last month and makes perfect use of Bundick's infectious jittery refrain, "don't bother me... I'm workin.'" However, "Workin'" now sports a completely unnecessary and thankfully, sample-less end portion featuring 'Ringtone Rappers' Big Sean and TraviS Scott. "Harlem," on the other hand, showcases a comparably more subdued sample lifted from Chromatics' Night Drive and Drive Soundtrack-featured "Tick of The Clock." Puff Daddy & The Family are reportedly set to slowly unleash 13 music videos to accompany each of MMM's contained tracks, when fully assembled in ascending order, will make the "sonic motion picture" Puff Daddy had initially envisioned. Ahead of MMM, Puff Daddy & The Family quietly unleashed two neck-snapping tracks, "Finna Get Loose" and Rick Ross-assisted "Big Homie," which will seemingly re-appear on the newly-reformed Bad Boy Family's forthcoming quasi-sequel to their critically-acclaimed 1997 debut, No Way Out.