I’m an unabashed fan of B.O.B. particularly when he sticks to spitting, cuz he’s talented and always brings a different perspective and tint to his lyrics that few do. Anyway here’s a fresh cut that hit the internet waves this morning “So Good”; coming from his upcoming sophomore album Strange Clouds.
I’ve been looking out for visuals, since the Tech’s stellar All 6′s & 7′s dropped. If you hadn’t heard the album yet, snag it now some definite heat on there. Hopsin jumps in and wrecks the track, though you already knew that.
01. Epic (feat. Playboy Tre & Meek Mill) (Prod. by Lil C)
02. Wrong (feat. Spodee) (Prod. by Ryan Tedder)
03. Guest List (feat. Roscoe Dash) (Prod. by B.o.B & Kutta)
04. What Are We Doing (Prod. by B.o.B & Jim Jonsin)
05. Perfect Symetry (feat. 2 Chainz) (Prod. by 7 King)
06. New York New York (Prod. by Mike Caren)
07. Boom Bap (feat. T.I. & Mos Def)
08. Welcome To The Jungle (Prod. by Swizz Beatz)
09. 5 On The Kush (feat. Big K.R.I.T. & Bun B) (Prod. by 2 Much)
10. How Bout Dat (feat. Future & Trae Tha Truth)
11. Things Get Worse (feat. Eminem) (Prod. by Eminem)
12. Fucked Up (feat. Playboy Tre) (Prod. by Davaughn)
13. Strange Clouds (feat. Lil Wayne) (Prod. by Dr. Luke)
14. Friday Night Star (Prod. by Jim Jonsin)
15. High (Prod. by The Aristrocrats)
House of Blues Sunset and Tech N9ne; pretty epic shit right there. When the opportunity to interview one of the most talented and intricate choppers in hip hop, you gotta do it. We caught up with Tech before his performance at H.O.B. to discuss the new album, new fans, and for him to do what he does best, chop.
Head over to Tech N9ne’s official page to see when he’ll be in your town & pick up his new album All 6s & 7s cuz you’re prob the only person on your block not bumping it right now.
I had picked up part 1 of Atlantic Records’ Game Changers series, with four of the artists that I have a deep respect for, B.O.B., Lupe Fiasco, Estelle, and Janelle Monae. So of course I’m posting parts 2 & 3.
2010 was solid across the board in what it offered hip hop fans. There was the emergence of future stars and pure talents in J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, and Curren$y amongst others; as well as the old heads claiming true to their spot and releasing top quality work. I was enthralled by what came through this year.
This post was gonna start as a retrospective but fuck that everyone is doing that, I could talk at length about GOOD Fridays and how its made an indelible mark on hip hop merging old and new traditions, My Dark Twisted Fantasy, 50 Cent’s menacing of Twitter and the internet at large, Cudi loosing his shit again on stage (but still releasing an outstanding album), Eminem’s phoenix like return, or 9th Wonder’s chokehold on underground hip hop, but instead, here are videos to a few of my favorite songs by a small piece of the young hip hop artists that are breaking on the scene.
As we collectively wait for an absurdly expensive glowing ball to hit the ground, we are faced with a great unknown about the days ahead. We call family, we call friends, we make preposterous statements called ‘Resolutions’, and then proceed to do the same thing we always do: get hammered on our intoxicant of choice.
I for one am no different. I both enjoy and loathe the cycle that begins and, to be perfectly honest persists through, a new year. I call family, I call friends, and I drink, etc, the order being the only variable (Mom I apologize for 2005).
This is a New Years pattern we’ve all grown accustomed to, and is no different in music, especially Hip Hop. We go through the paces. Each year in recent history there is the call that there are no fresh artists, no fresh ideas, no lyricists, and of course the ubiquitous HIP HOP IS DEAD.