Big Sean sits down to break down a track off his latest album (“I Decided”). Talking through “No Favors” (produced by FrancisGotHeat and WondaGurl) lyrics, discussing Eminem and making it, speaking on repping Detroit, the Flint Water Crisis and more… all jammed into the short clip above.
Never Not Getting Enough is right! It is also the expanded title of “NNGE” from “The Iceberg” album being dropped by Oddisee… like TOMORROW! Certified banger with feature work from Toine on this jawn. Check out the liner notes, links (including a FREE single download and album pre-order), and an embedded stream below.
The prolific MC, producer and musician Oddisee’s new album ‘The Iceberg’ is a plea for humanity to dig deeper in search of understanding and common ground. His third release in just 12 months, ‘The Iceberg’ is a distillation of stereotypical tropes in Hip-Hop and beyond, 12 tracks about money, sex, politics, race and religion that appear superficial until his multi-dimensional lyrics unfurl to expose the complexities of individuality and identity: how we see ourselves and how others see us. Deeply soulful, and shot through with jazz, Go-go, gospel, thick r&b and hard beats, the album is a timely, poetic statement. ‘The Iceberg’ is out February 24 on Mello Music Group.
Super-producer Oh No and Tristate (of Durag Dynasty) form up for a new collab LP, “3 Dimensional Prescriptions.”
And yeah, Oh No did aaaaaall the damn beats on this. But the thing is loaded with features… Alchemist, Evidence, Casual, Westside Gunn, Hus Kingpin, Lyric Jones, Brotha J, Planet Asia… LOADED!
Prepare for the banger and press play.
Yessir Mr. .Paak. It is always the simple things. Beautiful strings. Soulful singing. Sexy slimmies. Silky underwear… that ain’t theirs… wait what?! Nice. Plays out on the Jimmy Fallon stage like a modern day Aesop fable. Remember: Greedy greedy makes a hungry puppy, .Paak. Check out this live performance of the Knxwledge & Anderson .Paak collabo “What More Can I Say” (off their “Yes Lawd!” album).
Viacom got your brain on mute…
Damn right. O.C. came “Serious” with the rhyme demonstration this go ’round, because sh!t’s way beyond serious out here. Commenting on the state of the nation, politicians not doing a damned thing and the dumbed down music industry happily keeping us not giving a damn that they don’t. You can grab the whole “Same Moon Same Sun” project off the D.I.T.C. website.
Dope spit. And Gwop Sullivan must’ve taken a sh!t on it producing this banging azz track (’cause it is FUNKY)!
Hahaaa! Fat Joe said he still whipping up “The Formula”… D.O.C. Dooope! Gotta kinda know your Hip-Hop to get something like that; might be the case for D.I.T.C. in general. But the good news is you can catch up on the latter easy enough. We posted the “Sessions” album stream on here. So link up (below) and follow up. But first, catch this “New Wave” stream.
(See what happened there… wave… stream… yeah, you saw.)
In case you’ain’not know… M-Dot, him hot! But let’s say you have not caught the M-Dot heatwave just yet. Sight unseen, sound unheard, how much of a BANGER would you say that a work with production on it by Marco Polo, Hi-Tek, Large Pro, Marley Marl and MORE is? WAIT! Add features from folks like umm… Camp Lo, Method Man, Dominique Larue (from that super-group Heresy we posted on) and MORE!
Not telling you what’s dope, but why are you still reading and not listening by now so you can decide for self? GOOOO!
In case you have been sleeping on recent movements (we forgive you), hit the link for that earlier Antonio and to cop the “11th Hour” LP that recently dropped should you feel so inclined. Flows on beat on camera. A simple solution to the over-saturation of simple-minded music the others flood your temples with. “Too Young” – yeah, some of them might be, but this is a dope vid from Antonio Ricky.
(Another Khalid Salaam hookup. Much appreciated brother.)
Ran Reed is an emcee who started his career in the late 90’s era of Hip-Hop. He has always been a traditional NY emcee with street-centric lyrics that are straight forward. If you are a fan of straight hardcore lyrics with hard banging beats, this is Ran Reed’s wheelhouse!
– Bad Magics
Fatt Father spit that he “belongs in sickness-ville” on his “Unthinkable” joint… AGREED! Them flows are SICK, dude! I mean, beats from DRUGS (DRUGS…DRUGS…haaa) don’t hurt either. But this Detroit emcee is a lion of a lyricist, showing why he rules his jungle on this “Veterans Day” project (entirely produced by DRUGS).
(Salute to my folks at Bad Magics for hipping me to another heater!)
Suuuuperrr dope. Like Scarface, Freeway, AZ and Nas all rolled into one artist in here. “Brilliance Underrated” (featuring Dez)… That title is an understatement. Take note artists: When you do the work, we take note. Respect to Antonio Ricky. Looking forward to more off that “11th Hour” project you got going over there.
11th Hour is more of a mindset than just your regular rap album. This is hard drums, raw rhymes, content and soul music combined in one project. If you’re a person who puts actions behind their dreams, this album is for you.
– Antonio Ricky
One word to describe my grind, son, I’m SERIOUS!
Look at the cover art for Raekwon’s forthcoming LP, “The Wild.” Looking like Kraven The Hunter, dude is definitely collecting heads AGAIN! So, ‘protect ya neck’ AGAIN… from the beats and lyrics! “This Is What It Comes Too” is too dope to simply reference as album track two. It’s the lead single off the project (available for download now with pre-order). Plenty of raw red meat. Fresh kill on the Serengeti. Raekwon’s hunt begins. Anything wack, dead that.
This is it… what? For real. WHAT! This is why I stay on the homies’ list over at BadMagics. Beyond behind the scenes, this music speaks to how dope the Camp Lo duo was before the execs greenlit the label to let us all know. See, kiddies, back in the day, dope artists put together music bundles (e.g. demos) like this and ‘shopped’ them (e.g. begged out-of-touch weirdos) to listen and help get the music out to the masses.
Then the Interwebs… then here we are.
So, this is kind of full circle, right? Camp Lo has been dope for decades, before the World Wide Web, but they started with a demo run like this. Now, we get to run the demo on the Web. Nice. Pay your respect! Long overdue, and still due.
Yooo… let BBD go ahead and ‘Hynotize’ y’all with that Biggie beat flip.
On family. On the most important thing. On EVERYTHING. This is some serrrrioussss sh!t. Play and enjoy, but when you are done enjoying. Go back and get another helping from Sheek Louch on this one. Get fed full. His verse spoke to me on life! Not sh!tting on SP or Kiss. It was just Louch’s time to shine on this.
Facts: Watch who you call ‘fam’ and let no one mess with “The Family” (off ” target=”_blank”>the latest project from The LOX).