Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: Kay Pettigrew

If you're like me, you grew up watching one of the best shows to ever air on television: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. If you were (I personally will always be) a fan of the show, then you can't help but also be a fan of the theme song. That's how Kay Pettigrew feels. So much so, she decided to make it her own. It's hard to explain this one, as Kay flips the famous theme song on its head and delivers its polar opposite. It might be better to just start listening...

The Folk Prince of Bel-Air - Kay Pettigrew

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Dirty Guv'nahs

Besides having one of the best band names in music, The Dirty Guv'nahs also deliver some of the best songs. Some of you may disagree, but that's only because you have bad taste in music. These guys are from Knoxville, Tennessee and have only been playing together since 2006. The best thing about these six gentleman, however, is that they're following in Joe Pug's footsteps, and are sharing their music for free. Most notably, is their album, "Youth Is In Our Blood." Basically, this album is "a hot, roiling stew of gritty, soul-influenced rock ‘n’ roll, mixed with a hefty helping of roots, funk, blues and country." What's better than roiling stew hand-delivered by the Guv'nahs themselves? Not much at all. Visit NoiseTrade if you like their music and you can download the whole album as well as donate any amount you feel appropriate. Even if you don't like their sound, you should still visit their merchandise page, because who wouldn't want a shirt with Dirty Guv'nahs written on it?

Baby We Were Young - The Dirty Guv'nahs

We'll Be The Light - The Dirty Guv'nahs

Song For My Beloved - TheDirty Guv'nahs

Monday, July 25, 2011

Best New Talent new talent of the summer? You've got my vote. Sucka Plush is a mashup artist based out of Chicago, Illinois and that's about all I know about him. I was sent one of his tracks by my friend, Mallery Pindar, and consequently he and Sucka Plush are my two favorite people right now. I've been spending the night listening to this guy's music and trying to find any information I can on him. So far, I've only been successful at enjoying his incredibly refreshing and surprising blending of genres.* As for the background information, here's what I have discovered via his youtube channel: His name is 18? His age: 29. Welp, I'm left confused but still thoroughly entertained thanks to the music he's provided me with. I know for sure, however, that his recent production, "The Last Supper," not only has the best album cover of all time, but features some of the best mashups I have heard in a while. Then I found another mixtape: "Lost Ones." My respect for this guy keeps growing, and here's why: Sucka Plush pays tribute to Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. very frequently. If you're a follower of Beat Dropping, you know about my obsession with the two godfathers of rap. 

I'm going to tease you for now, and only supply you with a couple of my favorite tracks. I'm trying to get in contact with him, and when I do, you will reap the benefits (at the least, more tracks). So, Sucka Plush, if you're out there, I'd like to get to know you better. Judging by the album cover above, maybe you'd like to share a couple of good, old, and cold Colt 45's?

This Life (Tupac, Nas, Kool G Rap, and The Who) - Sucka Plush

Hell Yeah (Dead Prez and Yanni) - Sucka Plush

Purple Smoke Signals ft. Nas - Sucka Plush

*Beat Dropping focuses on multiple genres. Coincidence that I love this guy's music? Doubt it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

California Soul

I grabbed this track off of and am surprised I haven't seen it anywhere else. Miss Marlena Shaw's "California Soul" is taken over by remix artist A.Skillz and given a face lift. It's hard to beat the original but A.Skillz comes pretty close by turning up the volume and implementing his own electronic makeover. From what I understand, the track was released last month as a part of his latest mix, "Beats Working Vol. 1." Not sure what Marlena would say, but she'd probably be down for a little of whatever this guy is on. Enjoy the summer with some California Soul

California Soul - A.Skillz

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Surf Rock That Doesn't Suck

I apologize for my absence the past two days, but I feel like this post will make up for it. From the moment I randomly stumbled on a song of theirs, I've been bobbing my head back and forth to the easy flowing band, Bag of Toys. The band started out in San Fransisco in 2004, and have now ended up in Wilmington, North Carolina. I found their music via The Pier and like I said before, I'm obsessed. Led by lead singer, Robert Trait, this four man band has released three albums, and most recently "Access 10." They have an acoustic surf rock feel that allows them to take it slow one minute, then speed it up to a beachy jam the other. Playing from small venues all along the southeastern coast, Bag of Toys has been gaining a lot of attention within North and South Carolina. Once you start listening, I dare you to try and think of other things than the beach. It's impossible. If you enjoy their music, visit their website where you can see their tour schedule, buy their albums, and gain access to some free tracks.

