he's half of G-Side.
I'll give this a listen later
you gonna do some sort of general hip hop thread, as previously discussed?
Enjoyed it on first listen. Heavy 7/light 8 outta 10 probably.
Minimal looped soul beats:
Not bad I thought if a tad samey
yeah I liked it alright
He is really good at THAT sound though, so while nothing really jumps out to me much anymore it still works really well.
Not as good as Pilot Talk 1/2, but another good effort for sure. His consistency is almost to his detriment at the moment, makes it hard to really get excited by anything.
it makes it even harder. There's no down time for us to wish we had more work from him, it's just always there, always more you can listen to and no real reason to do it! PT 1&2 (and Covert Coup) were good enough for me not to really need any more for a while.
Rappers kind of have to be so prolific so their name stays relevant and all, but it's definitely hurting the longevity of their careers.
it's hard enough to carry your buzz through to a proper album at the moment.
Not even a bad album, but we've had a wealth of great free KRIT. If it wasn't better than Wuz Here or 4eva, it just wasn't going to register.
his street preacher stuff don't always sit comfortably with me, but on this one he's really on point. An angry and sad record in a lot of ways, but one that manages to come across as hopeful and idealist rather than defeated. Jake One did a decent enough job on the beats, but honestly I think Ali is a joy to listen to on this thing.
Pretty cool. Is this from the new Quik and Kurupt album?
This is the one for me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U4IAXx2dGc
Hemsworth has killed it this year on everything, but this is my favorite thing he's produced. The twenty minute medly this is taken from is a lot of fun, but really just as a beat this has everything I want. I can imagine any number of people sounding fantastic over this.
and my playlists all went the way of the buffalo. I had one with favorite beats but oh well. I think that Tree 'Sunday School' release contains some of the more interesting production Ive heard in some time. I think we should poll our favorite songs at the end of the year and do a countdown, so everyone start compiling favorites to nominate.
so not sure if there is a full length in the making or what. Cool song though.
But since rappers talk about far more projects than actually happen, I didn't get too excited.
There's a few I could include from Sunday School, for sure. That's slowly become one of my favorite tapes of the year actually. I'm definitely up for a favorite songs of the year countdown!
This is promising http://www.dirtyglovebastard.net/?p=57078
Kush Cloud (ft. Krayzie Bone and Spaceghostpurrp)
Really liking the production here. Dark. And where the fuck did Krayzie Bone appear from- Gibbs is making music with everyone now. Put out some good stuff this year.
Is my favorite MC right now. Uploads new music to bandcamp / youtube virtually every day it seems!
but that Late Nights with Jeremih tape is pretty smooth.
Could probably get rid of about 5 or 6 songs from it (there's 18 in total), but after that you'd be left with something pretty great.
We need an r&b thread I reckon.
Sure you do.
He's competent, but it's clear that he's a clean-cut 14 year old and therefore it kinda lacks any sort of substance. Still, bit of fun.
is great, listened to that a lot recently.
in both album and mixtape form, and they're both a bit different (apparently)
i have the album version and i'm loving it. it's not flawless but there's a good number of tracks that already sound ultra replayable, the initial 10 especially.
pretty silly move i reckon.
! ! ! !
How has this been around for a few weeks, and not been news?
in the last thread you(?) asked about who we would like to see pair up. Although this never came to mind, it is totally a great match. I love when rappers step into other regions and different sounds and try different directions out. That's a major reason why the KM&EL-P project was so intriguing.
if he could pull off the vibe like his dad then that would be good. Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince albums had some great moments.
Have heard the name but don't think I've heard much of his stuff. Love that New Orleans sound that Mos describes in the second video there though.
What should I listen too?
popped it in that thread cause it seemed like the closest fit.
you heard the sammy bananas work on adorn?
got that early outkast vibe a bit.
maybe it's just the bass/titles that bring to mind those 2 though.
Love how many styles he can fit into, very versatile emcee.
this beat is so tough:
<3 vintage prime wayne
Still brings the roof down.
This came out of nowhere. Interesting collab for sure, and the two videos have got me psyched.
This needs to happen. I want in.
The resuscitation of producer/rapper collabos is the best thing to happen to hip hop in forever. Even better when peeps thing outside the box.
Basically puts into words what Ive felt about those acts (+many more) for some time but have been reluctant to say.
that he is only producing 2 tracks on this! Maybe exec producing it though, hopefully it has a unified sound.
