Lil Wayne feat. Big Sean - “My Homies Still” (internet, 2012)

Whoa, when did Lil Wayne and Big Sean become Travis Porter? Yeah, that might be reaching a bit, but from the video, to the rapping, to the stop and gos (this only applies to Big Sean, of course) one can’t help but notice similarities. That aside, Wayne hasn’t been this animated in a long, long time. Wayne is in full scale punchline mode and he’s palpably enthused about rapping. Baby steps, but progress is progress.

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#Lil Wayne #Big Sean #Young Money #Cash Money 

Hunters - Street Trash (internet, 2012)

I know very little about this band. I don’t know who’s in it or any of that shit. What I do know is that this single is very infectious. I’ve listened to this every day since I first heard it two or three weeks ago. I also know that the band has a Goo-era Sonic Youth meets Pussy Galore meets Royal Trux sound. Oh, and the singer knows what I want, but doesn’t know. I want them to drop an album.

@1 year ago
#Hunters #Punk 
Young Thug - I Came From Nothing 2 (2012)
Jesus, where the fuck do I even begin with this tape? I think I’ll start with the name “Young Thug”; which has to be the blandest and  most forgettable moniker since “Charles Hamilton”. If you can get past the lazy handle and dive right into the music, you run the risk of being alienated by what you hear. The music could be best described as a mutation of the autotuned drenched “futuristic swag” scene that once permeated inside Atlanta strip clubs. To get an idea of this tape sounds, try and imagine a more abrasive, drugged out Future and you’re well on your way.
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Young Thug - I Came From Nothing 2 (2012)

Jesus, where the fuck do I even begin with this tape? I think I’ll start with the name “Young Thug”; which has to be the blandest and  most forgettable moniker since “Charles Hamilton”. If you can get past the lazy handle and dive right into the music, you run the risk of being alienated by what you hear. The music could be best described as a mutation of the autotuned drenched “futuristic swag” scene that once permeated inside Atlanta strip clubs. To get an idea of this tape sounds, try and imagine a more abrasive, drugged out Future and you’re well on your way.

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@1 year ago with 5 notes
#Young Thug #Atlanta #Southern #Futuristic Swag 
jawnita:

THE SUPAFRIENDS (minus Playa, and Nicole Wray and Tank if you wanna get into it). TIMBO, MISSY, GINUWINE, AALIYAH, MAGOO. WHEN “UP JUMPS THA BOOGIE” DROPPED, DRAKE WAS 11, JUST SAYING

jawnita:

THE SUPAFRIENDS (minus Playa, and Nicole Wray and Tank if you wanna get into it). TIMBO, MISSY, GINUWINE, AALIYAH, MAGOO. WHEN “UP JUMPS THA BOOGIE” DROPPED, DRAKE WAS 11, JUST SAYING

@1 year ago with 29 notes

Physical Therapy feat. Jamie Krasner - “Drone On” (Safety Net EP, 2012)

As of today, this blog will no longer cover rap exclusively. To kick things off, here’s a track from Physical Therapy’s recently dropped Safety Net EP out on the Hippos In Tanks label. The song title is a little misleading—sounds more like drum n bass, but whatever. The track is a certified banger and goes perfect with the beaches, tanning, and Italian ices.

@2 years ago with 2 notes
#Physical Therapy #Jamie Krasner #Hippos In Tanks #Electronic 

Metro Zu - “Sell Ma Hoe” (Mink Rug, 2012)

This might just be the feel good hit of the summer. Another weird, hook-driven joint, rife with plenty digitized T&A. The rapping is pretty sloppy, but in 2012 that doesn’t even matter is anymore. Especially given the party-oriented sonic context of this song. All that aside, in the right hands this song could be a radio hit.

@2 years ago with 4 notes
#Metro Zu #Miami #Southern 

Lil B's "classical" album is number 6 on Billboard's New Age Chart 

Rap game Yanni

@2 years ago with 2 notes
#Lil B #New Age #TYBG #Ambient #Based #Rare 

Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) (good kid, m.A.Ad city, 2012)

Kendrick has a knack for hammering a concept into the dirt, while simultaneously being both tactful and listenable. Here, the first single from his upcoming album, explores hard drinking and manages to come across almost pop (I mean that in the best way possible, e.g., accessible).

