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Happy Birthday to Us!

FAST in the SLOW LANE is one year old today! After a quick start, things have calmed down considerably.  Due to a few life changes that altered my writing schedule, the frequency of posts went from daily, to rarely, to none.  This is going to change! We’ve built too much momentum to let FAST in … Continue reading

Meek Mill x Mel Love | “Middle Of Da Summer” | New Music

Haven’t posted anything recently but when I hear good music, it motivates me.  No Kelly Rowland.  With “Middle Of Da Summer,” Maybach Milly drops a seasonal anthem detailing life in the city.  Not exactly Will Smith (listen for the name drop)  but it’s still car system ready. source

Behind the Beat | Sting “Shape of My Heart”

Sting‘s “Shape of My Heart” was featured on the soundtrack to the film The Professional, starring Jean Reno and a young Natalie Portman.  Again, how this works is you identify other songs that sampled this original track.  Leave your answers in the comments or hit the Twitter page. Previous:  Soul Makossa

Wale at Baltimore Artscape | Review

Ed.’s Note: This review was originally posted at manswrites.blogspot.com. BALTIMORE – Love and thou shalt be loved.  Sounds religious doesn’t it?  Then it’s fitting, because this was the overarching theme of Wale’s Sunday performance that closed Artscape 2010. It was hotter than peanut oil as the crowd of college kids through thirty-somethings baked in the … Continue reading

Behind the Beat | I Know You Got Soul

I’ve always had an ear for samples.  The ones I wasn’t able to decipher would send me on a quest until I finally found the original author.  Yeah, I’m the dude that reads the liner notes on CDs to find out which samples were used.  This new feature is largely inspired by Rap Radar’s Breaks … Continue reading

J. Nolan “Cosmic Cruise” | Audio | New Music

The young homie J. Nolan, featured here before on Fast Music Friday, delivered another joint from his upcoming Chaos Theory project.  “Cosmic Cruise” (produced by One Love Beats) is a lyrical exercise that’ll jog your ears around the track with lines like: Warp speed supersonic talker/Diction infliction conflicted kinda like Marshall/Fire Marshall martial artist/Harder than … Continue reading