I know I do! So, I thought I'd share with you a great site I came across one day a few months ago. That site is This Song is Sick.
I don't remember how I came across this site, but I'm so glad I did! Basically, This Song is Sick was started by a guy named Nick Guarino, who loved music and loved introducing people to new music. He was the guy who always made the best mixed tapes/cd's for his friends and decided to create a website with the hope to expand the world's musical tastes beyond mainstream radio. Enter This Song is Sick.com.
The site showcases underground musicians and their music. It features new artists who are just on the brink of discovery and about to make it big. You wouldn't believe how much music there is out there... freely distributed... and Guarino brings it straight to you via his website.
The majority of the music he features really IS SICK. I've discovered so much music on his site that I immediately fell in love with. And, to make the songs even more enjoyable... I don't have to worry about hearing it played to death on the radio tomorrow. AMEN.
If you get the time, you should really check it out. I spend a ridiculous amount of time on there. And, another added plus, he always links the songs he showcases with free downloads from the artists. Always legal... freely distributed music. It's awesome!
My favorite artist I've come across on Guarino's site is G-Eazy. This guy is aMAZEing and unlike anyone else out right now. You can download his albums straight from g-eazy.com. He even gives you the option to pay whatever you want for them. I paid $20 for each album because I just enjoyed his music THAT much. Oh, and did I mention that he's not too bad to look at either. ;P
G-Eazy has a hip-hop vibe that meets James Dean. He's opened for artists like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Big Sean. He's not your typical white rapper though... so don't be misled. He doesn't try to be gangster. He takes his own style and flavor and puts it into his music. It just so happens to be in the lyrical form of hip-hop. He's been offered to join big name labels in the past but has yet to do so because he refuses to "compromise his sound." I respect the hell outta that! I doubt he will need a big name label to make it big anyway.
A few of my favorites:
Here are two other great songs I've found on thissongissick.com.