If class and slight sass is what you look for in a female artist, then look into RAtheMC, a woman that brings R&B and hip-hop to a nice nostalgic feel that many will enjoy. This is her 7th project and it is definitely worth listening to. Although she doesn’t “rap” she talks with such rhyme and style that is can pass as poetic rap, if that is even a thing (the redundancy is what makes it impossible). With mellowed beats and love influenced lyrics, this project is a must for pretty much every human. Feel free to cry or sing along to these odd and addictive tracks. - Daniel
So when I listened to Stalley’s Lincoln Way Nights: Intelligent Trunk Music I notice that the easy going Ohio Native was a MC who was thought conscious and yet hungry for the spotlight. After being signed to MMG and slowly building a momentum of hype and attention for the last year Stalley just dropped his first Tape backed by the MMG group and it’s an amazing progression of Savage’s sound. With features with Curren$y, MMG’s Wale and Meek Mill and Rick Ross, and production by Block Beattaz and several others This tape is something you should look out for.- Imran
Make your own, and you don’t have to use the exact materials that the video has, but the same principles have to be applied: water and gravity. If you can make your own bowl that is safer than aluminum foil, then by all means go for it, just make the damn bong that will have you and your stoner friends coughing on the floor. - Daniel
I haven’t really heard from Children of the Night, but they make a sound that is relatively known yet soft and subtly unique. With a more of an ambient sound and a relaxing feel to their beats/production, this mixtape is sure to bring the mellowness out of anyone who dares to listen to this. Nothing bad can be said about the group, they’ve out done themselves, but as for lyrics, this mixtape is not the one to be glorified. It’s a mixtape that should be appreciated in the sense that it was done and it is good, but not “great”. It is worth a listen, and it is the mixtape to listen to if you’re alone smoking some weed, but it isn’t the one to be playing at a party, unless you’d like to gather a bunch of friends, smoke some sticky icky and chill the fuck out on some lawn chairs as the smoke pollutes the air being spotted with glossy, tired eyes. It is a great download, and something that should be looked at. - Daniel
In all honesty, I am the few that can stomach the odd business man that bestowed upon us “Crank Dat” a few years back. Soulja Boy has come up with a new mixtape titled OBEY, and it is something that is delicate to dissect. With beats that will have ratchet women shaking their asses in every man’s face, you can’t possibly think that it will be “bad”, but you can be mistaken. Yes, the controversial Soulja Boy does have bad lyrics, and his music is hard to listen to, but if you decide to be happy go lucky and throw away all the fucks that you plan on giving, feel free to listen to Mr. Superman-that-hoe AKA the Douche of scrawnyness. The beats not only hit hard and make you beg your mother for more money to install a better system on your piece of shit car, but they will have you bobbing your head, then, comes the voice that makes most cringe. His word choice is not the best, but this is the best work that Soulja has to offer. He seems to finally have a direction, sort of. His work still makes no sense what so ever, but he does have some features that should raise some eyebrows, like Chevy Woods, Juicy J, The Game and Chief Keef. With an unclear message and an annoying voice that gives a “what the fuck” vibe, it’s not something to listen to if you want to get a job done, this mixtape is better as something for background music. No classics here, just stupidity. - Daniel
A lot of people (including myself and my brethren) said that wizzle man fell off his shit when Rolling Papers came out a while ago. However as promised Taylor Allderdice just dropped yesterday and so far it’s just a mature advanced Kush and Orange Juice and that’s something we can all like.- Imran
So yesterday me and Samer sat down with some spray paints and cut out some stencils.
Samer’s been at it for a little while so it took me a while but I started getting my groove close to the end.
A lot of these were simple stencils and designs but you can see all the men with eye pieces and hats, as well as the little doodles and designs that we just threw down.
