2014 Grammy Nominations

It’s that time of year again as the list of nominees for next year’s Grammy Awards is out. King Kendrick Lamar leads the way with seven nominations including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and more. Meanwhile, Grammy winner Miguel is looking for another win, this time Best R&B Performance for How Many Drinks with Kendrick Lamar. Drake, Jay-Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar are all going head to head for the Best Rap Album gong.

Hit the jump to see the full list, including Eclectic Relaxation’s picks. The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held next month, January 26th.

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Toronto recording artist PARTYNEXTDOOR continues to makes waves with the music video to the Miguel-sampling Break From Toronto from his self-tilted EP. Check out the day-in-the-life visual which switches up into Curious towards the end. Get the EP here.


These tracks pretty much epitomize Eclectic Relaxation. Taken from Below The Heavens, the classic joint venture by slept-on West Coast MC Blu and and Cali producer Exile (Blu & Exile) that hip-hop heads were blessed with back in 2007, both songs are straight vibes and feature a certain Grammy award-winning crooner before he gained worldwide recognition.

Back when he went by the name Miguel Jontel, Adorn singer Miguel was killing hooks for Blu & Exile. The first track, First Things First (ha), features a laidback production by Exile with Miguel supplying the chorus to Blu’s verses.

Blu & Exile – First Things First (ft. Miguel Jontel)

Read on for the second classic joint.

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VIDEO: Miguel – Art Dealer Chic [documentary series]

Adorn singer Miguel has taken to YouTube to release a series of videos, labelled ADC, following him on his world tour and giving fans a taste of what goes down. Check out the video documenting his performance in London and visit the channel to see the other tour highlights.