1. Chris Brown is hands down my favorite artist in the music game. I have every CD and song he has put out now I am just waiting for him to tour in the North West. He covers all spectrums of genres with his work, recently his work has stretched in to the house music and rap genres which has really shown his talent as a true artist. He has a new CD coming out Named Fortune which drops June 3rd be sure to go out and not be a pirate for once and buy this EP. My favorite Chris Brown joint hands down is G-Sh**(http://youtu.be/49nai31O2ik) featuring Tyga from their tandem Fan of A Fan mixtape.
2. Kid Ink has been an underground favorite of mine for the last 4 years and he is finally starting to blow up in a big way. He was recently named to XXL’s Freshman class, this years class was speculated by many as questionable. June 13th Ink drops his highly anticipated Up And Away EP I personally will be at the store at 7:30 AM looking for this and it looks to be a Summer anthem. My Favorite song from Ink is Here We Go (http://youtu.be/DXwwSh9Copo) from the Wheels Up Mixtape.
3. Travis Porter is the inspiration behind my creation of the Ratchet City Movement. Travis Porter is always boomin’ in my trunk, they their first EP coming out on May 29, 2012 titled From Day 1. The trio has put out multiple mix tapes and has a huge internet following. This first CD is just the beginning of good things to come from Travvy in the coming years. My favorite track of theirs is Ride like That Featuring Jeremih (http://youtu.be/n6NVJtiU38M).
4. The Weekend – The Weeknd is something we have never heard before he has such a painful voice in every song and he just pulls you in. His 3 mixtapes and propelled him to near stardom. The Canada native. This is something I play with the windows down at night in the summer time. His work allows you to get completely lost in his music. His number on track for me is Wicked Games (http://youtu.be/o9PuAm7d0PA) off of his House of Balloons mixtape.
5. Bei Maejor is last on my list of My iPod Summer edition, with his release of his free album Upscale this spring has been a feel good favorite of mine for a few years now. He both produces and performs his music and is a pioneer of his own sound with a R&B-Electro type of style that is perfect for any kick back or drive in the summer. His tracks have ranged from the dubstep genre to alternative rock. My favorite track by Maejor is Something Else (http://youtu.be/9JKgvknGPY4) from the ThrowBack mixtape.