Good to see they've got Noz over there doing a column.
Where else can I find editorial stuff like this on hip-hop? On an unrelated to hip-hop note, I've just started reading longer pieces on Resident Advisor and really enjoying getting a little more in depth, particularly on stuff I'm not so clued up on.
The mixtape was much longer and less concentrated. I might be wrong but it seems like this one is just a case of paying to hear it with no tags?
I think with hip hop, for me at least, it's more about 'quality blogging'. It's good to find the writers you like and start following them. Not sure what you read already, but this might be a good start;
Yet, while some people could mistake Spaceghostpurrp as something new (given the relative size of the scene), who has considered Joey Badass as anything but a throwback? A good one at that, but I doubt with a title like '1999' kids are thinking he's trying to do something new. Best part of a decade ago I was a fan of 1988 by Blueprint (not really a fan now, but whatev)... that didn't mean I wasn't crate digging still, that I hadn't heard classic and slept on records from that period before laying my hands on that album.
I think there's a fair amount of conjecture here into what kids are and aren't listening to, tbh, and some confusion in the writing (Spaceghostpurrp can download his influence's entire catalogues instantly, but at the same time they're only available through specialist overseas collectors on Youtube?)
I've got friends who are rap fans in there mid-20s who still kill for that Joey-b bapping sound too. Nothing wrong with that, per se. Yet pretty much everyone I know who heard that tape has thought 'hey, kids talented, but he needs to move past that sound'.
While I agree that I wan't to see more than throwbacks, I also don't see how this is more of a 'problem' for hip hop than the supposedly 'stagnant' mainstream rap scene we had at the turn of the last decade (it wasn't, but was often accused of being one dimensional, dozens of clones of every rapper/sound etc). Let people have their homages, and let kids dig them, or dig past them.
That's the next hour or so sorted then.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHoXg5T9oEs (WARNING: prepare yourself for some sever chipmunk vocals)
Kendrick's a little heavy handed with the message, still good though.
But this is some good shit. Love that beat. Pretty weird seeing Lil' Wayne with his shirt on and his own teeth.
Think it needs touching up, cloud rap feel. Made the music for someone else and this fitted pretty well when the stem for grown up was about. Feedback much appreciated as this is not the finished version
other Danny Brown tune.
lol bro you old. I think his general point is that the stuff that is getting the most press at the moment may not be as deserving/fresh/original as its made out to be. Bringing a little balance to the overall landscape. This is a great article for newjacks
kind of rare, ime. Noz is generally regarded as the one of the best -- if not the best-- hip hop writer at the moment. His old blog cocaine blunts is archived and contains some great work, the comments are a gold mine as well. I would agree with Kyle that finding a set of bloggers you side with is a good move, thats a good list he has there. Just remember that not everything they say is gospel and that its ok to disagree, even with those you have the most in common with. I disagree with these guys all the time. Martorialist is always bagging canonized classic NY stuff to put more fire on whatever underground (usually southern) act he is trying to champion, which usuallu is lol u crazy, but sometimes on the money. David Drake does good work and our pallets are almost identical (especially with classic stuff) but he is a big reason behind this Chief Keef push at the moment :/
noz writing for p4k is an interesting move, curious to see where it goes and who else jumps on because of it.
but also lol at those questions too. Great scenes, should be some good memes that come from that.
although I think a little opposition to the dominant discourse is always a good thing. As you say, I think most people's writing has recognised that Joey et al are throwbacks, but there's still some crazy hype flying around. Even if I don't agree with every word, it's just nice the odd article adding some context and resisting the tide.
Between this and Freddie Gibbs, it's been a pretty good week.
But every song is tagged with burn ones tag so idk?
Sounds good so far tho.
check me out/on set, though <3
His flow is all over the place here, but I kinda enjoyed it
Don't get me wrong - I like the dude and he's done some great tracks but I just find him a little bit drab over the course of a long player. Lot of exciting stuff happening in hip-hop right now but you wouldn't know it from this record.
Narrow it down! It has its moments though.
2-6 is quality.
(Yeah I posted a link to Stereogum, lulz).
The vocals feel uncomfortable against that beat for some reason.
2nd one feels better to me.
Could be condensed to about 12 tracks and not lose any quality.
