Luuupe’s back. But then again he never left. Despite the water downed and frankly disappointing Lasers, Lupe remains one of Hip-Hop’s top lyricists and with Friend Of The People he reaffirms his position. Here we find Mr. Fiasco in top form. Clever wordplay? Check. Interesting, engaging concepts? Check. Smart braggadocio? Check. Political content? Check.
It’s the last that separates Lupe from many of today’s Emcees. Not only is he not afraid to Continue reading →
On their eleventh album The Roots prove once again that they are the greatest band in the world. Their latest, Undun, is the cohesive story of Redford Stephens told over 14 songs at around 38 minutes long. However, they pack a lot of emotion and life in this space. Yet, the pace is perfect as the album unfolds naturally and gracefully.
To say Undun is cinematic would not be wrong, it’s very visual even without the lyrics, but Continue reading →
“Fuck you and your tough talk, when I monopolize I throw yo ass off the boardwalk.”
“Monopoly” is one of my favorite songs off of XXX and I wish much success (and sometimes a genuine hug) for Danny Brown. If you were watching this video on TV you’d be smacking it up like Fonzie did the jukebox on Happy Days or finding a new hanger and foil to fix the rabbit ears. Could I possibly date myself anymore with those references? Will this video give you seizures? Who knows? Stay tuned.
Hot damn! A new FREE EP form my favorite Emcee of the now, Open Mike Eagle. If you’re a fan of progressive left-field art rap, hell even if you’re not, give this here a listen. Also, I hear that Open Mike and Blockhead (of Aesop Rock’s Labor Days fame) have something in the works. Yes, yes.
Here’s another great collection of Hip-Hop inner-mentals (see what i did there?) from mother funking MF Love. This is some classic boom bap ish that every rap lover can get down with. This collection of soundscapes are great to write some fly rhymes to, freestyle over, or kick back and chill with. PLUS it’s absolutely free! Remember the name cause I have a feeling we are going to hear a lot from this cat. Download at will.
You know how sometimes you go to a website and to your surprise there’s music that automatically plays upon your arrival? This has gotten me in trouble at work many times and the music that’s played is never anything I want to hear. Some folks have gotten a little crazy with that on tumblr (which we’re also on now, check us out!) but I went to one tumblr and this song was automatically playing.
So latepass on this House tune. London beatmaker Eliphino recently dropped the More than Me EP so named for its super catchy title track that’s likely catching everyone’s ear the most off the EP. The Lauryn sample is well used here and “More than Me” is most def one of my new favorite songs.