Re-Release Tuesdays “It’s Yourz”

I like the song Drake did. I’m saying. It would have been corny for him to try and redo it from a rap perspective. It was it’s own song and it brings to light a classic Wu-Tang track. I loved this song the minute I heard it. Dope beat. Typical Wu slang. Plus it dropped during the summer. You know how we love our Summer Anthems. This week’s Re-Release is Wu-Tang Clan’s “It’s Yourz”.

“CHECK THE RHYME”

I’ve been waiting to see this film for a while now. A lot of interesting views being touched on in this trailer. A lot of younger artist will look at this and thing one thing… “HATING”. Open up your vocabulary, ears & mind…and understand what this information means to your existence as a hip-hop artist or fan. Check the trailer…

Rap Genius…

Ever wondered what the f@ck your favorite rapper was talking about? Are you one of those hip-hop fans that loves a rap artist for their voice and cadence but get lost in the lyrics? Well, somebody has made a site for YOU.

Rap Genius is a Wikipedia for rap lyrics. The site is run by, well, US the fans. There are verses and songs with lyrics broken down into “simple” terms. Now ya moms will understand why you say Lil Wayne is the best….or maybe why people say he is trash.

Check this breakdown of Lil Wayne’s hit single “A Milli

I think a site like this is good idea, but I can’t help but feel like it’s a cheat. Part of the allure of hip-hop music is figuring out the lyrics on your own. I’ve gone as far as to research things myself. I guess this site will make it easier for the casual hip-hop fan. Here is one of Jay-Z’s greatest lines for which I think needs no explanation: “…Like short sleeves, I bare arms.” – Brooklyn’s Finest

Anyhow, here is a quick breakdown of what the site is all about:

What is Rap Genius?
Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics (basically the internet version of the nerd-ass “rap dictionary” dorm-mate you had in college).

You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – we have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the beginning of the Torah..)

Peace…

Hip-Hop Reads…

Autobiographies/Memoirs by hip-hop artist aren’t a new thing. There are a number of books out there giving you the behind the scenes goods on your favorite rapper’s life. I, personally, was never attracted to reading about a rapper’s life because I always felt that listening to their catalog was the same thing. This is not true.