Clipse has always been one of the best rap duos in hip hop and when the brothers embarked on their solo careers, Pusha T proved to be the most popular. Many people have waved off No Malice but they will surely get back on the bandwagon after listening to “So Woke.”
No Malice goes in on this hard-hitting beat with his fierce delivery about police brutality and Donald Trump’s incompetence and stupidity. Check it out below.
21 Savage has developed a sound that is equal parts menacing and catchy. He has proven that he is here to stay in the rap game and will not be just a one-hit wonder. The young rapper has released several songs that feature hard-hitting beats with dark lyrics. On his new hit single “Bank Account,” 21 Savage raps about his new found success and the money he has. Check it out.
I have been real busy lately with work and a much-needed vacation. When I heard that Prodigy from Mobb Deep had passed away, I was as shocked as the rest of the world. For a very long time, Prodigy was my favorite rapper. I had posters of the rapper and Mobb Deep on my wall when I was in high school. I bought every single Mobb Deep album and listened to it on a daily basis.
I bought every single Mobb Deep album and listened to it on a daily basis. “The Infamous” is still one of my favorite hip hop records with its portrayal of 90’s New York life. The album featured some of the most introspective and no-nonsense lyrics that showed that this duo was to be listened to.
Many hip-hop fans say that “Shook Ones Pt. II” is the best record from the album, but for me, it’s the opening track. “The Start of Your Ending” has a laid-back beat that definitely feels like New York. Havoc delivers one of his best verses on the song the Prodigy comes in and wrecks the track. Check it out.
Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia Demo has been on constant rotation the last few weeks. I really like the laid-back feel of the album and how hungry Isaiah sounds on each track. Many of the songs have Isaiah reflecting on life and discussing personal issues that have shaped his life.
“Webbie Flow” is one of the best tracks from the EP with Isaiah displaying just how great of a rapper he is. The lyrics are direct as the beat has to keep up with Isaiah’s flow.
Amine has been experiencing quite a popularity surge with his career. The young rapper’s breakout hit “Caroline” is very catchy and filled with playful lyrics. Amine has stated that his highly anticipated debut album will “soon come.”
He recently did a live performance of new track “Turf” that features the legendary Charlie Wilson. Check out the performance below.
Over the past few months, I have been working on a hip-hop playlist on Spotify. Not just any ole playlist, but a chill hip hop playlist. I have always wanted to create a playlist for just relaxing, walking home from work, or cruising in your car. “Hip Hop Chill: Take it Easy” playlist features some of the most mellow and lyrically versatile songs that I think are the best of the hip-hop genre. It features songs from Pete Rock and CL Smooth, A Tribe Called Quest, Kendrick Lamar, The Pharcyde, Nas, The Roots, Common, and many other artists that have specialized in that chillaxing sound. I hope you all just sit back and take it easy to this chilled out playlist. Don’t forget to follow the playlist if you like it.
Vince Staples news is always good news. Last Thursday, Vince dropped a new single from his forthcoming album Big Fish Theory entitled “Big Fish.” The song follows in the footsteps of his Prima Donna EP with its electronic sound. Check it out.