Friday, July 29, 2011
What do you do when you get a chance to rap for Dr. Dre? Exactly what Mississippi rapper Tito Lopez did: spit your ass off. Tito is a young up and comer who has got bars for days. Fresh off the Dre cosign, here's a track from his upcoming mixtape The King's Speech.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Apparently this trio are coming out with a mixtape (which they've already given us half of pretty much). If you haven't burned one to these 70's influenced jams SUCK A DICK. Pussy Boy.
Dot Dot Dot
Same formula every song: Jerm on the boards, Wiz first, Curren$y second and Big Sean third. Gotta say Spitta takes the cake on every joint.
2 dug up bangers from Ross.
This a sort of "shook ones pt. II" remix featuring raekwon "Audio Meth"
This one's half a song, but absolutely epic - "Bricks"
Horrible group name but they know how to ride that diabetes fat baseline
Luda's back! Snaps like he did on "Chicken and Beer" during this verse.
Production team "The Olypmicks" roll out a tape of fatty (meant for RoZAY!) instrumentals.
E-Swag's favorite : "Immaculate"
Beat's That Didn't Make Teflon Don - The Olympicks (Download)
Beat's That Didn't Make Teflon Don - The Olympicks (Download)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
This song finally connects Dr. Dre and Black Hippy for me. Even though Dre wasn't technically involved, this beat has 2001 written all over it. I love hearing this shit, great west coast rapper over nice (non-"chill") production. Plus Kendrick on the chorus is great. Make sure to cop Jay Rock's Follow Me Home which was released today on Strange Music.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Okay, I've got a bunch of things to say here. Yes, this song is good hip-hop, no doubt about it. Both millionaires just kickin spit on some soul like it's the 90's. Okay, that's good. And then I remember the only other song we've heard from Watch The Throne is H.A.M., which is of course a jaaaam (thanks to site favorite Smoked Out Luger). And as a matter of fact, I've been feeling this live footage of them doing "H.A.M." at the Vevo Powerstation. So I guess this album's actually gonna be dope, unless Kanye starts singing about how firing up the engines makes nooooooooise.
Also, how dope was this song?
Don Trip & Starlito are a duo from Memphis with great southern voices and hot production, and they're dropping a tape called Step Brothers on July 25th. The first track leaked finds them murking all the best beats in a matter of minutes. Plus, a fuckin great picture.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Ignorant brilliance over Drumma Boy's stabbing strings, from Gucci's Return Of Mr. Zone 6 mixtape. The Bricksquad boys are apparently having a 25:3 ratio party in Waka's mom's basement.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I've really slept on Joell Ortiz apparently. Here's his retrospective track from last year's Farewell Summer EP, which features some nasty, linear spitting over simple keys from Don Cannon. I really dig this track, respect the select.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Make sure you stick around this song long enough to hear Jon Connor's explosive energy toward the end. This New York-Flint, Michigan collabo over an old Hi-Tek track perfectly matches Connor's Queensbridge double-time flow that he's employed to great success in his career. I love that Jon Connor is co-signed by Nas because he clearly comes from the same school of rap, but he adds a very compelling take on it...imagine Connor on Nas' recent single "Nasty" and you probably can figure out what I mean. Plus, I love seeing Ragazino rocking that Rutgers hat.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This brief cut was the title track from YC The Cynic's mixtape a few months back, and it still resonates with me. YC (not to be confused with the "Racks On Racks" guy) is a very wordy, marble-mouthed spitter who becomes more and more compelling with further visitation. And the beat's got that post-Chuck Inglish sound I love to hear.
Green Ova Undergrounds is a Main Attraktionz-helmed collective from the Bay Area. Produced almost entirely by rocker Julian Wass, their mixtape Chandelier plays like a Baths or Beach House sunkissed, indie pop record, aside of course, from the drug-oriented rappers' presence. It's an interesting listen, and I respected the shit out this select.
Lil B's recent effort I'm Gay (I'm Happy) captures the best of the Based God that I think will prove to be considered his first true masterpiece. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more compelling and creative lyrical style in today's structured rap environment. Lil B wisely kept the record an intimate, uplifting work filled with lush, soft production and, yes, real rhymes. For those unwilling dig out nuggets from his monolithic catalog, this album may serve as the only necessity. This track is what I imagine Lil B's upcoming record with Jay Electronica sounding like. Edit: I added the first song on the album as well cause its dope, with a little more edge.
Weezy dropped a No Ceilings-esque mixtape today of him rapping over all the hottest beats called Sorry 4 The Wait. It has its high and its low points, but it peaks with an appearance from Lil B the Based God where he abandons all I'm Gay seriousness and puts his swag on 100,000 and fucks all our bitches. But I eat this shit up. Plus, you can't hate hearing people appreciating site-favorite Smoked Out Luger. Respect this select, and check out the mixtape.
Shyne is that guy with the absurdly deep voice from Puff's late 90's Bad Boy Records crew who shot up the club and got sentenced to ten years in prison. Well, now he's free and he dropped this track. Oh, and his dad is the prime minister of Belize. Oh, and he converted to Orthodox Judaism.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Best album of 2011, fuck, this is THIER best effort since The Bake Sale (and I fucking love Tacklebox and Gone Fishing). I mean, it's solid from top to bottom as expected. The production is miles ahead of the competition and the two Neptunes' tracks are ingenious. It's now clear that Chuck and Michael have actually developed and improved as rappers significantly in the past few years. The guest features are perfectly selected (Bun B, Asher Roth, Chip Tha Ripper, Boldy James, Ghostface Killah, Pharrell, the list goes on...). It's a real summery album, except "Bundle Up" which came out this winter. It's just really good. The beats are just really really really good.
The Cool Kids- When Fish Ride Bicycles (Album) (Download)
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Well, here it is, the long-anticipated Odd Future/ Pusha T collabo, one of many new high profile guest spots the Wolf Gang boys have put together. I don't quite know what to expect from Frank Ocean on Watch The Throne or Nas' work with MellowHype but I assume it's gonna be some dope shit. We can expect to see this track on Pusha's Fear Of God 2: Let Us Pray.
The legendary Wu-Tang Clan is dropping another LP on July 26th. More of an amalgamation of solo Wu cuts with some dope features, Legendary Weapons could be surprisingly solid. We're four leaks deep and it sounds pretty damn good, here's the tracklist.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Second leak from The Cool Kid's upcoming debut When Fish Ride Bicycles, dropping July 12th. Gotta love to see the first Wu-Tang and Cool Kids interaction.