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.
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.
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.
Tonight me and producer Kil will appear on the Baltimore Hip-Hop program Strictly Hip-Hop. We’ll be talking about our sophomore (FREE) album “You’re All Welcome”. Tune in at Midnight to listen.
Dmx is officially more entertaining talking than rapping. Sorry. His prime was in those 1st four albums. Between the drug habit, jail time, weak album sales, and… Read more “Drive-By Bloggin’ 9-13-2012 “DarkMan Edition””
How do you know when it is time to go completely digital with your music library? Is it even necessary? Pros? Cons?
While So Far Gone felt like Drake’s official debut, Thank Me Later has a little sophomore jinx going on.
Now this is what I’m talking about! Are you one of those music lovers who savors the process of buying a new cd and reading the credits/liner notes, while taking in the new sounds? This is an essential part of an album’s impression on the customer. Currently, with digital downloads, you get pictures and videos. Meh :-[
MusicDNA may be the answer…
Click on either photo to download it for free. The language and themes are mature. The beats and rhymes are some of the best. There’s more to come soon. Feel free to forward this Ep to friends and fam of hip-hop.