This is just crazy! I had to share. Maybe this kind of blending should happen more. Honestly, Camp Lo lyrics with Bobby $chmurda’s beat? Lit!
Top 5 hip-hop records I heard this week (in no particular order-Explicit Lyrics).
Hell Rell “Lames in the Game”
Mike Steele feat. Rapsody “Memory Bank”
Castle “Krillz (Has-Lo Remix)”
Raekwon “A Rainy Day”
Stalley feat. Lil’ KeKe, Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, E.S.G. & Chamillionare “Swangin’ Remix”
Drake has a new album in the wings (leaked on the internet though), and I took the time to look back at the beginning. For music that came out not too long ago, the nostalgia hit a brother. There were songs that I totally forgot about. It gave me a better appreciation for what this dude was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. This song without a doubt was FIRE. This week’s Re-Release is Drake’s “Best I Ever Had”.
This song really had to grow on me. My expectations for a Lil Kim solo were high. She delivered on the album, and this record found a special place in hip-hop for me. The clubs were nuts around this time. She may look like a Muppet now, but we will never forget the good ol’ days. This week’s Re-Release is Lil Kim feat. Puff Daddy (Yes, Puff) “No Time”.
With the recent release of some lyrically conscious albums (i.e. J. Cole, Wale- yes him), I’ve been very optimistic about the future of the hip-hop game. I am well aware of the “underground” artist who have released some dope projects as well. That first sentence is more important in this post because…these are mainstream hip-hop artist we are talking about. I personally like to thank Good Kid…M.A.A.D. City for this.
He did it again. No, not “Yeezus”. His “Big Brother”, Hov. Jay-Z continued his career long habit of jump in the way of “his” artist.
This week I decided to put up a tribute mix to Nas & AZ collabos. Get em while it’s hot! Cause it is…
Ah, Snoop…I don’t know what the hell to make of you at this point. Has he run out of sh*t to rap about? Is this a gimmick to gain attention? Is this just a reason to continue to smoke weed (I thought he quit)? Or was he truly inspired by the Rastafarian Religion? I have no idea.
Man, what the hell did J. Cole do to Jay-Z? You would never know that he was signed to his label (Roc Nation). Not only is he absent from J. Cole everything (i.e. Songs, Pics), now Hov does a remix with his man Kendrick Lamar? The cover of the single is a pic of Kobe and Jordan together. What?! If I was J. cole, no disrespect to Kendrick, but I’d need answers.
Oh how soon we forget the laws of the land until we are reminded of the iron fist that is REALITY. I have my opinions on the “latest trend” but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about how an underground producer’s song becomes a national craze and ushers in more than a million downloads….AND THE SAMPLES WERE NOT CLEARED. oh boy.
I wasn’t always the biggest fan of Lil Wayne but I did like a couple of records. The last album was meh, and all of this bad press is not a good look.
I said I would watch this year…but I didn’t. I just, genuinely, don’t care anymore. The award show has improved over the years but I still feel that some magic is missing. It doesn’t feel like there is any suspense as it relates to the winners. The bigger the record (as it relates to sales), the greater the chances it will walk away with the honors. When a song like “Niggaz in Paris” wins over a song like “Daughters”….well.
Probably my favorite album from Cam. I didn’t initially like this song. It seemed like such a huge departure from his previous work. The track was dope. In the… Read more “Re-Release Tuesdays “What Means the World to You’””
Probably my favorite Eminem album. Not only did it show a growth from his debut but it contained one the dopest hip-hop records of all time. When a song’s title turns into a slang, you know you’ve made a major impact. This week’s Re-Release is Eminem’s “Stan”.
I’m not exactly sure what is going on here but I don’t like it. People have been trying to make the lack of a Outkast album into a beef. Sure, friends fight all of the time. Business partners have disagreements. With Big Boi and Andre 3000, you can see they are doing there best to avoid any controversy.