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Big Sean and Lupe Fiasco Perform in Los Angeles on 10/17/2012

October 19, 2012 · Posted in Performance, reviews · Comment 

On Wednesday night, the 17th, Big Boy’s Block Party went down at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, CA.  It was hosted by the Power106 DJ himself.  Lupe Fiasco headlined the concert, but there were other big performances from Tayf3rd, Hit-Boy, Nipsey Hussle, and Big Sean.  There was definitely something for everyone at this concert.  While Fiasco may have been the headliner, Big Sean easily drew the larger crowd.  He was energetic and engaging.  His set featured songs from both his mixtapes and full-length.  The high point of the night was when Big Sean brought out Tyga as a surprise guest.  The crowd went wild! They performed “Do What I Gotta Do,” and then the Last King also performed “Faded.”

I was at the concert and got some videos. Check them out below!

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G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer Album Review

September 19, 2012 · Posted in reviews · 27 Comments 

Finally, one of the albums I’ve been anticipating all year is finally here. With a roster consisting of artists I thoroughly enjoy, I was interested to see what Yeezy and company could muster up. For the most part, I wasn’t disappointed. One of the things that did disappoint me though was the fact that with this much talent on one project, it should contain more than twelve tracks. Still keeping my fingers crossed on the hopes that there will be a deluxe version, but it doesn’t seem likely. The phrase “never judge a book by it’s cover” also comes into play here. Not because Kanye kept up his streak of odd album art, but because I was not very impressed by the thirty second snippets. In fact, I was extremely disappointed. The beauty of Kanye’s music is that you have to listen to a project from start to finish to truly soak it all in. It’s kind of like when you get your haircut. You look in the mirror during it and you’re like, “whoa, what’s he doing?!” Then when it’s all done you feel as if somebody shot some confidence boosters into you and you’re read to kill the weekend. Or maybe that’s just me? Anyways, a track by track review after the jump. Read more

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s First UK Show At Electric Ballroom, London (Monday 25th June)

June 28, 2012 · Posted in reviews, Videos · 2 Comments 

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Earlier this week Kendrick Lamar hit the UK shores to perform 2 dates at Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London (Monday 25th June).

Members of the Killerhiphop team were lucky enough to be in the building to witness the TDE artist’s first performance in the UK.

Hailing from Compton, California, Kendrick Lamar previously known as K. Dot has come a long way since his humble beginnings. He is now signed to Cali legend and star maker Dr Dre on his label Aftermath, Interscope Records. Read more

Cypress Hill Perform At London’s HMV Forum (Review & Video)

June 7, 2012 · Posted in news, reviews · Comment 

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Cypress Hill touched down in London to start a European tour by performing at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town last Tuesday night (5th June 2012).

Members of the Killerhiphop team were lucky enough to be in the venue to watch the Californian group made up of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Juilio G and Eric Bobo perform.

DJ Semtex was on hand to warm up the crowd by performing a strong selection of hip hop hits from Jay-Z, DMX, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Odd Future plus more.

The packed out venue saw Cypress Hill perform a strong 1hr40min set which included a number of their classics, “Insane In The Brain”, “How I Could Just Kill A Man”, “Tequila Sunrise” and “Dr Greenthumb” to name a few. At one point the stage lighting turned green and B Real lit up a joint on stage to perform “Roll It Up, Light It Up, Smoke it Up” from the Friday soundtrack.

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Album Review: Obie Trice – Bottoms Up

April 8, 2012 · Posted in reviews · 11 Comments 

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Bottoms Up is Obie Trice’s first studio album since 2006’s Second Round’s On Me. Bottoms Up is also Trice’s first album under his own Black Market Ent. imprint. This album has been in the works for a long long time, and it sounds like it too. Just like the cover, Obie Trice feels old, unimaginative, and scared to take risks. Although, Bottoms Up is a decent addition to his catalog, it’s not the best in his catalog. However, don’t think Bottoms Up isn’t worth a few listens, it is.

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Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Album Review

April 6, 2012 · Posted in reviews · 9 Comments 

The evolution of Nicki Minaj has been quite the journey, and entertaining to sit back and watch. Dating back to when I first heard her on Lil Wayne’s “Drought 3” mixtape, I always thought she was pretty dope. Unaware if it was Lil Wayne ghost writing for her or not, I wasn’t too sure how long or how big she would get. Well, I think we are all aware now. She has grown to become one of the biggest pop icons in the world.

Yes, I used the word “pop” on purpose, because let’s be honest. Is she really much of a female rapper anymore? That’s a whole different discussion though. We’re here to focus on her newest album, “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” I don’t think there has ever been a time that I went into an album completely unaware of the direction it’s going in, and then leaving it even more confused. After that debacle of a performance at the Grammy’s, Nicki had some explaining to do.

As songs were getting leaked, and singles being released, I just couldn’t really figure out what was going on. Is this going to be a rap album? Pop? Soundtrack to a musical theater act? Is she mad (figuratively and literally?) I wasn’t sure. So, with that being said, let’s just press play and try to figure this album out. Read more

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