Statik Selektah slipped this super smooth jawn onto the upcoming Reflection Eternal mixtape The Re:Union. I love the crisp snare and Royce’s show-stealing verse. Statik told Rap Radar that this will also appear on his album 100 Proof, but without Kweli’s verse. Download: Statik Selektah – Come Around (ft. Talib..
Monthly Archives: December 2009
Screw hip-hop for a second. A group called Zelda Reorchestrated spent the last six years recreating the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to sound like it was recorded by live musicians. Ocarina is possibly the greatest game of all time and the soundtrack is freaking timeless…
(image) Anything Jay Electronica puts out is going to be held to the standard of “Exhibit C,” which has received an overwhelmingly positive response (as was reflected in our Beat Drop). The New Orleans rapper has fans hanging on his every word. “Just Begun” is pretty low-key for a song..
Swine flu, Balloon Boy, Michael Jackson, Iran, and Cash for Clunkers. At least there were some cool beats. For our end of the year Beat Drop, we asked our friends to pick their favorite beats of 2009. Part 1 featured artists; today we have everyone else.
So, what have we learned in 2009? Raekwon is more trustworthy than Dr. Dre. No one believed either of ‘em when we were told that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II and Detox would drop in our lifetimes (R.I.P. to those that didn’t make it long enough), but Rae..
(image) Creature offers his CDs to passersby free of charge on 6th Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street. “Do you like hip-hop?” he asks. If you say yes, he might tell you about how he appeared on Viktor Vaughn’s 2003 album Vaudeville Villain on the song “Open Mic Nite,..
Black Milk plans on releasing three albums in 2010. Random Axe, his collaboration with Sean Price and Guilty Simpson; Searching for Sanity with singer Melanie Rutherford; and Album of the Year, his next solo album. He previews material from all three in this video.