Smile So Wide - Bag of Toys

How You Gonna - Bag of Toys

Thursday, July 21, 2011

All Hands On Deck

I got an email from Matt Moberg about his new EP this morning. The only hurdle he and his fiance have to overcome: funding it. It's going to take them $7,000 to create it, and they need your help. Besides the satisfaction of helping out a great guy achieve his dreams, you'll get rewarded based on how much you donate. Obviously money is no object and some of you may not have the ability to drop more than a dollar, but at least they'll be one more dollar closer to their goal. Also, if the couple does not reach their goal by August 30, then you'll get your money back. So, if you have the time (which I know you do since you're reading this) visit their project site, read through the incentives, and help out a musician who has helped Beat Dropping by supplying me with his first EP.  If you need a reminder, visit our previous post on  Matt here.

Modern Day Poets

I'm willing to bet most of you have never heard of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. I'm confident in that because hip-hop fans today are listening to more and more frat rap, blog rap, or whatever else you want to call it. Hip-hop, unfortunately, is somewhat of a popularity contest and consequently it produces songs about how every rapper is the best rapper. Meaning and emotion are now widely missing from rap.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, however, are staying true to the game. I wouldn't be surprised if "Wings" and its music video are considered amongst the best of not just this summer, but of the year. Obviously it won't be DJ'ing at the next party you go to, but this song has the qualities of rap that are increasingly disappearing - meaning and emotion. Lewis reminds me a lot of Eminem both in that they sound similar and that they both have something to say - they're modern day poets. Take a break from whatever you're doing now and listen to some real hip-hop.

Wings - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: Three Legged Fox

I'm a big fan of this band, whom I have posted about before near Beat Dropping's beginning. Today, I'm lucky enough to have discovered a cover they did of one of my favorite songs. A favorite covering a favorite - works out nicely. The band does a great job of adding their own touch to Van Morrison's "And It Stoned Me," but still keep its original charm. From time to time you can hear their reggae feel breaking the service, yet they mostly stick to the classic rock feel that resonates from the original. All in all, this a great cover of a classic by the reggae-influenced band from Pennsylvania - Three Legged Fox. Anticipate their new album, "Always Anyway" to debut on August 16th.

And It Stoned Me - Three Legged Fox

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

David Gray's "Foundling"

I was sent David Gray's latest album, "Foundling," this past weekend and I can't believe what I have been missing. Released in August last year, the album is not brand new, but is still Gray's latest creation. If you have not heard of him or do not own "Foundling," then stop and read this post in its entirety.

I can honestly say, and this is hard to come by seeing how picky we can be, that I can listen to all 19 songs on this album and genuinely enjoy each one. The album has a unique effect on listeners, such that you lose yourself in the music. Gray's voice is the majority cause of this effect, as it resonates smoothly throughout every note in every song. The instrumentals also create a soothing feeling that seems to envelop the listener. Which is the best track? Personally, I'm obsessed with "Davey Jones' Locker." Gray does a phenomenal job of speeding things up and slowing them back down while showcasing the mighty vocal chords God gave him. I also like Pirates of the Caribbean.

David Gray's "Foundling," and the rest of his music, is easy listening and perfect for relaxing, studying, and any music fan that can appreciate a near perfect album. The only negative with "Foundling" is that I am just now owning it. I obviously highly recommend you purchase this album, but if you're broke, you can enjoy the free song below.

Indeed I Will - David Gray

Like I Said...

Country Glitching is catching on. Technically Mumford & Sons aren't categorized as country, but humor me. Featuring one of the band's most popular songs, "Little Lion Man," this remix by Hot Young Girls Make Lovestep is another track stretching the boundaries of glitch production. Just like Pretty Light's new release featuring John Denver, this group strays from the mainstream womping and instead takes a folk song and beefs up the bass just a tad...

