Posts Tagged ‘rap’

The board of directors

Posted by DJ • May 13, 2013 at 09:03 AM

Pusha T delivers one of the greatest hip hop tracks we heard in a long time. The Clipse rapper is rhyming over seriously sick beats, which sounds old school as much as it sounds like something totally fresh and futuristic.

The production here is also credited to Kanye West, who proves his heart still beats in the right place.

Check out the track on iMesh too

The Creator has a master plan

Posted by DJ • April 10, 2013 at 07:55 AM

Tyler, The Creator, is one of Rap’s greatest new hopes. Leading his Odd Future crew, which already set the world on fire with the Frank Ocean album, Tyler is like no other rapper you’ve ever seen. He is sharp and has a quirky flow like no other, the beats he rhymes over are twisted and fresh, and he is as far as you can think from your typical bling waver top 40 rapper, which is probably why we like him.

Check out the leading video from his new album, Wolf. What a video!

So stupid it’s genius

Posted by DJ • February 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM

 

Opening 2012 with a guest slot at Madonna’s Super Bowl half time show, and this bold statement of a song, Nicki Minaj is going from strength to strength. The song, Stupid Hoe, is real heavy on the bass, while showing off Nicki’s dexterous flow. The song may be irritating at first, true, but becomes catchy and grows bigger in every repeated listening.

Grab the track on iMesh

 

Missing Missy

Posted by DJ • January 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Honestly, we miss Missy. We miss Hip Hop that sounds fun and groovy and cool and effortless like everything Missy touches. Unfortunately, we don’t have any news of a new Missy Elliott album, so a blast from the past will have to do for now.

Here’s Gossip Folks, which came our 10 years ago. Grab it and other Missy Goodies on iMesh

Pure Kwelity

Posted by DJ • January 07, 2012 at 10:48 AM

One of our favorite rappers is Talib Kweli, who always wears his heart on his sleeve, or in this case where his mouth and lyrics are. This new track, Distractions, is a precursor to his album Prisoner of Conscious, which will come out later this year. It connects the dots between Tahrir Square and the Arab spring to the protest on Wall Street.

Until his new album drops, check his previous releases on iMesh

Mad props

Posted by DJ • December 12, 2011 at 09:16 AM

http://youtu.be/UFkcPposv-A

Birdman is having a party with Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne on this track, Y U Mad. It’s a melodramatic affair, with all 3 rappers delivering super tight verses on razor sharp beats. Check it out here.

 

 

My Camron shot me down

Posted by DJ • November 29, 2011 at 09:32 AM

http://youtu.be/Pghq3aC58KU

Cam’ron is releasing a new album on December 16th and released this video: Bang Bang to promote the release.  There are some troubling images towards the end but it says “to be continued”, so we’re hoping for a happy ending…

 

 

 

Hungry like the Wolf

Posted by DJ • November 26, 2011 at 09:19 AM

Alabama’s own, Yelawolf, seems to be everywhere these days.  It’s therefore surprising that he is now releasing Radioactive- his first proper album on a major label.  The Video for the song is inspired by Ubisoft’s Driver San Francisco video game.  The music video was shot at several of San Francisco’s landmark locations.

Check the album on iMesh

The Lioness, always in our hearts

Posted by DJ • November 17, 2011 at 02:43 PM

It was only a matter of time until we started hearing leftovers from Amy Winhouse’s short legacy.  Next month, her record company will release an album of never heard before gems, titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

This is the first track off the album and it features the mighty Nas, contributing a posthumous rap verse.

 

He ain’t Heavy, he’s our brother

Posted by DJ • November 15, 2011 at 03:08 PM

We were sad to learn that rapper and entertainer Heavy D passed away last week, at the young (way too young!) age of 44.

Heavy D, born  as Dwight Arrington Myers in 1967, had a short run of successful hits at the beginning of the 90’s, but his work is still remembered and cherished today.

Rest in peace, D.