The radio show is officially done for, and this blog has been dead. Thanks for nothing world.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
So this is the part where I start talking about the albums of the month. Lil' Wayne sold a million in a week... big fucking whoop. It's great to see a rapper sell that much in that amount of time and I wish my favorite rappers (ahem Talib, Nas, Com) were on the grind like him, but that's the only good thing I have to pull out from this event. What you fucking robot ass groupies don't realize is that sales will NEVER equal skills so get it right and pay some goddamn homage to the real MC's of yesterday and today, not this cough syrup drinking clown. With that said, its a shame that skills don't equal sales. Plies ol' fake ass dropped "Definition of Real" (yeah... Real Fake!) this month along with the long-awaited Three 6 Mafia album which ended up being the worst shit they put together. I'm always on old school and underground stuff but I got mad love for Three 6 and was purely disappointed in the product they put out. The mainstream ruins another group yet again *smh*. Now on to the good good:
The musical trio comprised of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley, better known as N*E*R*D come together for their first album since 2004's "Fly or Die" with "Seeing Sounds." Though this album was probably the worst of the 3, the standout tracks really stand out. No pun intended. N*E*R*D is still better than half of the stuff out there so the album is still worth a listen. Check out "Anti Matter" "Love Bomb" "You Know What" and "Time For Some Action"
The Cool Kids- Bake Sale EP: Still in hate mode, it's pretty safe to say that if you've been following the Cool Kids since their appearance on that Rhapsody commercial you know you've heard many many copies of the same songs in all shitty sound quality. With a couple of minor beat changes, and a fully mastered sound, the Bake Sale EP is everything you know and love from Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish compiled into one retail CD for your listening enjoyment. My favorite joints are "88", "Mikey Rocks", and "What It Is"
Little Brother- ...And Justus For All: Two retail projects from LB in less than a year!? I must be dreaming! Unfortunately this is just a no DJ version of their collaborative free online project with Mick Boogie, but hey, I'll take what I can get. Little Brother re releases this joint in stores and throw in a few new joints. The mixtape itself was pretty dope (not to mention the fact that Phontigga and Big Pooh know how to rock a show!!!) but I'd much rather have a no DJ version of "Separate But Equal." But you can't always get what you want, and I've had to learn that the hard way. On all levels possible. Bangers on this album include "The Pressure", "Cross That Line (remix)", and "Time of Your Life"
On a side note, I apologize for this post being in hate mode. But I'm the person who either won't say anything at all, or say what needs to be said. No faking, fibbing, or lying comes from Faruq.
Other Ish To Listen To:
Snowgoons- Black Snow
Vast Aire- Deuces Wild
Pacewon & Mr Green- The Only Color That Matters Is Green
RZA- Digi Snacks
Rock (of Heltah Skeltah) - Shell Shock
The Game- Dope Boys
KiD CuDi- Embrace The Martian
Immortal Technique- Apocalypse (remix) feat. Akir and Pharoahe Monch
David Banner & Nas- Middle Finger (aka Cops Keep Firing Remix)
AZ- The Secret feat. Charlie Rock & Raekwon
Von Pea- Lessondary Nose feat. Che Grand, Elucid, and Spec Boogie
Punchline- Hip Hop feat. Torae & Stricklin
John Legend- Green Light feat. Andre 3000
Royce Da 5'9"- I'm Me Freestyle (Wayne's beat gets murdered)
Esso- Get Ya Beat Killed (Wayne's Let The Beat Build gets killed)
Charles Hamilton- (Wayne's A Milli gets raped in the asshole and thrown in the dumpster)
Sunday, July 6, 2008
June was a colossal month... I'm not even going to lie. I found (and listened to) a lot of new shit which is why I've gotta make a post for mixtapes and a post for albums.
Charles Hamilton- Crash Landed: Allow me to introduce to you my current favorite rapper; Charles Hamilton. Before I go on though, this guy has a serious obsession with Sonic the Hedgehog (hence the cover). Now that that's out of the way, this kid is fucking SERIOUS and I mean that in every which way possible. On the downside though, his voice can get annoying at times but the lyricism and the punchlines and the way dude just spazzes out on every track makes up for it. He also released "Outside Looking" with DJ Green Lantern which pretty much had the same tracks, but I couldn't find a good cover so I'm just reviewing this one haha. Highlights of the mixtape include "Superman", "November 10", "Unapologetic" and "Outside." "Death of the Mixtape Rapper" coming soon!
