MP3: The First Great Rap Track of ‘14

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Maybe it’s Future's possessive hubris. Maybe it's Mike WiLL Made It's syrupy synths. Or maybe's it's Pharrell's blazing, swagging, faded snarl.

In any case, “Move That Dope” is the first hip-hop song of 2014 to demand triple-digit playcounts.

If you got two hoes, you need let one go / Two Lambos, you need to let one go

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Future - Move That Dope (feat. Pusha T, Pharrell & Casino)

Some old tunes, some new tunes, all good tunes…
Not for the beauty of your spine / Not for the laughter brought on by wine
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Pusha T - King PushThe Microphones - I Want Wind to BlowFour Tet - Parallel JalebiD/P/I - I Chose YouBlood Orange - ChamakayJoey Purp - MonologueEs.tereo & Marlyn - Cutting You LooseLil Durk - Dis Ain’t What U WantJam City - Worst IllusionUnknown Mortal Orchestra – Swing Lo Magellan (Dirty Projectors Cover)The Beta Band - Dry the Rain
LINK: All 11 mp3s + playlist

Some old tunes, some new tunes, all good tunes…

Not for the beauty of your spine / Not for the laughter brought on by wine

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Pusha T - King Push
The Microphones - I Want Wind to Blow
Four Tet - Parallel Jalebi
D/P/I - I Chose You
Blood Orange - Chamakay
Joey Purp - Monologue
Es.tereo & Marlyn - Cutting You Loose
Lil Durk - Dis Ain’t What U Want
Jam City - Worst Illusion
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swing Lo Magellan (Dirty Projectors Cover)
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain

LINK: All 11 mp3s + playlist

Download: Jessie Ware - If You’re Never Gonna Move EP

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Though I didn’t advertise it here, Jessie Ware's Devotion was one of my favourite releases of last year, an album knotted with pop-diva, neo-R&B and London-dubstep allusions, pulled taut by one hell of a voice.

Ware released her If You’re Never Gonna Move EP earlier this week and—convenient for me—it’s a pure victory lap, packaging a slight rework of Devotion's “110%” with two other album highlights, a Bobby Caldwell cover and a simmering Two Inch Punch remix…

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Jessie Ware - If You’re Never Gonna Move (Two Inch Punch Remix)
Jessie Ware - If You’re Never Gonna Move
Jessie Ware - Sweet Talk
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Jessie Ware - What You Won’t Do for Love