“Feel the vibe and listen to the vocals….”
A few years ago I did a post showing rappers who played with the phrase food for thought in some very unique ways. Some of those same rappers are also dropping some real food for thought ideas and questions that require serious consideration. Perhaps I’m different but when Im listening to hip hop, most of the time I’m looking for a gem. Give me some substance to grasp to, something to ponder on. Hip hop is a beautiful thing because people get out some of the most amazing thoughts (yea, some are bullshit) and construct it meticulously. There never seems to be a shortage, whether its a track about shaking your ass, shooting you in the face, or talking about hard times, there always seems to be a line or two that grasps my attention. Ok, maybe I’m not finding nothing from Lil Jon’s Get Low but i’m definitely finding something in Mos Def’s Mr. Nigga. So when I hear these things, I write it down (dear moleskine…). Totally opinionated questions but definitely some head scratchers. Philosophical thoughts that only you can provide an answer for. Here are some lines that I’ve gathered over the last few months. If you got anymore, feel free to add in the comments. Continue reading
This verse was one of the first that let me know that yU was a problem on the mic. Full documentary here if haven’t seen it by now.
This joint is pretty funky! I might have to pick up that “Colour De Grey”. When is that Diamond District going to drop du’oh?
Only 3 new tracks I have seen in 2011 for the up and coming DMV trio as each focused on solo releases. I can’t complain because all 3 have been quality tracks, dope beats and dope rhymes. I much rather have 3 quality tracks than 10 ok tracks (common issue these days). Get a listen. Continue reading
I’ve been listening to this album hard lately. It’s a great album, definitely worth the cash. Review on the way.
Oddisee has become known for his theme-inspired instrumental albums. After the excellent Odd Seasons and Traveling Man releases, the DMV producer releases Rock Creek Park, which serves as somewhat of a soundtrack for the historical park in D.C./Maryland area. I always respected Oddisee’s vision and passion he has for music, he takes his music to another level by not trapping himself in just the hip hop circle. As Swaggerdon likes to call it, “world music”.
“Rock creek park is & has always been one of my favorite places in Washington, DC. It has a way of aging with you & adapting to where you are in life. When I was younger, it was a place for Continue reading