Monday, February 17, 2014

Dope Freestyles You Need to Hear: Audio Push on Sway

This isn't anything new, but its a must-watch if you haven't seen it. Its no news that Hit Boy is the hottest producer out right now,  but the dudes from Audio Push need to start receiving more love. As Oktane points out, the verses from these freestyles won't be heard on future mixtapes (& they definitely weren't read from a Blackberry screen.) This is authentic freestyling; shit you don't see too often these days.

Monday, February 10, 2014

College Dropout: 10 Year Anniversary

Happy 10th Birthday to one of the greatest album of all time. College Dropout is one of those CDs that it's impossible to pick your favorite song from. Spaceship? Through the Wire? Can't forget Drive Slow. All Falls Down? Damn. Definitely too many hits on this album to pick just one.
 Last Call- Kanye West

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Syllabus Week

In light of syllabus week...

The Hangover- Curren$y and Mikey Rocks

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hip Hop Christmas Carols

Pour some Henny in your eggnog and jam out to these classic holiday raps.

Home for the Holidays- J.Cole

Christmas in Harlem- G.O.O.D. Music

Ludacrismas- Ludacris

Santa Claus Goes Straight to the Ghetto- Snoop Dogg

Christmas in the Trap- Smoke DZA

Ghostface Xmas- Ghostface Killah

Christmas in Hollis- Run DMC

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The Final Countdown: Jams to Get You Through the End of the Semester

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say it's been a pretty rough semester. Something about it made Thursday nights longer to reach and Friday classes harder to attend.Thankfully, I had a good playlist to keep rollin through those all-nighters.

Last of a Dying Breed- Ludacris & Lil Wayne. This song comes off of Luda's 2008 album Theater of the Mind. Don't remember it? That's because it was garbage. This song is pretty dope though. 

Rollin- The Game feat. Kanye West. It's really a shame that this song didn't make it onto Jesus Piece, because it would've been one of the best songs on the album.  

Home for the Holidays- J. Cole. In case you forgot, Christmas is right around the corner. College & finals take all the fun out of the season. Throwin this song on your finals playlist will give you that reminder that better things lie ahead.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Today in Hip Hop History: Tupac's Last Interview with MTV

Seventeen years ago today, Tupac had his last interview with MTV after the Music Awards. This video was taken only three days before his fatal shooting.

Friday, July 26, 2013

House Party 5: Tonight's the Night

In high school, senior prom is one of the most hyped-up events. It isn't because its the last time us ladies get to spend hours at department stores finding the "perfect dress" that we will never in our lives wear again. It is definitely not because we looked forward to hearing graduation songs play on loop for 4 hours. (Is there anything worse than Vitamin C??) The real anticipated event is the after party. For some reason, high school seniors forget that they are going to see all of their friends until late August, and act like it is their last party together.

Anyways, our after prom party was going to be bumpin. Earlier in the week, we bought 2 kegs of finest Natty Light the from another kid in our class and then drove an hour away to hide them in the woods behind my friend's lake house. We were set. It wasn't until the morning of prom that we remembered we didn't have a tap. Long story short: one of my friends ended up paying this kid $25 bucks to rent his for the night. We should've known this wouldn't be the last of our problems. After a long night of dancing, and a seemingly even longer ride up to the lake house, we were ready to start partying. As the girls arranged red solo cups in perfect pyramids for pong, the guys grabbed the kegs from the woods and to tap them. Only, instead of beer, the only thing that would come out of these kegs was foam. After hours and hours of attempts, we settled for the fact that the tap was broken. Our high hopes for the party of the year were crushed, but, like any good group of friends, we laughed it off, played some water pong, and called it a night. My friends and I still crack up whenever someone mentions that night, and I don't think any of us are ever going to forget it.

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