Ill Conscious ft. Cyn Hawkes- The Pledge (video)

An interesting song. It captured me and I found my head bobbing to it. The girl had a serious verse. I might have to look for more music from the two people featuring in the song.


Jim Jones – Come On, Come On – Sample

I have been looking for the sample to this song ever since it dropped. I like the way that Jonny Bro flipped the sample and Oshy basically took the chorus from the sample and made it his own. It’s actually small portions of the sample that Jonny Bro used to produce the song. It’s a really groovy track, check it out Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar – The Heart Pt 3 + Sample

Another nice track, why its not on the album is a good question. Downloaded. That sample sounds very familiar. Check it down bottom plus pt 1 & 2.

Willie Hutch – Mother’s Theme

The Heart Pt.1

The Heart Pt.2

8 Million Stories: Styles P – Nobody Believes Me

Styles is the narrator today in a story where his weapons, money, and drugs start talking to him about all sorts of things. This would have been an entertaining video. The haze even tries to talk some sense into him but has no luck. I like how this came together with help from Cross, Sheek and J-Hood.  This reminds me of I Gave You Power but expanded a bit. Get a listen

Styles P – Nobody Believes Me

I’m about to open up
Listen, one day I fell asleep and my knife woke me up
He said

Your gun is in the closet flippin
Talkin bout I get the most action he about to soak me up

So I went to the closet said “Hammer what’s wrong with you?”

You ain’t busting me off, it’s like I don’t belong to you Continue reading

I’m Just A Good Kid From Compton That Wanna Rap

“Can you relate to my story? Can you follow my dreams? And admirations that I had ever since I was 13?”

On the brink of releasing his major label debut project, Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City, I thought back to when I first heard Kendrick Lamar years ago on the Kendrick Lamar EP thinking ‘lyrically he’s decent but he got a lot of passion and drive, we’ll see how far he goes’. The one track that this was evident on was “Wanna Be Heard”. Hence the title, he felt it was his time for him to get his earned due. Over the soulful  Main Ingredient sample, the heart of Kendrick Lamar is laid down. Who knew that when he said “I’m a close cut to Common and Gucci Mane” that it would appear kinda true today? He slowly worked his way into my iPod initially, gaining hard drive space with the memorable “O.D.” where I first wrote about his music, and then becoming a lock in my daily rotation with Section.80.  Those who’ve paid attention have seen K.Dot on the come up for a while and now it seems to be the right moment.

It’s time to be heard.

Kendrick Lamar – Wanna Be Heard