Little Lion Man Remix - Hot Young Girls Make Lovestep

Monday, July 18, 2011

Introducing Country Glitching

Pretty Lights just dropped this remix featuring John Denver's "Country Roads" and has possibly opened a door for the dubstep community - what I'm choosing to call as Country Glitching. This is definitely one of the most unique tracks of the summer, and possibly the year, as I have never laid ears on these two genres within the same song. Who else would be better to test the limits than Pretty Lights? Their recent music has been on fire, and they're notorious for creating unique tracks capable of dropping jaws. This song, in my opinion, is incredibly refreshing. Dubstep has a pretty limiting, although highly addicitve, sound. With songs like this one, however, there's hope that more and more glitch artists will continue to push limits and expand that limited sound.

Even if you're not a fan of dubstep, definitely take a listen. Pretty Lights keeps the track's bass at bay and does a great job of maintaining the sounds of Denver's voice and guitar. This isn't just a great track, it's the beginning of a dubstep revolution: Country Glitching. Enjoy

Country Roads - Pretty Lights

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Joe Pug's Nation of Heat

I'm becoming more and more obsessed with singer-songwriter, Joe Pug. I featured him earlier this summer, and I'm featuring him again now because I feel like he's the kind of artist that should become a regular on Beat Dropping. He's a young guy with a unique voice who loves to see his music being passed around. The following song, "Nation of Heat," is an important one for Pug, as it jump started his career and pushed him into the spotlight after leaving The University of North Carolina to pursue music. According to his website, Pug "worked as a carpenter by day, [and] spent nights playing the guitar he hadn’t picked up since his teenage years. Using ideas originally slated for a play he was writing...Pug began creating the sublime lyrical arrangements that would become the Nation of Heat EP." Short on money, Pug relied on those surrounding him to promote and share his songs, which began with "Nation of Heat." He has stuck to this method of promotion as he explains why:
“Look, in the end, I just trust my fans, and the nature of people in general. I need to pay my bills like anyone else does. But I also don’t think it’s right to ask someone to pay $15 when they don’t know what they’re getting. So in a way by sending out these CDs, I’m wagering that they’ll like my music, and that if they do they’ll come to shows, buy CDs, and help me spread the word even further. And so far I’ve been proven right. Without question, the more sampler CDs I send out, the more music I sell.”

I'm aware that the sound quality of the above video is sub par, but it's there for you to catch a glimpse of the man and who he is as an artist. The mp3 just above is in much higher quality, and definitely worth the download. If you like this song, visit Beat Dropping's previous post featuring him, visit his website, and donate any amount you feel appropriate via Noise Trade. As always, share the music you enjoy and help spread the love.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Lil Wayne's Sorry 4 The Wait

The title says it all, so much so that Wayne felt it was necessary to release a mixtape in order to make up for his album's prolonged debut. Weezy fans couldn't be happier that his album, The Carter IV has taken longer than expected because along with this recently dropped mixtape, they've been reassured. At least I have. Since he was released from jail, Wayne's tracks have been sub par and a little weird for my liking. The excitement and success that came while debuting tracks like "A Milli," "I'm Me," and even "Fireman," had seemingly worn off. Well rest assured, he's back and in full swing. Like most of his previous mixtapes, Lil Wayne samples the instrumentals from some of the year's most popular songs and unleashes a lyrical storm. That's the Weezy I grew to love and have grown to miss until now. I know I'm a little late on this one; he released it earlier this week but I was too excited about Beat Dropping's fifth mixtape to worry about anything else (if you haven't downloaded it, do it now and then share it with everyone you have ever met. It's called networking via teamwork. Be my street team). The full mixtape download is after my favorites, enjoy.

Listener warning: Lil Wayne is notoriously explicit, so if you're sensitive towards bad language, you may want to direct your ears towards a different post.

Sorry 4 The Wait - Lil Wayne

Hands Up (Freestyle) - Lil Wayne

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Volume V: Hands Up Anthem

Beat Dropping is proud to present our fifth mixtape, "Hands Up Anthem," and for good reason. With artists like Lil Wayne, Big Gigantic, and Akon, this mixtape is filled with talent and tracks that should be played over and over. The download link is before and after the track list, and be sure to sort by song name once it's in your iTunes library. Click "Read More" below to view and learn more about the tracklist, enjoy.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: Pixie Lott

This week's "Covering Your Wednesday" features Pixie Lott and her version of The Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody." Hands down the most beautiful cover to date on Beat Dropping, Lott makes this song her own. The original version is known for being able to evoke a wide set of emotions from its listeners, and with Lott's cover, you can add goosebumps to the list. Her voice is gorgeous and her delivery is dramatically flawless. The instrumental is subtle and spot on, "but it's the voice that hits you round the head like a Tom & Jerry frying pan: potent, rich and addictive." To add to the song's impact, listeners should know that Pixie is only 20 years old. It's alright to let your jaw drop now.

