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Kendrick Lamar debuts brand new song on The Colbert Report

kitdesai posted December 17, 2014

Continuing with the conscious rap theme, K.dot took to Stephen Colbert's show to debut a brand new untitled track last night in which he explores how different races give him different kinds of advice on life. Yet to find out if this is one his upcoming sophomore album, but a solid listen nonetheless. 

J.Cole Interview with Angie Martinez

kitdesai posted December 17, 2014

Conscious rap is a sub-genre of hip-hop that focuses on creating awareness and imparting knowledge. For the most part, is has been a type of rap associated with lesser known artists. Now, with the rise of newcomers Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole, conscious rap is making it's way into the foreground. These guys realize how powerful their music is and are using it create important conversation. 

 

Above, you'll find J.Cole's interview with Angie Martinez where he's talks about his style of rap and the conversation he's trying to create. Very insightful and thought provoking interview. Cool to see that he understands how much of an impact he can make. 

 

Lastly, congrats to the big homie Cole for selling more than 370,000 copies of his album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, in it's first week and debuting at #1!

Lloyd Banks - "Warrior Part 2" feat. Eminem, Nate Dogg, and 50 Cent [Throwback Thursdays]

pavyedav posted December 11, 2014

This album was one of the dopest of 2004. Classic with the group.

Eric Bellinger - "Focused on You" feat. 2 Chainz

pavyedav posted December 08, 2014

Smooth track over a sampled "Oochie Wally" from QB's Finest. Of course, this has the oft-featured 2 Chainz on it.

Fabolous - "Lituation"

pavyedav posted December 05, 2014

Mad catchy track from Loso. Has the vintage sound of his.

Audio Push - "Quick Fast" feat. Wale

pavyedav posted December 03, 2014

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Pretty dope track from Audio Push and Wale. Awesome beat, and Audio Push should be on the radar!

6th Anniversary of Kanye's 808s & Heartbreak

bobbymcfly posted November 24, 2014

On November 24th, 2008, Kanye West released 4th album, 808s & Heartbreak, on Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records. 
 
Take a second to slap the classic cut "Amazing" ft. Young Jeezy.
 
 

Eminem – Lose Yourself (OG Demo Version)

bobbymcfly posted November 21, 2014

Shady original

Some of y'all might know about the upcoming SHADY XV compilation, which is set to be released on 11/24/14.  Anyways, the record will have a version of the classic Eminem track “Lose Yourself."  This version is dope because is has never-before-heard verses and modified hook by Eminem.  Personally, I think it's heat -- check it out ASAP.

 

 

Eminem - "Psychopath Killer" feat. Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf

pavyedav posted November 21, 2014

Absolute FIRE from Eminem, Slaughter, and Yela (who's on the chorus). Em is the last verse, and of course absolutely kills it. Royce and Crooked lace it earlier. Collabo production from Just Blaze, Boi-1da, and The Maven.

Dr. Dre - "Let Me Ride" [Throwback Thursdays]

pavyedav posted November 20, 2014

One of my favs from Dre. This one's so chill.