This was only some of the stencils and vinyls planned. Sometime later this week were going to sit down and just make some more. And where there’s stencils and vinyls then you know were going to hit some walls soon..
look out for the second post coming this week as well as pictures of walls that are tagged and so on.- Imran
Villains Gone Bad IV: The High Times of Don Chiesel (Mixtape)
(Click on the image to download)
So, with the rise of Hannibal King, comes a new volume to add to the wonderful high-tastic series Villains Gone Bad. This “mixtape” isn’t really a “mixtape” but rather a work of mixes and beats that have been created for those who appreciate the classical movements and the ridiculously amazing high times. It’s really hard to completely describe this instrumental tape, but in wise words: this tape is like diving into a sea of pre 80’s music with a 90’s jazz tempo, the blend and waves of this tape will make you melt into your seat and have you ooze coolness. With some nice mellow feels, there are also some more up beat snazzy beats that will have you praising this man for his wonderful creation. However, to fully understand or appreciate this THING, it’s best to listen to it stoned. So, have a party, or smoke alone, and listen to the wonders that Hannibal King brings to you. - Daniel
So today me, Samer, and Ishrat went to Fur Face Boy’s presentation at UTA Fine arts building for anyone interested in his personal life and his brand Fur Face Boy.
After introducing himself and talking about his personal life ( including his past jobs and his time at UTA).he talked about how he got into his brand and how he gets inspired. He also gave us great advice on how to get our brand on the map and what we should do to get inspired.
At the end we got to talk to him, tell him a little about ourselves and our blog. Soooo long story short go support Fur face Boy.- Imran
Now ya probably already heard the EP Curren$y dropped on Superbowl Sunday, if you haven’t here it is, well here’s the chopped and screwed edition by DJ Papa-C. Personally I think the regular version is better but this is kinda cool. - Samer
Based is how you feel inside. Check out this sick tape from BAD BAD NOT GOOD, who not only frequently collaborate with Tyler The Creator (who incidentally turns 21 today) but are extra clean with their instrumentals. Check these mothers out- Imran
Southern Hip Hop is raw and it should be kept that way, and when it was coming from the Memphis, by the ones known as 8Ball and MJG, Hip Hop had new idols to look at. Sure there was also the coming of other artists such as Three 6 Mafia, but production-wise and just sheer lure was held by the sick duo. 8Ball has come out this year in 2012 with a solo project that seems to have me confused. Although this mixtape is well done, there are a few, or a handful of tracks, that aren’t so “southern”, they include a lot of pop or soft radio music that should never be put along side with 8Ball’s raspy Memphis voice. But the mixtape didn’t only have bad songs, no, instead Drumma Boy worked is magic a bit to produce a few songs that won’t be so nerve wracking. The sound of about half of this mixtape is something to look at with satisfaction, that is for the crunk/southern half of this solo project. There are a few features to this mixtape, two being Waka Flocka and Yelawolf (both on the same track) and there are a few others on this mixtape as well. As for the lyrics, there isn’t anything bad to say about the legend, but I think it’s best that he retires, or sticks to his roots. The mixtape didn’t seem as though he really cared or as if he just wanted to fuck around and try something new, but it doesn’t seem to cut it. Bottom line: download it, listen to at least half of the good shit and feel free to delete the rest. - Daniel
The A$AP crew decided to come out with a small collective mixape, however, I’m not sure that the crew made this an official mixape, it seems as if it’s just a mixtape any person made out of their personal A$AP collection. Whatever the case may be, it is a great collection of the crew’s growing fame. The A$AP crew is just like any other crew, but they remind me a lot of Wu-Tang Clan: a simple theme with a set of unique styles. Then again, the A$AP crew isn’t the only one that resembles the 90’s clique, we have the west coast kids, the ones that have hipsters licking the very ground they walk, yes, Odd Future. A$AP’s style is more southern influenced, if that makes any sense, the fact that they’re from the east makes things rather funny. Back to the mixtape, it’s a great collection, but this is rather short and it leaves you wanting more, but it’s not bad, the A$AP Mob is something to really look out for. So what if A$AP Rocky was kidnapped by today’s Michael Jackson, the emperor of softness, the period player, Drake? So what if they’re bonding? So what if the A$AP mob looks like they might have a member that may be leave them? No one knows what exactly will happen with the one that blew up over night like pearl harbor, but in the meantime, just listen to this dope collection. - Daniel