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@Iamgoodtone #HomagebarstotheR challenge

Even in the darkest times hip hop has a way of shining through and keeping people connected. This sentiment is evident in the latest corona virus challenge. The #HomagebarstotheR challenge is set to sweep the internet. The challenge, created by Chicago artist Antonio Jones aka Good Tone pays homage to Eric B and Rakim’s Paid in Full. The homage is intended to show respect and give respect to the God Emcee. It is evident to most hip hop heads of all generations that Rakim is a most revered hip hop legend. Rakim’s flow would be the catalyst that changed the scope of how lyrics were approached in the rap game. His style finesse and vocal tones are the blueprint for hip hop’s golden age. Check Tones bars on @iamgoodtone Also check out Good Tone’s smoking video WELCOME TO BABYLON Good Tone atta...

Jim Jones: CAPO: The album that keeps on giving

Jim Jones gave arguably one of the best and most authentic NY hip hop albums last year with the release of CAPO. New York, the birthplace of modern-day hiphop had been in a decline in the genre for the better part of two decades. In the last 3-4 years however. the grimy grittiness of the New York sound has seemingly experienced a resurgence. Artists like Casanova 2X, Troy Ave before the infamous Irving plaza saga, Joey Bad Ass, The Griselda movement, and a host of other artists began to bring the crown back to it’s rightful home. No Album exemplified that more than the 2019 release of CAPO by Jim Jones. Jim stayed tru to the Dipset formula by returning home for a completely produced Heat Makerz rollout. The album sonically represents a timeless moment that can only be characterized a...

Hot Ni&&@: Bobby Schmurda new mixtape and pending release

A 19 year old Bobby Schmuda slapped the world in the face with his hit single Hot Ni&&@ in late 2013. In addition a take from Puff Daddy’s signature movements became know as the schmoney dance. What followed was literally Epic. A large deal for a virtual unknown with Epic records. Bobby was on top of the world. The position would have been enviable to any pre-twenty something. It all came crumbling down on an early December morning when along with 14 others Bobby was arrested. The group of individuals all considered to members of a Brooklyn street gang Gs9 were carted off to Jail and that’s where the story for a lot of young black males end. Bobby however managed to stay somewhat relative with a prison feature on Tekashi el raton 69’s single,bozoo. His release which is slated to be...

The Funeral: Lil Wayne 1/31/2020

Forgive me for saying, but haven’t we witnessed this already? I mean seriously. We waited for half a decade for the Carter V. Much anticipated would be a better way to describe a Popeyes Chicken sandwich. Is this album truly highly anticipated? ‘Don’t get me wrong, Lil Wayne’s has commandeered a few of my favorite tunes. The long-standing feud between Lil Wayne and his adoptive father played out through the media. All things happening without as much as a drop of music in a digital age. This age where artists remain hot for a millisecond as the consumers continue to consume. The Carter V left even the most dedicated Lil Wayne fans felling a bit underwhelmed. Let’s hope this album will be a return to the hip hop heavens holy sanctum.

I Love you so much right now: Neptunes

The early 2000’s is Synonomous with Virginia Beach. Viginia beach is mostly kown for 4 things. Black post teens partying for spring break, Missy Elliot and Timbaland, The Clipse, and The Neptunes. Pharrell Williams by now is a household name. His 2013 single HAPPY was a breakout hit that accompanied the animated film Despicable me. Being the face of The Neptunes has created an image that Pharell himself was the brains behind some of the greatest “Pharrell” hits. These accomplishments however have actually been the work of two of the most dynamic co producers in the industry, THE NEPTUNES. The duo consists of Parrell Williams and the musical genius of Chad Hugo. Their early work introduced Kelis. Her smash hit CAUGHT OUT THERE (I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW) was released in...

Juice World, Drugs and Hip Hop..It’s time for the talk.

With the recent deaths of Lil peep, Mac Miller and now Juice world maybe it’s time to have the talk. Can we blame hip hop for the demise that many young artists are suffering? Do the “harmless” but entertaining lyrics affect the minds of the people who listen to them? It’s hard not to imagine the proverbial sinister looking aged white man rubbing his hands together as he collects bags and bags of money while convincing black people to harm other black people, but who can we blame? Since his[sic Juice world] death Dec 8th 2019 many artists and blogs alike have pointed a heavy finger at Future whose mega hit molly Percocet scorched the airwaves encouraging young people to seek the world of escapeism through the use of highly addictive drugs. Lil Wayne’s , Pimp C’s, Mozzy’s, Juelz, Santana’s,...

Nick Cannon is out of his “Rabbit”ass mind! (Eminem diss x2)

Would somebody tell Nick Cannon that getting Suge Knight on a track in 2019, while he is in prison and not getting out until he is 89 years old Is not a smart move. Could you go on to explain to him that his bars hit the first track “ THE INVITATION” like a handful of wet paper towels. If there was an award for the absolute worst diss track in the history of hip hop, one would believe that Nick cannon would surely be in the runnings for the crown. In the midst of a genre of music that is normally laced with metaphors or hard hitting punchlines, Nick cannon landed girl punch after girl punch of underwhelming bars solidifying the sentiment that he ( Nick Cannon) was never a lyricist……….. EVER. Nick Cannon must have received the end of the decades most hilarious roasts after...

Montana!

Karim Karbouch Aka French Montana, Aka Frenchie is finally following up 2017’s Jungle rule album which featured the mega hit single “UNFORGETTABLE” ft Sway Lee. With the impending release of his new breezy “MONTANA” French Montana once again seemed to be riding the wave of another successful year. He has realeased few singles this year with some of the hottest artists of the moment including “Writing on the Wall” ft Cardi B And Post Malone, “Slide” ft Blueface and “Twisted” ft Juicy J and A$ap Rocky in anticipation of the “MONTANA” release. Frenchie is definitely bouncing back from a tough week in the hospital posting pictures on the gram and captioning them “CANT KEEP ME DOWN!! BEEN WORKING HARD ON MY NEW ALBUM AND I’M SO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE IT’S COMING THIS FRIDAY!! The music is keeping my...

Missy Got That “Dripdemeanor” Doe!

When you think about it, is there an artist that is as influential as Missy Elliot this millennium? From writing some of the hottest tunes, producing, and co- producing some of the hottest club anthems, and dropping the most visually stunning music videos of recent times It is no wonder why She garnered this years Video Vanguard award at the VMA’s this year. Missy Elliot is the culture and she has be leaving drip stains on the music scene since she jumped on it with Timbaland back in 1997. Missy has once again dropped some much needed heat with this “Dripdemeanor” complete with Missy’s signature visuals and featuring the honest glazed vocals of SUM 1 This once Again is the sauce that proves the undoubtedly future Rock and Roll hall of famer Possesses the “Dripdemeanor” that will keep you c...