Not often these days something really new and different comes around in rap. I think Alpoko Don fits that bill. He isn’t breaking the mold, he is essentially a southern trap rapper, but he does it unlike anyone before him. This track features a stripped down beat (paying homage to his Youtube viral vids where [...]
Been playing the hell out of this song lately. First off, the beat obviously caught my ear – a throw back g-funk west coast beat for sure. I believe it is a remake of Dre’s “High Powered”. The first verse isn’t anything special to me. No offense to Chris Ward, but it was a pretty [...]
First time checking out Joey Bada$$, and pleasantly surprised. His name made me avoid him, but this video proves I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, or in this case…name. This is definitely throwback rap. Clearly it is meant to evoke a feeling from the 90′s. From the beat to the way the video [...]
I have always been a fan of The Clipse. I think Hell Hath No Fury is criminally slept on for example. Pusha T has always been my fav of the duo, but lately I haven’t been feeling him THAT much. I hadn’t been following his career at all lately, but then I heard this song. [...]
ASAP back with the lead single to his upcoming release. Goldie is classic ASAP – screwed hook, dope beat and him flowing his ass off. I think this is a great song choice for his first single, and the video is great. I know the video doesn’t really break new ground but stylistically it just [...]
Been absent awhile, will try to pick it up by making multiple posts in the upcoming days. This song is currently on repeat for me. Nothing fancy, no fancy lyrics – just hard beat with an infectious hook. I’d compare it to last years “Racks”. While not a technical masterpiece it invokes feeling and is [...]
Kardinal! Gotta always show love to Toronto’s own. This is a great track, that actually reminds me of Kardinal’s older work – the beat kind of has that old Circle sound from Eye & I Days. Liking this track a lot – and simple but great video.
Let’s stick with Chicago – they got a nice scene bubbling there. Boldy James takes a sped up Soulja Boy sample (I think or is this someone else singing this?) and turns it into his brand of street rhyme.
Combining my love of Amy Winehouse and a great sound currently coming out of Chicago and we get this gem. I am loving Tree’s old school, drunken sounding flow. He also produces this track.