@1 year ago with 1 note
#Kendrick Lamar #Black Hippy #LA #West Coast #Top Dawg Ent. 

saintgregory:

///Darq E Freaker feat. Danny Brown - Blueberry (MORRI$ Remix)

I’ve listened to this twice and I think I prefer this remix over the original.

@1 year ago with 7 notes
#Danny Brown #Darq E Freaker #UK #Detroit #Grime 
Jay Ant & Iamsu! - Stoopid (2012)
Low-end, minimalist truck bangers from the Bay. The flows are tightened and do a wonderful job of accommodating the forward thinking beats on this tape—the beats were tailor-made to be played on subs or expensive headphones. 
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Jay Ant & Iamsu! - Stoopid (2012)

Low-end, minimalist truck bangers from the Bay. The flows are tightened and do a wonderful job of accommodating the forward thinking beats on this tape—the beats were tailor-made to be played on subs or expensive headphones. 

(Click pic to download)

@1 year ago with 3 notes
#Jay Ant #Iamsu! #Bay Area #Slaps #West Coast 

Elite Gymnastics - “Life/Trap” (Ruin 4, 2012)

At this point, Elite Gymnastics’s Ruin releases are starting to read like Lil B’s seemingly endless Flame series. This is the first track off of their latest release, Ruin 4. I have to concede that I’ve been sleeping on EG, but these guys are really adept at marrying their off-kilter, melodic pop sensibilities with a more abrasive, Psychic TV-like acid house sound. And this track is a prime example. The frantic beat clashes with more melodic vocals. Also, I hate to say it, but Elite Gymnastics really know how to package an item. The album comes with a poster, a tee shirt, and great album art.

@2 years ago with 1 notes and 10 play
#Elite Gymnastics #Electronic #Acephale 

Young Dolph feat. Don Trip - “Money Talk” [prod. DJ Squeeky] (A Time 2 Kill, 2012)

Is Young Dolph the 2 Chainz of Memphis? He certainly sounds like it. Don Trip kills, as to be expected at this point.

@2 years ago with 2 notes
#Young Dolph #Don Trip #Memphis #Tennesse #Southern 

Go Dreamer feat. Grip Plyaz - “Supa Saiyan” (digital single, 2012) [prod. by Go Dreamer]

Go Dreamer dropped this track last month and it’s pretty infectious. He’s definitely channeling the #Based school of rapping, at least on this song he is. Go Dreamer is also clearly indebted to Fabo. From what I’ve heard of his rapping it’s usually clean-ish and straightforward, for the most part. What’s interesting is how hook driven this song is. An absurd hook, yes, but still altogether catchy. Enjoy.

@2 years ago with 1 note
#Go Dreamer #Grip Plyaz #ATL #Southern 
Lil B - Choices and Flowers (2012)
After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back and so is Lil B. Hot on the heels of his last mixtape, Trapped in Basedworld, Lil B returns to his much missed new age, spoken-word territory and drops a digital album of ambient compositions and is preparing to release a mixtape which will reportedly consist of all Based Freestyles. Lil B once asked in a song if he was even a rapper anymore. That question remains to be unanswered. What is certain is that by sheer creative force and steadfast individualism he has superseded the genre’s boundaries with his own artistic vision. He’s colored outside the lines to the point where the lines have been obscured. Is he a rapper anymore? Does it even matter?

Lil B - Choices and Flowers (2012)

After a lengthy hiatus, I’m back and so is Lil B. Hot on the heels of his last mixtape, Trapped in Basedworld, Lil B returns to his much missed new age, spoken-word territory and drops a digital album of ambient compositions and is preparing to release a mixtape which will reportedly consist of all Based Freestyles. Lil B once asked in a song if he was even a rapper anymore. That question remains to be unanswered. What is certain is that by sheer creative force and steadfast individualism he has superseded the genre’s boundaries with his own artistic vision. He’s colored outside the lines to the point where the lines have been obscured. Is he a rapper anymore? Does it even matter?

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#Lil B #TYBG #Based #New Age #Ambient