First it started with Tory saying Joyner was not on his level when it comes to rapping. Joyner said lets battle, and tory dropped Lucky You. Then Joyner does Litty and now they're buddy buddy. This was definitely a good thing for hip hop, Two great artists flowing lyrically against each other. Tory Won IMO.
New heat from Fargo aka Tory Lanez. One of my favorites out right now, he constantly adapts and runs with the newest trends in the game. He started out as a ghost writer for mainstream artists, I'm glad he doesn't have to hide behind bigger names now. Also MIKOS Da GAWD produced this anderson, paak track called "already." MIKOS has been featured before in the Trunk Certified section. Good to see him getting bigger. He also produced the Elujay track. I just looked more into this Bibi Bourelly chick, the only song I knew was "ballin" thats on the radio. Come to find she does a cover of future's " Trap Niggas" and its lit. Props to her, and she's from Germany.
Top Dawg Entertainment's own Isaiah Rashad is a clean fresh breath of air. He has his own TDE style and its impressive. I love how the scene is slowly coming back to the old school flows. I love good production but the words mean so much more with a simple 4/4 beat and a sexy subtle guitar part. Less is more. There's some really good stuff in this one. Its a compilation of a bunch of artists.
Tory Lanez over Drake? You tell me? He is a master at r & b as well as lyrical hip hop/rap. The passion in his voice is unreal. He switches styles so well. His voice can change so easily to match the track, Drake's biggest rival. Being both from Toronto, you tell me who's more raw? Fargo for life. He just released "Controlla" and " I got the Keys"....brand new straight off the press. This is great listening. Enjoy.
My man Big K.R.I.T. has a new catalog of tracks out. It's a different group of songs because he goes in on other people beats. For most of his latest music, KRIT makes his own beats and does all is own production. With these selection of tracks he's more raw then I've ever heard him. He has less soul and more hype in his flow. He says they are all freestyles. Some of the best KRIT I've ever heard for sure. If you thought he fell off a little, think again. KRIT will be remembered in time. K.R.I.T ( King Remembered In Time)
FKJ also known as French Kiwi Juice is from Paris but he has been spending a good amount of time in Amsterdam at Red Bull Studios killing these live sessions. He's a master with a loop, switching from instrument to instrument. Playing it all effortlessly and extremely soulful. The electro-soul sophistication only gets better with each session. He got June to throw down some vocals on this latest one. She throws her own spin on D'Angelo's "Really Love." The next one is live from Red Bull Studios in Japan. I have a lot of respect for Improv music because its live, from the soul, and can only happen one time. Grasp the moment, because it won't last forever. Enjoy.
I've been noticing when Kanye is featured on a song, the quality of his verse is way higher then those on his own album. This duo is on point, a great mix of the artists best. I like how the video is made, mainstream rap is slowly starting to head in the right direction. There is a more artistic platform that is being enjoyed by artists now. Enjoy That Part.
I've featured the duo before but I felt the need to again. The indigo crew released " it happened in Flatbush. " They rep Flatbush, New York and preach the third eye movement. Consciousness and a deeper realization of life are subjects the tend to bring up their catchy trippy rhymes. They're slowly catching attention of people but they mix a bit of trillness with a bit of realness. Speaking a deeper meaning then most rappers, really getting on to reflect and feel apart of the movement they have going on. Featured on many festival line ups this summer, I will be catching them in Richmond this summer. Be sure to check them out this summer and look into their older stuff if you catch this drift.
"Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy just jumped over jumpman! Kanye West dropped 'FACTS', a week ago and we've had some time to digest it. It's obviously a spin-off of Drake and Future's 'Jumpman.' It sounds like a diss track, but the victim is Nike.
"If Nike ain't have Drizzy, man they would have nothin/ If Nike ain't have Don C., man they would have nothin," he continued. "Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy they line up for days/ Nike out here bad they can't give shit away...Nike, Nike treat employees just like slaves/ Gave LeBron a billi' not to run away."
History proves that Kanye has a style and attitude all his own, but in this track he reverts to the ever popular Future-esque flow. It sounds like he's proving that he can take someone's style and make it better.
Last night on the People's Choice Awards, stage crasher and wannabe Kanye rapper, ZacZeta shouted out the FACTS track along with Kevin Gates' new album during an acceptance speech given by members of the daytime talk show, 'The Talk.'
Big Sean, who is signed to Kanye's label, "G.O.O.D. MUSIC," has amassed 2.5 million plays on soundcloud for his new track featuring Pharrell Williams and Detail, 'What A Year,". Big Sean is on the cusp of being one of today's best lyricists with a nonchalant flow.
Be sure to give LOGIC and the Visionary Music Group a good listen. Logic's voice sounds hard, but his message is intellectually stimulating. He's not your every day gangster rapper.
Hella Chill is more low-key.