Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I mean, for reals for reals, Connor's gotta be one of the best doing right now. On his new tape Season 2, he flips this 80's sample into a meaningful statement of his slow rise in the rap scene, expressing it with a nip-tuck flow that leaves your jaw on the floor and your balls in your ass.
Well this is a really damn weird collaboration mixtape: Yayo the G-Unit excon, Brown the flamboyant shrieky-voiced rapper from the future and three Based God features. Wow. Just, wow. How is this possibly good? This semi-bassless track explains it all. This did come out before Drake aka Sir Aroma Therapy jacked it into a hit single. Plus, a Buju Banton reference is guaranteed to get me aroused.
If youre a racist motherfucker you won't like Madchild, the Canadian rapper who forms one third of Swollen Members and isn't allowed inside the United States. He's white, unabashedly white; his rhymes are intricate and require some really close listening. Having rebounded from a devastating heroin addiction, this song is the first off of an upcoming solo effort. Do yourself a favor and open your ears.
You know, Larry Smith was really one of the best producers of all time. He invented hip-hop drums and gave rise to a generation of beat makers permeating all the way down to, say, Chuck Inglish. This song is really an example of that minimalist boom-bap that gave Run-D.M.C. their edge, and made them great.
Friday, December 23, 2011
I've been crazy busy with smoking, warhamer and finals that I haven't posted here in a while. Sue me . Evan hasn't posted in months so I don't feel that bad. Anyway I'll post my December collection as soon as I get home from NJ. Then the fahtness will commence
Friday, November 25, 2011
Here's a new banger from Teta Chico himself. His new mixtape T.R.U. Realigion is pretty much a joke, but hella fun to wile out to. This track and a few others certify this project as probably his best besides only 2010's Codeine Cowboy. Edit: I just wanna note that Mike Will must've absolutely abused an MPC to get this beat. I mean, just slamming those pads.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Finally to finish off this round of posts, I've got two absolutely John Fio-status FAHT cuts from the hottest duo out, Main Attrakionz. Among all this amazing Green Ova music, Main Attrakionz' mixtape Blackberry Ku$h is up there as one of the best. The "Cloud Skatin" and "Stoner Gang" songs are so good, I really don't know what to say. "Stoner Gang" is produced by spook-master Spaceghostpurrp., and make sure you stick around "Cloud Skatin'" to hear the irreverent Danny Brown slay a beat.
Main Attrakionz- Blackberry Ku$h (Download)
You guys already know what I said about the "Shock The World" joint, so it shouldn't shock that world that I think Banks' new project, The Cold Corner 2, is one of his best thus far. His smoked-out voice is smooth over almost any beat, but it's worth noting how good Banks' beat really can be. It's honestly solid from top to bottom, certainly worth a look, especially considering it boasts production from Araabmuzik and features from ASAP Rocky and Prodigy.
Lloyd Banks- The Cold Corner 2 (Download)
Mondre is one half of Main Attrakionz, and has some good work under his own name. His solo tape, Dope Since 1991, is a good collection of songs, many produced by his other half, Squadda B. These two tracks are my favorite, but check out the tape if you want more. "I'm the golden one: Willy Wonka, James Bond!"
Mondre- Dope Since 1991 (Download)
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Speaking of Green Ova, I'm about to post samples of a bunch of their projects. One of these, rapper Shady Blaze and producer Squadda B's The Shady Bambino Project contains some of the best music I've heard in a while. Squadda pairs his psychedelic swirl with Shady Blaze's fast raps, a technique that's considerably striking. Squadda B's beats are truly incredible (see: "Ridin' Wit G.O.) and sometimes the double or even triple-time verses can get a bit irritating. But on the other hand, the spray of words can create a tornado-like effect, essentially becoming one with the beat. Okay now respect these fucking selects, I PROMISE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED.