I feel as though bigger problem for artists like Gibbs though is maintaining an audience. I've enjoyed everything he's put out so far but with each release I lose a little interest. He's a decent rapper and has an ear for beats but there's not a great deal of variation. It's a cliche but sometimes less is more. You rarely get to anticipate and look forward to a release anymore.
but there's still enough good stuff happening to keep me going til the end, especially seventeen which shouldn't work but it does.
the feelings conflict a bit. might hold on to the beat for another time
It seems like ideas are increasingly becoming the most valuable commodity in hip-hop and I don't think Gibbs has many in the bank. He's a serviceable rapper with some personality but I'm not sure that's enough these days.
is the Lil Ugly Mane album any good?
Rappers feel as though they have to put out free music to get attention and this inevitably contains their better ideas/tracks. They then have to continue to release music to keep some sort of buzz and by the time they release an album, if they're lucky enough, they've used their ideas.
I'm not knocking Gibbs but I can't see this continuing for too long. A similar thing happened with KRIT earlier this year.
reference this conversation upthread:
Tapes credited to Burn One and Dro, but on the back cover it says only two Burn One tracks? Did he do some co-producer shit or something?
Only just starting the tape, but first couple of tracks are nice.
Some have told me it's the best of the Memphis revival stuff, and he actually puts his own slant on it, but on the other hand his name is terrible.
Will check it at some point.
the new Dead Prez :''D
worst thing i've heard in a while.
All this memphis revivial stuff kind of reminded me to listen to my Frayser Boy - Gone On That Bay album, basically memphis sound from the Bay Area:
know this was a thing. For the record I think that Dead Prez album that everyone loves is pretty overrated.
Liking these a lot.
I'm actually not as clued up on Dirty South as some people, I'm listening to the Koopsta Knicca solo album at the mo and pretty impressed by that. Crazy paranoid and claustrophobic. Know 3 6 isn't so out there though
Check out Big Mike - Somethin' Serious next. Maybe the best/worst album cover ever?
Deep funk hiphop >
I've returned to it a lot this year and it's probably my favourite of the Memphis revival stuff.
Think that his Geto Boys album 'Til Death Do Us Part' is pretty underrated, but haven't really heard his stuff, though I recognise Having Things. Good tune.
Definitely overall more clued up on Houston/ATL/New Orleans sounds than Memphis though. Anyway, this is probably one for the other thread.
looks like their new album (with great artwork) is still available on soundcloud
the last few hip hop 2012 releases I listened to were Billy Woods, Killer Mike and El-P (possibly all released around may or juneish?) but I didn't really bother with anything else around that time
on a side note, here's gucci fishing in a jacuzzi: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mamhzsLhjl1rz6olqo1_500.jpg looks like some kind of photoshoot, amazing scenes tho.
Do you like Aesop Rock?
Picture is hilarious.
I quite like it. I find his voice a bit annoying tho
you can hear it Flex-bomb free at his Soundcloud
it's somewhat less nasally now. The album is brilliant.
Feels like it's been forever, by their standards at least:
Do It For The Bay ft. DaVinci (Prod. Harry Fraud)
These guys are really improving as rappers. Combined with their always excellent ear for beats (this one is no exception, love the horns on the chorus...) and penchant for a good hook (again, present here), I'm expecting big things. Judging by their recent output it looks like they've finally decided to implement a bit of quality control too. The album should be good. It's out in three weeks!
It sounds pretty similar to the original though and Kelly has a good voice
in the corner of your eye, (v.2) looks a lot like a pair of ascii boobs
LA MUSICA DE HARRY FRAUD
I like this beat, Harry Fraud <3 Glad they have eased up off the release schedule they had going last year.
but it comes alive on the proper one
I'll give it a go
album too. Its on spotify.
but I dunno, I'm still waiting for him to really blow me away with a new song. This kind of reminds me of something like 'Be Still' off the last album; it's cool, but it doesn't really feel like a single to me. 'She Said OK' I found a little disappointing.
Based on his entire career, I have no reason to doubt Big Boi. But having said that, I hope the next leak is a banger.
But I'm sure it will have a few big tunes. Hopefully She Said OK will get demoted to a bonus track.
As an attempt at a single, this sits somewhere between the zzz fest originally intended to lead off SLLF ('Sumthin's Gotta Give'), and the amazeballs Shutterbugg, which ended up being the lead single after all the delays.
IMO it could've happily fitted on SLLF, but wouldn't have stood out.
Again, that's Alkaholiks + Beatnuts.
Oh man, I need a whole albums of this shit. Video for Grumpy Crocodile dropped recently too;
rap albums on DiS from here on out?
