Classic Hip Hop Category
Nice! Premo laced LL Cool J with a cold beat on “Jump On It”, off of LL’s 13th album “Authentic”. “Jump On It” is a featureless song (Amen), but the album itself features some of the biggest names in music like Snoop Dogg, Fatman Scoop, Chuck D, the lead-guitarist from Van Halen – Eddie Van Halen, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, Rage Against The Machine lead-guitarist Tom Morello and R&B singers, Charlie Wilson, Seal and Joe. LL Cool J sounds lightweight hungry again! Take a listen…
Day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Music Festival, RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappdadonna of the powerhouse rap group, the Wu-Tang Clan reunited on stage to celebrate their 20th year anniversary and the release of their new album by ‘A Better Tomorrow’.
Wu-Tang performed all of their classic hits to an adoring audience, even taking the time to perform “Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Oh Baby I Like It Raw”, in honor of fallen band mate, Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Included in this blog post are two videos of Wu-Tang performing “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck”, as well as amazing photos of the show. The album, “A Better Tomorrow” is set to be released in July.
Street Signs Quoting Famous RAP Lyrics!! (PHOTOS) Big L, Nas, Kanye, Jay Z, Mos Def, Guru etc. #BRILLIANT
This is beyond brilliant! Artist Jay Shells channeled his love of hip hop music and his uncanny sign-making skills towards a brand new project: “Rap Quotes.” For this ongoing project, Shells created official-looking street signs quoting famous rap lyrics that shout out specific street corners and locations.” Photos are captured by Animal New York.
Today, we were having a debate on facebook on who’s the better rapper (strictly lyrical)… NAS vs Andre 3000. The consensus is that most people feel Nas is the better lyricist, especially knowing that Andre 3000 haven’t released a solo album yet. But at the same time, the fact that ’3 Stacks’ is being compared to ANYONE, based on just his collaborations alone, makes him a premiere MC for sure. Arguments in 3 Stacks favor suggests that he is more wittier than Nas. All of which reminded me of this collabo Andre 3000 did with Nas’ ex-wife, Kelis, titled, “Millionaire”.
A moment Hip Hop fans have been waiting for…Mobb Deep finally reunites after a year long hiatus following a public rap beef last year!
“At the end of the day, the music is the most important thing and our love for each other it’s only right we’re gonna get right back to work,” says Prodigy.
Lend your ears to this list of epic hip hop instrumentals, which is in no particular order. Of course, there are way too many to name in one post, as the genre of hip hop music is filled with numerous legends. Featured in this list are Nas, MF Doom, Biggie, Common, J Dilla, 9th Wonder, just to name a few. So I guess I will make this part of a series. The next list will more than likely include tracks from Madlib, Khrysis, and Preemo,
For those of you who know this blog, Tupac is always alive and well on here. He is the inspiration behind why I’m even in the entertainment business. Tupac is my muse and my favorite rapper of all time. I’m posting this classic throwback video for his fans and for those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Pac perform live. “So Many Tears” is the iconic single off of 2Pac’s legendary album, “Me Against The World”.
Uncle Luke, the man who was instrumental in bringing Miami Hip Hop to the forefront of the music industry, took some time to lend some advice to the Bawse, Rick Ross, regarding his recent assassination attempt. Luther Campbell, community leader and former shock rapper, spelled out some of the effects of being involved in rap beef and how it came be damaging to one’s career. It’s pretty good advice as Luke knows all too well how it feels to be in heated battles with adversaries hell bent on bringing someone down. Rick Ross has yet to respond publicly to the recent attempt on his life. Hopefully all will be resolved soon… Read Luke’s letter…
As you know, I can not run this blog without paying tribute to the classics aka old school Hip Hop. Today’s throwback is courtesy of my favorite rapper of all time, Tupac Shakur. He said his only fear of death is being reincarnated….but Pac doesn’t have to worry about that, because he’s immortalized. “Minnie The Moocher” is off of Pac’s album “Beginnings: The Lost Tapes 1988-1991″.
When I think of ‘chuuuch’ music, the hit rap record ‘Vice Versa’ off of Pastor Troy’s ‘Face Off’ album (2001) is one I can say ‘Amen’ to! Do ya’ll hear those unyielding church bells in the background? This is real ‘Chuuch’ music. The overall sound is hardcore, not watered down. Pastor Troy conveys a deep message suggesting, or better yet, posing the question, ‘What if our belief systems are wrong, and things are really VICE VERSA?’
This concept in a rap song is extremely heartfelt. Whether you like Pastor Troy or not, this sh*t went hard!! No aututones, just hard core hip hop. I thought about Pastor Troy while sitting at my desk waiting for Tropical Storm Issac to pass us by (here in Miami). This post is just my way of saying that I crave music that’s a little hardcore. Not every rapper can be a gangster, or rap about a hard life, but at least they can make sure their music goes hard. Some of it is for entertainment purposes, I know. But this one here went deep.