If you’ve just discovered the joys of Hip-Hop music….you’ve got some homework to do. WatchMojo.com put together this list of the Top 10 Defining Songs of each decade. Do you agree? Watch them all below:
Good music all around. Hip-Hop ain’t dead. Word. Just my thoughts… Here’s what I’m currently rocking:
50 Cent “Animal Ambition:An Untamed Desire to Win“
“Starts out REALLY strong, then it weaves in and out of wack/dope too often. I like it but I am not sure how long it will stay in my rotation. There is a lot of old 50 and then there is that searching for a radio hit 50. Tis the life of a mainstream artist searching for the glory days.”
Slaughterhouse “House Rules“
“One of the top releases this year without a doubt. This is the Slaughterhouse album I want. Thumping beats, lyrical, and thought provoking in some cases. Sure, they are still on attack mode but this mixtape seems like they are coming together as a group rather than a freestyle cipher. YOU MUST DOWNLOAD THIS ONE.”
Pharoahe Monch “P.T.S.D.(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)“
“Every time this dude has dropped an album, it has been a masterpiece of content and production. Unfortunately, some people will never hear it. He is horribly slept on every go round. In another time, these would be classics. I thought his last album was dope…this one is BETTER. Man, if you love hip-hop the way you say you do…go out and support it. This is one of the best albums this year. Hands down.”
Mobb Deep “The Infamous Mobb Deep“
“There was a time where I would truly be excited for a new Mobb Deep album. I had zero expectations for this one. I almost passed it by. Whoa! The f@ck was I thinking? This feels like them Murdah Musick days. Prodigy sounds rejuvenated. Havoc kind of sounds like he took a step back lyrically but, wasn’t that the hierarchy in the past anyway? The guest, the beats, that good old M-O-B-B sound? This album is hot! It also includes a remastered version of their debut (really sophomore) album The Infamous. Say no more.”
Skyzoo & Torae “Barrel Brothers“
“I don’t want to hear that NYC-Style hip hop is dead. That ole’ boom bap is gone. It’s all skinny jeans, big hats, and cheap imitations of southern hip-hop. That’s what the radio would have you think. More than anything, this album dispels that. It feels like old NY without sounding old. I haven’t been the biggest fan of either mc’s solo projects but as a team? This is pretty dope. If you’ve looked far and wide for that ole sh*t, look no further. Check it…”
Things get interesting this month. A couple of big releases. People are already looking toward the future for their hip-hop fix. What’s on deck?
Upcoming Notable Hip-Hop Releases(Dates Subject to Change):
JUNE 3RD- 50 CENT “ANIMAL AMBITION”
JUNE 3RD- AB-SOUL “THESE DAYS”
JUNE 3RD- MADLIB “PINATA BEATS”
JUNE 3RD- SAGE FRANCIS “COPPER GONE”
JUNE 3RD- TRAVIS PORTER “MUSIC, MONEY, MAGNUMS”
JUNE 8TH- ILLA GHEE “SOCIAL GRAFFITI”
JUNE 10TH- MURS & MAYDAY “MURSDAY”
JUNE 10TH- CANIBUS “FAIT ACCOMPLI”
JUNE 17TH- SWOLLEN MEMBERS “BRAND NEW DAY”
JUNE 24TH- BUCKSHOT & P-MONEY “BACKPACK TRAVEL”
New track from Donovan …Check it:
I read tons of articles across the internet. Every now and again I run into a post that is hip-hop related…and interesting. Do today’s Djs do nothing but push a button? There are a lot of people who started djing once the need for traditional turntable skills wasn’t a requirement. Is it that the art of djing is dead or evolved?
Here is a snippet of the post with the link to the entire piece below it:
“I think given about one hour of instruction, anyone with minimal knowledge of Ableton and music tech in general could DO what I’m doing at a Deadmau5 concert. Just like I think ANY DJ in the WORLD who can match a beat can do what “ANYONE else” (not going to mention any names) is doing on their EDM stages, too. Have a look, then let me explain…”
Let’s be real. Drugs and alcohol sometimes go hand in hand with recording sessions. Not my style but there are plenty of dudes who gotta “Get right” before they hit the booth. We’re not just talking Hip-Hop either.
Regardless of the drug or drink of choice, some artist feel that this helps them get in their zone. Gets the creative juices flowing. Turn’t Up, Swagged Out … Whatever. My question to you is, does this guarantee good music?
I mean, there are plenty of successful artist who’ve never relied on the assistance of drugs or alcohol to help them in the recording process. Why do some artist feel the need to “Get right” before they write/record?
I can understand the idea of manufacturing the atmosphere of a party before you record a party record. I can understand that it makes people more loose… Or social… Or less insecure in some cases. A lot of hit records were recorded “under the influence”. Sh*t some great records were recorded by straight up junkies.
So, is it necessary? I don’t think so. What I do know is that, regardless of the genre, the artist, or even the medium… Getting high and performing sometimes go hand to hand.
Hand in hand. Carry on Artist. Cheers!
New EP from Vegas Produced by@McLovinBeatz …Check it:
Hip Hop culture is eating itself. Its moving into a direction where art and craftsmanship is taking a backseat to excess and instant gratification.
To the “initiated” this sounds quite familiar…
Amidst the chaos Vegas & McLovin have decided to find a little crevice or corner to post up on and throw out some free work for anyone willing to listen. If you like to nod your head, have a laugh every once in a while, or just be stimulated by interesting convo, try this, you might like it.
Written by Vegas Produced by McLovin Beatz
Project Executive producer: Ahk
Art Direction: Ahk & Vegas
Project Promotion: Wanja Lange
Thank you to anyone who lends us their ears!
Also, get it on Bandcamp: TESTERS EP
New track from Mickey Factz …Check it:
New track from Jackson …Check it:
Come get your Hip-Hop! New Sh*t!… People are already looking toward the future for their hip-hop fix. What’s on deck?
Upcoming Notable Hip-Hop Releases(Dates Subject to Change):
TODAY- HELL RELL “WALKING BRICK”
MAY 6TH- TECH N9NE “COLLABOS:STRANGEULATION”
MAY 6TH- eMC “THE TURNING POINT”
MAY 6TH- APOLLO BROWN “THIRTY EIGHT”
MAY 7TH- D.I.T.C. “THE REMIX PROJECT”
MAY 13TH- DJ REVOLUTION “COALMINE RECORDS PRESENTS:UNEARTHED”
MAY 13TH- FREDDIE GIBBS & THE WORLDS FRESHEST “TONITE SHOW”
MAY 19TH- THE ROOTS “AND THEN YOU SHOOT YOUR COUSIN”
MAY 20TH- BLU “GOOD TO BE HOME”