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Sometimes I get nostalgic and miss this era of rap. Kanye was crazy with the beats. Dipset was popping. One of my favorites right here. This week’s flashback is Cam’ron featuring Kanye West “Down & Out”.
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Soooo, last night I forwent my usual sports indulging and watched VH1’s “The Breaks”. Based on the novel THE BIG PAYBACK: THE HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS OF HIP-HOP BY DAN CHARNAS The 2 hour film stars Mack Wilds, Afton Williamson, Wood Harris and more. It tells the story of 3 individuals trying to get their “break” in the recording industry. One as a producer, another as an executive, and the other as a aspiring program director. Here are my thoughts on the film:
Happy New Year People! Best of 2015 out of the way…. Soooo, what’s new? Not much. Lol!
2015 is just about gone and it was a very dope year for hip-hop music! It seemed as if a lot of artist cared about their projects this year. You didn’t get a collection of singles. What we got were Albums/Mixtapes with cohesive concepts, dope beats, and thought provoking lyrics. It was hard to come up with just 5 but, THESE WERE THE BEST FOR THE YEAR 2015…
Look, this is Ice Cube’s best album. Hands down. This is an experience. An album that speaks to every young male in the hood. Racist? Naw. Reality? Yes. The beats, the rhymes, the concepts…the singles. One of my favorite songs from a classic album. This week’s throwback is Ice Cube’s “Steady Mobbin”.
Here we are. The final month before we say goodbye to a very dope 2015. Soooo, what’s new?
Since Tribe is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album, it’s only right we take a look at the song that introduced me to them. More importantly the video. My first thought was wtf is this? A song about losing your wallet? As I watched more, the charm of the song/video grew on me. Classic group, classic video…This week’s throwback is A Tribe Called Quest’s “Left My Wallet in El Segundo”.
The 4th Quarter is approaching. Soooo, what’s new?
This song was a return to form for Common. A message to those who felt that he fell off with his last release “Electric Circus”. Ironically, he’d probably do better releasing that album today. “BE” was a dope album and this single was a monster. This week’s #TBT is Common’s “The Corner”.