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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...

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...

Iron Man turns 23 and get’s kicked out of the house: Ghost face

Ghost Face Killa is arguably the best storyteller in the entire Wu tang Clan. Today in 1996 The W released Iron man a highly anticipated album. It is a Gold certified album. The album featured the other half of the Wu’s dynamic duo, Raekwon the Chef. Iron Man is a classic amongst true hip hop heads until this day. This album, laced with the production of the shoaling Island’s very own abbot, The Rza stinks of classic Wu-Tang. The 90s are not the 90’s without the muthafuckin ruckus that the Wu tang clan brought. Ghost Face, aka Tony Starks, aka Iron man let that be known throughout the album. The album is peppered with Ghost self certifying the group as the greatest hip hop conglomerate ever. History may actually prove his bolstering correct. The recent release of the Wu t...

A voice From the grave. Mac Miller

As the sun set on September 7th 2018 so dimmed the light of one of the decades most talented and passionate artists. Mac miller was highly underrated for his songwriting and his soulfulness. I personally didn’t quite get the whole sensation of the Mac until I watched his NPR tiny desk performance. I was sold hook line and sinker after seeing the performance. I had no idea he was such a talented musician. Mac miller’s talent was also evident when he teamed with another multi instrumentalist and drummer Anderson Paak. DANG!, immediately hit like a soulful and retrofitted banger that put the FU back in funky. Mac Miller’s untimely death forced me to take notice again so I tuned into his music after his death. His love for music has ultimately shone its glaring light far afte...

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...

Welcome to Beat Battle Royale

It’s Finally here! Welcome to the first online Premier beat battle league. Beat Battle Royale was birthed from an online encounter between two friends. DJ. Midas a Dj and producer who was Born in Nigeria and Raised in the UK and Long time friend Ramone Lambert an emcee and producer from the US (AKA Nobody/2415) engaged in a one off friendly competition. After hearing a remix of Dj Midas’ “Shook Ones”, a Classic and almost tabu to touch hit record from the golden age of hip-hop, Ramone Lambert challenged him. The Battle began with humorous trash talking banter and a promise of a remix within 48 hours. The returning trash talk was epic and it turned a simple encounter into a vision. As an up and coming producer there has never been a time where the world is at your fe...

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