Man, what a year so far. Somebody lit a match underneath hip hops ass in 2011. We’ve had major releases from some big names in the game and some of the newer faces, and we’re only a third of the way through. Hip hop isn’t Lebron James though. Three quarters isn’t enough. It’s who comes out on top at the end of this highly competitive fourth quarter that we’ll see who REALLY has the throne right now. Let’s break this bitch down to the camps battling for the 2011 throne: Read more
We’re only weeks away from the release of J. Cole’s debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story, and the J. Cole hate is at an all-time high right now! All over the blogosphere, all I read is people questioning J. Cole’s abilities and debating whether or not Cole World will flop. So I feel obligated to remind you of Cole’s talents. “Who Dat” is undoubtedly one of my favorite J. Cole songs; Jermaine showcases the ability to hang with the best in the metaphor, simile, analogy, and wordplay game. Who wants to F with Hollywood Cole?
In a time when smoking weed in Hip-Hop is at an all-time high, only one rapper is dope enough to speak out. Kendrick Lamar speaks out against marijuana use in Hip-Hop on his song from Overly Dedicated titled, “H.O.C.”. Marijuana is a proven monetary subject in Hip-Hop. Wiz Khalifa is a perfect example of this. I always respect a rapper that goes against the crowd. The Killer hearse and I don’t usually go into the past, but I thought the realness in this verse deserved a ride. A lot of you ask for Kendrick anyways, so it is win-win.
Wow. How do I begin to talk about this Lil Wayne verse on It’s Good. To be honest it’s legendary. I’m going to have to bring out the
Maybach Bugatti hearse for this one. August 24, 2011 will forever be remembered as the day Lil’ Wayne dissed Jay-Z. I expect a full blown Lil’ Wayne Vs. Jay-Z beef to succeed this.
Is there a better way to kick off a new series than to talk about Watch The Throne? In this new series titled “1 Verse, 1 Hearse”, I will talk about my favorite verses of recent times. The most “killer” verses if you will. This week, I speak on Kanye’s verse on “Murder To Excellence” from Watch The Throne.
And I’m from the murder capital, Where they murder for capital
Heard about at least 3 killings this afternoon
Lookin’ at the news like damn I was just with him after school,
No shop class but half the school got a tool,
And I could die any day type attitude
Plus his little brother got shot reppin’ his avenue
It’s time for us to stop and re-define black power
41 souls murdered in 50 hours
Game, are you noodle cock-a-doodle, are you crazy, crazy, crazy, did you knock a couple screws loose? Boii, Uncle Otis is a horrible track; it is dumb, unoriginal, and full of jealousy. It only attacks people who are hot at the moment. Before I get any deeper, I want to state that I am (was) a big Game fan. I used to bump “How We Do” all day, same thing goes for L.A.X. But, the name dropping on every song is extremely annoying. Uncle Otis just sank the sinking boat. I don’t even know if I want to hear The RED Album anymore. Game claims that “Uncle Otis” is just a “fun” song, but I’m not buying it, there were some real stuff said. Let’s dooo it.
This is a guest post written by Matt O’Neill who attended the Bamboozle festival at East Rutherford NJ, US as part of his “I Am Still Music Tour”.
On Sunday May 1st I woke up feeling anxious as I knew I was going to see Lil Wayne once again. This would be my 2nd time in less than a month that I was seeing “The Best Rapper Alive,” on his I Am Still Music tour.