Use Somebody (Kings of Leon Cover) - Pixie Lott

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A Farewell To Mochi Beats

Many of you may not know who Mochi Beats is, but some of you may. Personally, he was the creator of one of my favorite mashups to date, and consequently has been revered in library as one of the best mashup artists around. Unfortunately, he has decided to stop producing under the persona known as Mochi Beats, and instead redirect his life and find what's been missing. I don't want to try and recreate his goodbye, so if you're interested in learning more, read his farewell on his website. Andy, coming from not just Beat Dropping, but the rest of the music community, we hope you find happiness in whatever you turn towards next. We'll miss the music.

Below are some of Mochi Beat's best mashups including my previsouly mentioned favorite, "Money To Brightside." Even if you don't know who he is, you should be able to understand the shock of his sudden decision to leave the game by listening to the quality tracks below.

Raging Levels - Mochi Beats

Money To Brightside - Mochi Beats

Letting Go Of Your Love - Mochi Beats

I really hope I'm not part of a joke...

Stand Alone With Theophilus London

Theophilus London has been catching my attention lately mainly because he puzzles me. I mean this in the best way, however, as the guy draws from so many different influences that his music seems to bounce from genre to genre all within the same track. It's not messy nor mash-up similar, but rather a blend of culture and style. The track featured in this post, "I Stand Alone," is London's apparent favorite on his upcoming album "Timez Are Weird These Days." Give it a listen and you'll start loving it too - new wave sounds, hip-hop, and as Pigeons & Planes puts it: a possible channeling of The Police? There's a lot to love in this track, but unfortunately there's no download link for this one. I definitely recommend purchasing the song, however, as well as the full album when it debuts on July 19th on iTunes (you can go ahead and pre-order if you're feeling trigger happy). In the mean time, you can keep listening right here, enjoy.

Update: Download "I Stand Alone" HERE for free!

Theophilus London - "I Stand Alone" by TheophilusLondon

So you're not left without anything, here's an RAC remix featuring London:
Why Even Try? (Theophilus London Remix) - RAC

Monday, July 11, 2011

What's Catching Your Ear?

I'm relatively new to the bluegrass scene, as I don't know much about the style or about many artists. I'm learning however, and in my attempts to gain a better grasp on the genre, I've stumbled upon music that I've grown to love. There's something about the quick strumming of the banjo and the rapid picking of the fiddle that inevitably draws me in. The appeal of this genre's instruments has me wondering about other styles of music and how each of their components affects listeners...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Go, Don't Stop With Mat. McHugh

"...For just a moment lose yourself in the warmth, dream of other places outside the walls in which you sit, dinky through Brazil with Mat. McHugh and don’t forget to share the bliss with your friends! Go Don’t Stop!"

Mat. McHugh is the lead singer from the well known band, The Beautiful Girls. Recently, he's been pursuing a solo career, and in my opinion, there is nothing wrong with his decision. He reminds me a lot of Jack Johnson, but he's a lot cooler. If you watch the The Pier Magazine's interview with him above, you'll probably be wishing you were hanging out next to him sipping on Caipirinhas. In the video, he explains why he decided to pursue a solo career, his lasting friendship and involvement with The Beautiful Girls, and his simple mentality that allows him to live such a rich life. His most recent solo track, titled "Go Don't Stop" came to me via email and I've been loving it since the first listen. It's a definite summer song, as it relaxes and seemingly warms the body as soon as it hits the ears. Coming from his website, "McHugh documented his time [in Brazil] in 'The Blacktop Diaries' and also decided that there was no better place to capture the spirit of his new found singularity than in Brazil.

Go Don't Stop - Mat. McHugh

Bonus: Freedom, Pt. 2 - The Beautiful Girls

Dubstep Debuting

I'm starting today off with some heavy hitting dubstep coming from two artsits making their debut on Beat Dropping. Both tracks feature vocals from two pretty popular tracks over the past couple of months, Ellie Goulding's "Starry Eyed," and Foster the People's "Pumped Up Kicks."

