Introducing .... Rising Oakland, CA Hip-Hop artist BEEDA WEEDA & his new visual release “Revolution”. With support coming from Bay Area legends including Too $hort, E-40, & Tajai from the legendary Hip-Hop group, The Hieroglyphics, Beeda is aiming to take action against the many social injustices taking place in America.
SNOOP's video for "So Many Pros" plays more like an epic blaxploitation film from the 70's. West Coast rap artistry is known for it's 70's funk roots, and with "So Many Pro" (produced by Pharrell), off of Snoop's BUSH album, that pimp era is brought back into light. What you're about to see is probably one of the most creative music videos in Hip Hop, produced by French director Francois Rousselet — who previously worked with Kanye West, Madonna, and others. The female 'Snoop' from 'The Wire' also makes a cameo appearance. Dopeness~
Let's all pray that KENDRICK LAMAR drops his album on Christmas without warning. That would be crazy! Artists like Kdot is why I consider Hip Hop to be the "master genre" of all genres. The pure poetry of it all. Words are so important, so incredibly amazing in rap, other genres just can't compare. Kendrick will be a legend up there with Biggie, Nas, Em, 2pac, Rakim, and the rest. Could even outshine them all in due time. His song, "Untitled" is amazing.
Back in 1993, the classic hip hop group, SOULS OF MISCHIEF, released one of my favorite hip hop songs of all time... “93′ TIL INFINITY” (the track Rick Ross used for his new release, ‘Thug Cry’). Their new hit, “There Is Only Now”, is real and good hip hop and we need more of this! All the old school vets should return just like SOULS OF MISCHIEF to take back the hip hop game and bring it back to its roots! “There Is Only Now” is also the title of their upcoming album. THEY'RE BACK!
"The Illest" by the FAR EAST MOVEMENT reminds me of that Katy Perry & Juicy J "Dark Horse" song with the deep bass, hip hop-infused rock combination. This song only has 4 million Youtube views versus their other projects that reached 30, 40, 50 million views and beyond. I guess a lot of people aren't feeling it, crediting the bass line as the only thing good about it. FAR EAST MOVEMENT, the hip hop quartet reppin' in Los Angeles, grew insanely popular after their song "Round Round" was featured in the "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" movie, and its subsequent soundtrack, video game and DVD. Kev Nish, Prohgress, J-Splif, and DJ Virman, dropped singles like their mega hit, 'Like a G6' and catapulted into worldwide fame. "The Illest", the lead single from their upcoming 5th studio album, "KTown Riot", is one of the songs I work out and jog to early in the morning. It gets me going, and gimmick or not, these dudes made a hell of a name for themselves.
California rapper, DOM KENNEDY, makes music you can't skip and "STILL CALLIN" is proof. He dropped his 2nd album titled, "Get Home Safely" back in October, which soundly represents the West Coast in the high-stakes hip hop arena. "Still Callin" is a great choice for your IPOD hip hop mix because it has that slow-roasting beat with a haunting treble line sprinkled over deep bass. This sh*t Bang.. I have this song on constant repeat.
At Grammy rehearsals, Grammy nominee, Kendrick Lamar, speaks about his performance with Imagine Dragon and how he plans to take his performance to the next level. Lamar been nominated for Best New Artist and his album, 'Good Kid M.a.a.d City' has been nominated for Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. The 56th Grammy Awards air tomorrow night, Jan 26th, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
SNOOP, "As I look up at the sky My mind starts trippin', a tear drops my eye My body temperature falls I'm shakin' and they breakin' tryin' to save tha Dogg Pumpin' on my chest and I'm screamin I stop breathin', damn I see demons Dear God, I wonda can ya save me I can't die Boo-Boo's bout to have my baby I think it's too late for prayin', hold up A voice spoke to me and it slowly started sayin "Bring your lifestyle to me I'll make it better" How long will I live? "Eternal life and forever" And will I be, the G that I was? "I'll make your life better than you can imagine or even dreamed of So relax your soul, let me take control "Close your eyes my son" My eyes are closed"
The Game's, "Celebration" pays tribute to the late great Easy E by featuring Easy E's and one of Hip Hop's favorite groups of all time, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony! 'Celebration', a remix of Bone's 'First of the Month', is the first single off of Game’s 'Jesus Piece' album which features cameos from Kanye West, Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, Common, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, and more. The already controversial album is set to be release December 11th.