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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Kevin - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Leon Bridges

Speed: 95 bpm

Recommended bpm range: 90 to 95 bpm

The DJ's Take: Interesting combo here - legit, soul-infused rap beat, conscious storytelling, and inspired R&B interludes that bring to mind Sam Cooke's A Change Is Gonna Come. I think this has a chance to be a sneaky hit; maybe won't blow up right away, but we could see it creep up the charts at some point in the next few months. Probably better suited for a setting where there's no pressure to make people dance, since the singing parts have no percussion (unless you're an ADDJ mixing one minute cuts).

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