Starry Eyed (Ellie Goulding Remix) - DJ Minnesota: Christian Bauhofer performs out of Northern California and has been quickly making a name for himself in the music industry. Going by the name of Minnesota, this DJ is constantly trying to test the limits of glitch production. I know I've posted my fair share of Ellie Goulding remixes, but this one is a must download. I'm obsessed with the track's craftsmenship and timing; Minnesota is a genius.

Pumped Up Kicks (Foster the People Remix) - Butch Clancy: I'm not sure as to how this remix artist has managed to stay off of Beat Dropping for this long; he's pretty well known in the dubstep and glitch production community. This track has some pretty heavy hitting bass, so if you're not a die-hard whomp fan, you've been warned. I'm obsessed with the opening 1:30, but then when the drop occurs, I become more of an admirer than a fan. A little too heavy for my liking, but hopefully some of you will have this song on repeat.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Calliko's "League of Winners"

Calliko is a hip-hop artist from East Moline, Illinois. He's been spitting freestyles left and right beginning at middle school talent shows. Slowly, the kid started gaining attention and is currently climbing the latter in the hip-hop community. He's got a quick fire delivery but definitely knows how to calm things down. His most recent track, "League of Winners," is an example of his more laid back music. Keep an eye out for this guy because he is definitely headed to higher places. Enjoy

I know I promised more posts tonight on twitter (@BeatDropping) to make up for my absence the past couple of days, but I thought it'd be better to save them for my day off tomorrow. I have at least 5 songs I'm trying to post about, and hopefully I can squeeze out a couple more after. Thanks for being patient with me.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Covering Your Wednesday: Linkin Park

I never thought I would post a song about Linkin Park, but here I am blown away by the surprising delicacy and beauty poured into their live perfomance of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" at iTunes London Festival this year. Performed by just the group's lead singer, Chester Bennington, and their producer, Mike Shinoda, the song choice threw off everyone. Straying from their usual heavy hitting metal sound, the two reproduced Adele's hit single with tender care - Bennington's voice over Shinoda's soft touch at the piano. Although there's not much variation from the original, Linkin Park's cover can be placed among some of the best as it harbors the track's emotion so well. Enjoy

Rolling In The Deep - Linkin Park

Linkin Park's performance is perfect to describe iTune's London Festival this year: unpredictable. I feel a little guilty because up until yesterday, I had no idea this music festival was taking place. Luckily it's over the course of 31 nights and showcases 62 artists. Oh, and you can watch every live performance for free on iTunes. Be Sure to check out their website if you're interested in catching shows featuring artists like Adele (July 7), Coldplay (July 22), and Benjamin Francis Leftwich (July 30).

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Ultimate Collaboration

This track has a whole lot of collaboration shoved into its 4:37 minute time frame. Trae The Truth, Lupe Fiasco, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Wale, and MDMA - 6 rappers who have come together to produce something great. The beat is laid back and each artist's verse seems to showcase their individual talents while bringing each one together at the same time. Knowing who had contributed to the track's production, I had high expectations before my first listen, and they were easily met with each rapper. Lupe and Wiz bring their usual flow, showing why they're at the top of the game right now. I was especially pleased with Wale's efforts. Lately I've been put off by his music and have been greatly missing his older sound, but he seems to revisit his vintage swag in this track. If you're a fan of any of the preceding artists, download this song without thinking twice. The more you listen to it, the more you'll love it. Enjoy

I'm On - Trae The Truth ft. Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, MDMA

Bonus Track: Mashup artist, D.Veloped, just came out with a new song called "The Childish Games" that features Childish Gambino with a few others on top of a 90's hit. I won't say which song, as I don't want to discourage you from listening to it, but if you think you know what it is, leave a comment.

Childish Games - D.Veloped

Fantasizing with Breakbot

When you're talking about funky dance tunes, it doesn't get much better than Breakbot. The man is a genius and has a gift for making people get up and move with every track he produces. I've posted about him once before with one of his many hits, "Baby, I'm yours," and received a lot of positive feedback - I guess my followers like to groove. His most recent track, "Fantasy," is definitely not a let down. Although a little more relaxed than the preceding song, "Fantasy" still gets the blood flowing while showcasing Breakbot's funky talents. The high pitched, yet psychedelic vocals coupled with the groovy beat are a combination resulting in a nostalgic disco feeling. Personally, whenever I hear his music I picture Michael Jackson moon walking while John Travolta dances underneath the disco ball. If you like the song or are at least intrigued by the image I described, check out his website and "do the funky bot!"

