Friday, March 23, 2012

New Fire

Obie Trice (feat. Eminem)- Richard 
Obie's album "Bottom's Up" comes out April 3rd.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wiz is Back

"Taylor Allderdice" is proof that "Rolling Papers" is an embarrassment to the Wiz Khalifa brand. Wiz does his thing on this mixtape, which you can download here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wackest Song in Rap History

Soulja Boy- Kim Kardashian 
At first, I thought this was a song featuring Kim Kardashian, but this is even worse. (Yeah, it's that bad.)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rest In Peace Big

Couldn't decided which BIG song to use, so I used Hov's homage to him. Rest in peace Christopher Wallace. What you have contributed to hip hop can never be replicated.

May 21, 1972- March 9, 1997

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Ghostface Killah feat Neyo- Back Like That
It's about time i showed Wu-Tang a little love. This song is a classic.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

5 Reasons Why Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is a Classic

5. It was the first hip-hop album to ever win "Best Album of the Year" at the Grammy's. 
This is significant for so many reasons. First, it demonstrates that the forever-scrutinized hip-hop is a serious form of music. Any rap fan knows how annoying it is to hear someone say that rap isn't really music, when, in actuality, there is more creativity and meaning in the beats and lyrics of legit rap than any other genre of music, hands down.
4. It sold more copies the week it was released than any other CD, beating out Dave Matthews. 
And we all know how crazy DMB fans are. (I have a few in my family, I can attest.) This showed all the haters that hip-hop was a profitable industry, and encouraged people to start investing in it.
3. It incorporated so many different types of music. 
Andre 3000 has this soulful, jazzy sound, while Big Boi is a straight-up southern rapper, but the two contrasting styles compliment each other perfectly. Hearing different styles of music throughout an album insures that you'll never get bored of it.
2. It had that "Inception" swag- an album within an album. 
Unlike anything that was coming out at the time, "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" was actually two solo albums in one album, with "Speakerboxxx" consisting of Big Boi's jams and "The Love Below" consisting of Andre's. But each of them did features on the other's album.
1. Because you will never stop hearing "Hey Ya"
This song was the shit when it came out, and it still very much is. And this song is unlike any other song in hip-hop. Everything about that song was so memorable, even the old school music video that I will never not think of when I hear this song.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Song that Changed Hip-Hop

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five- The Message
It's important to remember the first rappers that set the stage for the whole genre. Melle Mel released "The Message" in 1982, which became known as the first song to focus more on lyrics than the beat. People were really feeling this song, because they could relate to what Melle was talking about. In 2007, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip-hop group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Props to those who keep the game fresh by changing it up and raising the bar.

17 Year Old Impressionist

I'm not sayin this is the best impressionist around, but he's definitely got swag. Rapping similar to one of those guys is impressive, but being able to change your voice mid song to several rappers is a rare talent. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Big Tymers- I'm Still Fly
Unlike the Burberry one-piece Birdman's rockin, this song still has swag. Throw this in the rotation of one of your playlists and you'll be feelin like you're back in the early 2000s, when all these guys had rapping careers.