So the story behind this post begins with me listening to Kendrick Lamar’s Tim Westwood freestyle. I like listening to that particular freestyle because the beat is so chill. His lyrics also entrap the listeners’ ear straight out the gate. It’s like he silently says “come here and let me tell you a story”. I’ve listened to this joint so many times that in my mind it’s a separate entity and I didn’t want to associate any of the lyrics to any particular songs. Well I knew that Continue reading
So everyone has heard that Yeezy has went on a rant at his Hammersmith show and the line referring to Jay-Z’ and Justin’ “Suit & Tie”. If you haven’t already heard about it then you can peep the video, here. Continue reading
You can start to hear lyricism creep back into the music of today and it’s something that shouldn’t go without attention so here’s the verses we would like to shed some light this past year.
1. Chance the Rapper – Long Time [verse 1]
“I saw reflection in a toilet full of vomit water, you’ll think I felt your hand on my head yelling call his father, but people don’t hear ghost, so how they gon play me” How can you make such a serious situation sound so funny, now that’s talent if I ever seen it in my life. “like how you got the drive, but don’t know how to drive a stick shift” Agony and resilience are what I hear when I listen to this verse. Continue reading
In 2011 we saw a resurrection of the older producers with the addition of different elements to beat making. In part 2 of 4 we would like to share some of our favorite productions from 2011. It’s always good to hear a great song come from an excellent beat. So let’s get into it… Continue reading
Ever since I heard this dude spaz over that “Black and Brown” track I’ve been intrigued by his whole style and the energy he puts into his music. One particular song always has my head bobbin with an extra ugly face. Continue reading