Posts Tagged ‘ hip hop ’

Childish Gambino…

 

If you are a fan of Community then you know him as Troy. His real name is Donald Glover and he goes by Childish Gambino, when he raps. Don’t sleep cause he is not joking. He can spit, choices great production for his songs, and oh ya he can spit.

You can get his EP here. You can check out his website here. He also has another album, and you can get that here.

Everyone that I have let listen to his songs has not only liked him but has put his shit on heavy rotation.

 

Freaks & Geeks

Homeboy kills it, I am for sure gettin’ this album when it drops.

http://www.culdesac-album.com/

Get the Mixtape SON!

Elzhi…

To this  day I have no idea why this guy is not on everyone’s best MC list as top 5!

If you can find it check out his Libido Speedo joints from back in the day. Amazing!

Shout out to Natural L, old roommate,  who hit me with the tracks from back in the day that blew my mind.

Pay Attention Please!

Cudi…

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So I purchased the Freshman Kid Cudi album “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” on the 15th, along with other albums but that is neither here nor their.

I was sceptical at first being that I have listened to his other mix tape ventures and although I enjoyed I felt he may repeat himself a lot in his first official release album. I gave the album a listen from beginning to end the first time around, as I try to do with every new album. The first thing that gave me thought was the cover and back cover artwork. So consistent with the album besides the obvious title connection.

Upon beginning the album I was instantly intrigued with the melodic production and the use of Common as the narrator in the story that is Cudi. His first track was a great precursor to the album letting you know the tone and path the album was going to take.This is very important  I beleive for an album because it lets the listener know exactly the mind frame they should be in for listening.

The second track was a great followup track giving further insight into the side paths the album takes further into the track list.This again lets the listener know that the artist is going to provide him or her with a variation of sound and tempo throughout the album. The tracks almost required one to listen to the album as a whole to truly understand the musical expression of the album.  Equally as important was that the second track did not stray far from the first in its sound and content creating a consistent listening experience while still showing a dynamic use of lyrics and production.

I must be honest, I was not expecting this type of album from Cudi. I was pleasantly surprised by his willingness to be honest with the listener and himself. The album managed to stay on theme and was connected from beginning to end, while still providing tracks that can be used as singles and can be listened to separate from the albums other tracks.

I applaud Cudi for this album and understand why it took so long to release. An album such as “Man on the Moon: The End of Day” gives the listener insight into what type of artist the  artist of the album is and would like to be throughout their career. Being the first official release this album allows Cudi to take many paths in his second album, but also makes it difficult followup with the same kind of honesty and quality.

However I have not doubt that Cudi can achieve this, but hey this album is still new so lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Let em know what you think if you have the album.

Sean Peeeeeeeee!

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So I was like strolling down the street and ran into the “brokest rapper you know”.  I was like “ain’t you Sean P” and he was like ” Ya that me wassup”. I was like “I just wana say much respect and I like your music” he was like “thanks you” . He preceded to tell me that Mike Tyson was almost ready and he was heading to the studio now. I was like “word, what happened to Kimbo Price” he was like “the truth is its all ready to go as far as my lyrics jus waitin on some things” I was like “word can’t wait to hear both” then I peaced him out and went on my way. No I did not ask for a picture I just kept it moving and showed respect, because that is how I do. He was mad cool and was like “i’m comin hard on Mike Tyson so watch out”. I was like WORDDDDDDDDDD!

The above is a true store and does not in any way reflect the views of people who were not there…

A new level…

So I can always tell someone really understands and loves hip hop when they express it in another form. This guy learned how to play the violin, and well, and used his knowledge of a thought of classical instrument to express his love for hip hop.

Enjoy: http://www.guba.com/watch/3000083825?duration_step=0&fields=8&filter_tiny=0&pp=5&query=601048&sb=7&set=5&sf=0&size_step=0&o=1&sample=1246994528:fe7af6d5d8c760df9d28f1ff5be176e57782d035