Wish I had time to cover more hip hop records.
I've been waiting for this one for a while. The tracklist pretty much reads like a who's who of that scene, especially production-wise, where in my opinion they've really drawn from the cream of the crop (Hemsworth, Tree, Friendzone, Keyboard Kid). Like the Main Attrakionz guys, I think Shady Blaze's improvement on the mic has been really notable this year. He's stopped doing the double-time stuff quite so much and actually comes with some real presence now. Still early days on this tape, but the ingredients are all there.
New album drops in a week or so and their recent output has been surprisingly interesting sonically, and diverse.. Kind of lost any sincere interest in OF but did love BlackenedWhite..
LP - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c5fDc9rZWQ
Grill - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_UDsa15gM4
but my righteous anger was compromised a bit when I told him to steer clear of reviewing 'hip hip' records in the future :/
first one in particular
guess I need to check out these Lik fellas, huh
21 & Over, Coast II Coast and Likwidation are all drunken classics (particularly the first two).
i was a fan of ice cube from the friday films, and decided to check his latest album out. needless to say he has NO chance of crossing over into rap music.
Will fit the whole thing in later. Have you listened to the latest LWH record? Haven't had time to check that either yet.
Oh yeh, this is from the RZA Soundtrack, not the new Ghost record btw
Interesting that his new album will be entirely produced by Adrian Younge who put out Something About April, an awesome neo-soul record last year. It plays out like a soundtrack to a non-existent movie, and nods to 90s trip-hoppers like Portishead & Tricky as well as soul legends.
Not hip hop, but highly recommended if you haven't heard it:
The Ghost album could be something special.
I have that Adrian Younge album and its pretty cool, haven't heard anyone talk about it. Could be interesting.
plus Younge and RZA will presumably be going for a cinematic/soundtrack feeling. Wasn’t anticipating this record all that much, but think it could be pretty cool now.
Only a couple a year maybe.
Anticipating that Kendrick, though.
Don't think he's the second coming like some people, but I am interested to hear the Jay Electronica album if it ever drops.
I'm trying to keep my hype level down for Kendrick, cos as cool as it was, I still thought he had some way to go on Section.80.
just depends where he decides to go production-wise. A prelim track list got released and there was this giant OMG WTF on it in the form of a Lady Gaga guest spot. It is not there on his most recent version so that scared me for a minute and brought all my expectations back down.
He'd always maintained he had full creative control, and that made me think he might have loads of label enforced concessions on it. Seems like it was just a publicity stunt.
Yeah, that's kinda what I was feeling. He's the finished article as a rapper, but maybe could do better with album pacing and more consistent production choices.
12 tracks and only 3 guest MCs on the final tracklist is promising though.
Maybe not as much as 808s... dunno why there's no Silky Johnson, Clams Casino, Friendzone, Squadda B etc production. Nice sounds for sure, but maybe playing it a bit safer for the album release. Anyone checked?
Definitely a bit of a step away from 808s, and I like it for different reasons - Mondre and Squadda sound great on the new one I think. I'm not sure if it's because I'm so settled into the Main Attrakionz sound now, but the whole thing sounds easier on the ears and more like a straight-up rap record to me.
On one hand, it's a shame that there's less of the pretty Friendzone-style beats, but on the other I think this is a good development for them and the beats have more of a bump to them. Favorites are probably On Tour, Wings and Do It For The Bay.
on my list though!
Definitely feeling it on first listen, but will give more thoughts after a few spins.
Gave that Deniro Farrar + Shady Blaze a once over and was feeling that too. So much MA stuff, so little time... back to their old tricks!
Well affiliate shit anyway, you know what I'm talking abut.
Friendzone are releasing 2 Main Attrakionz LPs later this year :D
That more than makes up for it if true
who actually does production on it?
Supreme Cuts, Harry Fraud, Keyboard Kid, Joe Wax, Metro Zu - but also a bunch of new (to me) guys.
Cool news that Friendzone are doing full Main Attrakionz records though. Love those guys and such a good fit for MAz.
The Kanye track from the RZA soundtrack
Been waiting for this... it's good.
This is brilliant. Great flow, great beat. I know it's cliche to say it but it really does sound like "old" Kanye, College Dropout/ Late Registration era.
Tree doing his cloud rap thing:
Can we talk about how 'Tree' may be worse moniker than 'Lil Ugly Mane'?
and also Gunplay got arrested and may be in for some jail time. So stupid.
