Monday, July 30, 2012

THROWBACK!!! Rakim - Microphone Fiend

A lot of people always bring up Rakim when it comes to being the greatest rapper of all time. I won't deny that his style fathered many of the styles of the rappers that followed but I grew up in that era of hip-hop when Nas dropped his first classic disc, Biggie and Pac became uber-popular, died, and Jay-Z carried the throne for the next 15 years. For that reason, Rakim's not at the top of my GOAT list but he's definitely on the list and highly respected.

"Microphone Fiend" is one of the first rap joints I can remember hearing back in the day and I remember his voice grabbing my attention and not letting me turn away. Delivery was on point and that break-down at the end just put the icing on the cake. And on a funny note, I remember always thinking that Eric B. was Rakim and vice-versa because the person rapping (I assumed) came first, lol. But that just shows how much respect Rakim had for his DJ, Eric B. That's dope shyt. That was definitely a different era in the sense that one or only a couple producers/DJs would make beats for an entire album. You don't get that nowadays and when you do, people make it seem like the concept is ground-breaking. It's not. It's how things used to be. Back when rappers just rapped from the heart and not about contrived lifestyles of grandeur and before the "super-producer" concept came into hip-hop. Back then the only super producer was Quincy Jones, real talk. Anyway, I'm digressing but I'm sure you get my point.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Video: Ne-Yo - Lazy Love (semi NSFW)

Ne-Yo is an undeniably good (if not great) writer but I haven't really listened to much of his material recently. But this song is dope and the video has a lil something for the ladies with Mr. "I Always Have a Hat On!" going shirtless. But MORE IMPORTANTLY, it has something for the fellas with this woman that I - after a quick initial glance - thought was Zoe Saldana and then realized she isn't but that she's just as fine, lol.

Childish Gambino - Arrangement

One of my favorites off his Royalty mixtape along with Black Faces.

"Bank account looking like when little kids break shyt [oooooooooh]"

My girl 5'2", even her growth stunted"

"On Worldstar and I ain't have to have a ni99a moment" A couple more of my favorites off the mixtape below.


One Up

Shoulda Known

They Don't Like Me

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Video: Stalley feat Curren$y - Hammers & Vogues

One of my favorites off Sabage Journey to the American Dream. This joint has a permanent spot on my "Cigar Music" playlist.

"All these demons in my way I'm tryna brush past them"

"Just enjoy this life, fall in love lay back and enjoy your wife. And think twice before you throw the dice"

This CAN'T be real!

If this is real this has to be the most disrespectfully arrogant thing I've seen in my life.

Adrien Broner's overcompensating for something. Based on the necklace I know what my guess is as to what he's overcompensating for, lol.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Been A Minute...

It's been a busy summer and I'll likely be posting sporadically through the remainder of the summer but I wanted to drop off this video that my co-worker sent me earlier. It's by a guy named Illmind, check it out below.