Next up is Immortal Technique's mixtape album/3rd in-store musical offering "The 3rd World." I didn't like Immortal Technique until seeing him perform live at last year's Rock The Bells (which he's coming back for) but this release definitely another one to add to the list of how great 2008 has been. Tech never disappoints, going hard on "The 3rd World", "Crimes of the Heart" and "Parole"
Nas- The Nigger Tape: DJ Green Lantern was doing the damn thing in June wasn't he?! His last entry for this blog post ends with this though haha. Nas is my favorite rapper, so naturally I'm going to be biased, but obviously he doesn't disappoint. What's even better is that only 3 tracks featured on this tape will be on the album. For those that have slept on this but are anticipating the album which drops July 15, put this in the CD player or mp3 player and it will hold you down 'til then. Top tracks are "N.I.G.G.E.R.", "Cops Keep Firing", and "Association". Don't forget JULY 15 "UNTITLED" IS IN STORES!
Wale- The Mixtape About Nothing: Slap me with a late pass again, but it dropped May 30th which was too late to be considered in last month's post, so fuck it haha. Wale is another dude who is creating a huge ass buzz and I can hope for nothing but the best for this DC native. He too hardly disappoints on his mixtapes. Let's just hope that he stays true to what has got him this far when he [god willing] drops that album on Interscope. Not really much to say about this one outside of telling you to go listen to it. Check out "The Perfect Plan", "The Kramer", and "The Artistic Integrity."
Asher Roth- The Greenhouse Effect: LMFAO Asher Roth is fucking hilarious. Now if you have ever heard me talk on-air, you should know how I emphasize the first rule of music which is to have fun. This guy takes my rule and rolllllls with it. He's kinda like Afroman meets Charles Hamilton embodied in a white guy who sounds like Eminem (if that even makes any sense). Though mad people have hated the fact that everyone jumped on the beat for "A Milli", "Roc Boys" freestyles have been going under the radar, as I have heard quite a few myself with Asher being one of the culprits (add Wale to that too). But like I said, dude is funny as fuck with his songs about sex and titties. He even raps on John Mayer's "Waiting on the World to Change!" Regardless, this is some fun summer music. "Just Listen" is one of the best verses I've heard all year and tracks like "Cannon!!" and "Black Mags" are worth checking out.
On to part 2 of this post for albums and tracks!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Slum Village- Things We Do
The Game- Dope Boys
Phat Kat- Cold Steel feat. Elzhi
The Roots- Rising Down feat. Mos Def & Styles P
Wale- Back In The Go-Go (remix) feat. Bun B, Pusha T, and Tre
Fort Minor- Back Home feat. Common & Styles of Beyond
DJ Muggs vs. GZA- General Principles
U N I- Castlevania
Geto Boys- G Code
Guilty Simpson- Ode To The Ghetto
Jay Electronica- Renaissance Man
A Tribe Called Quest- 1nce Again
Notorious B.I.G.- The What feat. Method Man
JayZ- Can I Live
Immortal Technique- Harlem Streets
Smif N Wessun- Bucktown
Buckshot & 9th Wonder- No Comparison
Gang Starr- Suckas Need Their Bodyguards
Jedi Mind Tricks- Animal Rap feat. Kool G Rap
Wu Tang Clan- Rushing Elephants
Common- The Game
Tanya Morgan- We Doin' Our...
Kaze- Spirit of 94
Jean Grae- Love Thirst (remix) feat. Busta Rhymes
Hieroglyphics- Make Your Move (9th Wonder Remix)
Raekwon- Verbal Intercourse feat. Nas & Ghostface Killah
Royce Da 5'9"- Best To Do It feat. Elzhi & Supastition
Kenn Starr- Mr. Nice Guy
Von Pea- Lessondary Nose feat. Che Grand, Elucid, & Spec Boogie
Will Smith- Summer Time
Warren G- I Want It All
Kidz in the Hall- Go Ill
Common- I Am Music
Marco Polo- Nostalgia
Kenna- Say Goodbye to Love (remix) feat. Lupe Fiasco
Common- Universal Mind Control feat. Pharrell
Blu & Exile- BluCollaWorker
Mickey Factz- U Remind Me
KiD CuDi- Day N Nite
Rell- Last Ride
Little Brother- Time of Your Life
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE 4th of July WEEKEND!