I tend to go overboard with superlatives when I see a music video I really like, but “Thuggin’” is the best video of its kind in a long time. It’s just seamless, ultra-stark images of drug dealers and gun runners which captures Freddie Gibbs’ stripped back approach perfectly. For the..
Monthly Archives: January 2012
Apologies to Jay and Fif, but pimping belongs to the West Coast cats. Suga Free and Pimpin Young demonstrate that pimping is more than flamboyant dress and a yacht full of sluts. It’s about channeling supreme confidence over a picture perfect sample of “Who Is He And What Is He..
Loyal readers know that every 50th post on ML is a pristine, blissful pop song. This time, it’s Solar Bears’ new single “Alpha People” which will appear on their album Supermigration. via Pitchfork
With “Blvck Lipstick,” SpaceGhostPurrp establishes “Suck a Nigga Dick” as an annual tradition. A few rappers came out with year-end wrap up freestyles, but I like this tradition more. SpaceGhostPurrp could become hip-hop’s Dick Clark, ringing in each new year with a whispered, otherworldly dirge about blowjobs. Season’s greetings, hoes.
For all the adulation and Bawse fealty, there’s really only one good song on Rich Forever. “Stay Schemin” does the urban kingpin thing in a way that isn’t too obvious or redundant. Ricky, Drake, and French Montana sing the woes of being the boss of a toxic city. By some..
Can you sample a soul record on a soul record? Doesn’t that mess with the space time continuum? Madlib and Georgia are teaming up for an album dropping March 27. Save the babies. Download: Georgia Anne Muldrow – Seeds (produced by Madlib) via Rolling Stone
Spaceghostpurrp’s beat sounds almost Low End Theory-ish. No, the other Low End Theory. Download: ASAP Rocky – Pretty Flacko (produced by Spaceghostpurrp) via longlivea$ap
Truthfully, I’ve been waiting for the rap, Harry Potter crossover for a long time. And by crossover, I mean rap referencing Harry Potter in a substantial way, not some dumb CollegeHumor parody or a Lonely Island video. It was a matter of time, really. Harry Potter is practically as big..