Sunday School has ended up being one of my favourite free projects of the year. Lil Ugly Mane and Tree are two truly terrible monikers though - but hey, somebody's gotta fill in for 2 Chainz now he's not using Tity Boi.
Tbh, it didn't look too serious, as far as threatening someone with a firearm goes, but I'm assuming he'll be away for a few years. Pretty ridiculous.
Decent Roc Marc track.
Gonna forward this to a couple of peeps that need to get into MAz.
Liking Bossalinis & Fooliyones more with each listen too.
Video of the incident here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHLHKtPB94Y
been on repeat today
The west coast one is great as they are all having fun. Also, the disparity is so noticeable when Mystikal comes in after Mac Miller. That's my favorite part. I miss Mystikal, he needs to make an album pronto.
What the actual fuck?
Christ he's so shit.
I quite like Iggy Azelia though.
pumped to hear tho
intrigued me enough to listen to it. I kind of like it! Sounds pretty tough to me, I like tough.
the first 10 tracks nearly sent me to sleep but the following 10 are fun, glad i stayed with it
dj-free version via itunes btw
also that cover, have to admit when i first saw it i thought those whisks were chicken drumsticks, kinda relieved they're whisks.
He's also changed his name to 'Chip' now as if that gives him even a shred of credibility.
Just got through the first 10 tracks and gotta say there's not a dud among them, really strong collection. Kinda hyped for the film now
cos I have no recollection of who you guys are talking about.
that the Americans are yacking about in the YouTube comments of the new POS stuff? I've done some preliminary research and he looks like something I might hate... Does anybody have a reason for me to persevere?
FINALLY SOME RAP LYRICS I CAN RELATE TO.
Put me right off. I'd guess it's hip hop for the 'sensitive' frat bro, but I'm not willing to explore this theory.
I've only enough contempt for one of these guys and I'd prefer to direct it all at Mac Miller.
Had a listen to that Kendrick fella tonight, seems like I might well be getting his record.
Otherwise Curren$y and Harry Fraud is wonderful. Wish more rappers would copy him and release free EPs rather than mixtapes. Agree with the dude in the Wire who said that Curren$y's greatest strength as a rapper is his selection of beats - he knows what's good and what's making him sound good. And he raps about weed and women and how fly he is. Love it.
Can anyone tell me some other mixtapes I need to download? Got the Gunplay ones and the Domo Genesis/Alchemist one too.
Saw the Madlib Medicine Show Tour last weekend. Pretty sad. Madlib was awful/too high but it still broke my heart to see him booed and jeered off stage. I still love the guy. Surprisingly bored by Freddie Gibbs; impressive technically but lyrically he needs to mix it up more to get my attention. Needs to get back to that midwestboxframe style again for my money. Only so many times I can tolerate a rapper yelling fuck pohlice during a show and trying to amp the crowd. The fact that the crowd was middle class white parisian made it even funnier, mondeo man next to me cheering against the pigs was pretty lolsome.
I made sure I went into it with zero expectations so I wasn't too let down, but still, Madlib playing the Forum just doesn't work. I'm not sure what he's like playing in a smaller venue, but he's certainly not the kind of DJ to rock a crowd like that.
I thought Gibbs was good though. It was my second time seeing him (first time was at East Village) and I think he's shown he can command stages of varying size. Needs to work on his adlibs a bit for sure (the fuck police thing was pretty non-stop both times), but I enjoyed it. As for the crowd, I think you just have to try and zone out of that stuff - if I let crowds get to me too much I just wouldn't enjoy any gigs.
No internet at home at the moment so I'm kinda behind on recent releases - need to hear that Kendrick!
the best rapper ever?
It's not every day you see a piece of shit taking a shit.
this is a beast, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ohbKidZLiA
he cracks me right up, not enough cunts like him about
Bird on A Wire is awesome yeah.
I just meant that there are lots of dudes *like* him, stylistically, you know?
Shite as usual?
theres probably a few aye.
I just HAD to listen. It's so bad. So so bad
check out the Tree mixtape that we talked about here (youtube links included):
Seriously how great is this?!
I hope they actually print these.
I don't know if it's to do with the fact that I wasn't even expecting him to show up, let alone play a brilliant, varied set. SUPER!
