Trae The Truth’s new mixtape, The Blackprint (see what he did there..) is oot now, and fairly bangin’, if you like your southern Rap. Trae is going for the title, at least the title of King of Houston, and here, him and cousin Z ro, give tribute to 2Pac, and rope one of the OUTLAWZ in for good measure..enjoy.
If that’s a word you can use about Gangsta Rap in the modern era, because for all the “freedom of speech” arguments of the past, it’s HARD to talk about it in a positive light nowadays.
But Fuck it, you have to..when it’s as dope as this.
Madlib loads some fire literally into the hole, and Freddy comes with it, in Gory Tek-nicolour..
“i love hiphop but.. its 2012 and we still promoting violence? then we wonder why the world is fucked.” RANDOMYOUTUBECOMMENT
2Pac and Mc Ren would be very proud of Freddie Gibbs, as would Zro, for keeping this tradition of music alive in the skinny jeans era.respect to Freddie for showing us what the streets of Gary, Indiana look like forty years after the Jacksons made it famous. it ain’t pretty, but “nothing is as pretty as a pair of tiddies”- Drexl Spivey
“i’m revenge in the form of success to all haters”
For me, a strong centender for the best l.p of last year was “the marathon continues”, and this was the first song i heard off of it..now getting a very nice visual inspired by Nipsey’s trip to the far east, shouts dantheman.There’s multiple gems dropped in this song, all over some art of noise-inspired greatness. And those drums are hard as fuck.
“in the material world, the thought is contagious..”, that, is some rakim-type shit right there.
The most “traditional” sounding song from Mac’s recent l.p, Blue Slide Park gets a simple visual…and it works.
as he says himself “if you’re hating on the kid, then you’re out of the loop”..maybe this will please some of the bitter old hating ass hip hop nerds out there..but i doubt it..
and if you, like me, were doing your nut about where those drums are from..don’t sweat it, it’s the Les McCann’s “north carolina”, as used brilliantly on Smif’nWesson’s “let’s git it on”, proof the 90’s loom large in young mac..
anyways, young Pittsburgh Miller gets a co-sign here at the balls..
just doin’ my bit for real rap music. so many gems dropped, and it gets deeper with every listen. i think i’m only really checking for about ten dudes in 2011, Evidence is one of them..and real nice to hear someone cutting havoc’s verse from shook one’s, not p’s…guwan mickey!
let’s be real, the first couple of mobb records have been weak..but this gives me a little hope..too many quotables, and they all, including yayo, shine in different, but equally quite grisly ways…this beat is hard as fuck, too.
lil bonus material for all gun rap lovers, yayo, harnessing the power of the jimi hendrix drums to great effect whilst threatening somebody..