Though it’s not the hardest cut we’ve heard from Common’s gangster-tinged The Dreamer, The Believer, “Celebrate” is the best one yet. The cheery exterior belies a ignorant core and Common sounds more comfortable than he does on “Sweet” or “Ghetto Dreams” (listen to both after the break). And he raps..
Monthly Archives: November 2011
ScienZe and Melodi J. share a sultry duet where they tell both sides of a relationship’s steamy climax. It’s immodest but not over-the-top raunchy, relying on transparent euphemisms rather than porno terminology. Hip-hop doesn’t do subtle very often, so get your fill. “Perfect” appears ScienZe’s When Skies Fall, which is..
I heard about Chico 2Triple in January when Traps N Trunks posted “6 Year Grudge,” a loud and bullish self-introduction over stuttering hi-hats and a chipmunked vocal sample. Chico’s provided bio would make an A&R salivate: he had just been released from a six year stint in federal prison. In..
iSLAND is the second release from G-Side this year, the first being The ONE…COHESIVE. The group took yet another left turn and went less bombastic with iSLAND. It’s still dramatic and spacey, just more focused. I daresay… more cohesive? Check out an exhaustive feature on G-Side and Huntsville rap in..
Scram Jones lives on the sidelines. I’ve seen his name on production credits for as long as I can remember, but I can’t name any of them. He acknowledges his lack of visibility on “40 Bar Flashback,” where he says, “Was cool like that before I could produce a track..
Before you ask.. yup, I watched a whole season (or 2..) of Degrassi, what other rap blawgs out there are doing that? I just though this was kind of meta, a rapper acting while wearing a t-shirt of another rapper. I’ve been dying to get an excuse to use this, so I’m..
Posted for the frantic, psychedelic animation, though Blu and FlyLo’s collaboration is a recent highlight for the discreet West Coast rapper. U-God’s part is missing from the video.