This is my new favorite group, and I'm embarrassed I was more or less sleeping on them. Green Ova Undergrounds representers Main Attrakionz (Squadda B & Mondre) make some of the best, most meaningful and forward thinking hip hop I've heard in a long time. They're beats are off-kilter, sun-kissed psychedelia consisting of heavily chopped samples and deep, resonant bass. The raps are ramblings about drugs and the unique lives of these two guys. The music is really fucking good, right up my alley. There's even a song featuring ASAP Rocky produced by Clams Casino.This mixtape is a must-download and I really recommend checking out more Green Ova stuff before they blow up.
Main Attrakionz- 808's & Dark Grapes II (Download)
The hype-beast machine is always churning its cogs spewing out new internet darlings every six months. The recent attention-grabber is Harlem's ASAP Rocky, who's been posted on once before (Edit: before he blew up mind you). His new mixtape LiveLoveASAP (or is it LiveLaughLove?) garnered him enough hype to snag a huge deal with Sony. Good for him, because the tape is thankfully pretty darn good. Clams Casino, a guy we've been pumping since his work with Lil B this spring, provides a bunch of great, moody beats and Rocky proves to be a capable rapper. He loves his lean and weed, and it shows, but this tape is solid from top to bottom. Here's a select cut, and go ahead and download the tape.
ASAP Rocky- LiveLoveASAP (Download)
Immortal Technique's got a new mixtape online right now called Civil War. This is the standout track from the project featuring the likes of Brother Ali, site favorite Killer Mike and Chuck D of Public Enemy on the hook. The concious lyrics come to us via Tech's post-3rd World growl, Killer Mike's preachy bombast and Brother Ali's emotive introspection. Plus the beat knocks.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Hello all my loyal readers, if there are any. My laptop recently suffered some water damage and is gonna be in the shop for a little while. RTS is gonna be slow for a bit, assuming E-Swags doesn't start posting all of a sudden. Just a heads up; check back here for more hot beats and intelligent rhymes in the future. Peace.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
This my personal favorite cut off Michael's newest mixtape, Premier Politics. It's good, but Mikey is definitely in need of Chuck Inglish's icy production. This one's got a jungle beat while Sir Michael of the Rocks talks about swaggin on bitches.
This is my favorite song from Lloyd Banks in, well, ever. Yes, ever. I think this song is fucking amazing. From the beat to the flow to the fact that this G-Unit tough-guy sounds like he's crying: it's all awesome. Check it out, it will shock your world.
THIS SONG IS FIRE. Buddy is an unknown rapper from Compton who's got cosigns from Kendy Lamar and The Neptunes. So thats pretty fucking dope. This track here surfaced on the soundtrack from HBO's How To Make In America.
Scared money don't make no money. This track from Noreaga has a super fatty beat and line up featuring good spitting from all three MC's. This is just good hip-hop.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Welcome da fuk back, T.I.; I hope the halfway house is better than prison. Since he's gotten a chance to get back on the mic, Tip has let loose a slew of verses with the likes of Jeezy, Tity Boi (Sam, he hopped on a remix of "Spend It") and now Mississippi representer Big K.R.I.T. Krit is a guy who was an aspiring southern rapper who aspired so hard he became one. Oh, and he laced this mufucka!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Oh. My. Dick. This shit speaks for itself. But, if you're not in the loop, this is Pusha T's diss aimed at Drake. Aubrey musta fucked up this time cause Push sounds pissed. These metaphors are just nasty. Yeesh. Someone had to do it, and I'm glad its Pusha Ton.
Finally got around to listening Jon Connor's album Salvation, and it's really fucking good. I mean scarily good. The dude has got talent, flow, lyrics, the shit's all on point. This first track feature a slew of like-minded Flint, Michigan rappers over an absolutely addictive beat. The second is more of an old school jam with Jon Connor just ridin the beat like no other. I mean this guy is just eating the beat's vagina. He's making it come.
Like I said even before it came out, Odd Future's Domo Genesis is really onto something with this new mixtape of his. His rapping is on point and his weed references seem like a fresh break from the now-tired Wiz Khalifa-led crop of young stoner rappers. Him and Casey Veggies mesh perfectly together on this beautiful track; I'd like to seem them work together more often. Edit: "n**** born in '93", good god, good god.
