spoiler: they are, by far.
Just a couple songs that are up there in popularity but not the most known:
Art of Storytellin', p4:
There's not a way to make these two bad together. At all.
Some other good songs highlighting individual efforts.
Play the Guitar (B.o.B. feat. Andre 3000) - A theme with Andre's songs more so than Big Boi's is the hyper, quick stringy beats. He loves rhyming in a disjointed, choppy flow. :
All Together Now (Andre 3000) - This song
and if you only know "The Worst" or other stuff from Sail Out you are really missing out. I'm not suggesting you go out and listen to B2K, but her vocals were a highlight there. She's been on a number of songs with Ab Soul and Schoolboy Q that are superb. Here's her first mixtape http://www.datpiff.com/Jhene-Aiko-Sailing-Souls-mixtape.213671.html
Also look up Alori Joh (RIP); while not as talented, she was also a very neat Black Hippy affiliate.
And thus begins an early rap Album of the Year candidate. I'm just gonna go ahead and post everything because $%&@ an introduction.
Kid Ink - My Own Lane - Kid Ink's sophomore effort comes with much hype among his fans on Twitter (god why did I just say that) and others who followed his movements in the freestyle and EP markets over the last year - give or take a few months. Given the amount of hype, I allowed a good while for it to sink in before I made any judgment calls on the album. I d
If you haven't heard of Action Bronson, you either don't have an internet connection or don't have any interest in hip hop. Not only is he white with a throwback style (think Mac Miller before he decided to go with a more "trippy" vibe), he even sounds like Ghostface. Hell, Strictly 4 My Jeeps sounds like it could have been a Ghostface cover. By Ghostface. Anyways, on to the point.
The man can rap. Better than most. So much so that he may be a top 10 NYC rapper one day. We're talking up there w
So, Kanye's album Yeezus is officially scheduled to come out tomorrow, but so many people have heard it by now that it doesn't even matter. Projected to sell as much as 500k first week, this is probably the biggest project of 2013 as far as hip-hop goes. It even has an 84% on Metacritic currently, before most reviews have weighed in on it.
Yeezus is, erm, different. You would think this was Kanye's collection of features, because it certainly doesn't sound like his usual body of work, productio
I've been a fan of Terius Nash, or The-Dream, for a few years now. When I heard his summer jam "Shawty is tha !@#$," I immediately recognized a distinct talent level. It helped that Fabolous, one of my favorite hip-hop artists who dabbles in pop appeal, gave a solid intro to the track. But there was both something to The-Dream's voice and the way he laid down his bars that grabbed my attention. He proceeded to keep me waiting for new material with songs like "I Luv Your Girl," "Falsetto," "Love
So, G.O.O.D./Hustle Gang affiliate Travi$ Scott dropped his mixtape "Owl Pharaoh" last Tuesday. Get it here.
Travi$ has been featured a lot recently, as a producer and artist on G.O.O.D. Music's collab album Cruel Summer. He produced the track "Sin City" as well as giving it a verse. His voice is fairly unique. He also released "Upper Echelon," a single featuring T.I. and 2 Chainz. Travi$ has also been featured on T.I.'s Hustle Gang tape, Get Dough or Die (G.D.O.D.) which you can get here. Ano
This week, Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock) freestyled over the "UOENO" beat and it was presented on TXL. Anyone familiar with Black Hippy group efforts (Black Lip !@#$%^& Remix, several songs on The Black Hippy Tape) If you wanna check the BLB Remix to see what the group does when it comes together, check out
)Download the remix and quite a few other songs on TXL's latest mixtape: http://www.datpiff.com/DJ-Reddy-Rell-Hip-Hop-TXL-Vol-12-mixtape.491657.html
I'm just gonna go ahead and use this as advertising space for my spotify playlists:
I don't really get anything out of you following me except a critique of my musical tastes, I just want to share music with everyone. If you haven't heard of an artist and you find them through me and like their music, it fills me with joy. Music is a wonderful tool to finding happiness.
Do note that a large volume of it is rap, and before I get critiqued on that it's because I mostly listen to radio
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First thing, this blog will be oriented towards hip-hop and rap. If you don't like it, try it anyways, because a lot of stuff I listen to is just below the mainstream. I'm semi-hipster, if you will. That being said, the first things I'll endorse are Acid Rap and Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever by Chance the Rapper and Logic, respectively. Pick them up. They're mixtapes, so they're free projects. It costs nothing but a bit of browsing through the songs to make