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Next time you walk through a popular town square, note the faces of each busker performing. S/he might be the next Martin Sexton, a feel-good singer-songwriter who sold his first 20,000 albums solely from busking. Busking! Martin’s career is an inspiration for aspiring musicians worldwide, one that proves success can be reached with commitment and hard work. Grab a free mp3 from his latest album, Sugarcoating, after the jump.
San-Fran based singer/ songwriter Matt Nathanson has been playing shows for years in and around his hometown, building up a loyal fan base in the process. Thanks to the platinum success of his 2007 single “Come On Get Higher,” he is no longer just a local sensation – a status he solidifies with “Faster,” the lead single off of his new album Modern Love.
Vanessa Carlton’s new album, Rabbits on the Run, is the most personal work of her career. Like lead single and album opener “Carousel” shows, Carlton is retreating from the sweeping production that brought her fame in 2002 with her platinum single “A Thousand Miles,” opting instead for a simpler approach of just herself and a piano.
Midwest gangsta rap poet laureate Freddie Gibbs is out to save hip hop. Counting 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G. and Bone Thugs N Harmony as major influences, ‘Gangsta Gibbs’ is carrying the gangsta rap torch into the new millennium. His new single “Stripes (Run DMC)” featuring like-minded artist Young Jeezy (aka The Snowman) is another great addition to his rapidly-growing catalog.
They didn’t need the plug, but The Roots‘ nightly gig with Jimmy Fallon definitely hasn’t hurt their fan base. Their latest masterpiece, How I Got Over, shows off some new collabos (Joanna Newsom) as well longtime friends (John Legend). The hipster-friendly “Dear God 2.0” is the standout track, which features Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Monsters of Folk.