Madlib on the other hand... absolute mess for 45 minutes, sounded like someone trying to recreate a Theo Parrish set with terrible sound issues. I left before Freddie Gibbs came on which was a bit of a shitter as I was really excited about seeing him but I'm sure he'll be back in a smaller venue on his own soon enough, was at Coachella when he played East Village earlier in the year :(
Still, worth the entry price for DOOM alone thankfully.
but I have a killer collection of Herzog movies...
Yeah, this is a good track!
ft. Freddie Gibbs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSZwYZC0EUw
Bonus track from his new record, 'Mic Tyson'. Out yesterday, wanna hear that.
Not listened yet though. Alchemist produced a few of the tracks, which has piqued my interest further; that guy has been prolific this year.
Really into this tape at the mo, if your into that kinda thing the title blatently suggests haha.
fuck the haterz etc.
Do It For The Bay is the bets hip hop track I'mve heard this year by a distance
Bossalinis and the Shady Blaze x Deniro Farrar tape means Green Ova are getting some serious spins at the moment,
my main criticism is lack of Clams and a few others producing
not listened to the new Shady Blaze thing or LWH
<3 do it for the bay
but I listened to this and it was decent. It's got a a couple of tracks with a darker vibe that I enjoyed;
What I heard was pretty cool tho, was interesting hearing them on cleaner beats I guess but I'm not in a mad rush to hear it again as I would be if it was on their other tip wit hthe freaky floaty business.
Sounding great, good balance between melody and menace
His technical ability as a rapper continues to astound me. Too many internal rhymes to get my head around. Still think there is much more to come from him. That first verse is pretty deep- has a 'Bastard' feel to it certainly, which can only be a good thing.
Still think there is a lot more to come from Earl.
I'm hearing/reading good things.
So bad now. Everything is so heavy handed and cheesy.
This track is nothing super special but he always raps well.
but it's mainly shit.
Shame, because F&L is still a very good record. He never had much of an ear for beats though, and a tendency towards the cheesy, so I'm not surprised he ended up here.
Could be the last end of year list contender, what with A$AP & Ghostface's records getting pushed back to 2k13, and Big Boi likely to end up in the same place.
Only other thing I can think of that I'm interested in is the Underachievers mixtape.
I think the cover has only made me more excited.
I'm doing an end-of-year hip hop column for the site and I would like your help.
Basically, it's going to be a series of end-of-year round-ups (best beats / verses / songs / mixtapes / albums) with which I'd like to try and bridge the gap a little between my usual editorial and the discussions we've had in the rolling hip hop threads over the past year. I'm not going to be doing any polls per se, but rather, I'm looking for people to contribute miniature blurbs on their favourite hip hop things from the year. I'm basically trying to arrive at an end-of-year list that feels unique to DiS, taking input from the community and not just listing the same records that are going to be hammered down our throats in every other list once Listogeddon gets under way.
So, if you'd like to contribute, please do get in touch. e-mail me on the address below and I'll respond this week with more details explaining exactly what I'm looking for. It'd be great to see contributions from as many of you guys as possible. Thanks!
Kyle.ellison1 [at] gmail.com
Sounds like a good plan all around. Just having a think about what I want to contribute.
I don't have internet at my house at the moment, so I'm sort of thrashing this out in the opportunities I get (read: at work). Thanks to those that have replied already though, will send out e-mails when I can.
have a few ideas...
By my count we’ve got 7 people (including me) contributing to varying degrees. A couple more and we’ll be looking pretty sweet I reckon…c’moooon, you know you want to.
Lemonbrickcombo and Coolerthantv – send me your e-mails so I can send you the ‘brief’.
Also, while I’m here – New Davinci record is available for free. Oh yes http://swtbrds.bandcamp.com/album/the-moena-lisa
Shady Blaze – The Grind, Hustle & Talent
Gun Play – Bogota Rich
Lil Ugly Mane – Mista Thug Isolation
Starlito – For My Foes
Future – Astronaut Status
King Louie – The Motion Picture
100s - Ice Cold Perm
Deniro Farrar & Shady Blaze - Kill or be Killed
Chinx Drugs - Cocaine Riot 2
Lil Durk - I'm Still a Hitta
Can't think what else I've been digging. Need to give the new Main Attrakionz album more of a spin. I see a new King Louie mixtape is around that I've not heard. Kinda wanna give Chief Keef another go, same with the newest Gucci Mane. Not sold on them first few goes tho so maybe not.
