Friday, January 20, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
I can't get over how hard Main Attrakionz are killing the game right now. From their tape 808's And Dark Grapes II to Squadda's I Smoke Because I Don't Care About Death to Mondre's Dope Since 1991 to The Shady Bambino Project, these guys know what's good. Squadda's got a new tape out that I'll post a blurb about tomorrow and here's an absolutely amazing solo track from MondreM.A.N; make sure you listen to both songs, they share a video but are two separate cuts.
Monday, January 9, 2012
For the official 200th post here on Respect The Selects, I've decided to go large. This cut is the highlight of Ross' strong mixtape Rich Forever which forgoes a meaningful statement in favor of a expose of the life of one of America's most flamboyant celebrities. Rozay spits real raw in this one, crafting an image of the ideal life I sometimes wonder if he even lives up to. Regardless, it makes for some good music, and his ear (edit: or wallet) for beats remains one of best in the business.
This song just does it for me. The retro, grainy video captures a moment of late summer bliss memorialized through the introspective and personal raps from some underground heads. Zilla Rocca has been steady grinding on the scene for a while, and so has the featured guy Has-Lo. Both are worth some looking into if you like genuine, original hip hop unspoiled by fame or jaded by the dollar.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
With Little Jonathan as a sidekick, Yela officially introduces himself to the southern club scene over this asiatic banger. He goes hard, like the title implies, and Jon is pretty much pointless.
Bay Area rappers V-White & The Politician's LP The Gas Station was littered with good cuts. So much so, that I included three tracks from the drug rappers' project, a rare gift from Daniel Swag. The beats are impecable and the rhyming is just, fresh. Respect the selects. Edit: On a side note, these two are so ugly I literally can't handle it.
The remix to the best track off eXquire's Lost In Translationn finds Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown and El-P hopping aboard. Despot is the most boring; he brings a tried and true agrestic white boy flow. Das Racist don't go hard per se, but both are insanely funny- especially Heems, he's on one in this track. Then Danny Brown screeches out a verse before closing remarks from El-Producto. A good affair all around.
Yes, he's proclaiming his love for ecstasy for all the world to see. But yes, this is a ridiculously dope beat coupled with some tight rhymes and a nice, white-girl-montone chorus. Fat Trel has skill, look for him in the next crop of young rappers.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Shady Blaze continues Green Ova's ill run as he goes in on another psychedelic cut littered with Nem's trademark chopped vocals. He spits fast, like Twista on ecstasy, and bodies another track. This is just absolute swag all in my dadhole.