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.