He was alright on something last year I seem to remember was he on ASAP Rockys tape? I never heard Spaceghostpurrps album either. Was always into Lil Ugly Mane more on that vibe but I'll give it a go if its worth it.
liked what I heard from him last year I think. Man there aint any good names left in hip-hop are there haha. Can't wait for someone to be called Lil Tree or something. Whats with Lil in names lol.
Meant to reply to your post about Chinx Drugs earlier in the thread - that one kinda passed me by but I listened to some songs on YouTube and it sounded great.
You heard the new Shady Blaze tape? It's possibly patchier than The Grind, Hustle and Talent, but I think it's also got some of the best stuff he's done on it. This one particularly, I can't get enough of http://shadyblaze.bandcamp.com/track/51-50-feat-deniro-farrar-prod-by-ryan-hemsworth
And yeah, I can see you digging Tree. Give his 'Sunday School' tape a go for sure.
only just got on top of Kill or be Killed so will do. I think I have Sunday School by Tree DLed somewhere but can't remember if I've heard it yet.
Chinx Drugs is ace just pure euphoric shiny drum machine addled synthy drug music, ace.
just grabbed it off a recomendation from Slackk on another forum cos he's ace at spotting stuff and found it to be killer.
some of the best/catchy/popy bits on this are stright up sample business like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Yb7rk6B1k
Got to get on that.
Get a feeling this album is gonna be pretty pop happy. Nothing to blow me away yet, but I've liked the last couple of tracks alright
Fat Sax says: `I like to call myself Sylvester the Unskippable, because you could push play on my album - you gonna get an hour's worth of a good time.`
Sylvester the Unskippable :D
Not sure about the hook though, and I'm absolutely sick of Asop already..
although this song is 100% in my head all day
that hook is just too good
Kendrick sounds great again. Kid's on such a roll at the moment
ASAP or 2 Chainz
Both kinda vapid, maybe they're just there to make Drake and Kendrick sound more interesting/less vapid?
Asop is just a try hard. Tity Boi has done some pretty good stuff really.
not really showed his personality since getting more attention tho. Your right about asap mind.
none of it matches up to Sir Left Foot though
New Davinci release is pretty chill.
one listen in, and I ain't afraid to call it one of the best of the year. Repeat listens are called for, I think.
I would say Harry Fraud in terms of the amount of people who used his beats, and Hemsworth just as a producer in general (instrumental stuff/remixes/Hyperbolic Chamber Music).
Harry Fraud does have the best tag though.
just the best
but I dunno, I think maybe Alchemist won 2012. The guy has been all over the place this year, producing his most interesting work ever. The joint tape with Action Bronson which comes out tomorrow should cap it off nicely.
Shame I'm not here for the rescheduled show in December now.
Well, as far as full projects there's been his Russian Roulette album which I loved, Rappers Best Friend 2 (instrumental collection), Gangrene - Vodka & Ayahuasca, Domo Genesis - No Idols, as well as Action Bronson still to come.
Then he's just had loads of good placements in which he always stands out. Not always flash, but tailored to the emcee while still sounding like Alchemist.
Haven't yet got the Gangrene record which is weird 'cause I loved the last one.
Will check out the others. V excited by the Bronson album, sounds like a match made in heaven.
Yeah, I mean don't really have strong feelings towards No Idols either way, but that has nothing to do with The Alchemist if y'know what I mean?
He also produced these off the new Roc Marciano record;
As an all rounder, he's just been fantastic. His beats on Roc Marciano's album, and, yeah, hopefully Action Bronson tomorrow will be the icing on the cake.
Hemsworth is one of the most exciting guys in music for me full stop at the moment, so as much as I like Harry Fraud, I'd say he just about has the edge. Been seeing features on him all over the place, including one in The Guardian recently, so I'm pretty sure he'll be carrying a big wave of hype into 2013.
Shame El-P had a quiet second half, cos he's still there or there abouts just for producing 2 of the years best albums in the space of a week.
I've been sucked in by the mystique, and I'm at least curious to hear it. FlyLo says he has a number of beats on it, but I find him hit and miss as a hip hop producer.
Also, El-P is still up there for me, it's just he's a had a different kind of year to the other guys. The nature of what he does means he's been on tour promoting his records rather than being able to work on new projects constantly. By his standards, you'd have to say it's been a productive year. Love the way people are still discovering El for the first time too, in part because of the new connections he made this year.
definitely one of the new artists I find most compelling.
