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Eric Shiveley "You Don't Know Me At All"

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Ever had your heart broken? I mean, just absolutely shattered, utterly smashed to pieces to the point where you can't tell up from down and it's all you can do to find the strength to pick yourself off the floor? In "I Can't Stop Crying," one of my all time favorite songs, Sam Phillips once sang the words, "I know that this heartache is a speck in the sky of love, but it's all I feel around me." Gospel. Been there. Woe is me.

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"Imma Do It" by Lil Ceej from his forthcoming Street Fame Vol 1: Told You So mixtape

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Nod your head to this: We've got another brand new track to lay on you on this week.

This one, fresh out of the lab and still hot to the touch, is by Lil Ceej from his forthcoming mixtape, Street Fame Vol. 1: Told You So. The cut, which is built on a Johnny Juliano beat from Sound Click, was recorded by Dyalekt and LeeZy at Diamond Boi studio.

Lil Ceej is a Diamond Boiz affiliate who previously appeared with Dyalekt's "Polish My Wingz," from his Dreams, Caffeine & Nicotine mixtape. Listen and download "Imma Do It" below, and then keep an eye out for the full Street Fame mixtape to be released very soon.

MP3: Lil Ceej - Imma Do It

Check out "Julia," the first track from Naeem Oba's new album, Unorthodox

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Naeem Oba should already be on your radar. But just in case he isn't, feel free to get up to speed on the Minneapolis-bred MC by reading the Q&A we posted with him and brikAbrak this past December. Dude is deep. Real deep. Right now, he's working on an album based on 1984, George Orwell's prescient novel from 1949. If you prefer hip-hop that scratches the grey matter as much as it makes your head nod, check out "Julia" after the jump, and then download it on iTunes. It's the first track from Naeem Oba's forthcoming album, Unorthodox, recorded at CCM on Colfax, featuring brikAbrak, and produced by Illmind.

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8-bit nerd rap heralds a video game invasion in "Gnarcade"

Categories: Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day pushes every nerd button in our nerdy little hearts -- and that's a lot of nerd. The song is 8-bit infused hip-hop with a clever MC who drops lines about classic gaming, smoking weed and even name checks Colorado. His style is a little bit Del tha Funky Homo Sapien, which we can all agree is a good thing for 8-bit nerd rap, right?

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Fol Chen's "The Holograms" is compressed, chaotic beauty

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Trolling around YouTube is not only a great way to avoid the mountain of work staring you in the face, it's also (occasionally) a decent way to find some new tunes. Tunes like today's Song of the Day, "The Holograms" from Fol Chen. Not even sure how it crossed our path, but thankful it did. It's a doozy.

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It's summer, so the Cults say "Go Outside"

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While we were checking out some of the suggestions from our friendly Twitter followers for song of the summer, we found a heck of a song of the day. It's a tune called "Go Outside" from a New York band called Cults. And to our ears, it sounds just like summer.

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The National capture "Sorrow" in three and a half perfect minutes

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Been a while since we had a Song of the Day post, eh? Well, we've got a doozy for you today. It's "Sorrow," a great track off the recent National album High Violet. It's a quiet, slow-burn of a track that compresses a lifetime of heartbreak and regret into just over three minutes of perfectly melancholy pop.

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"Hey!" by 3OH!3 and Lil Jon: Another new track from Streets of Gold Crunk Rock.?

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Mystery solved: You won't find "Hey!" on Streets of Gold, and that's because it's on Lil Jon's new album Crunk Rock, released earlier this week.

All right, so we already told you about 3OH!3 premiering Streets of Gold's first single, "My First Kiss," featuring Ke$ha on Monday. Evidently, if you pre-order the album, evidently, you'll get an MP3 download at midnight. If you order it after that, you'll get a free download.

Confused? Don't be. Know this: Either way, you get the track, and there's all kinds of crazy packaged ways (with expanded artwork, a thirty-minute documentary and a sixteen-page comic created by Sean Foreman, etc.) you can pick up the album on the act's site.

Anyhow, enough about that. By now, if you're enterprising enough -- and we suspect that you are -- you've probably already heard the song already anyway. But have you heard "Hey!" featuring Lil Jon? That's a dumb question. If you've heard "My First Kiss," you've probably heard "Hey!" We just came across it ourselves. It began making the rounds on the interweb, apparently, earlier this year, and somehow we missed it.

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Song of the day: "The House That Built Me" Miranda Lambert

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Cue: Gigantic lump in the throat. Heard this one on the radio yesterday and immediately wanted to hear it again -- before it had even finished, a sure sign that I'd stumbled on a keeper. The other, and this is probably just the sentimentalist in me (I'm a great big old sissy, don't you know): I was blinking back the tears by the third verse.

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Song of the Day: "Airplanes" by B.o.B. featuring Hayley Williams

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If you haven't already been acquainted, meet B.o.B. (aka Bobby Ray, due at the Ogden with Lupe Fiasco on Thursday, April 29TONIGHT!), a dude that, if his record company has its way, will be well on his way to reaching ubiquitous status by the end of summer. Our friends at the Voice put together a rather comprehensive primer on the gent if you're so inclined.

Truth be told, we're actually more in love with the hook from "Nothing On You," another track from his forthcoming debut, B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, due out April 27, but "Airplanes," featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore is the one everyone is buzzing about right now.

Not hard to see why this track, evidently, another DJ FrankE joint (he produced it), is headed for Hitsville. The hook is strong, and so is the conceit -- casting wishes on airplanes, pretending that they're shooting stars. While it's not exactly new (Planes Mistaken for Stars, anybody?), it is clever. Add to that B.o.B.'s flow, which splits the difference between Big Boi and Kanye, and you have a song that's, ahem, prepared for takeoff. [original post: 04.14.10]

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