If you were paying attention, Roc Marciano owned the month of May. He’s one of the few artists whose guest appearances are completely consistent with his solo material. Random-as-fuck collaborations with British producer Purist, NY artifact Wais P, and Shinobi Stalin (seriously, who the fuck?) all would have made fine Marcberg bonus tracks. “Put Jewels On It” is a career highlight for Statik Selektah and “Granite” sounds like vintage Mobb Deep. It’s like these guys know they have to bring their A-game when Roc acquiesces to a feature. Either that, or he just disassociates himself from shitty music.
This is exactly the right beat for Curren$y. The cozy bassline, the airy flute, the glacial pace: it all adds up to something chill but not lazy. Spitta doesn’t let this gem go to waste either, weaving his lifestyle into an enviable vignette. It’s hard to believe The Stoned Immaculate is Curren$y’s major label debut when he’s already a household name to denizens of rap blogs.
“Jay Dee’s Revenge” appears on one of two upcoming posthumous J Dilla releases. Rebirth of Detroit drops June 12 and features Detroit artists rapping over unreleased Dilla beats. Likewise, Dillatroit is another 12 unreleased Dilla beats and drops May 25. Get those floodgates all the way open!
Holy crap, when the first digital short epic known as Lazy Sunday dropped about 6 years ago(!!), I played it countless numbers of times for nearly all my friends. With out doubt, it was one of the first things made for TV with the real intention of going viral. Sidebar: Metallungies was still on *blogspot* when we mentioned it in passing (it was so big, that it didn’t need a post, everyone had already seen it, word to my HS teachers).
Well, with Andy Samberg doing his last SNL episode, he called up the homie Chris Parnell and did what can best be described as a very worthy followup/sequel. The 101st installment of SNL Digital Short, wraps up the era nicely.
Shouts to Knobbz for picking up the brilliant ‘Welcome to Atlanta’ reference.
I like everything about this song. I like the beat. I like the video. I like Danny Brown’s missing teeth. I like the chicks. I like the proliferation of n-bombs. I like it when he says “Shake that ass for a hipster nigga.” I like the pancakes. I like the unabashed, Nancy Reagan-spiting drug abuse. I like that Danny is finding ways to top XXX. I like the XXXI tease. And I like the chicks. Likely this year’s best song so far.
I don’t like it when Big K.R.I.T. gets too ‘we can make it if we try’ with his starry-eyed message songs, but even in these cases, he always brings it back with a champion flow and a grandiose beat. Listen to a bonus cut about drugs below.
We had a chat at HQ and we decided there weren’t enough sex videos on ML. A quick search turned up this video for Slugabed’s new single off Time Team, out May 7. I haven’t watched it yet, but I’m assuming it’s steamy. For round two, listen to Daedelus’ remix.