But so tired. I'll be back tomorrow.
Let me just say, track 10 is pretty much my ideal hip hop track. DAT BASSLINE + Bronson and Evidence just murdering it. The singing at the end is something else... "VERY BREATHY" - classic.
Safe to say Bitch I Deserve You is the standout. Might be my favorite Bronson song to date.
Tip sounds great on this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_3xjer_KZY
Now that's a nice Three Stacks verse.
it's cosigned by P4K now peeps, get on it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaKZ4ngYq-8 truly a touching piece of art
It's going down pretty well so far for me, nothing new whatsoever but it's a formula I love so I don't mind them sticking to it.
More-so than the Big Boi one I posted above actually.
Been really enjoying Dre's recent verses, it's just great to hear him rapping again. Bodes well for whenever he decides to release something of his own.
Didn't even know this was a thing :/
Steadily growing and growing on me, initially minorly underwhelmed but it's creeping up on me like only the Attrakionz could...
really snuck under the radar. Still, lots of Method Man and an Erykah Badu appearance, might have to check it out
but this wee guys no bad
Roc Marciano - Reloaded
Heems - Wild Water Kingdom
Mr Motherfuckin Exquire - Power and Passion
Boody and LE1F - Liquid ep
E-40 and Too $hort - History Channel
French Montana - Mac and Cheese 3
I'll probably end up listening to most at some point - really excited about Roc Marc in particular. listened to one of the E-40 and Too $hort tracks and it wasn't very good, but who knows. I assume French Montana will be rubbish, but it does seem to have a few Harry Fraud beats.
really need to hear the Action Bronson tape as well
but Reloaded is pretty damn essential. I'm also a fan of the E-40 and Too $hort records - there's a lot to digest, but as ever those guys bring it fairly consistently. Which song didn't you like?
Supercalifragilistic ex be ala hooligan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZzkdODA-GM
definitely will be getting a lot more plays.
I can't actually remember the E-40/Too $hort song I heard. the first thing that came up on youtube when I put the names in the search bar. think I was probably just in the wrong mood - enjoying this Supercalifragilistic song. I'll definitely give the full thing a listen.
also listened to the Himanshu tape - I like it. then again I'm a complete sucker for anything Das Racist (RIP) related. his rapping covers quite a lot ground he has already - but who care? has production from Harry Fraud, Mike Finito, Keyboard Kid, Beautiful Lou, LE1F.
love this song - really stupid, but also really addictive
is fucking BANANAS. So good. Not sure if it's strictly hip-hop but whatevs.
He just picks killer beats keeps flipping them. If an MC could keep up they'd be hip-hop too.
Can confirm that the Clyde Carson tape STSA is awesome if you like Bay Area raps. Just ten tracks.
Also enjoying the Starlito produced by Coop album.
Also this Jay Rock song YOLA is awesome:
No extra tracks but it sure looks pretty. If you like your classics to come on gold discs in cherrywood trophy boxes, today is your lucky day...
Gonna check that Clyde Carson and also the new Game album.
I thought Game was on a bit of a run of form with mixtapes a couple of years ago, but I lost interest after RED album.
This is nice. Smooooth
Album's sounding dope so far:
Added to the one from the other week, this one is really good as well. Starlito's definitely up there with my favourite mixtape rappers - he's always bringing something slightly different to the table and I love his weary delivery. I especially like him doing sombre, introspective stuff - but then his Step Brothers collab with Don Trip was one of my favorites from 2011. Speaking of which, can't wait for Step Brothers 2 which I think drops quite soon.
Some highlights from the new one;
Way more brisk than I imagined it to be.
or he's gonna oversaturate like Curren$y. But this is good.
Friendzone always bring the best out of Main Attrakionz in my opinion.
Yeah agreed, although I’d argue that’s true of anyone caught in the mixtape system. I find Starlito more interesting than I ever found Curren$y, but yeah, there’s definitely such a thing as ‘too much of good thing’. For me, Funerals and Court Dates is his best and most consistent of the year though.
Didn't even realize it had been released a month or two back. The Preloaded mixtape was fairly recent and really good so I figured it would be like longer versions of those songs, but it's totally different, all new. I think I like the free mixtape better but this is still pretty good. I'm just glad DITC is still putting out good music.
cant get enough of all of these:
Get My Paypah Dog
All I Know
You're My Best Friend
And these are the three freestyles that kicked it all off:
Man, Marciano album is good.