Wednesday, December 3, 2008

WALE - Nike Boots - Official Video

(killin shit! wale is one of my favorite rappers amidst this rookie surge 
going on in hip-hop).

12/03/08 - It's All About the Lyrics #2

he said nobody else ever loved him
that's why he get high enough to go touch the heavens above him,
vividly remembers every pipe,
every needle that stuck him,
every alley he ever slept in
every purse that he snuck in,
every level of hell he's been too
and the one that he's stuck in,
no wonder he can't escape
even though it's of his own construction.
maybe you can relate,
maybe you just one of those that just doesn't
maybe he doesn't care,
loves to allow those demons to rush in 
with no,
intruder alert
intruder alert."
Lupe Fiasco "Intruder Alert"

12/03/08 - BUMP THIS NOW #10

Lejit - We Familiy (feat. Mos Def) (Produced By Scott Storch)

Young Chris - Master of all Genres

to end young chris's 30 verses in 30 days, he decided to demonstrate how he could kill it in any genre;


Trademark, Jadakiss, Freeway, Torae, Charles Hamilton, Curtains

Trademark The Skydiver - On & On
(to be honest i don't know much about trademark, but this song is well done, the flow is pretty much spot on and the beat kinda lays low until you start to lose interest and then it smacks you in the face,  fly society stand up).

(just a little quick verse from jada to remind us he is coming soon, "the last kiss" to drop in the near future).

(day 3 of free's month of madness, R.O.C is getting on there marketing tip, first 30 verses in 30 days from young chris and now this.  you wont see me complaining though, as long as freeway keeps up the quality).

(q-tip is arguably top five dead or alive, such a veteran, one of the few artists who can say that he did it his way the whole way, real hip-hop).

(torae is really going in, and he as he goes he really demonstrates how he can kill any type of rap, it's as easy as wun tu thr3. i guess?).

(i can't even decide about this track, way too much shit going on and i am not sold on either of these cats yet).

(my favorite track from curtains so far, but that really doesn't say much).

Monday, December 1, 2008

Blu and Exile

(there is a whole hour long interview with blu and exile at the red bull music 
academy i couldn't find on, i strongly recommend checking 
it out).

Joelle, Famous, Final Outlaw, D.O.E,

(always loved joelle, slaughterhouse is gonna kill shit).

(for all you canucks out there, be on the lookout for famous hes nice).


(good for d.o.e)

Demevolists, Melo X, Jay Electronika x3

Demevolist Music Group - I Go Crazy (feat. J MeAns, Yung Nate, Charles Hamilton & Bagdad)
(i will say this, i refuse to just jump on this charles hamilton band wagon, he seriously misses way to often for me to give him carte blanche.  with that said this song is a banger, i hope some of these other guys can get some shine, bagdad is nice).

(melo x has put in enough work, and has paid enough dues to finally get some shine of his own, as a producer/musician and as a rapper).

(jay elect has always reminded me of mfdoom, but to be honest i was never sure whose style i preferred, or if i could really vibe with either, these three tracks remind me of vintage doom, and i gotta say he might do it just a little bit better then the man behind the mask).

It's All About the Lyrics...

In addition to "BUMB THIS NOW," I decided to start a segment I would like to call "AAL" ("it's All About the Lyrics"), what I am going to do for those of you who sometimes miss some of the doper things said in certain songs is give you a verse, or a few barz old and new, that I feel can be poetically inspiring.  The goal I guess, other then to promote good hip-hop, is to get people to see that it is more then just bling blow, cut the check.  But, that in fact a lot of these rappers are some of the more creative and talented writers/poets/linguists of our time, regardless of where they got there inspiration from, or the intentions behind the poetry.

with the same sword they knight you
they goin goodnight you with.
thats only half if they like you,
that aint even the half what they might do.
don't believe me 
ask michael,
see martin
see malcolm,
see biggie
see pac
see success and it's outcome.
see jesus
see judas,
see ceaser
see brutus 
see success is like suicide,
this is suicide
if you succeed prepare to be crucified.
media meddles
niggas sue you
you settle
every step you take they remind you you ghetto,
so its tough being bobby brown
to be bobby then you have to be bobby now.
and the question is,
is to have had and lost
better then not having at all?
cause of course,
im just waiting till the shine wears off."
Jay-Z "Lost (remix)" '08