I have to check out this documentary just released by Mass Appeal. I’m sure this will add even more depth to the album. Boy Meets World is one of my favorites so my expectations are through the roof for the Ecology. Once I saw Nas was behind this and the list of producers up here, I knew this had to be special. Hopefully it doesnt disappoint. Enjoy the doc.
Month: February 2015
Random Instro: Eric Lau – Star Trekking
Always loved the vibe of this joint.
Inspiration: Notorious BIG
Gotta try to stay above water y’know
Just stay busy, stay working
Puff told me like
The key to this joint
The key to staying on top of things
Is treat everything like it’s your first project, nomsayin’
Like it’s your first day like back when you was an intern
Like, that’s how you try to treat things like, just stay hungry
Like 9 cans of shaving powder, thats funky!
Go to the 45 second and 2:15 mark. I can’t keep a straight face when I hear this part of the Ohio Players’ Funky Worm. Your fingers automatically throw up the ‘W’. Lord have mercy.
Missed Opportunity: 5 Songs That Should’ve Been A Hit PART 2
There have been countless times that I have put on the A&R/record executive hat and say what should have been a single for an artist. Some songs are just THAT good and the world needs to hear it. I pay attention to the choices these labels make regarding album singles. Back then, it used to be that the single would showcase what the artist is all about, the best song was the single. It’s pretty much the opposite now. For whatever reason, these songs didn’t have enough mass appeal to make it to the #1 spot but they could have. Some great songs shot themselves in the foot and killed any chance of it being a #1 hit. There are countless variables that played a part with each track but these are 5 tracks that should have been a hit….at least the ones I can think of at the present moment.
Dom Kennedy – When I Come Around
Dom deserves to be more popular than he is, plain and simple. He should be up there with Cole, Wale and Kendrick. I thought he was just going to be an underground rapper at first but songs like that show me that he can make a hit. Within 3 seconds of the track starting, your head is bouncing. You want to get out of your seat and two step. Perfect for the cookout, club or wherever you need to catch someone’s Continue reading
Random Instro: Lloyd Banks – If You So Gangsta
One of my favorite beats from his best album, Hunger For More.
Produced by Chad Beat & Sha Money XL
Inspiration: King Mez
“You ain’t wealthy until you acquire what money can’t buy”
Crazy Verse(s): Royce 5’9, Ab-Soul & Mac Miller – Dat Sound Good
I was gonna chose one but that was tough. They all had dope verses, all 3 can shine here. That PRhyme album was one of the best joints to come out last year. This is just a small piece of that pie.
[Verse 1: Royce da 5’9″]
I’m just a – I’m just a – Yeah
I’m just a – I’m just a –
(Dat sound good right here)
I’m just a regular chilling with thugs and legends
I got deceased contacts in my phone I never delete
I keep my cellular plugged into Heaven
Somebody nudge the reverend
Tell him I’m selling a white girl like I’m Starbucks, Uggs and leggings
All of these hugs and kissy emojis killin’ my foe, G
All of these soldiers killin’ ’em for me
I told her I’ma chill, but still I’m a OG
Wish I could go back in time and keep it real with my old lady
I asked if she’d rather deal with adultery
Or would she rather deal with my cold feet
That’s a wild question
May the best man win and may I be the best man that I can be
Everywhere I’m at but my wedding
Get live rounds from guns that are gigantic
Cause you wouldn’t bow down like the front of the Titanic
You’re gonna die, dammit
I’m bringin’ drama through your homicidio like I’m tryna say “homicide” in Spanish
My nigga Joell Ortiz said… Continue reading
Do It Like Im Use To It
They All Came Correct
I’ve never been the biggest fan of either person on this song but they all came strong in this one. The vibe of the beat is different from what we usually hear them on and I think that’s what originally caught my ear. Love the bass. Has Big Sean stepped his game up? The last few verses I’ve heard from him has been pretty good. Ride out to this one.