Friday, September 16, 2011
ASAP Rocky is an up-and-comer from Harlem who I got put on to through is feature on the new Smoke DZA track "4 Loko" from his recent effort Rolling Stoned. ASAP loves to abuse dat lean hence his mixtape being called Purple Swag. On this one he goes in over The Verve's 90's hit to pretty nice effect.
This is a previously unreleased track that just made it onto the 5th anniversary edition of Lu's seminal debut album Food & Liquor. It's great to be reminded that Wasalu actually remembers the time when he was known for tricky word play and hype-ass cuts. Too bad Atlantic likes to pour pussy juice down their artists' throats. Oh well, Lupe is forever regardless.
This that new Jedi Mind I know ya'll been fiendin for. Vin's back to his grittiest mode in a while, riding over a typically epic beat from Stoupe on this track said to be on their upcoming album Violence Begets Violence. These vets still have it on lock.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
JD Era may have a pretty gay name but he's a Raekwon signee that's got it in deep with the Wu. The Toronto spitter's mixtape Th1rt3en is a really, really good listen with a bunch of solid tracks. This one's the opener, and I gotta say Beat Merchant laced this mufucka.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Smoke DZA just dropped a new album called Rolling Stoned, and it comes highly recommended. This is SUCH a fatty beat, and I must say DZA is definitely geting better and better. Respect this goddamn select. And check out the rest of the LP, because there's a bunch of nice cuts.
Here's another unreleased gem from Nas' new Lost Albums compilation. There's a head-dizzying number of tracks I haven't heard before on here, and they're all quality. I love this one, the girl on the hook kinda reminds me of McKenzie Eddy, which is a great thing. The acoustic track and stream of consciousness, Queensbridge flow make for a perfect Nas song. Grab the downloads here.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Danny Brown's an alternative rapper from Detroit with nice post-hip hop electro production and a voice that swims up in the highest register, kinda like Ab-Soul. His new album, XXX, is one of the best pieces of hip hop I've heard this year and I highly reccomend it. Respect this select, trick.
Lots of Dank. Lots of Swag. Better use of the spiteful chant sample. Neako is Khalifa's air (Dswag edit: dude, its spelled "heir") (E-Swag Re-Edit: Fuck dude, dont be such a grammA nazi) to the throne (Taylor Gang Member). Hopefully he stays a G instead of turning into a HUGE PUSSY *cough* WIZ! *cough.* Oh and this dropped before Section 80 so suck a nigga dick for 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
RTS on that new shit! Here's the leak of the upcoming album by the most over-inflated ego in hip-hop. Mostly in here for the features and production. Peep Kendy Lamar and DJ Kahlil's contributions.
The Game- The R.E.D. Album (Leak Download)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I'm just, I'm jizzing. This is sort of-remake of Young Jeezy and Shawty Redd's banger "Amen" from The Last Laugh features Pusha and Kanye laying down some fatty flow. Plus a new verse from the Snowman certifies this as hot; check for it on Pusha T's Fear Of God 2, dropping August 23rd.
Monday, August 15, 2011
OH LAWD!! Ricky's going all out on this one from Meek Mill's new mixtape Dreamchasers. I love the way Rozay, Meek and Yo Gotti paint a picture of the paranoid mind of the drug dealer, especially the whispered chorus. This beat is ridcalusly faht. A bunch of tracks are nice on this tape, I'm respecting it, shouldn't you?
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Here's my favorite cut off Slim Dunkin and Fozzie Bear's recent collaborative effort Twin Towers 2. I DSwag Cut the Slim Dunkin verse out so we could get right to Waka's yelling. It's some damn good emotive yelling and the production speaks for itself. "Millionaire menace to society!" "Never ride drop-tops learn from Kennedy!" "Riiiiiiverdaaaale!!" Plus, Gucci's in full mental ward mode and its great..
Update: stream's down, you gotta down load it. dont be a bitch! *vinnie paz voice*