Puff Daddy was hitting his best just-happy-to-be-here jig throughout this whole video. This was back when a Puff Daddy assist on a track lended a unique energy and before people blamed Sean Combs for every artist on Bad Boy who ever failed. The fact is, especially during the time this remix came out, a single [...]
The evolution of social media did a lot of great things for hip-hop. It gave us social forums for discussing music, free exchange of media, and unprecedented access to the artists themselves. The flipside of that coin is that the artists also have access to us. We “get” to read their meltdowns and hissy-fits and [...]
To be honest, this is one of the most unintentionally funny music videos in hip-hop history. Check out G Rap in the beginning hitting the treadmill with boots on. He’s walking at an old man’s pace, yet still manages to break a fictitious sweat, which of course makes it necessary for the French maid/model to [...]
Dom Kennedy seems to be the type of artist people either love or hate. Either you can get into it and accept the music for what it is or you’re expecting more out of it than what was intended. That may not seem like a fair evaluation of everyone’s feelings, but when it comes to [...]
I just read the tracklist for Nas’ Life Is Good LP and it’s really sad that AZ isn’t going to appear. For some reason, I was sure I would see a AZ feature…don’t know if it had been rumored or what, but I had a feeling about it. Nas did manage to put Swizz Beatz [...]
Wow, as soon as I write some thoughts about the Nas situation, he drops off a new heat-rock off the upcoming album. This joint definitely is clearing any doubts that Nas may have some serious product on his hands. I can’t help but wonder if Ross actually managed to give Nas a run for his [...]
Just got ahold of some new heat from Camp Lo and Ski Beatz, an EP entitled Fort Apache. If it’s anything like their 80 Blocks From Tiffany mixtape with Pete Rock, it should be a solid listen. I’m always checking for Camp Lo’s unique lyrics and flow and coupled with some superior production…nothing but win.
Smoke DZA knows what he’s doing. Rugby Thompson can’t be described as anything but a complete project. One of the best parts about the album is the consistency. The entire album is produced by Harry Fraud, a producer whose work I’ve been paying a lot of attention to recently. The album has a cohesion to [...]