13 Beats for the Week (2/3)

1. “2getha Baby” by Ghostface Killa

One of the highlights off of Ghostface’s latest album, Apollo Kids. I only wish Def Jam promoted The Wu like they promote, I don’t know, Kanye.

2. “High Five” by Rittz

I think Twista has some competition for fastest rapper alive.

3. “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind” by Tame Impala (Erol Alkan Rework)

London-based DJ Erol Alkan reworks the otherwise laid-back track into something a bit more danceable and, personally, my favorite song on the list.

4. “I Need A Doctor” by Dr. Dre feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey

So it’s finally here, and by the looks of it, the 12 years we have waited don’t seem so long now.

5.”Mouth Full of Gold” by Gucci Mane

Burrrr, that ice cream cone on your face must be cold, Gucci. Brand new jingle from the recently tatted up face of Atlanta’s own Gucci Mane.

6.”Helena Beat” by Foster the People

This song is possibly the most pleasant surprise on an otherwise rap-laden list. Foster the People recently put out their first set of tunage with a 3-track self-titled EP and none of the tracks disappoint.

7. “Sunny Adventure” by Best Coast

Why does it seem that only Best Coast knows how to make the most out of their summers, and yours always seem to pale in comparison?

8. “Baby Don’t You Cry” by Fergus and Geronimo

Catchy, harmless garage rock is possibly the only way to describe this Texas-based indie band.

9. “Daddy’s Lambo” by Yelawolf

Yelawolf and Drama Beats (a.k.a. Rob Drydek’s cousin on Rob & Big…yea that guy) collaborate to create a jam track off of his mixtape Trunk Muzik.

10. “Roman Revenge” by Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Wayne (Remix)

Lil Wayne jumps on Nicki Minaj’s track as she continues to ride a high that apparently has no ceiling. What does 2011 have for the Queen of hip-hop today? Apparently, just more of the same.

11. “Never Listen to Me” by The Thermals

This is the second single from the Portland band’s latest effort. Make sure to check out the equally delightful music video just posted this past week.

12. “Janglin” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

This track from the new-age hippie collective just makes you feel good about your day.

13. “New York City Cops” by The Strokes

I would be remise if I didn’t mention that the Stokes have confirmed the track list for their fourth album, Angles, and pay homage to the modern day rock gods. Their first single, “Under Cover of Darkness,” hits airwaves near you February 9, 2011.