While spring attempts to make an actual appearance around these parts, this week’s SoundCloud faves helped keep us optimistic—despite Mother Nature’s unwillingness to the cooperate.
Nevertheless, we celebrate King Kendrick nabbing his first #1 album with a highly unlikely comedic mash-up. Some lesser known names get the star treatment, thanks to some quality cuts. Willow Smith releases a tune that proves she’s way beyond her years, and the most famous Smith of all goes back to the future with the flick of a remix. It’s all here via SoundCloud for your enjoyment.
This mash-up had no business working, but it does — and boy is it good. You’ll never watch an episode of Seinfield the same when you hear Kendrick’s To Pimp A Butterfly cut invade the show’s intro.
The Young OG shows the kiddies how to rhyme, as Fab flips a classic Mad Lion cut into a freestyle exhibition overflowing with witty lines and metaphors.
Were it not for Will Smith’s iconic talk-singing in the opening song for The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, this remix would be unrecognizable. Fresh, relaxed take on the song that will make you nostalgic for the show.
A fun and infectious track, with the potential to takeover parties well into the summer if this song takes off in any manner.
If you found yourself bumping Rico Love’s “Strip Club” off his Discrete Luxury EP, then go ahead and press play on the this new track off the strength of it’s predecessor.
Willow may be the most fearless 14-year-old we know, dropping an experimental tune that makes the “Whip Your Hair” days a distant memory.
Raffaella Meloni will make you cry her a river, but not for the same reason Justin Timberlake originally wanted you to. Her pained voice, delicately supported by a piano, makes for an immensely emotional cover.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony esque flows over a dark groove that sounds like it was built for a dream sequence in an indie flick.
This pair met at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, now they make music for your mistakes.
At first glance of the artwork you would think this is another rap song. But don’t be fooled — this smooth track could easily set the mood with a significant other.