pavyedav posted February 26, 2014
A pair of L.A. rappers, each a legend in his own right, get on this absolutely infectious beat. This one's super mellow and smooth, with The Game and Clyde Carson killin' it on their verses. This one'll appear on Clyde Carson's Playboy album. Definitely worth a listen.
pavyedav posted February 21, 2014
I've been playing this song all day, with that awesomely chill beat from Scoop Deville (of Kendrick's "The Recipe" fame). And Vince Staples has a very captivating storytelling ability. He's a newcomer from L.A., as you could guess from his lyrics, and he speaks about some pretty real stuff. This guy might be someone to watch for this year in the indie rap scene.
bobbymcfly posted February 10, 2014
RIP J Dilla
Died: February 10, 2006 (aged 32)
Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest due to complications with Lupus and Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
The Detroit-native Jay Dee is most famous for producing some of the most soulful and smoothest beats hip-hop has ever heard. Even more impressive is his collaborations; he had the opportunity to work with legends such as Janet Jackson, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Mos Def, A Tribe Called Quest, and The Roots
Start you week off right and listen to one of the smoothest Dilla-produced slaps ever: So Far To Go.
bobbymcfly posted February 03, 2014
RIP Fat Pat
Cause of Death: Murder
Fat Pat DJ Disco is most famous for being a harbinger in the Houston, Texas rap movement. He was an original member of the Screwed Up Click. Please take a moment to listen to Fat Pat's hustla manifesto "Heart of a Hustla."
bobbymcfly posted February 01, 2014
Troy Ave has been heavy on the NYC mixtape circuit since 2009, but he hasn't gotten his national shine until recently. The Brooklyn-born MC's raw street sound is reminiscent of 50 Cent circa Get Rich or Die Tryin.
Mally Mall - "Wake Up In It" feat. Tyga, Sean Kingston, French Montana, & Pusha T [Official Music Video]
pavyedav posted January 27, 2014
Mally Mall (Bay Area waddup?!) brings us this insanely catchy posse cut called "Wake Up In It." The video is a pretty standard party scene, but the song is the bigger draw, as Tyga and Pusha T give their solid flows, and Sean Kingston goes smooth. Check out the video!
bobbymcfly posted January 23, 2014
RIP DJ Disco D
Cause of Death: Depression; Suicide
DJ Disco is most famous for the following:
- Producing "Ski Mask Way," the hardest song off of 50 Cent's lackluster effort The Massacre
- Mixing the illustrious Punjabi MC and Beenie Man mash-up "Jogi" (shout out to all my Punjabi niggas)
- Leading the Detroit Ghettotech scene (shoutout to my fam in the 313)
- Engineering joints for Lil Wayne, Chamillionaire, Lil Scrappy, and Trick Daddy
Please take a moment to listen to the DJ Disco classic "Ski Mask Way" and read this extremely well-written piece about Disco from Village Voice.
pavyedav posted January 21, 2014
Our 2013 New Artist of the Year, Schoolboy Q, brings us this dope track over a bomb Alchemist beat. Schoolboy could have a modern day classic on his hands with his upcoming album, Oxymoron, available for pre-order on iTunes now. He is making Kendrick and the rest of TDE proud with tracks like this. Check it and tell us what you think.
pavyedav posted January 02, 2014
The collective from Harlem headlined by A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob gives us a heavy dose of New York on this one. It sounds like it came out of the 90s, and I absolutely love that. The real kicker here is Method Man's guest verse, which is absolutely nuts. Sometimes we forget how good the legends are. He really teaches the rest of the mob a thing or two on flow. Check it out.
pavyedav posted January 02, 2014
L.A.'s Kid Ink, just off the heels of his smash "Show Me" with Chris Brown, goes a different direction on this one, spittin' hard over an awesome beat. He brings in Pusha T too, who seems to have the confidence of a dude who put out a good album recently, so he goes in. Check it.