Fantasy ft. Ruckazoid - Breakbot

Monday, July 4, 2011

Eddy B. and Tim Gunter's "Overseas EP"

Eddy B. and Tim Gunter are both college students in North Carolina (UNCG and NC State respectively), and have a good thing going. I've posted about them twice before, one of which was about a track that would later become the single for their "Overseas EP" that came out today - "Good Girls (Cris Cab Remix). Sampling songs left and right, the college duo are playing the market wisely. Nowadays, everyone wants to hear mashups and revisit songs they grew up listening to. Personally, I don't think there's anything better than an original track from an artist trying to break the mainstream mold, but I can't deny that sampling is fun and addicting. These guys are on the rise and this EP will only put them closer to fame. Hope you enjoy the music on your 4th of July!

Download: Overseas EP
(If you like the two tracks below, go ahead and download the whole tape, the remaining tracks are of the same caliber)

Good Girls (Cris Cab Remix): This track had me sold just by its title. I don't see why you wouldn't at least download this track as Cris Cab's "Good Girls" is easily one of Beat Dropping's most popular tracks to date. The duo does a good job of including Cab's vocals at the right times; I'm glad they didn't try and reproduce the chorus because it's easily one of the best of the year.

Wake Up (Sublime Remix): Sampling the instrumental from Sublime's "What I Got," Eddy B and Time Gunter found their perfect match. This track has a great flow and Eddy B's lyricism is flawless. A catchy hook is also included.

Dan Mills' "Fiction In Photographs"

Dan Mills and his band are from Brooklyn, New York, and dabble in a wide set of genres that include acoustic, funk, blues, and pop/rock. I don't know much about him other than that his music is great. He recently came out with a free album called "Fiction In Photographs" that only requires two things of you: your email (for the download link), and a friend's email in hopes that the band can widen their fan base. When listening to their music, it's evident who has influenced them as I'm reminded of artists such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and a little bit of John Mayer. The following three songs are handpicked by me from "Fiction In Photographs," as I see them as the best ones. If you like what you hear, help Dan and his band out by visiting his website and downloading the entire album (10 songs). Enjoy

Rhody Girl - Dan Mills

This Town - Dan Mills

Those Clothes - Dan Mills

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Remastering Tupac

I picked this track up via GMAD and am loving it. Circulating the internet in poor quality for about two years now, Tupac Shakur's "Road To Glory" has finally been remastered and beefed up. In my opinion, Tupac is one of hip-hops figure heads, if not the best rapper to date. He was charming, lyrically gifted, and gave new meaning to laid back hip-hop. This track showcases the last two characteristics mentioned, and especially his impeccably smooth flow. Telling the story of Mike Tyson's victorious bout against Bruno, "Road To Glory" is a must download. Who knows, maybe the rapper is still alive somewhere and remade the track himself; that's my hope and wish for the day. Enjoy

Road To Glory - Tupac

Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrating A Successful Month With Tinieh Tempah

June was a good month for Beat Dropping. Here are some numbers from this past month: 3,395 page views, 48 posts, and around 35 new followers via Blogger, Facebook, and Twitter. Each of those numbers are better than any previous month, which means two things. First, Beat Dropping is continuing to grow, and therefore we're on the right track to meeting our goals - help artists build their fan bases while delivering some of the best music in the world to our followers. Second, due to our success this past month, we now have to maintain this steady growth and continue to improve our website and function month by month. Although we're young, we're also determined to attract more followers and climb the ranks of music promoting websites.

To help celebrate our successful month, we thought we should share an artist who is also trying to make a name for himself in the United States. A huge star in the U.K., Tempah wants to bring his success to America and is wasting no time as he's been making television appearances, playing live shows (such as the upcoming Lollapalooza), and remaking his already golden album "Disc-Overy." The following song is expected to make an appearance on the newly "revamped" collection. Oh, and he's collaborating with Wiz Khalifa...He's got my attention, and should easily grab yours too. Enjoy

Till I'm Gone - Tinieh Tempah ft. Wiz Khalifa