As we close out the year 2011, and we look back on the albums that came out this year, we realize it was a great year for music. Some new faces made their debuts, while some of the more familiar ones released more quality music. Too soon to call any of them a classic, we’ll just settle with listing them in order. Over the next 5 weeks (to the end of the year) I, Mike Da Silva, will give you the Top 10 albums of 2011. Two albums each week and a brief summary of each. Keep in mind this list does NOT include mixtapes. That is a separate countdown, because I can already see the comments now. With this being the first week, we will go over numbers ten and nine. They are…
On this day in 1972, a man was born. A man that would go on to change my life in many ways. He changed hip-hop and arguably the entertainment business as a whole. He reminded us that we do have a first amendment. He told us what his name was when he first bursted into the scene and it’s a name we’ll never forget. We’ve all stood up with him, helped him clean out his closet, sang for the moment, lost ourselves, and helped him recover. Happy birthday to Marshall Bruce Mathers III. From “Infinite” to “Hell: The Sequel” this is your day.
With that being said I figured in order to do this day justice, we can reminisce and touch up on what I believe to be his top ten songs. Read more
Too many people choose to throw “The Best Rapper Alive” title on any rapper with a hot song. “The Best Rapper Alive” title is the most coveted title in Hip Hop; it is not to be thrown around. Because music is subjective to ones perspective, we have to find a way to look at it from a neutral perspective. To crown someone the best we’ll need facts. Fans lie, blogs lie, numbers don’t. A rapper must earn “The Best Rapper Alive” title by doing more than rap. “The Best Rapper Alive” shall have at least 3 albums, must have released an album within the past 2 years, and at least 3 of his/her albums must have also debuted in the Top 10; in addition he/she must have an inarguable influence on the culture.
The Hip-Hop community can agree that J. Cole has taken the spotlight for the past few weeks with anticipation of his debut album, “Cole World – The Sideline Story“. Now that it has dropped, the next few days will be all J. Cole lyrics and talks all over social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Then we are going to soon realize, “What new music is coming out next?”
Well, good folks over at Hip-Hop DX helped ya’ll out with that. They were kind enough to put a calender of what is next to come out in the Hip-Hop game.
Here’s a hypothetical situation for you: You’ve been banished to a deserted island and you’re allowed to bring 5 albums to listen to for the rest of your life. The only catch is that they have to each be from a different artist. Leave your 5 in the comments below or on Twitter. Here are mine.
Waiting for Tha Carter 4 to drop reminded me of how excited I was when Tha Carter 3 dropped. After C3 dropped, the homies and I would argue about Wayne being the best rapper alive. This debate went on for all 4 years of High School. By Senior year I think they just got tired of hearing me talk, and let Weezy have the “Best Rapper Alive” title. Enough of my High School stories though, let’s get to this list. I’ve compiled some of my favorite Lil Wayne punchlines of all time, all after the jump.
Rolling Stone Magazine have infamously been known to create titles for people who have reached a peak of success. It seemed like this time around it was Hip-Hop’s turn to make its crown.
“Now more than three decades old as a recorded medium, hip-hop is deeply embedded in popular culture – to the point where its stars seem not only larger than life but also, as Rick Ross once put it, “deeper than rap.” But even as they sell out arenas and top the pop charts, rappers still court the respect and esteem of their hip-hop peers. The title King of Hip-Hop still means something. In that spirit, just as we did in June with the Queen of Pop, we’ve crunched a pile of data to try to determine who is the current King of Hip-Hop.”
The article Rolling Stone wrote seemed very long and just jabber mouthing, so I took the time to try to make this sound as simple and easy to read just for our KillerHipHop fans. Check after the jump how Eminem was crowned, ‘King Of Hip-Hop’.
Below is a list of 10 inspiring Jay-Z quotes. It was hard to whittle it down to just ten as there are so many and these are in no particular order.
It’s a new year and as I often do I look for motivation in songs. So I was trying to think up some inspiring Jay-Z songs when this post came about.
Check out the List of Inspiring Jay-Z quotes after the jump.